Cyprus is part of Europe with capital at Nicosia. Official languages are Turkish and Greek. Cyprus uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+02:00 to UTC+03:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 Currencies Used
Cyprus uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Cyprus. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Cyprus is on average 6.7 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Cyprus is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €17.23, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Cyta, KKTC Telsim, KKTC Turkcell, MTN or PrimeTel.
Cyprus uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cyprus upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Cyprus, dial +, then 357 (the country code for Cyprus), then the area code and the local number.
For local calls within Cyprus, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 23 .
Cyprus uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.
🛣️ Road rules
In Cyprus you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.