"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb


Getting around



How to get from Paphos International Airport to Paphos and to the conference venue:

Bus: Find several bus options not only to downtown Paphos, also to further destinations within Western Cyprus.

See attached below the available shuttle companies in Paphos Airport:

- Kapnos Airport Shuttle: +357 24008718,
- Abelair Aviation Limited: +357 24008650
- Limassol Airport Express: +357 97779090

Taxi: Transfer to downtown Paphos within 20 minutes, and about 40 to the Conference venue. It is without a doubt the fastest mean to the city centre.

Taxis are available at the ranks located outside the Arrivals Hall, right in the forecourt. The following taxi companies serve Paphos Airport: 

- Paphos Airport Taxi: +357 99 294729
- Paphos Taxi Airport Services: +357 99 460829
- Demetris Taxis: +357 99 009797

To transfer to your destination safe and sound, you can book a transfer in Paphos Airport.

If you fancy travelling by yourself and exploring the island on your own, please check the rent-a-car possibilities here:



How to get from Larnaca International Airport to Paphos and to the conference venue:

For shuttle bus options check here:

Renting a car in Larnaca Airport is one of the best options to discover the island with comfort and independence. The following companies can be found at the car rental booths in Arrivals, after baggage claim area:

Booking a private or shared transport from Larnaca airport to Conference venue Coral Beach Hotel and Resort or to Paphos: - immediate booking on website, also bookable via email:; Orders for Max/taxi transfers are accepted 24/7

Aside from moving around on foot and by bike, you can also travel around the island by bus or taxi. Cyprus does not have a train or underground transport system. Visitors are advised to always confirm itineraries and prices with the appropriate company before travelling, as these are subject to alterations.


Guide to public transport:

There are four types of bus service in Cyprus:

- Airport Transfer Buses: linking all the towns to the island’s two airports of Larnaka (Larnaca) and Pafos (Paphos).
- Interurban buses: linking all major towns on a daily basis, and with frequent routes.
- Urban buses: linking different areas within the towns and operating frequently during daytime. In certain tourist areas, during the summer period, their routes are extended till late in the evening.
- Rural buses: linking almost all villages with the nearest town, but with limited frequency.

Larnaka (Larnaca):
Cyprus Public Transport
Tel: 1416/ (+357 22221416)

Pafos (Paphos):
Pafos Transport Organisation Ltd
Tel: (+357) 80 005 588 / (+357) 26 934 410


Taxi Service Facilities

There are two types of taxi services available, covering the entire island:
- Urban: operating within the major towns.
- Rural: operating in village areas.

Urban Taxis
This is a 24-hour service provided in all towns. Taxis can be booked by phone, or hired directly from the street, and are equipped with taximeters - the use of which is obligatory. Charging commences upon the passenger entering the taxi, and is based on the following chart:
Tariff 1
06:01 - 20:30 Tariff 2
20:31 - 06:00
Initial charge €3,42 €4,36
Fare per km €0,73 €0,85
Delay or waiting time per hour €13,66 €15,71
For each piece of luggage €1,20 €1,20
Public Holidays Surcharge €1,96 €1,96
Taxis charge an extra supplement of €1,96 per ride during the following Public Holidays. Please note that there is an increase of 20% for carrying five (5) passengers, and an increase of 40% for carrying six (6) passengers.

Rural Taxis
Rural taxis operate in village areas and can only be hired from and to their base station. An exception is permitted when hiring is made at the airport or seaport, where the taxi driver must present such document proving the collection of certain customers. These taxis are not equipped with taximeters and charging is instead based on a kilometre/tariff rate. The minimum charge is €3,64. Charging commences upon the passenger entering the taxi, and is based on the following chart:
Tariff 1
06:01 - 20:30 Tariff 2
20:31 - 06:00
Single trip per km €0,63 €0,75
Return trip per km €0,49 €0,63
Delay or waiting time per hour €14,45 €18,82
For each piece of luggage weighing more than 12kg €1,20 €1,96

Vehicle hire:

Cars and motorcycles can be easily hired on the island, which is serviced by fairly good surfaced roads that comply with international traffic requirements, and link the towns and the various villages. Four lane motorways connect the capital, Lefkosia, with the coastal towns of Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos and Agia Napa. Minor roads and forest roads are still largely not surfaced, but in good to fair condition. Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather.
Please note: Traffic moves on the LEFT hand-side of the road, NOT on the right.



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