Based on the 2007 census, the population of Nicosia is approximately
Greek and Turkish are the official languages of Cyprus. Greek is used
primarily by the Greek-Cypriot community and the Turkish by the
Turkish-Cypriot community. English is widely used. French and German
language is also used, especially within the tourist industry.
Cyprus pound was the national currency of Cyprus until December 2007,
after which it has been replaced by the Euro in 2008.
Cyprus telephone code is +357, and Nicosia district telephone code is
The average daily temperature for the month of October in Nicosia is
around 22,3oC. The maximum average temperature is approximately 29oC,
while the minimum average temperature is approximately 15,6oC.
The average relative humidity value in Nicosia at 08:00 in the morning
is around 64%. At noon, specifically at 13:00, the average relative
humidity value drops to its lowest levels, and is roughly around 36%.
For additional information about weather of Nicosia,
Nationals of all countries need an entry visa except nationals of Member
States of the European Union countries.
The electrical current in Cyprus is 240 Volts, AC 50 Hz. Plugs are
usually 13 amps, and square in most buildings.
Cyprus is located in the Eastern European time zone (UTC+2), which means
2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0). It is 1 hour ahead of
Central European countries (UTC+1), and 7 hours ahead of New York.
All known credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) as well as
traveler cheques in Euro are recognized and accepted in most hotels,
shops, travel offices, car rental agencies, as well as restaurants.
Useful telephone numbers and information
Cyprus Tourism Organisation Offices
Central offices: +357 22 691100
Tourist information - Nicosia
11, Aristokiprou Str., Laiki Geitonia: +357 22 674264
Nicosia Police Headquarters: +357 22 802020
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency (Police, Fire Service, First Aid 112 or 199)
Nicosia General Hospital +357 22 801400
Makario Hospital +357 22 405000
Doctors on Call in Nicosia 90901422
Nicosia After Hours Pharmacies 90901402
Poison control centre 1401
How to get to Nicosia - Travel information
Transportation from both Larnaca (44 Km) and Paphos (150 Km)
International Airport or from the Limassol Port (82 Km), to Nicosia, is
From Larnaca Airport:
- Rent a taxi to Nicosia (about €60) or
- Rent a seat in a service taxi to Nicosia (about €7).
From Paphos Airport:
- Rent a taxi to Nicosia (about €120) or
- Rent a taxi to the centre of Paphos (about €11), and rent a seat in a
service taxi to Nicosia (about €14).
From Limassol Port:
- Rent a taxi to Nicosia, (about €85) or.
- Rent a taxi to the centre of Limassol (about €11), and rent a seat in
a service taxi to Nicosia (about €7)
Nicosia Bus Services
Nicosia has an organised network of Urban Buses managed by the Nicosia
Bus Company Ltd. All the bus routes start at the Solomos Square terminal
in the centre of the city and cover all the areas of the city. Buses run
every 20 to 30 minutes depending on their destination while on weekends
they run less frequently. For more information as well as for the
current fares you can call the Nicosia Bus Company at 22778841.
In addition, Nicosia Municipality runs its own
busses, the well-known Yellow Busses that cover the city within the
walls. There is no fare charge for these routes.
There are many taxi companies in Nicosia. In order to take a taxi you
have to call one of the taxi companies. The taxi will come pick you up
from where you are located. Besides the taxi companies, there are
independent taxi drivers at Eleftheria Square (City Centre) where you
can find taxis twenty-four hours a day. Taxi fares are regulated by law
and taxi drivers are obligated to use a taximeter.