Cyprus motorhome country guide

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The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern half of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The north of the island is controlled by Turkey and a border with checkpoints is maintained. Visitors may cross the border but should appreciate that this is a complicated situation, and both sides hold strong views. The Republic of Cyprus is not a Greek island but a country in its own right. The euro is the official currency and The Republic of Cyprus a member of the EU. Vehicles drive on the left, a reminder that Cyprus was once under British control. Idyllic as Cyprus sounds it is not an ideal motorhoming country. The island is small and there are very few campsites. There is no direct ferry from Greece, or any other EU country. Ferries depart from Mersin in southern Turkey and dock at Famagusta in northern Cyprus. Summer ferries depart from Alanya, Antalya and Anamur in Turkey and dock at Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus. Ferry crossings take five hours and there is plenty of paperwork to complete before and after the crossing. Visit www.visitcyprus.com for tourist information.