Larnaka Marina is situated in the bay of Larnaka and lies 110 nautical miles from Beirut and Tripoli, 182 n.m. from Tel-Aviv, 230 n.m. from Port-Said and 300 n.m. from Rhodes. The position of the Marina is 34 deg. 55 min. North - 33 deg. 38 min. East. The Marina an official Port of Entry, has berthing facilities for 450 yacts of various sizes.

The minimum depth of the usuable part of the Marina is approximately 1.5M and the maximum is 4.5M. The nature of sea bed is MUD and SAND. The Marina is entirely protected from all weather conditions. Access to the Marina is controlled and limited to yachtowners and crews. The Marina has security guard on a 24hour basis.

Amenities: All yachts moored in the Marina may use every facility and service available, at a reasonable charge.
Water Supplied on board (free of charge)
Electricity Supplied on all quays at 240 volts/50HZ.
Telephone, Telex and Telefax Services are available at the Marina office.
Fuel is available at the end of the main North pier.
Yacht Repair/Facilities: A unit for the hauling/lauching and servicing/repairing of yachts operates within the Marina.
Laundry-Showers-Lockers-Post Office boxes: Available within the Marina.
Public Address system to all areas.
- Serviced Asphalted Hard standing areas.
- English and French speaking schools 15 min. on foot from the Marina.
- Independent Brokerage.
- Dry Cleaners.
- Mini Market, food and Provisions store.
- Chandlery.
- Duty Free Shop
- Toilets, Showers and Coin Operated washing Machines.
- Osmosis treatment unit.
- Travel Hoist 40 tones.

Berthing Charges: These vary according to the duration of stay and the length of the vessel.
As charges are liable to change please contact for any further information:

Larnaka Marina
Telex: 4500 CYTMAR
Tel: (04) 653110, Fax: (04) 624110
Yachts coming to or leaving Cyprus, can clear Customs and Immigration formalities from within the Marina.

Larnaka Marina Amateur Maritime Mobile Net:
A radio service for yacht persons operating daily on 14.313MHZ from 09.00-10,00 GMT.
Larnaka Marina has a Marine VHF communication service on a 24hrs basis (Listening: Ch16 Working Ch.8).

The pleasure Harbour, located at longitude 33 deg. 11 min. - latitude 34deg. 42min. is a very special feature of the Resort, ideal for motor and sailing enthusiasts.
There is 24-hour security with guards patrolling the Pleasure Harbour grounds for the safety of the guests.
The breakwater is constructed in such a way as to protect the harbour from waves up to 5 metres in height.
Fire fighting equipment is installed throughout the Harbour reaching all yachts within the area.
The space available for each yacht is fully supported by a Mediterranean type mooring system for stern Mooring.
There are 227 berths accommodating boats up to 30m LOA and 4m draught. Yachts are moored stern-on to 3 concrete piers with all facilities, including connected freshwater, electricity, telephone, T.V. and hooked-up in-house video.

- Shuttle bus to/from town
- Water taxi from Pleasure Harbour to town
- Public bus transportation
- Taxi rank

- Floodlit Harbour
- Public Address System
- Ample parking
- Toilets and Showers
- Slipway maximum LOA 8,5m
- Storage on the "Hard"
- Brokerage
- Laundry and Dry Cleaners
- Ship Chandler
- Mini Market and shops
- Pleasure Harbour General Stores
- Workshop for scrubbing off, painting, electrical or any other repairs and maintenance are available.
- Marine Hoist up to 60 tons capacity.

Yachtmen are part of the clientele of the resort and have access to all Sheraton Hotel facilities.
Yachts coming to, or leaving Cyprus can clear Customs and Immigration formalities from within the pleasure Harbour Offices.

For further information please apply to:
Limassol Sheraton Pleasure Harbour
P.O.Box 1064, Telex: 3229
Tel: (05) 321100 ext. 3312, Fax: (05) 324394

MASS MEDIA (Press/Broadcasting/Television)

There are 10 daily and 5 weekly newspapers published on the island. One of the dailies and one of the weeklies are in English and together with periodicals of weekly or monthly issue, they cover a wide variety of subjects.
Most UK, and some other European as well as Arabic Newspapers are on sale in Cyprus usually one day after the day of issue.


  1. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) - Radio Programmes transmit on 3 programmes on both AM and FM but only "programme Two" broadcasts programmes in English.
    Programme Two is on the air from 06.30 in the morning to midnight and transmits programmes in English, Turkish, Armenian and Arabic. The English programme consists of news bulletins, followed by weather forecasts, currency rates, cultural events at 10.00, 13.30 news in English, 14.00 and 20.00 hours useful and entertaining information and music (classical and popular International).
  2. There are numerous other private Radio stations which transmit their own programmes, including an English station called "RADIO ONE".
  3. BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service). Radio BFBS in on the air 24 hours a day with programmes in English, designed for British Bases personnel.

