Travel Info


Sponsoring Airline

Austrian Airlines

Book your flights to the International Conference on Nanomedicine online at www.austrian.com and save 15 % on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine:

Code: ICN13

Conditions: Astrian
  • Booking period: now until September 28th, 2013
  • Valid for flights to Larnaca, Cyprus and return as of September 19th, 2013 until October 5th, 2013 (final date for return flight) on OS flight numbers.

Visa Requirements

Important note for travelers

Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid Schengen visas and who have already entered Schengen countries, as per the Schengen regulations, may now travel to Cyprus directly from that Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

Schengen zone (within red circle):

Please click this link for a list of countries whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus.

--Click here to download the MFA Application for Visa--


Where Visas are being issued:
Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:

  • ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI), UZBEKISTAN

The above information is based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their website. Please visit their website for the latest information and further details by clicking here.


Airports and Airport Transfers

Cyprus has two (2) airports:

  • The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca and 142 km (88 miles) from Paphos.
    For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca)
  • The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 15km (9 miles) from Paphos and 142 km (88 miles) from Larnaca.
    For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos)

Click here to view the Location Map


Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:

Private taxi Transfers

Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org . These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is quaranteed.

Airport Taxis

Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.

Car rentals

Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org.

Public Transportation

A list of all buses around Cyprus including night buses, rural buses and intercity buses can be found on "Cyprus by Bus" website at www.cyprusbybus.com. The buses are separated by city while route details, timetables and maps are available for each route.

Please visit 'Zinonas Buses' website at www.zinonasbuses.com to find route, timetable and map that matches your preferences.

For ease of reference, Route 431 passes from Golden Bay Hotel-Venue, Lordos Beach, Crown Resorts Henipa Hotel and Mariandy Hotel.

Larnaca Airport

Use the Larnaca public bus Route 431 which passes by Golden Bay-Venue Hotel and all the other accommodation hotels.

Alternatively, you can use one of the public bus route 417/418/419 or 440 to get to Larnaca City Centre (Central Bus Station) and afterwards hop on another bus to reach your accommodation hotel.

Please visit 'Zinonas Buses' webpage at www.zinonasbuses.com for routes, timetables and maps for all buses in Larnaca.

Paphos Airport
  • Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Athanasios bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You may visit www.airportshuttlebus.eu to check the timetable that matches your flight. Alternatively, you can use the Intercity Buses (Green Buses) to get to Limassol city (New Limassol Port Station - last stop).
  • Step 2: From New Limassol Port Station take the Public Bus Company 'Intercity Buses': www.intercity-buses.com to get to Larnaca (Finikoudes Bus Stop).
  • Step 3: Afterwards, use Larnaca public 'Zinonas buses to reach the hotel of your preference. Please visit their webpage at www.zinonasbuses.com for routes and timetables.

General Info

  • The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
  • English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone : Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  • There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  • The two main ports are in Lemesos and Larnaca.
  • Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.
  • As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community.