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Should this article be divided in Northern Cyprus and Southern Cyprus halves? Or maybe just Cyprus for the south and Northern Cyprus for the Turkish bit... Politics aside, the fact is that from a traveler's point of view (Get in, Get around, Talk, Buy, etc) there is very little left in common between the two. Jpatokal 12:56, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)

Done. Still cleaning up the split, assistance is welcome. Jpatokal 10:11, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Maybe Cyprus should be a disambig like Ireland. Otherwise, the Turks are gonna be mad at us for only relabeling their part. Or something. But if still prefer your original idea, just do it! -- Colin 16:53, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)
I'd definitely be for supporting the disambiguation option.... I literally just got back from Cyprus, having travelled on both sides of the Green Line, and talk there is of reunification under the EU aegis - once the problems are sorted out and economic motivations kick in (any day now.....) This, it is generally agreed, will eventually happen - and sooner rather than later - despite the recent vote against such a move by the South. Having a generic article for Cyprus as an island (à la Ireland), thereafter pointing to "South Cyprus" and "North Cyprus", can help Wikitravel reflect the cultural - geographical differences (+ve), without cementing current political / administrative divisions (-ve) that may soon be undone..... Pjamescowie 18:18, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Cyprus is a little different from cases like Ireland or Korea in that it's generally accepted that the southern government is the legitimate one, and all the (realistic) reunification plans I've seen call for the TRNC to join the ROC with varying degrees of autonomy. FWIW, Wikipedia does the disambig thing for Ireland and Korea, but "Cyprus" goes straight to the ROC. Jpatokal 23:10, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Also, can you add in some data about current procedures for crossing the Green Line? My visit was in April 2003, which was still in the Bad Old Days when you could only day-trip to the North and had to return before 5 PM sharp. Jpatokal 23:10, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)


I suggest Cyprus is subdvided into its administrative districts (in a similar fashion to the regions of say Italy#Regions and in the way i have added this information to the Cyprus#districts page). That way villages can be slotted into an orderly place. However, I am not sure how to go about changing the Europe : Mediterranean Europe : Cyprus : etc.etc bit into this (visibale at the top of the page). Any help please? In the mean time I will continue adding the villages to the apprpriate districts.StephP 11:31, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

Please propose the districts here first, and following naming conventions: it should be "Paphos (district)" in parentheses. Jpatokal 11:41, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

OK, here goes:
  • Nicosia (district)
  • Limassol (district)
  • Larnaca (district)
  • Famagusta (district)
  • Paphos (district)
StephP 13:34, 6 October 2006 (EDT)


This article covers only the Republic of Cyprus/Southern Cyprus, and the naming is confusing. Since crossing the border is not a simple matter, they should have separate articles, and this should be reflected in the names. I'm working on a map and would like to change this now, any objections? --Peter Talk 16:48, 22 March 2009 (EDT)

Yes, it will be wrong to change the Map and there should be no separate articles. There is only one Cyprus, The island of Cyprus that is, and this is the one that entered the European union. The Republic of Cyprus controls only the southern part, as the northern part is occupied by the Turkish army. The article on Cyprus should simply mention that Turkey invaded in 1974, occupied more than 30% of the island and forced 40% of the population out of there homes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)
Would it be fair to ask whether your suggestion is based upon political considerations or upon a consideration of what would be useful for travelers visiting the island? Personally, I would find the fact that once cannot move freely from one side of the island to the other to be travel-relevant. That's all off topic though, I'm suggesting that we rename this article from "Cyprus" to "Republic of Cyprus," because we have two articles, and a casual editor/reader such as myself found this confusing. --Peter Talk 18:54, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
I don't see a need to change this. "Cyprus" with no qualifier is far and away the most common name for the Republic. Jpatokal 02:16, 28 March 2009 (EDT)

Some experience[edit]

Hello everybody,

I just leave here a few travel notes. As newbee in wiki still travelling realistic term of processing them into article is 1,5-2 month time. I would be very grateful if one would find some of them worthy of notice and wikize them more quickly.

april 2015:

-portable gas tank for en521 or en417 standart stove could be purchaised in every supermarket or minimarket for €1-2,5 depending on size. extreme sports/camping shops do not sell them

-turkish lira is now accepted TL2.5:1€ although official course is 2.75:1 or so

-exchanging cash in south cyprus bank generally results in 3,5% comission

-in southern part cheapest prices could be founded in big cities, in northen opposite

-kiosks /periptero/ generally does not sell bread and vegetables. best place for the former is supermarket while fruitmarket for the latter

-bicycling on motorways is prosecuted

-prices difference between north and south varies depending on goods but generally northen is slightly cheaper

-best time for shopping is 10am-4pm. other time southern part shops could easely be found closed

-nearly everybody would understand english and try to help you in southern part. northeners speak englsh much worser but are still very friendly

-sovereign base in episkopi could be easily passed by everebody so no need to scare googlemap who draw motorway through its territory

-double/triple naming /-greek-english-turkey/ english spelling:



--kyrenia- -girne

--morphou- -guzilyourt

Vglfr (talk) 08:56, 7 April 2015 (EDT)


The current banner photo is not actually in Cyprus, but rather it is the "Lone Cypress" tree near Monterey, California. Suggest changing the banner to something actually in Cyprus. —The preceding comment was added by Thepck41 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your input, we will look at it and get the banner changed. Adzas (talk) 08:05, 29 October 2017 (EDT)