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SHOPPING

Locally produced items, which are popular to visitors, include leather goods, woven goods, (curtains and tablecloths), ceramics, copperware, silverware (especially filigree), baskets, and the famous traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace. These can be purchased from the many souvenir shops found throughout the island and the Cyprus Handicraft Centres.
Cyprus wines and spirits, which have been famous for centuries, are also high on visitors' shopping lists, and can be purchased from supermarkets or grocery shops. Shoes, shirts, imported textiles and spectacles are good value for money. In most of the tourist areas, both souvenir shops and supermarkets remain open until late in the evenings, and all day on Sunday.
Shops are closed all day on Sunday and on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Just before Christmas and Easter, shops usually remain open until late in the evenings. Supermarkets close one hour later on Friday evening and on Saturday noon.

CHEMISTS PHARMACIES / DRUG STORES

They stay open during shopping hours. Names (addresses and telephone numbers) of chemists which stay open throughout the night, on Public Holidays and on Sunday are listed in the daily papers. They can also be reached through 192 (telephone information).

NOTE: For the shopping hours please refer to Page 26


SPORTS

ANGLING IN DAMS
According to the revised Fisheries Law Cap. 170 of 1990, the Fisheries Regulations of 1990, Regulation 12, special licences must be obtained from the Head Office of Fisheries Department, Lefkosia or from the District Offices of Fisheries Department for those interested in angling in Dams.
Licences are personal and are issued to persons over 12 years old. The fee is C3.00 for each dam separately and C10,00 for all dams. All licences issued expire by the end of each year. Also group licences are issued to organised groups after application of the representative of the interested group. This licence is valid for not more than 14 days and the fee is C1.00 per person. The Fisheries Department sells at C1 each a booklet with coloured pictures of all fish found in the reservoirs and useful information to the anglers. Licences are valid only when the dam is declared open by the Director of the Department of Fisheries.
Head Office of Fisheries Department
Odos Aiolou 13, CY 1101 Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 303526/304385, Fax: (02) 365955

District Offices of Fisheries Department: Lemesos (Limassol): Near the entrance of the Old Port, Tel: (05) 330470 Larnaka : Leoforos Piale Pasha (At the fishing shelter), Tel: (04) 630294 Pafos : Pafos Harbour, Tel: (06) 240268

Sixteen dams in Cyprus provide excellent fresh water fishing opportunities throughout the year.
These can be found in:
Lefkosia District
Kafizes dam: 78 km, (48 miles) from Lefkosia, North-West of Troodos mountains. Kalopanagiotis dam: 70 km (44 miles) from Lefkosia, South-West of Troodos. Lefka dam: 64 km, (40 miles) from Lefkosia on the Northern foothills of Troodos mountains.
Lympia dam: 22 km (14 miles) South - East of Lefkosia town. Palaichori dam: 39 km, (24 miles) from Lefkosia on the North slopes of Adelphoi mountains.
Xyliatos dam: 45 km, (28 miles) South-West of Lefkosia town.

Lemesos District
Germasogeia dam: 10 minutes drive, North of Lemesos town. Kourris dam: 25 minutes drive North-West of Lemesos town. Prodromos dam: 4 km, (2,5 miles) from (Olympos) Troodos mountains.

Larnaka District
Dipotamos: 30 minutes drive east of Kato Lefkara. Lefkara dam: near Lefkara village, 40 km (25 miles), west of Larnaka town. Kalavasos dam: 40 km (25 miles) North-East of Lemesos (Limassol).

Pafos District
Asprokremmos dam: 16 km, (10 miles) east of Pafos town. Mavrokolympos dam: 11 km, (7 miles) North-West of Pafos town. Evretou dam: 30 minutes drive South of Polis.

Ammochostos district:
Achna dam: 25 km (16 miles) Nort-West of Larnaka town.

