Time Zone, Country Code and Phones
Cyprus is two hours ahead of GMT. The international dialing code for Cyprus is +357. While public pay phones can be found around the island taking prepaid phone cards you can also purchase a local SIM card for your mobile phone if planning to make many calls or stay on for a longer duration.
Money and Exchange
Cyprus uses the euro currency however, banks exchange all major currencies. ATMs are located around the town and tourist resorts for cash withdrawals. Most shops, restaurants and hotels accept all major credit cards.
Bank Opening Hours: Monday to Friday morning 8:00 – 14:30. Banks at Larnaka and Pafos International Airport provide exchange bureau services on a 24-hour service. Exchange facilities are also available at the Limassol Harbour.
Useful Phone Numbers
|Police and all Emergencies||112, 199|
|Pharmacies after Hours||90901415|
|Doctors on Call||90901435|
|Directory Inquiries||11892, 11822, 11800, 11833, 11811|
Electric Current – Voltage
Power supply in Cyprus is 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception.
General Shopping Hours
Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open between 07:00 and 09:00. For the period April 1st – October 31st shops close at 20:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday and at 19:30 on Saturday.
It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any losses, damages or injuries.
Smoking is banned in all enclosed public spaces throughout Cyprus, including conference venues, shops, restaurants, pubs and hotel bedrooms.
In September the mid-day temperature in Cyprus is about 28°C-34°C whereas the evenings usually exhibit temperatures between 18°C-20°C. Rain in September is considered rather unusual.