Cyprus Shopping

Cyprus Shopping, Embassy and Communication




The official languages ​​are Greek (in the south) and Turkish (in the north). The Greek Cypriot dialect differs significantly from mainland Greek. English is important as an educational and lingua franca. In holiday areas, German or French is often also understood.


= Kalá ímeh Wednesday = Tetárti Monday = Deftéra Tomorrow = Ávrio No = Óhi Nine = Enyá Ninety = Enenínda Open = Aniktó Cheers! = Giamas! Restaurant = Estiatorio/ taverna Saturday = Sábato Six = Éksi Sixty = Eksínda Seven = Eftá Seventy = Evdhomínda Sunday = Kiriakí Menu = Kataloghos Do you speak German/English? = Miláte jermaniká /anglika? Toilets = Toualétes Four = Téseres /tésera Forty = Saránda Wein = Krasi How are you? = Ti kánis / ti kánete? How much is it? = Póso káni? Where is …? = Pou ine …? Ten = Dhéka Twenty = Íkosi Two = Dhío Restaurant = Estiatorio/ taverna Saturday = Sábato Six = Éksi Sixty = Eksínda Seven = Eftá Seventy = Evdhomínda Sunday = Kiriakí Menu = Kataloghos Do you speak German/English? = Miláte jermaniká /anglika? Toilets = Toualétes Four = Téseres /tésera Forty = Saránda Wein = Krasi How are you? = Ti kánis / ti kánete? How much is it? = Póso káni? Where is …? = Pou ine …? Ten = Dhéka Twenty = Íkosi Two = Dhío

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

07.03.2022 The pure Monday

03/25/2022 Greek Independence Day

04/01/2022 Greek Cypriot National Day

04/22/2022 Greek Orthodox Good Friday

04/25/2022 Greek Orthodox Easter Monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/12/2022 Cataclysm (Pentecost)

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

10/01/2022 Independence Day

10/28/2022 Greek National Day (Ochi Day)

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Cyprus (when entering from non-EU countries): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 1 l spirits (alcohol content over 22%) or 2 l alcoholic beverages and spirits (alcohol content up to 22%) (persons aged 17 and over); 4 liters of wine (persons aged 17 and over); 16 liters of beer; medicines for personal use; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175. The following items can be carried duty-free across the green line between the southern part of Cyprus and the northern part of Cyprus:

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Drugs, psychotropic substances, pornographic media and objects, jackknives and daggers, counterfeit money and counterfeit and pirated goods, nuclear, chemical, poisonous and biological weapons and similar substances, goods used for illegal wildlife hunting, counterfeit money, embargoed goods from the United Nations Security Council and the EU from countries such as Iraq, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan, and cannabis-derived products. There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. Further information is available from Cyprus Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Consulates in Geneva and Zurich.

Via Ludovisi 35
+39 (6) 808 83 65. /mfa/embassies/embassy_rome.nsf/DMLindex_en/DMLindex_en?OpenDocument Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus
Neulinggasse 37/4/MZ
+43 (1) 513 06 30.
http: //

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus

Consulate General in Hamburg. Honorary Consulate General in Frankfurt/M. and honorary consulate in Munich.

Kurfürstendamm 182
+49 (30) 308 68 30. mfa/Embassies/embassy_berlin.nsf/index_de/index_de?OpenDocument

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. It is strongly recommended to make appointments in advance by telephone.

Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus

Consulate in Zurich.

Rue Goetz-Monin 17
+41 (22) 329 78 22.


Business etiquette

Cypriot businessmen are known for their hospitality and courtesy. Business trips should be avoided in July and August. Business meetings are best held in the early morning. They often end with a shared lunch.

Opening hours

Business hours: during the week from 08.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00 (summer) and from 08.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00 (winter).

Business contacts

Commercial Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus Kurfürstendamm 182, 10707 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 30 86 83 23. Website: Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry PO Box 21455, 38 Grivas Dhigenis Avenue, 1509 Nicosia, Cyprus Tel. +357 (0)2 288 98 00. Website:



According to, the country code is 00357. There are still telephone booths in Cyprus that can be used with coins or a telecard.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 2G, 3G and 4G. Network operator is Cyta. The mobile network offers very good coverage. roaming agreements exist. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be worth purchasing a Cypriot SIM card.


Internet providers include Cyta and Logosnet. There are internet cafes in the larger cities and in the main holiday resorts. Telephone centers also provide access to the Internet. Free Wi-Fi is available at around 40,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Cyprus, as well as Larnaca Airport and most hotels.

Post office

Post within Europe takes three days. The post offices of all major cities and holiday resorts accept poste restante items.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received in Cyprus via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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