CYCLING
Discover the island on a bike! A most exciting way to enjoy the benefits of cycling with the pleasures of admiring, and exploring the vicinity. Facilities for renting classic bicycles are available in all towns and resorts. The CYCLE CLUB (PODILATOKINISIS) the Cycling Federation's own club, organises various non racing cycling activities and events where everyone is welcome to participate. Similar activities are organised also by the Limassol Cycling Club.
Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans.
Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, both sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Facilities for renting bicycles are available in all towns and sea- side resorts. General traffic regulations correspond to those in Europe, but traffic in Cyprus moves on the left hand-side of the road, NOT ON THE RIGHT. International road traffic signs are placed along roads and highways. Cyclists are advised to avoid cycling along the main roads at weekends, especially in the summer when traffic is very heavy.
If possible, cyclists, should also avoid riding due west in the late afternoon, as the glare of the setting sun can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. Sunglasses and sunhat, at all hours of the day, during the summer months, are most advisable. The Cyprus Cycling Federation organises contests in Spring and Autumn, in which everyone is welcome to participate.
The Cyprus Cycling Federation:
P.O.Box 4572 Lefkosia.
Tel: (02) 456344
The Limassol Cycling Club:
P.O.Box 6142, Lemesos (Limassol),
Tel: (05) 363787
The Cyprus Mountain Bike Association organises local and International races. Cyprus Mountain Bike Association
Tel: (02) 356174, Fax: (02) 350403

GOLF
Two golf courses operate on the island.

  1. TSADA GOLF CLUB The club is situated near Tsada village 15 minutes drive north of Pafos town. It is an 18 hole course, Par 72, all greens and the total length is 6.050m. For more information please apply to: Tsada Golf Club, P.O.Box 2290, Pafos, Tel: (06) 642774/5, Fax: (06) 642776.
  2. ELIAS GOLF COURSE It is situated near Pareklissia village, 10 minutes drive east of Lemesos (Limassol). It is a 9 hole course, Par 34, with browns and greens and the length is 3.000m. For more information please apply to: Elias Beach Hotel, P.O.Box 4300, Lemesos (Limassol), Tel: (05) 325000,
    Fax: (05) 320880,

HIKING / NATURAL TRAILS
The many unspoilt areas in Cyprus offer unforgettable hiking experiences to Nature Walkers. Special hiking excursions can be organised by the sightseeing Tour Operators.

  1. Troodos area: There are four formal, sign posted Nature Trails: Artemis: Named after the ancient goddess of the Forest Artemis (Diana). Atalante: Named after the mythological forest nymph Atalante. Kaledonia: The trail of Nightingales.
    Persephone: Name of the goddess of Spring.
  2. Akamas area (near Polis) There are two formal, sign posted Nature Trails. These trails are named after the ancient Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite and her lover Adonis who met in the Akamas area.
  3. Other Nature Trails have been prepared and sign-posted by the Forestry Department, and are to be found in:
    Cape-Gkreco - Ammochostos (Famagusta) area (1 trail), Stavros-tis-Psokas - Pafos Forest
    (2 trails)
    Madari Trail - near Agros village
    (1 trail)

NOTE: For the Troodos and Akamas areas, there are detailed leaflets on the Nature Trails, available free of charge from all C.T.O. offices in Cyprus. You are kindly requested not to litter the environment or cut flowers and plants or cause any damages to any structures. The above actions contravene the Forest Law and legal proceedings will be taken against offenders.

ICE SKATING
Nicosiana Ice Skating Center
Odos Makedonitissis 4, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 353221/351766, Fax: (02) 352742 It is open 7 days a week until 23.30 hrs. The center has restaurant and cafeteria facilities. Visitors enjoy a temperature of 20 deg. C. all year round. Further information and prices may be acquired from the above address.

SEA SPORTS

DIVING - SUB-AQUA ACTIVITIES
- There are no dangerous underwater currents in any of the recommended diving areas. - Spear-fishing is prohibited within the bathers' areas, which are demarcated with red buoys.
- IT IS FORBIDDEN TO REMOVE ANTIQUITIES AND SPONGES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
- There is a therapeutic Decompression Chamber for hyperbatic oxygen treatment at the Larnaka Makarion General Hospital (new Hospital), Tel: (04) 630300,
- Organised Sub-Aqua clubs and Diving centres can be found in all towns and resorts, as well as at a number of hotels.
- Besides these clubs and centres, many firms sell or hire sub-aqua equipment. - For more information please contact:
Cyprus Federation of Underwater Activities (C.F.U.A.) P.O.Box: 1503, Lefkosia, Tel: (02) 454647

AMATEUR FISHING
Spear-fishing, angling, fishing with vertical lines or trolling (long lining with maximum one hundred hooks and with up to three fish traps), are the permitted fishing methods. Fishing with nets and with any other commercial methods, is not allowed. Species of fish which can be caught: sea-breams, groupers, amber jacks, sea-perch etc. Fishing boats can be found at the following fishing shelters and stations: PAFOS DISTRICT
Pafos Harbour: Pafos town.
Agios Georgios Pegeias: 20 km, (12 miles) north-west of Pafos town. Polis (Lakki): 40 km, (25 miles) north of Pafos town. Pomos: 16 km, (10 miles) north of Polis. Pyrgos: 40 km, (25 miles) north of Polis. LARNAKA DISTRICT
Zygi anchorage: Off the Lemesos (Limassol) - Lefkosia highway - exit 16. Larnaka fishing shelter: east of Larnaka International Airport. Ormideia: 16 km, (10 miles) east of Larnaka. AMMOCHOSTOS (Famagusta) DISTRICT
Potamos Liopetriou: 16 km, (10 miles) west of Agia Napa. Agia Napa Harbour: Agia Napa Village
Protaras. West of Paralimni.

