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Travelling

Travelling to Cyprus

In Cyprus there are two International airports: Larnaca and Pafos . Most travellers reach Cyprus through the Larnaca International Airport which is the larger of the two.

For the MobiHealth 2010 Conference it would be more convenient to fly to Larnaca airport as it is the one closest to the conference venue 45Kms, while Paphos airport is 160Kms from Ayia Napa. The LCA airport is the main one, and it served by a great number of major flight companies. In particular, it offers convenient connections to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Brussels, Vienna, and Athens.

Travelling to Ayia Napa from the airport

By Taxi
There are three types of taxi services available, covering the entire island:

- Transurban service which offers the opportunity to share a taxi with 4 - 7 other passengers. It provides connection between all major cities of Cyprus, every half an hour, from Monday to Friday starting at 06:00 in the morning until 18:00 in the evening. On Saturdays and Sundays the service finishes an hour earlier at 17:00. Seats can be booked by phone or online from the providing companies.

You can use the Travel Express website to find and reserve a taxi for your time of arrival. The average price of going from Larnaca Airport to Ayia Napa is close to 50 EURO. You can also use the Travel Express website to book travel between the different cities of Cyprus for sighseeing.

- Urban service is a 24hours service provided in all cities. Taxis can be booked or hired on the street. Urban taxis are obligatory provided with taximetres and charging commences upon the entering of a passenger in the taxi. An indication of the charges is listed below:

From 06:01 - 20:30:

Initial charge 3,07 Euro
Fare per km 0,59 Euro
Delay or waiting time per hour 13,68 Euro
For every luggage weighing more than 12kg 0,99 Euro
Public Holidays surcharge 1,96 Euro

From 20:31 - 06:00:
Initial charge 4,01 Euro
Fare per kilometre 0,71 Euro
Delay or waiting time per hour 15,73 Euro
For every luggage weighing more than 12kg 0,99 Euro

During the following public Holidays, taxis charge an extra supplement of 1,96 Euro per ride: 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December, 1st January, Good Friday, Good Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and 1st May.

The transport of pets is allowed only when they are carried in small pet-carrying boxes and the charge in such cases is 0,54 Euro per pet.

- Rural service operates in village areas and can only be hired from and to their base station. These taxis are not equipped with taximeters and charging is based on kilometre/tariff rate.

An indication of the charges is listed below:
Tariff I: Single trip 0,53 Euro per kilometre.
Tariff II: Single trip from 23:00 - 06:00 0,59 Euro per kilometre.
Tariff III: Return trip 0,41 Euro per kilometre.
Tariff IV: Return trip from 23:00 - 06:00 0,53 Euro per kilometre.

For every luggage weighing more than 12 kg 0,53 Euro per piece.

Delay or waiting time charge:
For tariff I and III 12,08 Euro per hour.

For tariff II and IV 15,74 Euro per hour.

Minimum Charge: 3,04 Euro.

By Bus
There are three types of buses in Cyprus that can help you move around:
- Transurban buses that link all towns on a daily basis and with frequent routes
- Rural buses that link almost all villages with the nearest city but with limited frequency once or twice daily except Sundays.

- Urban buses that link different areas within the cities and operate frequently during daytime. In certain tourist areas, during summer period, their routes are extended till late in the evening.

Shuttle Buses Schedules

Larnaka Airport - Lefkosia


Larnaka Airport - Lemesos


Larnaka Airport - Pafos


Pafos Airport - Pafos


Pafos Airport - Lemesos


Around Cyprus

 

Important Dates

Paper submission
15 May 2010

Special session paper submission
30 June 2010

Acceptance notification
30 July 2010

Authors Registration
25 August 2010

Camera-ready paper
25 August 2010

Early Registration
18 September 2010

Technical Sponsorship
CREATE-NET
Technical Co-Sponsors
IEEE IEEE-EMBS
Financial Co-Sponsor
IEEE
Local Organizer
UCY