Culture and traditions

Currency – Cyprus

The currency Republic official Cyprus It is the euro. He assumed this currency on January 1, 2008.

Cyprus Currency

The banks and hotels of Cyprus offer exchange services currency. The exchange rate is variable. Banks close on weekends and during the island’s festivities. However, they do open on Christmas Eve. The Schedule Banking are from 08:30 to 12:30 and 15:15 to 16:45. Some banks offer extended afternoon hours for tourists from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cyprus Economy

The big shops, restaurants and hotels of the cities of the island accept all Credit cards, traveller’s checks and Eurocheques. We recommend you bring cash to the rural villages of the interior.

The regional products most appreciated are hand-woven curtains and tablecloths, baskets, silk and silverware. The hours of purchases It is between 08:00 and 13:00, and 16:00 and 19:30 (in winter it is only until 18:00). Stores close on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 2pm. Sundays do not work.

Cyprus Craft Work

The prices of the products and services in Cyprus they vary depending on the season and location. This is an approximation of the prices of the main products and services during the year:

A bus ticket: € 1.
A beer: between € 3.50 and € 5.
Cinema ticket: € 7 (adults) and € 5 (children).
Entrance to the theater: between € 17 and € 25.
Entrance to a concert or opera: between € 25 and € 77.
Continental breakfast: between € 3.40 and € 6.
Food (menu): between € 10 and € 13.50
Dinner at a tavern: € 20

Tips are 10% and are included in the hotel and restaurant account.

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