SAILING / YACHTING
The climatic conditions existing on the island make it one of the healthiest countries of the world. The beauty of the deep blue and unpolluted sea and the interesting coastline make the island a popular and interesting place for yachting. The prevailing westerly wind during summer is steady, providing perfect sailing conditions. It is very unusual that the sea and the air temperatures in winter drop below 16C and 9C respectively thus making winter sailing a wonderful reality.

For chartering motor or sailing yachts one may apply to:

Bare-Boat or skippered-Boat hiring facilities:
1. SAIL FASCINATION SHIPPING LTD.,
Odos Nikiforou Foka 27, P.O.Box 257, Lemesos (Limassol), Tel: (05) 364200/362789,
Fax: (05) 352657, Telex: 5516 PPI CY
2. ORBIT MARINE CO LTD,
Leoforos Lemesou 122E, Lefkosia,
Tel: (02) 312901/314834, Fax: (02) 426033
3. THE OLD SALT YACHTING CO. LTD.
P.O.Box 7048, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 337624, Fax: (05) 337768

SWIMMING
The clear blue waters of the sea around Cyprus and the long stretches of sandy beach offer excellent opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation Public Beaches which are located in very attractive sites, with cafeterias, bars and restaurants, offer full facilities to swimmers, including changing- rooms, and beach furniture for hire (including Parasols, chairs and reclining chairs).

  1. Geroskipou Public Beach: At Geroskipou, 3 km, (1,5 miles) east of Pafos Harbour, Tel: (06) 234525
  2. Dasoudi Public Beach: 5 km, (3 miles) east of Lemesos (Limassol) town centre. Tel: (05) 322811.
  3. Larnaka Public Beach: 10 km, (6 miles) east of Larnaka town centre. Tel: (04) 644511.
    Besides the Cyprus Tourism Organisation Public Beaches, all the sea- side hotels as well as various other tourist establishments provide facilities to swimmers. On every beach red-buoys indicate the swimmers area, where speed- boats etc., are not allowed to enter.

WATER SPORTS
A comprehensive range of sea-sports facilities can be found at: 1.a) Geroskipou Public Beach, at Geroskipou, 3 km east of Pafos Harbour. b) Dassoudi Public Beach, in Lemesos (Limassol) c) Larnaka Public Beach
2. The major sea-side hotels with their adjoining sports-centres, where non-residents are also welcome.
3. The sea-sports sites of commercial firms which are strung along the coastline at:

  1. Coral Bay: 10 km, (6 miles) north-west of Pafos town.
  2. Polis (Lakki): 37 km, (23 miles) north of Pafos town.
  3. Various spots along Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaka, Pafos, Agia Napa and Paralimni (Protaras) coasts.
    Approximate charges for:
    Paragliding (Parasailing): C10,00 for a 4 km, trip Speed-Boats: from C12,00 to C18,00 per hour, C9.00 per 30 minutes Sea scooters: C12,00 per hour
    C6,00 per 30 minutes
    Water-skiing: C4,00 per 15 minutes
    C2,50 per 8 minutes
    Water-skiing lessons: C5,00 per lesson (30 minutes instruction)
    Sailing boats: C4,00 per hour
    Windsurfing: C3,00 per hour (with instructor) C2,00 per hour (without instructor)
    C16,00 for the whole day (without instructor) Canoes: from C0,80 to C1,00 per hour
    Pedaloes: C1,00 per hour (2 seater)
    C3,00 per hour (4 seater)
    Parachute: C25,00 per 15 minutes
    Diving: C6,00 (without instructor)
    C 16,00 (with instructor)
    On every beach red buoys indicate the swimmers' area, where speed- boats etc, are not allowed to enter.

