Cheap flights to Cyprus are available throughout the year. Flights to Cyprus depart from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted and Manchester airports and arrive at either Larnaca or Paphos International Airports. EU citizens do not require a visa, just a valid passport or ID card. Taxis are available from the taxi office just outside Larnaca International Airport. The Kapnos Airport shuttle stops at destinations between Larnaca and Nicosia, with an office at Larnaca Airport. The Limassol Airport Express offers a shuttle service between Limassol and Larnaca. For flights that arrive at Paphos Airport, the Paphos Transport Organisation operates bus services to Paphos Town and surrounding suburbs.
Island-wide bus services are available for journeys throughout Cyprus. Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates several routes between Nicosia and Larnaca. The Paphos Transport Organisation also offers intercity services between Paphos, Limassol and Nicosia. Buses operated by OSEA serve the cities and villages around Eastern Cyprus, including Ayia Napa and Famagusta. Taxis are relatively cheap and readily available in Cyprus, but should be hired ahead of time. Ask your hotel for help with hiring taxis, or keep hold of the business card of a reliable driver so you can hire him for future outings.
The Baths of Aphrodite is said to be the spot where the legendary goddess met her lover Adonis. These days, the little pond in Polis is fenced off and swimmers are not allowed into the cold water, but it still makes for a charming picnic spot. Discover the island’s history with a visit to the Venetian Walls and Kyrenia Gate in Nicosia. Other historical sites include Paphos Fort, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, and the ruins of the Church of St. George in Famagusta. The Green Line splits Nicosia in half, and stands as testament to the city’s status as the only divided capital in the world. Explore the Troodos Mountains, the island’s biggest mountain range – there are plenty of hiking trails, Byzantine monasteries as well as a winter sports resort here.
Ayia Napa is the island’s nightlife hub - the main square is packed with countless bars and clubs all vying for your custom. Alfabet is one of the biggest clubs in town, with circus performers galore as well as the occasional foam party. Pop into Fiji Polynesian Cuisine for an unexpected taste of the South Pacific. Over in Larnaca, Aquafront is a quiet spot for cocktails and simple dishes and also offers a barbecue on Wednesday nights. Moniat Macun is a little shop in Lefkosa selling an array of preserves and nothing else. Pick up a few jars to remind you of your trip. The Cyprus Handicrafts Centre stocks beautiful handmade lace and embroideries, as well as pottery and leatherwork. The attached workshops demonstrate how the delicate needlework pieces are produced. Enjoy some local mezedes at the Antonaros Tavern in Limassol.