Mira ave., 2a, of. 230,
tel. +38 (0512) 72-29-09
HAPPY TOUR Nikolaev (Mykolaiv)
Language: Greek, Turkish
Honorary Consulate of Cyprus in Ukraine: Kiev, Vorovskogo street, 24, 2nd floor, tel .: (44) 499-64-51
Time: Kyiv does not differ
Phone code: 357
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Check-visa is necessary
Food: The cost of a "model" dinner: 15 euros
Service: tip: 10% of the order
Mediterranean Cyprus - Treasure Island for pilgrims, lovers of ancient civilizations, indifferent to the history and culture of the tourists. And like any island in the warm sea, it attracts beachgoers. The ideal pastime here - a combination of a relaxing break on the shore excursions. Benefit sizes allow Cyprus to visit different parts of it.
Cyprus is in demand and as a place for weddings and honeymoons. And, of course, is one of the areas of religious tourism.
In Cyprus, you can spend a relaxing vacation, basking on the beaches and savoring local specialties, and you can walk religious or cultural routes that cover the priceless heritage of ancient history. But the best middle ground - to combine the first and second option.
HOP / MOVE
From Kiev to Larnaca can be reached by regular flights of "MAU". Travel time - about three hours.
On 10 September 2012 introduced a system of electronic visas to Cyprus. A one-time visa for a period of not more than 90 days can be obtained using the service pro-visa using the electronic application form, available on the website of the Embassy. Application is submitted 1 month before the departure date, but not later than 3 hours prior to departure. The answer comes in 1 hour, maximum - 1 working day.
This form is for Ukrainian citizens entering the territory of Cyprus directly from Ukraine (not from third countries).
In all other cases it is necessary to submit the relevant documents to the Consular Section of the Embassy.
Documents required for tourist visa: profile; 2 photos; passport, valid for at least six months after returning from a trip (with a new passport - a copy of the old one, if there is a second valid passport - his original); a copy of the internal passport; copy of marriage certificate; certificate from the employer on company letterhead indicating at what number and what is the title of a tourist, his monthly salary and secure employment at the time of release (one must have the signature of director and chief accountant, wet printing), for private entrepreneurs - a notarized copy evidence of a private entrepreneur, an extract from the tax on the income for the last six months or a bank statement of account, for pensioners - a copy of the pension certificate, a certificate of sponsorship from a third party or bank statement of account, for students - a certificate from the school, for temporarily unemployed - a certificate of sponsorship from a third party or bank statement on the availability and status of the account; a copy of an identification code; filled migration rules; Hotel reservation; armor round-trip tickets; insurance.
For children entered in the passport of a parent or child with a travel document required: 2 photos; copy of birth certificate. If a child is traveling with one parent or no parents, you must also provide a copy of a notarized consent of the other parent / parents to leave the child.
Term visas - 5 working days.
Double entry visa is issued in the case of a cruise from Cyprus or a combination of holidays in Cyprus and in another country and then re-enter the country.
Feature: Pro-visa to Cyprus for Ukrainian citizens free of charge.
Cyprus allowed to import duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits or 2 liters of wine a fortress to 22 degrees, 4 liters of still wines, 16 liters of beer (only persons who have reached 17 years of age); other goods worth no more than 430 euros when traveling by plane or by sea, goods for personal use, with the exception of jewelry with a total value does not exceed 150 euros.
The import of drugs, psychotropic substances, weapons, explosives, folding knives, printed, audio and video products obscene, pirated editions (CD, etc.); meat and dairy products (for all agricultural products necessary veterinary certificates).
There are no restrictions on the import of checks and other financial documents. When importing into the country more than 10 thousand. Euros per person is required declaration.
Without special permission is forbidden to import and export of antiques and old coins.
At passport control at the border customs officers can check for the currency at the rate of 350 euros for 7 nights in Cyprus.
For animals, a passport or a certificate confirming that they are healthy, proof of immunization. It is forbidden to carry on such breeds of dogs Cyprus: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Mastiff, Dogo Argentino, Argentinian Mastiff, Brazilian Mastiff.
Feature: To get yourself to Northern Cyprus, it is enough to have a passport. The visa is issued free of charge at the border (on a separate sheet). When you purchase any additional excursions documents are required.
