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November 1 - 3, 2006, Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus


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Venue and Travel Guide


The Conference will be hosted at the Amathus Beach Hotel of Limassol (Lemessos in Greek), which is located approximately 5 minutes drive away   from the town of Limassol. To arrange for your accommodation, please check our accommodation page.

Transportation from Larnaca Airport to the Hotel

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).

About Cyprus

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 island.

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 observed.

Airline Connections

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, etc.

Flight times are presented in the following table:

Flight Times to Cyprus
Athens 1hr40min
Amsterdam 3hrs30 min
Cairo 1hr15min
Frankfurt 3hrs30min
London 4hrs30min
Moscow 3hrs30min
New York 11 hours
Paris 3hrs30min
Tel Aviv 40min
Thessaloniki 2hrs
Vienna 3hrs

The national carrier of Cyprus is Cyprus Airways:

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 tickets.


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 Offices.


Typically, winters in Cyprus are mild. Temperatures in Limassol in November can be around 22 C.



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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.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted widely, but not everywhere. If in doubt, ask in advance.

Traveller's Cheques

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 credit card.

Banking Hours

Banks are open on week days between 8:30 and 13:00 and on Mondays 15:15 - 16:45.



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