SHOOTING
Cyprus Shooting Association
P.o.Box 3931, CY 1687, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 367043, Telex: 5300
Telefax: (02) 462778.
Cyprus Olympic Range
(Lefkosia Shooting Club)
P.O.Box 2198, CY 1518 Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 482660
Telefax: (02) 623008
The Range is located in the Lakkia area, 8km (5 miles) south-west from the City centre, near the main Lefkosia-Lemesos Highway. Open every day except Mondays.
Winter timetable: 10.00-13.00 & 14.30 till dusk. Summer timetable: 10.00-13.00 & 16.00 till dusk. Closed on the 2nd to the 4th week of August for summer holidays.

Lemesos Shooting Club
P.O.Box 3264, CY 3301, Lemesos
Tel: (05) 355572
Telefax: (05) 362375
The Club is located near Polemidia, 8 km (5 miles) north-west from the city centre on the way to Troodos.
Open every day except Mondays.
Winter timetable: 10.00-13.00 & 14.30 till dusk. Summer timetable: 10.00-13.00 & 16.00 till dusk. Closed from the 2nd to the 4th week of August for summer holidays. Larnaka Shooting Club
P.O.Box 217, CY 6302 Larnaka
Tel: (04) 636309, 625050
Telefax: (04) 636503
The club is located on the south-west side of the salt lake, behind the old roman aqueduct (Kamares) off the Lemesos - Larnaka Highway. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
Winter timetable: 14.00 till dusk.
Summer timetable: 16.00 till dusk.
Closed from the 2nd to the 4th week of August for Summer holidays.

Ammochostos District Shooting Club
P.O.Box 177, CY 5311 Paralimni
Tel: (03) 827000
Telefax: (03) 821357
The Club is located on the outskirts of Paralimni off the road to Sotera village. Open every day except Sundays
Winter timetable: 14.30 till dusk.
Summer timetable: 16.30 till dusk.
Closed the 2nd week of August for summer vacations. Pafos Shooting Club
P.O.Box 89, CY 8100 Pafos
Tel: (06) 232109
Telefax: (06) 236057
The club is located in the anatoliko area, 12 km (8 miles) east of Pafos town on the way to Lemesos.
Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only
Winter timetable: 14.30 till dusk.
Summer timetable: 16.00 till dusk.
Closed from the 2nd to the 4th week of August for summer holidays.

SNOW SKIING
In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympos (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympos is only 3 km, from Troodos hill resort, 12 km from Platres hill resort, and about an hour's drive from the seaside town of Lemesos (Limassol) and the capital Lefkosia. The Cyprus Ski Club possesses four Ski lifts.

  1. Two of the lifts are installed on the North Face of Mount Olympos. One is 350 metres long and the other is 500 metres long.
  2. The other two ski-lifts are installed at "Sun Valley" south of Olympos and each is 150 metres long.
    For further information you may refer to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and request our info-paper on "Skiing in Cyprus" or to the Cyprus Ski Club: P.O.Box 2185, Lefkosia,
    Tel: (02) 365340 (office hours).

TENNIS
Tennis is a most fascinating sport enjoyed today by many Cypriots as well as by many visitors to the island.
Tennis courts are found in all towns as well as in most hotels and hotel apartment complexes. Most of these tennis courts are all weather and flood- lighted.

Cyprus Tennis Federation
P.O.Box 3931, CY 1687, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 366822 (in the mornings)
Fax: (02) 458016

Lefkosia

  1. Field Club: Leoforos Aigyptou, in the centre of the town. Tel: (02) 452041
  2. Eleon Tennis Club: Odos Ploutarchou 3, Egkomi, (south-west from the city centre). Tel: (02) 449923.
  3. Lapatsa Sporting Centre: Deftera 11 km (7 miles) south-west of Lefkosia. Tel: (02) 621201
  4. Laki Sporting Club: Lakkia, 5 km (3 miles) south-east of Lefkosia. Tel: (02) 484815.

Lemesos

  1. Lemesos Sporting Club: Odos I. Zachariadou 4, Tsiflikoudia. Tel: (05) 359034. The club is west of Lemesos (Limassol) town centre, a 15 minute drive from the hotels area.
  2. Famagusta Tennis Club: Odos Mesaorias 3, (in the centre of the town). Tel: (05) 335952

Larnaka
Larnaka Tennis Club: Odos Kilkis 10, (in the centre of the town) Tel: (04) 656999.

Pafos
Geroskipou Tourist Beach: 3 km (1,5 miles) east of Pafos Harbour, Tel: (06) 234525
Paralimni
Paralimni Tennis Club, next to the Paralimni Municipal Athletic Centre, Odos Stadiou, P.O.Box 236, Paralimni.
Tel: (03) 820600.

Most of the above tennis courts are flood-lighted, with an additional charge for the use of lighting facilities.


