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Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
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Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

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How To Visit South Cyprus

Cyprus By Air

More than 40 Airlines, including Cyprus Airways, operate scheduled flights from and to Larnaka International Airport (5 km from Larnaka town centre), and Pafos International Airport (15 km east of Pafos town).
Getting to Cyprus is easier than you may think. From major cities in USA (New York, Boston, Washington, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco etc) and Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) travelers can make easy connections through any number of European gateways: London, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Vienna or Frankfurt, to name the more popular among them.

There are daily connections through London all year round from USA and Canada with American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental, Air Canada etc and Cyprus Airways. You can choose your favourite airlines and find a cheap flight to Larnaca or Paphos in Cyprus.

Since most tickets allow for stopovers, this creates for a unique two-prong vacation that combines a European component with Cyprus. Olympic Airways, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Air Malta, LTU, Finn Air, Austrian Airlines, Eurocypria Airlines, Slovak Airlines, Czech Airlines, Hemus Air, Helios Airways, First Choice Airways, Jat Airways, Malev Hungarian Airlines, Tarom Romanian Air all allow ticketing directly to Larnaka airport in Cyprus with minimal connection times, but check with your favorite airline for up to date information.

In addition, if you are already in a major European or Middle Eastern gateway city, chances are that Cyprus Airways can fly you from that gateway to Cyprus.

As the crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus can also be a great component of a Middle East odyssey that combines a visit to Cyprus with Israel, Egypt, Lebanon or Greek Islands such as Rhodes. Short cruises to these destinations are a popular option for many visitors of Cyprus.

Visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South East Asian countries may travel to Cyprus with convenient connections from the Arabian Gulf area, through Bahrain (Gulf Air) or Dubai (Emirates). Alternatively, there are frequent connections from the major European gateways and the Middle Eastern countries, like from Egypt (Egypt Air, Lebanon (Middle East Airlines), Israel (El Al Airlines), Iran (Iran Air) or Jordan (Royal Jordanian). The region of Russia is connected via Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Cyprus By Ferry

For the time being there is no ferry boat connection between Cyprus and other countries. There are however, cruises from Cyprus to Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Greece and the Greek Islands.

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