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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:34 AM   #61
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Old July 10th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #62
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I'm going to Cyprus in less than a week and hoped that maybe you guys can answer a few questions I have:

- Is there anything I should know about driving in Cyprus? Any tips or suggestions?
- How is traffic overall and in cities like Nicosia and Larnaca? How's parking?
- Can you cross the border to the Northern side? If yes, which are the border crossings that are open?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #63
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I'm going to Cyprus in less than a week and hoped that maybe you guys can answer a few questions I have:

- Is there anything I should know about driving in Cyprus? Any tips or suggestions?
- How is traffic overall and in cities like Nicosia and Larnaca? How's parking?
- Can you cross the border to the Northern side? If yes, which are the border crossings that are open?
I know that they drive on the left in Cyprus and that is possible to cross the border.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #64
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I'm going to Cyprus in less than a week and hoped that maybe you guys can answer a few questions I have:

- Is there anything I should know about driving in Cyprus? Any tips or suggestions?
- How is traffic overall and in cities like Nicosia and Larnaca? How's parking?
- Can you cross the border to the Northern side? If yes, which are the border crossings that are open?

I just know that they drive really aggressive and dangerous there.
But nothing that you should be scared off.
You could say that they drive the same as the Estonians does.

Been there and seen it (Cyprus).
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Old July 12th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #65
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How long would a ferry from Greece take to Limassol, and what is the approx. price range (car + 1...4 pax)?
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #66
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 11:14 PM   #67
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I'm now back from Cyprus and although I don't have any photos (sorry!) since I sat on the back seat most of the time , I do have some comments.

The quality of motorways is generally very good and although the speed limit is only 100km/h, most of the drivers drive around 120km/h. There are numerous speed camera warnings but I didn't manage to spot a single camera.
We also drove in the mountains. Generally the roads were very good, except in the mountain villages where the streets where really narrow and due to parking cars you often had to wait to let others pass. This brings me to parking overall. Let's say that it's creative . People generally park wherever it's possible and seemingly nobody pays for parking.
The overall traffic culture is more aggressive than in Estonia but I wouldn't call it dangerous.

The large amount and the overall style of verbal warning signs reminds me of the UK. All signs are bilingual so it's easy for tourists.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:13 PM   #68
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #69
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Are there border crossing signs on the road between Paphos and Limassol, when you pass through the British territory? Any 'welcome to uk' 'welcome to cyprus' signs or anything like that? Someone mentioned that the spelling of cities change on the signs, is that the only giveaway that you're now on British territory?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #70
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As far as I know there are no checkpoints between the British and Greek-Cypriot parts of the island. It's hard to see the difference too, becuase the roads look very British anyway.

However, if you cross from the Turkish part to a British part, like the crossing near Famagusta, there are checkpoints. It is clearly noticable that these checkpoints are staffed by British officers (with British police cars, etcetera).
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #71
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It has been a long time ago I was on Cyprus, but I definately remember one (or more?) border crossing(s) east of Larnaka. At the road towards Famagusta there was no crossing when entering the British area, until reaching the Turkish part.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #72
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Are there border crossing signs on the road between Paphos and Limassol, when you pass through the British territory? Any 'welcome to uk' 'welcome to cyprus' signs or anything like that? Someone mentioned that the spelling of cities change on the signs, is that the only giveaway that you're now on British territory?
I was last there in 1993, but there was no sign of a border crossing when you enter the British bases (I used the B6 from Paphos to Limassol - the A6 hadn't been built yet except for a brief section around Limassol). I didn't remember any "welcome to Britain" type signs - just a lot of fences and British red-brick architecture, including the rows of British council-style houses.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #73
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Are there border crossing signs on the road between Paphos and Limassol, when you pass through the British territory? Any 'welcome to uk' 'welcome to cyprus' signs or anything like that? Someone mentioned that the spelling of cities change on the signs, is that the only giveaway that you're now on British territory?
There are no check points or signs that you are entering or exiting the British Base Areas. The only thing that is different is the vehicles of the SBA (Sovereign Base Area) police. We consider them as mere military bases. They do have a peculiar status.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 08:26 AM   #74
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How is it going with the new motorway A7 from Pafos to Polis? When are they going to open it?
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 11:21 AM   #75
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I guess the project is still on hold: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A7_motorway_%28Cyprus%29. I think construction works have never been started.
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2013 imagery in Google Earth shows no sign of construction.

Wikipedia is also like 5 years outdated: If an agreement is reached construction can commence as soon as the first quarter of 2011 with a 2015 deadline.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 12:07 PM   #77
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The next line refers to an article from August 2013:

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Currently, the project is on hold, although the Government announced they are reassessing the design (August 2013)
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Old January 4th, 2016, 08:27 AM   #78
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I guess the project is still on hold: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A7_motorway_%28Cyprus%29. I think construction works have never been started.

Raelly? On maps it looks like that motorway is under construction. Is that wrong?
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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:43 PM   #79
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Which maps? I don't know online maps showing u/c roads except OSM which does not show A7 motorway. My 2nd source is wikipedia.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 05:12 AM   #80
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Which maps? I don't know online maps showing u/c roads except OSM which does not show A7 motorway. My 2nd source is wikipedia.

At the Hallwag maps it looks like the A7 from Pafos to Polis is under construction.
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