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The W-EBTM 2015 will be held in the weekend of 7 and 8 March 2015. Some activity might also be planned on Friday the 6th of March.
The island of Cyprus has three international airports; Larnaca Airport is closest to the meeting and also the largest airport in terms of airlines served. Airlines such as Air Baltic, Austrian, British Airways, Cyprus Airways, easyJet, LOT, Lufthansa and Norwegian may take you here.
Paphos Airport is served by some of the same airlines, and also by Ryanair.
Ercan Airport, in the northern part of Cyprus (occupied by Turkey), offers connections through Istanbul.
Since Crazy Bob and me will be in Larnaca beforehand, we invite everyone who is in Cyprus on Friday to have dinner together. Please meet us at 19:00 in Larnaca at the statue of Zenon (location: see Saturday).
Meeting point on saturday is the square with the statue of Zenon of Citium at 9:30.
We plan to take the bus to Nicosia, departure at 10:00 at the Finikoudes Bus Stop in Larnaca which is located along the promenade where we meet. The bus will take about 1 hour so we will arrive around 11:00 in Nicosia at the Dionisiou Solomou Square (Plateia Solomou). First, we will visit the Cyprus Museum, which hosts a fine collection of antiquities found on the island. After about an hour, we walk to the Turkish border at Ledra Street. Crossing the border is pretty easy and relaxed. Please note that you need to declare any cash amounts of over 10.000 euros, but I assume nobody is THAT crazy
We will walk to the bazaar and the St. Sophia Cathedral (Selimiye Mosque), next to which there are plenty of terraces to have lunch. After lunch, we walk to the statue of Atatürk at the Kyrenia gate, the Venetian column, and as a bonus to the TEB Bank ATM which dispenses 's so you all will be able to "score" the city Lefkoşa (although euros are accepted everywhere in the north, and you also get them as change).
Then it's back to the Greek part of Cyprus, where maybe some spare time remains before we take the bus back to Larnaca at 16:00 or 17:00 and have dinner there around 19:00 hours. If you only plan to visit for dinner, please join us at the statue of Zenon.
The cost for the bus is € 7,50 for a return trip. Bus details (departure times and route) can be found here.
The entrance fee for the museum is € 4,50.
Walking tour of Larnaca in the morning.
Info about dothunting
I'm sure there will be people that want to get all the dots of Cyprus, this information is not for them. This is just information about the dots that we will visit or are near the places that we visit.
- The city of Larnaca has one dot, together with the southeast part of Nicosia. The profile of the airport of Larnaca is in the same dot, even though the new airport of Larnaca is located more to the southwest in a different dot. The location of profile still reflects the old airport location.
- The southwest part of Nicosia is one dot to the west of there. This is outside of the city center of Nicosia, but the bus makes two stops in this dot: Archbishop Makariou C' Avenue 1 and Nicosia General Hospital. People that are interested in this dot can opt to take a short walk to Archbishop Makariou C' Avenue (about 2 km) and take the bus there, or take an earlier bus to the hospital and join the group back to Larnaca there
- The center of Nicosia, including the Turkish part is one dot north of that.