The Conference will be hosted at the
Amathus Beach Hotel of
(Lemessos in Greek), which is located
approximately 5 minutes drive away
from the town of Limassol. To arrange for
your accommodation, please check our
Transportation from Larnaca Airport to the
The easiest way to reach Limassol from
Larnaca airport is by taxi, which are
available outside the airport. The fare from
Larnaca to Limassol is around 25-30 CYP,
depending on the time of your arrival and
traffic. The ride is approximately 40-50
minutes (see map).
Cyprus is situated in the eastern
Mediterranean Sea and has an area of 9,251
square kilometers, of which 1,733 are
forested. The present population of Cyprus
is 755,000 of whom 85% are Greek Cypriots,
12% Turkish Cypriots and 3% are foreigners
residing in Cyprus. According to mythology
Cyprus is the birthplace of the goddess of
love and beauty, Aphrodite. The island is
both an ancient land, with an eleven
thousand year-old history and civilization
as well as a young independent Republic
since 1960. The capital of the island is
Lefkosia (Nicosia) with a population of
198,000 in the sector controlled by the
government of the Republic of Cyprus. It is
situated roughly in the center of the
Lemesos is the second biggest town of
Cyprus situated in the south coast and
its biggest Municipality. It has
experienced great development after the
tragic events occurred by the Turkish
invasion in 1974, becoming the biggest
port in the Mediterranean transit trade.
Lemesos has since then become one of the
most important tourism, trade and
service-providing centre in the area.
Lemesos is renowned for its long
cultural tradition. A wide spectrum of
activities and a great number of museums
and archaeological sites are proposed to
the interested visitor. A unique
combination of ancient, Frankish,
Byzantine and other modern influences is
In Cyprus there are two International
airports: Larnaca and Pafos. Most
travellers reach Cyprus through the
Larnaca International Airport. Flight
time from London to Larnaca is 4.5
hours; from Frankfurt, 3.5 hours; from
Athens, 1 hour and 45 minutes.
There are daily connections to London
(BA, Cyprus Airways), Amsterdam (KLM/CA),
Athens (CA, Olympic), Frankfurt (LH),
Tel Aviv (CA, ElAl), Rome or Milan (CA/Alitalia),
Vienna (Austrian), and frequent
connections to Paris, Zurich, Moscow,
Flight times are presented in the
Flight Times to Cyprus
The national carrier of Cyprus is Cyprus
SPECIAL FARES BY CYPRUS AIRWAYS
Cyprus Airways will offer 10% discount
on all published applicable fares. The
discount will be applicable only on the
fare and not on any Airport /Security
and any other applicable
taxes/surcharges which must be paid in
full at the time of issuance of the
The transportation of the passengers is
subject to seat availability on Cyprus
Airways direct flights and aircrafts at
the time of firm reservation.
The reservations/issuance and payments
of tickets must be made directly to the
Cyprus Airways Offices, presenting the
Registration Receipt of the
participation to the conference.
The delegates may visit the Cyprus
Airways web site
www.cyprusairways.com to obtain the
contact addresses and telephone numbers
of the respective Cyprus Airways
Typically, winters in Cyprus are mild.
Temperatures in Limassol in November can be around 22 C.
For more information on the weather in
Limassol click the banner.
The Cyprus unit of currency is the Cyprus
Pound, abbreviated as CY�. ( 1 CY� ~ 1.7� )
( 1 CY� ~ US $ 2.00 ) (approximate values)
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.
Please note that participants from the USA,
from Australia, from Canada and from Western
Europe do not need a passport visa to travel
to Cyprus. Participants from Syria, Jordan,
the Arab Gulf (Aman, Quatar, Bahrain,
Kuwait, etc) and countries of the former
Soviet Union can obtain a visa upon arrival
at Larnaca Airport after presenting a letter
of invitation (to be issued by the
conference organizing committee), a valid
passport, a return ticket to and from Cyprus
and information on local accommodation. If a
visa is required for your country, then
please visit the following URL thttp://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa.nsf/EmbassiesList
in order to find out your nearest cypriot
consulate or embassy.
Electricity in Cyprus is 240 Volts.
All major credit cards are accepted widely,
but not everywhere. If in doubt, ask in
It is advisable to take some cash with you
for the first few days in Cyprus.
Traveller's cheques are a safe alternative
to cash and are handy if you do not have a
Banks are open on week days between 8:30 and
13:00 and on Mondays 15:15 - 16:45.