Embassy of Ukraine in Cyprus in Nicosia: 357 (22) 46-43-80
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You can exchange money in banks or exchange offices at (course less profitable). In an exchange of banks charge a commission regardless of the amount.
Banks are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 12:30, and in some tourist areas - and in the afternoon.
Of credit cards is almost universally accepted Visa. American Express is not served. In calculating the card some places take a certain percentage (5-7%).
Feature: Hotels, large shops and restaurants accept traveler's checks, Eurocheques. Although Cyprus willingly take cash, in some places even make allowances for this kind of payment.
Cyprus has no railways. Because of the small size of the island there is also no internal air service, so the only means of transportation is road transport.
Intercity buses connect all the major cities of Cyprus, travel to them quite cheap. Between the cities goes minibus (taxi service), which is available at the reception of the hotel. How to get there twice as expensive than the bus.
City buses run fairly regularly, from 6:00 to 19:00 in the summer - until midnight.
The most popular form of transport - taxi. They come in both urban and rural. Urban taxis can be ordered by phone, in a hotel or at a taxi, they are equipped with meters. The fare consists of tariff for supply of machinery (3.42 euros) and charges for mileage (0.73 euros). Rural taxis operate without counter payment for land is not charged - only for mileage (rates slightly lower city). Additional charges (20%) will be charged during the Christmas, New Year, Easter, as well as at night (20:30 to 6:00). Extras each piece of baggage weighing more than 12 kg.
In order to rent a car, you need to have a driver's license (Ukrainian or international standard), the experience of driving at least three years, be at least 25 and no older than 70 years. The cost of rent - from 30 euros per night.
To move on Cyprus is very convenient moped, especially in mountainous terrain. The cost of rent - from 10 euros per day.
Feature: Driving in Cyprus drive on the left. In the narrow streets to park the car hard enough.
On the island you can choose any accommodation, from apartments to 5 * hotels. As a rule, the rate includes breakfast: 2 * - continental, 3-5 * - Buffet. The higher the category of the hotel, the farther it is from the city center and the greater the likelihood that the hotel will have its own wide beach. Hotels 3 * mainly located on the second line, in the city center.
The apartments are not always available soap and shampoo. In 3 * hotel or less rare exception beach towels are not provided. In hotels 4-5 * have pay TV, as warn avenues. Daytime use of gyms and tennis courts, as a rule, free of charge.
Many hotels have a system of checks - after paid services required to sign a check.
Private apartments are rare - usually on the outskirts of the resort and in the villages.
Some hotels have their 4-5 * thalassotherapy centers. Among them Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort, Four Seasons Hotel, Amathus Beach Hotel, Anassa Hotel, Elysium Hotel, Coral Beach Hotel and Resort, Londa Beach Hotel Deluxe, Grand Resort, Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel, etc.
Feature: Animation is usually offered in English and German, although in many hotels and Russian speaking animators work.
Mains voltage - 240V, frequency - 50 Hz. Use a flat three-prong grounding outlet. The adapter is available at the reception or buy in the store.
The crime rate in Cyprus is relatively low.
Many locals say in English: they tend to be owned by the staff of hotels, restaurants, bars, taverns, shops, taxi drivers, police. All signs, signboards, etc. even in remote villages are duplicated in English. In recent years increasingly found Russian-speaking staff.
Tap water in Cyprus drinkable.
RULES OF CONDUCT
Cypriots are very hospitable and friendly. Often in stores sellers can treat anything the client or something to give him.
The locals are very religious. In churches and temples can not go in shorts and bare-headed. Most churches do not remove.
Family holidays here love to celebrate on site, and the fun can continue on the lawns and in the restaurant the night before.
As in other Mediterranean countries, Cyprus, the siesta is practiced - from 13:00 to 16:00 island is dying.
The climate is subtropical Mediterranean, Cyprus. Here 330 sunny days a year. The coolest place on the island - the west coast (Paphos), where the summer temperature on 3-4 ° C lower than in Larnaca and Limassol. For a beach holiday is the best time - April-May and September-October. At this time, there is intense heat and warm sea. Summers are dry and hot. Even in the coldest months the water temperature in the Mediterranean does not fall below +17 ° C. In summer the water warms up to +26 ° C.
