General information about Cyprus




Electric Current

220 - 240 Volt

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are widely accepted 

Flight time from  Cyprus  to


4h 30 min.


3h 30 min.


3h 20 min.

Distances from to Famagusta


20 km


16 km

Ercan Airport

50 km


52 km


80 km

Apostolos Andreas (Dipkarpaz) 145 km

Useful Telephone Numbers










Forest Fire


Telephone Directory requires 192  

International Airport

0392 231 68 06


General Hospital

0392 228 54 41



The local population is Turkish speaking. Cyprus was once a British colony resulting in over 85% of the population speaking English. It is also useful to note that all street signs, direction signs, shop signs etc. are written in English. Knowledge of German, French, Russian and other European languages is increasing with the Island tourist trade.


In Cyprus the weight and measures system used is metric (Kilos, Litres, Kilometres and Meters). Shopping in Cyprus is less hectic than in most European countries and it is a casual and relaxed experience offering you time to browse around at your own leisure.

The sun shines for approximately 340 days of the year.
There is virtually no crime, no vandalism, no pollution and no traffic congestion.
Everyone drives on the left.
You are allowed to own a duty free car.
The electrics are similar to UK
85 percent of Cypriots speak English
The cost of living is much lower than the U. K.
You can claim your pension and have it sent to Cyprus. It is taxed at 6% giving you an immediate 17% increase in income!
The law is based on British Law!
The telecommunication systems are all very advanced.

Cyprus has advanced medical care. Almost everybody is insured at cheaper and better rates and service, than UK !
Cyprus is the island of 'Venus' the Goddess of Beauty and Love!
Cyprus is full of culture!
Cyprus enjoys lovely sea and mountain areas!
Cyprus contains some of the best antiquities of the world!

Climate of North Cyprus is typical Mediterranean. It has dry, long summers, and warm, short, light rainy winters.

Entry Requirements
A valid passport is required for entry to North Cyprus.

Car Rental
Prices are excellent for the travellers who wish to act freely. You can hire a car with your driving licenses. We drive on the left in North Cyprus just like in England, so you will not confuse. Wearing seatbelt is compulsory. All signposts are international.

The Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency used in North Cyprus. Foreign currencies and travellers' cheques are accepted in banks and exchange offices. Most credit cards are valid in many places, but bank charges may apply in some places.

Cyprus is situated at the cross point of 35°N latitude and 33°E longitude.

How to Come to North Cyprus
By Plane
There are frequent scheduled and charter flights out of England and other European Countries to the island. More than 60 flights per week arrive at Ercan airport during the summer. There are several flights from three airports of London: Stanstead, Gatwick and Heathrow. Most of them arrive in the evening. North Cyprus has direct air links only with Turkey, where all planes from Europe must first touch down. From Turkey, you can choose from a number of scheduled flights from Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Adana and Antalya. However, it is almost guaranteed by now that after Turkish side's positive attitude towards the UN peace plan direct flights will start to Ercan Airport from several countries.

By Boat
There is a ferry service three times a week throughout the year between Mersin and Gazimagusa (Famagusta). Also a little ferry boat linking Tasucu and Girne (Kyrenia) during at all seasons and a new boat link has been established during the peak season between Alanya, Antalya and Anamur to Girne (Kyrenia). You are advised to reserve your places before departure.

Inspection trip Travel

For your inspection trip flight, airport transfers and accommodation, we recommend you book through

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For your accommodation, we recommend the "Bogaz Hotel", where we ourselves are located, which is only 5 mins from ERSAV HOMES Construction site. Provided that you book for 7 nights or more airport transfers are free. Please log on to for further details, and detail of car hire.

The official language is Turkish. English language is widely spoken.

During the summer period (May-October), opening times vary. In winter times opening hours are as follows: 9am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm. Museums are closed on National holidays. For more information you can contact with the Museums and Antiquities Department through the telephone number:
00 90 392 22 72916

Tourist Information in UK
Norht Cyprus Tourism Centre, 29 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EG, UK. Tel: 0207 631 1930

Popular souvenirs include: potteries, wicker baskets, copper, silver, bronze, and onyx objects, Turkish dolls, meerschaum pipes and tavla boards (backgammon), jewellery, leather cloths and the textiles can be purchased at low prices. You can find many kinds of Turkish Cypriot craft work in many places. Shop opening times are 8am-1pm and 3pm-7am. Export of antiquities is illegal.

240 Volts. Plugs are in English standards.

For international calls dial
00 90 392 followed by your number here.

Town Codes
Girne (Kyrenia) : 81
Famagusta : 36
Lefkosa (Nicosia) : 22

Bogaz & İskele :37

Taxis are in reasonable prices. Ask for a price before you depart. There is also a collective taxi system mainly using minibuses known as Dolmus. Bus departures are frequent between big and smaller towns during the day. Public transport services are less frequent after 5pm and during the weekends.

The approximate population of the whole island is 900.000 of which 215.000 live in TRNC - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Around 15,000 British people are living permanently in North Cyprus.

Surface Area
Total area of the island is 9251 km². The TRNC is 3242 km² and is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily and Sardinia. Britain, which was the last ruler of the island gave the island its independence in 1960, but before leaving, established two sovereign military bases on the island. These are Akrotiri (124 km²) and Dhekelia (132 km²) and they cover an area of 256km². 244 km² is the United Nations controlled green line (no man's land).

Nicosia (Lefkosa)
+90 392 228 9629|30|31
+90 392 228 5625
Ledra Palace
+90 392 228 8765
Kyrenia (Girne)
+90 392 815 2145
Ercan Airport
+90 392 231 4003
Famagusta (Magusa)
+90 392 366 2864
+90 392 366 0636
Yeni Erenköy
+90 392 374 4984

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