SIGHTSEEING TOUR OPERATORS ORGANISING TOURS ON A REGULAR BASIS

  1. Guided excursions are organised by Sightseeing Tour Operators, and reservations for these excursions can be made either by contacting directly the Sightseeing Tour Operators of through the hotel Receptions.
  2. Tours are available from: Lemesos (Limassol), Pafos, Larnaka, Agia Napa, Paralimni and Polis.
  3. The excursions comprise:
    1. Visits, (half-day or full-day) to nearly all the important places of interest throughout the island i.e., archaeological sites, museums, monasteries, old churches, interesting villages, etc.,
    2. The services of qualified guides, licensed by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation,
    3. Transportation in airconditioned coaches from and to the hotel,
    4. Entrance fees (unless otherwise stated in the sightseeing tour Operators programme).
  4. Night tours are also organised by the Sightseeing Tour Operators, and these usually include dinner at a local restaurant where one can sample the typical Cyprus speciality, the meze, and enjoy folk dances, bouzouki music, etc.
  5. Short boat trips are also organised along the coast of Cyprus.

NOTE: For further information, pamphlets, and booking arrangements please apply directly to the Sightseeing Tour Operators, or to your hotel reception.

1. AEOLOS SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Travel Agency:
Aeolos Cyprus Travel
Odos Prigkipissis Zinas de Tyras 6,
P.O.Box 1236, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 445222, Fax: (02) 447222
2. AIRTOUR - CYPRUS SIGHTSEEING
Travel Agency:
Airtour CTA Ltd
Odos Naxou 4,
P.O.Box 5108, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 450403, Fax: (02) 366210
3. AMATHUS TOURS
Travel Agency:
Amathus Navigation Co. Ltd
Plateia Syntagmatos 2,
P.O.Box 3023 Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 369122, Fax: (05) 358354
4. CENTURY 21 TOURS
Travel Agency:
Century 21 Travel Agency
P.O.Box 34 Polis
Tel: (06) 321963, Fax: (06) 321693
5. E.A.L. TOURS LTD
Travel Agency:
E.A.L. Tours Ltd
Dromos Lemesou - Ypsona
P.O.Box 1117, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 390044, Fax: (05) 392046
6. EMAN TOURS & TRAVEL
Travel Agency:
Eman Tours & Travel Ltd
Leoforos Makariou III 32,
P.O.Box 73 Agia Napa
Tel: (03) 721321, Fax: (03) 722190
7. FAME TOURS
Travel Agency:
Fame Tours Ltd
Azur Court 105,
Potamos tis Germasogeias
P.O.Box 6113, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 322886, Fax: (05) 322165
8. G.T.A. TRAVEL - SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Travel Agency:
Georgiades Travel Agency Ltd.
Navarria Court A, Shop G7
Leoforos Amathountos 64
P.O.Box 1132, Lemesos
Tel: (05) 328003, Fax: (05) 328879
9. HEATWAVE TOURS
Travel Agency:
Heatwave Travel & Tours Ltd
Odos Riga Fereou, 8
P.O.Box 6763, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 355343, Fax: (05) 372664
10, NATIONAL TOURS
Travel Agency:
Louis Tourist Agency Ltd
Leoforos Evagorou 54-58,
P.O.Box1301, Lefkosia
Tel: (02) 442114, Fax: (02) 461894
11. PARADISE ISLAND TOURS
Travel Agency:
Paradise Island Tours Ltd
Odos Mitropolitou Kitiou Kyprianou, 52
P.O.Box 157, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 357604, Fax: (05) 370298
12. SALAMIS TOURS EXCURSIONS
Travel Agency:
Salamis Tours Ltd
Odos Chr. Hatzipavlou,
Salamis House
P.O.Box 531, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 355555, Fax: (05) 364410
13. SEA ISLAND SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Travel Agency:
Sea Island Travel & Tours Ltd
Odos Ithakis, Neapolis Center, G1
P.O.Box 4256, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 374725, Fax: (05) 369992
14. SPERANTZA TOURS & TRAVEL
Travel Agency:
Sperantza Tours & Travel Co. Ltd
Odos Vasileos Georgiou I, 4A,
P.O.Box 6963, Lemesos (Limassol)
Tel: (05) 323344, Fax: (05) 327420
15. TRUE-BLUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Travel Agency:
True-Blue Travel Ltd
Odos Vasileos Georgiou I, P.O.Box 6832, Lemesos (Limassol) Tel: (05) 322144, Fax: (05) 322882


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