Travel and Conference Logistics

Venue: Limassol, CYPRUS

Limassol is located on the southern coast of the island of Cyprus. It is the second largest city, with a population of around 240.000 residents. Visitors will find a range of activities nearby, including - of course - sandy beaches with crystal waters, but also hiking, archeological sites, vineyards, shopping and nightlife.

Conference Venue

St. Raphael Resort & Marina

St. Raphael Resort & Marina
Amathus Avenue 502
4534 Pyrgos, Limassol, CYPRUS

The Workshops and Tutorials Day, the Main Conference (i.e., technical program), as well as the conference banquet and reception / poster session will all take place at the St. Raphael.

Please book your hotel rooms early to receive the group rate directly via the hotel:

Banquet Venue

Sailor view

The conference banquet will take place at the Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant, which is located on the St. Raphael Marina, next to the hotel. Be prepared for warm weather, great company and food, as well as a beautiful view of the sunset!

Traveling to Cyprus

Two international airports - Larnaca (LCA) and Paphos (PFO) - are available for your travel to Limassol. For details regarding the flight schedules to / from LCA and PFO, please visit the airports’ official website:

Getting to Limassol

There are taxis outside the doors when leaving the airport. A typical trip from either Larnaca International Airport or Paphos International Airport to the St. Raphael Resort should cost appropriately 50 Euros. The demand and time of day may cause the wait times and prices to fluctuate, so it is advised to check with the driver.

Public Transportation

Cyprus has a public bus network, which offers inner-city routes as well as major city and airport connections. Please find more information here:

Car Rentals

There are many options for renting a car at both airports. See here for a full list of companies and their contact information at Larnaca Airport.

Other general information

  • Cyprus is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.
  • Banks in Cyprus are open to the public from 8.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday, although ATMs are widely available. In tourist areas banks often have longer opening hours in the afternoon.
  • The voltage is 240, and socket outlets are of the flat 3 pin type (i.e., UK style).
  • English is the second language and is understood by nearly everyone.

Visa Information

Kind reminder: Please apply for a visa in good time, to avoid any possible delay.

If you require a letter for your application, you will be able to request this during the conference registration process. The letter will be automatically generated and available immediately along with your registration confirmation.

Cyprus is a candidate country to join the Schengen Area; thus residents of non-EU countries who hold valid multiple-entry Schengen visa must first pass through a full Schengen member territory to use their visa for entry to Cyprus. Schengen Visa holders are allowed to travel to Cyprus directly from a Schengen member country without applying for a (national) Cyprus visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

Note that the above arrangement does not apply for those holding a Turkish or Azerbaijani passport. Please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on how to apply for a Cyprus Visa. For further information, please check the European Commission website regarding Schengen Visas.

Visas are issued by all 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.

For the latest information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

More information can also be found on the website of the Cyprus International Airports.