Travellers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus may enter the Republic only through the legal ports of entry: Larnaka and Pafos International Airports, or the ports of Larnaka, Lemesos (Limassol), and Pafos.
All airports in the part of the Republic illegally occupied by the Turkish invasion forces have been declared by the Government of Cyprus as prohibited ports of entry and exit, and no visitor should enter or leave the Republic through these ports.
As a result of the Turkish invasion and military occupation of the northern part of Cyprus, the port of Ammochostos and the Keryneia harbour are closed to shipping and navigation, and have been declared by the Government of Cyprus as prohibited ports of entry and exit, and no visitor is allowed to enter or leave the Republic through these ports.
Visitors arriving in Cyprus by air may enter the Republic only through the International Airports of Larnaka and Pafos.
Note: The Airport Tax is included in the airfare.
LARNAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The airport is:
5 km (3 miles) from Larnaka town;
49 km (31 miles) from Lefkosia;
70 km (44 miles) from Lemesos;
46 km (29 miles) from Agia Napa;
139 km (89 miles) from Pafos.
Services offered to travellers at Larnaka International Airport include:
PAFOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The airport is:
15 km ( 9 miles) east of Pafos town;
63 km (39 miles) from Lemesos;
129 km (81 miles) from Larnaka;
50 km (30 miles) from Polis;
146 km (91 miles) from Lefkosia.
Services offered to travellers at Pafos International Airport include:
Passenger and cruise traffic in Cyprus is served by the multipurpose ports of Lemesos (Limassol) and Larnaka on the south coast of the country.
All port facilities of the island are under the jurisdiction of the Cyprus Ports Authority and their activities and the development are centrally planned. Coordinated and supervised:
Cyprus Ports Authority
Kritis 23, 1061 Lefkosia
P.O.Box 22007, 1516 Lefkosia
Tel: + 357 22 81 72 00
Fax: + 357 22 76 54 20
LIMASSOL (LEMESOS) PORT
The largest port facility on the island, it is situated in the western part of Lemesos town and can accommodate vessels of any L.O.A.
Ferries connect Lemesos port with Greece, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon etc.
The port also serves as a base and stop-over for a large number of cruise ships conducting cruises in the region on a regular and frequent basis.
Services offered to travellers at Lemesos (Limassol) Port, include:
Situated on the eastern part of Larnaka town at a distance of 5 km from the Larnaka International Airport, the port can accommodate vessels, not far in excess of 250 m. L.O.A. and longer vessels according to their ability to manoeuvre.
Services offered to travellers at Larnaka Port, include:
Marinas, Yacht Harbours and Shelters
Apart from Larnaka Marina and St. Raphael Marina mentioned hereinbelow, there are also a number of ports and fishing shelters in Cyprus.
Larnaka Marina is situated in the bay of Larnaka and lies 110 nautical miles from Beirut and Tripoli, 145 n.m. from Tel-Aviv, 230 n.m. from Port-Said and 250 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 yachts of various sizes.
The minimum depth of the usable part of the Marina is approximately 1.5m and the maximum is 4.0m. The nature of the seabed is MUD and SAND. The Marina is entirely protected from all weather conditions.
Access to the Marina is controlled and limited to yacht owners and crews. The Marina has security guards on a 24hour basis.
All yachts moored in the Marina may use all facilities and services available, at a reasonable charge.
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, CY 6023 Larnaka
Telex: 4500 CYTMAR
Tel: +357 24 65 31 10, 24 65 31 13
Fax: +357 24 62 41 10
Note: It is absolutely imperative to reserve space in the Larnaka Marina well in advance.
Yachts coming to or leaving Cyprus, can clear Customs and Immigration formalities from within the Marina.
Larnaka Marina has a Marine VHF communication service on a 24hrs basis (Listening: Ch16 Working Ch.8).
ST RAPHAEL MARINA, LIMASSOL
The Marina, located at longitude 33 deg. 11 min. latitude 34deg. 42min., is a very special feature of the Resort, ideal for motor and sailing yacht enthusiasts.
There is 24-hour security with guards patrolling the Marina grounds for the safety of the guests.
The breakwater is constructed in such a way as to protect the Marina from waves up to 5 metres in height. Fire fighting equipment is installed throughout the Marina 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 berthed to 3 concrete piers with all facilities, including connected freshwater, electricity, telephone, T.V. and hooked-up in-house video.
Yacht persons are part of the clientele of the resort and have access to all St. Raphael Hotel facilities.
Yachts coming to, or leaving Cyprus can clear Customs and Immigration formalities from within the Marina Offices.
For further information please apply to:
St. Raphael Marina
P.O.Box 51933, CY 3509 Lemesos
Tel: 357 25 63 58 00 or St Raphael Hotel 25 63 61 00 ext. 3312
Fax: 357 25 63 52 08