Average air temperature:
April +22 ° C
May +26 ° C
June +29 ° C
July +32 ° C
August +33 ° C
September 30 ° C
Feature: If tourists are planning trips to the mountains, they need to take care of warm clothes even in summer.
Shops in the summer open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 to 20:00 (lunch break between 13:00 and 16:00), on Wednesdays - 15:00, Saturday - 19:30. At the resorts shops are open for extended schedule.
Popular shopping in Cyprus - leather, copper, silver (especially filigree), ceramics, curtains, tablecloths, baskets, lefkariyskoe lace. Also at very reasonable prices, you can buy shoes, clothes and accessories. As a present driven wine Kommandaria, Keo beer, treat Suzuki.
When leaving Cyprus can reclaim the VAT (15%) if the goods were purchased in stores in the system Tax free, within one day of not less than 50 euros.
Cypriot cuisine is very tasty. It combines Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian and English culinary tradition. It is full of meat, vegetables and fruit. Typical Cypriot dishes - "meze": assorted 20-30 different products (meat, fish or vegetables). Despite the insular position, local fish in Cyprus a bit since close passes for cool. Mainly fish and seafood imported from Greece, and they are very expensive.
Often, meat and fish cooked on an open fire. Cypriots richly flavored with spices food, actively use sauces that are eaten with bread. Cheese "halloumi" with watermelon is an unusual combination of flavors. For dessert served many oriental sweets. Cyprus coffee is very popular - they end any meal. Of alcoholic drinks should be enjoyed wine and beer.
Feature: Wine Kommandaria, first made in Cyprus - one of the oldest sweet wines.
In hotels and restaurants in the bill include 10% of the amount for the service, so tipping is not mandatory, but are always accepted with gratitude. In the taxi, the amount is usually rounded.
On the east coast of Cyprus beaches with white sand and shallow turquoise waters. In the south coast with a dense, gray sand waves groomed well suited for walking and jogging. A secluded coves attracts west.
All beaches are municipal and thus are among the cleanest in Europe, many of them marked "Blue Flag". Wild, urban beaches and beaches belonging to the hotel, differ in the degree of livability and well maintained. Beaches hotels are separated from each other, but to sunbathe or dine at the nearby beach is not prohibited.
Feature: On the Cypriot beaches to sunbathe topless.
Cyprus, numerous historical and religious monuments, fine examples of Byzantine art of one of the oldest civilizations of the Mediterranean. The island is inextricably linked with the name of the goddess of love Aphrodite, so it is particularly interesting trip to Paphos and the nearby Baths of Aphrodite. In Paphos you can see the tombs of kings. Also offers tours to the ancient city-state Curium; the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus Museum where priceless collection; Lefkara village known mastery of lace; the medieval town of Famagusta; Limassol. It is worth a trip to the Troodos Mountains with a visit to the Monastery of Kykkos, the wine village of Omodos, the Caledonian Falls, Machaira monastery, abandoned village Fikardu. You can go on a cruise to Larnaca - Protaras.
Feature: From Cyprus can take a cruise (2-3 days) on the boat to Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and the island of Rhodes (Greece).
Among the water activities - biking and skiing, "banana", sailing, tennis, windsurfing, fishing for octopus and tuna. At all the resorts of Cyprus are diving centers offering training.
You can rent a bike, play golf, go on a jeep safari in the Troodos Mountains or the Akamas peninsula, on the sea safari on glass-bottom boat, in the National Park "Cape Greco", a cruise on a yacht.
In addition, tourists can ride camels and donkeys, visit the Dolphinarium, water parks in Limassol, Ayia Napa and Paphos, Protaras singing fountains, bird park, see the folklore of the "Cyprus night" and "Greek Night".
In the evening, guests will find numerous taverns, restaurants, discos.
Cypriots love holidays. Very important to them are Easter, Pentecost. At this time are many different religious ceremonies. In May, held in Paphos holiday colors Anthestiria. The Trinity in the coastal cities celebrate Kataklysmos with a parade of ships, fireworks, dances and folk music. In the historic theater of Kourion and Paphos you can see ancient Greek tragedy and comedy. July in Larnaca and Limassol is marked by cultural festival. Holiday in Paphos Aphrodite organized in September.
Feature: Cyprus is in demand and as a place of wedding ceremonies and honeymoon. Marriage certificate recognized in Ukraine.