APF 2014 update
[posted on: 12/08/2013]
- 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONERS IN WARSAW, POLAND [posted on: 23/07/2013]
- APF'12 videos online [posted on: 05/06/2013]
- 8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013) [posted on: 29/05/2013]
- 20th European MPI Users' Group Meeting (EuroMPI 2013) [posted on: 29/05/2013]
The Mediterranean Beach Hotel is situated on the southwest of the Bay of Limassol and is close to the archaeological site of the kingdom of Amathus. It is only a 15 minute drive from the town centre (11km). The Hotel is built with commanding sea views and incorporates a spectacular split – level swimming pool and terraced gardens that lead to a sandy, blue flag-awarded beach.
All modern audiovisual equipment is available; including LCD projectors and simultaneous translation facilities for up to five languages. The hotel's banqueting department ensures that any kind of event held in the hotel is a success.
The Mediterranean Beach Hotel offers various types of accommodation ranging from Deluxe Bedrooms with inland and sea view to Family Rooms, Superior Rooms and Luxury Studios, making the hotel ideal for families and couples of all ages. All guest rooms have been designed using materials and soft furnishings in warm earthy colours complemented with partial parquet flooring. Room amenities include en-suite bathroom, central air- conditioning/heating, direct dial telephone, radio, safe deposit box, interactive TV message system, hairdryer, mini bar, satellite TV with in-house pay movie channels, balcony or terrace. Wheelchair access is available to all floors, restaurants, bars and the pool.
Food and Beverage:
There are 9 outlets within the Hotel.
The Mediterranean is equipped with the latest technology cardiovascular and strength training equipment. This service is offered with compliments to all hotel resident guests. Located adjacent to the indoor pool; the wellness centre allows you to keep in top shape using our state-of-the-art Sports Art fitness centre. For relaxation, visit to the Aquum Health Spa. With its four dry treatment rooms - including one for couples - and three wet rooms, it offers a full range of health and beauty treatments designed to de-stress, revitalize and rejuvenate body and mind.
Sports and fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of the Hotel’s heated indoor pool, the hi-tech gym, pilates and aerobics studio, two floodlit tennis courts, a 5* padi scuba diving centre, as well as a variety of water sports on the beach.
- From the Hotel to City centre : 11 km, 15 minutes
- From the Hotel to Larnaca International Airport: 65.1 km, 54 minutes
- From the Hotel to Paphos International Airport: 68.5 km, 52 minutes
- From the Hotel to General Hospital: 16.5 km, 17 minutes
- From the Hotel to Cyprus Museum: 4.6 km, 10 minutes
- Transportation: City Bus Stop at hotel entrance/ Taxi stop within hotel premises
Sponsoring Airlines Austrian Airlines
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- Booking period: now until October 11th, 2012
Valid for flights to Larnaca and return as of October 03rd, 2012 until October 18th, 2012 (final date for return flight) on OS flight numbers
Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid Schengen visas and who have already entered Schengen countries, as per the Schengen regulations, may now travel to Cyprus directly from that Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.
Where Visas are being issued:
Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries: ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI), UZBEKISTAN.
Cyprus has two (2) airports:
- The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca and 142 km (88 miles) from Paphos.
For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca)
- The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 15km (9 miles) from Paphos and 142 km (88 miles) from Larnaca.
For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos)
Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:
Private taxi Transfers
Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is guaranteed.
Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.
Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org.
Kindly note that there are no frequent public buses running between Larnaca or Paphos Airports and Limassol coastal area where the allocated hotels are located. However, you may follow the next steps:
Larnaca Airport to Limassol
Step 1: Once you arrive at Larnaca Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Athanasios bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You may visit www.airportshuttlebus.eu/ to check the timetable that matches your flight.
Step 2: Use a taxi to get from Ag. Athanasios bus stop to get to Mediterranean Beach Hotel or your accommodation hotel. Alternatively, you can visit 'EMEL Buses' website at www.limassolbuses.com/en to find a route and timetable of your preference to reach your hotel.
Paphos Airport to Limassol
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can use the public bus route 613 to reach Pervola-Karavela Station. Please visit 'OSYPA Buses' website at www.pafosbuses.com/en to find map and timetable.
Step 2: From Pervola-Karavela Station use the Public Bus Company 'Intercity Buses':
www.intercity-buses.com to get to Limassol City (New Port Station).
Step 3: At the New Port Station in Limassol you can hop on 'EMEL Buses' to reach your hotel. Please visit 'EMEL Buses' routes and timetable at: www.limassolbuses.com/en. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Georgios Havouzas bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches. You may visit www.airportshuttlebus.eu/ to check the timetable that matches your flight.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can hop on 'EMEL Buses' to reach your hotel. Please visit 'EMEL Buses' website at www.limassolbuses.com/en to find a route to your hotel.
Limassol Public Buses
Please visit 'EMEL Buses' website at www.limassolbuses.com/en to find routes, timetables and maps that matches your preferences.
Click here to find a map of all bus Routes in Limassol.
For ease of reference, Routes 30 which starts from New Harbour station and Route 31 which
starts from Griva Digeni Station, both pass from Mediterranean Beach Hotel.
Cyprus Public Buses
A list of all buses around Cyprus including night buses, rural buses and intercity buses can be found on ‘Cyprus by Bus’ website at www.cyprusbybus.com. The buses are separated by city while route details, timetables and maps are available for each route.
- The voltage on the island is 240 Socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type.
- English is the second language and is widely spoken. A greater Knowledge of French and German is increasingly noticeable.
- The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
- Banks in Cyprus open for the, public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
- All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
- Telephone : Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
- There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
- The two main ports are in Limassol and Larnaca.
- Around 30 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world.
- As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Union.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. A story past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus and travelers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.
Today Cyprus is a modern country that combines European culture with ancient enchantment. One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean island is plentiful sunshine throughout the year, and Cyprus is no exception. In fact, Cyprus epitomizes the ideal weather of the region with sunny days and fine temperatures almost every day. Extremes of temperatures are rare, meaning Cyprus has something to offer every month of the year, whether it's swimming (as late as November) or enjoying cultural sites and festivals (all year long).
The European Union's Council of Ministers has approved the entry of Cyprus into the Euro zone.
European finance ministers set fixed rates of one euro to 0.585274 Cypriot pounds and euro is the official currency used in Cyprus since January 1, 2008.
The design of the Cypriot euro coins:
• 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent: The Mouflon, the most characteristic species of fauna in Cyprus, representing the island's nature and wildlife.
• 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent: The Kyrenia ship representing Cyprus's history and its character as an island as well as its importance in trade.
• €1 and €2: The Idol of Pomos, a characteristic example of prehistoric art in Cyprus, representing the island’s antiquity, culture and civilization.