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 Cyprus - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +2. Summer time UTC +3 last weekend in March until last weekend in September.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 240 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Euro

Communications

International Dialing Code for Cyprus is +357

Internet available.

Mobile/Cellular Telephone Services

Mobile cellular telephones are available from major retailers and phone shops. If coming to Cyprus with a phone from another country, it may be possible to use it in Cyprus if the frequency band is the same (GSM 900/1800; UMTS 2100). The most economical way to make and receive calls will likely be to purchase a SIM card in Cyprus. All incoming calls are free and local calls are charged at a local rate.

In order to do use a foreign phone in Cyprus, the phone must be "unlocked", meaning it is not tied to a particular provider's network. If the phone is locked, it may be possible to unlock the phone at phone stores in the originating country or in Cyprus.

Once a phone is unlocked, it may be used on any network (provided the phone uses the same technology provided in Cyprus).

Pay-As-You-Go usage means no contract is necessary; users buy pre-paid credits for usage. In order to use the phone on a Pay-As-You-Go basis, make sure the phone is unlocked, purchase a SIM card (a very small replaceable microchip) for a small fee, remove the old SIM card (often underneath the phone battery) and install the new SIM card. The new SIM card packaging will include the new Cyprus phone number. Purchase credit (available in periptero kiosks, tobacconists, post offices and petrol stations) and redeem it with the salesperson (if purchased in a phone store) or via phone call or text message.

There are no roaming agreements with the northern part of Cyprus; Cyprus mobile phones do not work there, however a cellular handset from another country works on both sides of the island.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

EMYR (Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally)
Marina Alanya , Akhan Mevkii, Kızılpınar Mahallesi , 07400, Alanya, Antalya--Turkiye
Tel:00 90 242 5113400 Fax:00 90 242 512 12 34
Taking the security situation into consideration, the EMYR route will change for 2017 and start in Kaş sailing eastwards as far as Mersin, then N. Cyprus, then back to Turkey. Total distance 1,311 nm, duration 55 days with 36 different marinas/ports/anchorages visited.
Starts 30 April from Kas and finishes 24 June in Istanbul. It is possible to do only part of the Rally. There are British, Dutch and Turkish sailors in the organizing committee.

Emergencies

Police - 199 or 112

Ambulance - 199 or 112

Fire Service - 199 or 112

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (9th Edition)
Publisher Imray (December 2014)
2016 supplement available from Imray
ISBN - 9781846235986
Price - £29.50
See this Noonsite review..

A Yachting Pilot for Southern Cyprus
http://cruisingtips.net/pdf/Cyprus_Pilot.pdf

By Rick Munden, SY Ocean Dream
Posted November 2015
Rick started this cruising guide following a summer cruise here in 2015. It has alot of free useful anchoring and pilotage information and is being continually updated over the next few months.

Turkish Waters and Cyprus Pilot
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell
Publisher: Imray (9th Edition 2013)
ISBN: 9781846234132
This 9th edition of Rod Heikell's guide to the coast of Turkey from the Bosphorus to the Syrian border and Cyprus has been revised . Since the last edition in 2009, the Turkish coast has changed more than any other in the Mediterranean and in some places beyond recognition. There has been a steady growth in the number of cruising yachts, many of which are now Turkish-owned and to match this facilities have been improved, harbours extended and new marinas built. This ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and provides the latest information on these developments. The text has been revised and contains new plans and new photographs, many of which are aerial shots.There is no other guide in English and Turkish Waters Pilot sets the standards for both pilotage and describing places to visit and see.

Cyprus Tourism Organisation

A useful site for crusing information www.jimbsail.info/drupal/mediterranean/cyprus

www.cyprusailing.com
A useful local site with information about sailing in Cyprus, anchorages, ports & marinas and much more.

Update History

November 2015: Formalities updated with information from Con Sprenger.
April 2015: Publications updated and added
April 2014: Formalities checked/updated.
February 2013: Immigration and Customs formalites updated.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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antares
antares says:
Jun 07, 2016 11:08 AM

check out this site. Its very informative about moorings and anchorages in Cyprus. It also has informations about boat maintenance in the island. www.cyprusailing.com

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 13, 2015 11:50 AM

This information picked up from a Cruisers' Forum:
Not many sailors might know that Cyprus is another option to escape from Schengen, and for sure they wouldn't know how accommodating the authorities are compared to other countries when wanting to stay longer than 90 days.
Likewise, there is a scheme in Cyprus whereby one can get VAT paid status for a non VAT paid boat at a much discounted rate. The greatest savings are for the multi-million euro yachts - rates vary from 3.9 to around 10 percent, and it requires some admin costs and gyrations. Malta has something similar, but rates are better here and apparently the process simpler. Once the process is completed the VAT paid certificate is accepted in all other EU countries, so I am told.

EldadHadani
EldadHadani says:
Aug 17, 2015 08:57 AM

Zygi: fishing port located about halfway between Limassol and Larnaca at 34 43.6N / 33 20.5E
It is in a process of being transformed into a marina. There are new pontoons and new water & electricity pedestals that are inoperative as of 08.2015 and no entry authorities. When we have asked in Limassol about possible mooring in Zygi, we have got different answers from different officials.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 14, 2015 02:44 PM

Posted on Marmaris Bay Cruisers - Schengen Issues in the Med:
For those with Schengen issues looking for an alternative to Turkey, we just checked in to the Republic of Cyprus. Got a “Landing Permit” which allows us to stay as long as we are living on our boat, at no cost, and all in one office (in Latchi, CY). We plan to winter in Limassol.
Rick & Mary, Ocean Dream

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