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The Republic has airports at Larnaka and Pafos, with flights from most of Europe and the Middle East. North Cyprus has an international airport at Ercan, but only Turkish airlines fly there. By sea, you can get to Greece (Athens mainly, but sometimes Rhodes, Patmos or Crete) and Israel from the Republic's port in Lemesos. If you want to go to the Greek islands, you'll probably have to change at Athens. There are ferries from North Cyprus to Turkey, but you cannot exit Cyprus this way unless you entered from Turkey (see Visas in Facts for the Traveler for more information).

Getting Around

Bus services run within and between towns every day except Sunday. Those between major cities are cheap, frequent and efficient. If you want to travel on a Sunday, you'll need to get a service taxi. They're good for most places in the Republic, but they tend to take roundabout routes. North Cyprus has service taxis between Kyrenia and North Nicosia. It's easy to hire cars and bikes all over the country.

If you enter Cyprus from Turkey, it's not possible to cross to the Republic. You can enter the North from the Republic for day trips only. See Visas in Facts for the Traveler for more information.

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