They include news bulletins, music, competitions, local events, etc.

In Cyprus, one can receive the following channels for television:

  1. CyBC transmits in Channel 1 and Channel 2.
  2. Greek Television - ET 1.
  3. LOGOS - Cypriot private channel.
  4. ANT 1 - Greek private channel television
  5. LTV - Lumiere T.V. - Pay TV channel.
  6. SSVC - British Forces TV.
  7. Most hotels have installed satellite transmission and receive other channels i.e.: Mega Channel, CNN, BBC, SKY, NBC, SUPER CHANNEL, e.t.c.


CyBC television transmission is based on the system CCIR B/G PAL for Channel 2. Channel 1 broadcasts programmes every evening for a duration of approximately 9 hours, commencing at 15.00 hrs on weekdays and on Sundays at 10.00 hrs. There are three news bulletins in Greek, every evening.
Channel 2 broadcasts programmes every day for a duration of approximately 20 hours, commencing at 7.00 hrs. There are two news bulletins in Greek, one in English (21.00hrs) and one in Turkish (20.30 hrs) every day, and on Tuesday and Friday there is the Current Events Programme in Turkish after the News.
Channel 2 links up with Euronews, transmitting from 07.00 to 16.00 hrs on weekdays and 12.00 hrs on Sundays.
CyBC television is also linked to Eurovision for the live transmission of major athletic and other events.
All programmes are broadcast in colour and the television service provides some of the best T.V. entertainment (mainly in English) from British, American and other sources, in addition to Greek and locally-produced programmes.


Medical care needs in Cyprus are met through:

  1. Government General Hospitals
  2. Private Clinics
General Hospitals and private clinics are mostly concentrated in urban areas, while health centres, subcentres, and dispensaries function in the rural areas, providing a network to meet the medical needs of the whole population.
All General Hospitals as well as some private clinics have casualty departments for emergency cases. (See also title "Emergencies").
Medical treatment and assistance is offered to international tourists in case of health emergencies at the Ambulatory and Emergency Department of Government Hospitals/institutions free of charge. Holiday-makers can also make use of their social insurance which covers medical expenses, provided that this insurance covers the length of their stay on the island.
Almost all brands of manufactured medicines are available in Cyprus. Local newspapers list pharmacies which are open during the night and on weekends/holidays. Most hotels make arrangements for Medical services for their guests upon request. The majority of doctors are English speaking.
Private doctors' visiting hours (on weekdays) : 09.00 - 13.00 hrs & 16.00 - 19.00 hrs


Cyprus converted from the Imperial system of weights and measures to the Metric system, in 1987.
Weather temperature reports are now given in degrees Celsius, Petrol is sold by the litre, grocery items are in grams and kilograms, fabric lengths in metres, and road speeds posted in kilometres per hour.


When driving a motorcycle please have in mind the following: - The rider and pillion rider of a motor cycle must always wear a crash helmet when travelling in non-built up areas. However it is advisable to wear the crash helmet even in built up areas,
- Motor-cyclist driving an auto-cycle (less than 50cc) can not carry any passenger over 12 years old.
- It is strictly forbidden to drive racing-motor-cycles within the town boundaries of the coastal holiday resorts, and towns between 1800 hrs and 08.00 hrs. One may contact the Area Police Division for further guidance as to in which areas motor- cycling is forbidden.
When hiring a motorcycle please have in mind the following: - If the customer wishes a full-comprehensive insurance cover, an extra sum, PER DAY, is added to the motor-cycle rental tariff, i.e.: CY3,00 - CY5,00 for motor-cycles up to 70cc., CY4,00 - CY8,00 for motor-cycles over 70cc.
- Unlimited kilometrage (mileage).
- The International Motor-Cycle-Driving Licence is valid in Cyprus. Visitors may also drive vehicles using their national Motor-Cycle-Driving Licence, provided this is valid in their own country for the class of vehicle they wish to drive. Otherwise, temporary Motor- Cycle Driving licence can be obtained from the District Police Stations at CY1,00 for a period of 6 months.
- 17 years old persons may not drive any vehicles, other than the Auto Cycles (49cc). Persons over 18 years old may drive motocycles of any category.
- Firms hiring motor-cycles and auto-cycles can be found in all towns and holiday resorts.

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