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The Low Down on Cyprus Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency in Cyprus is the euro, and was introduced as the official currency in 2008, replacing the former Cypriot pound.



The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus continues to use the Turkish lira and not the euro.



At the time of changeover, the euro was fixed at an exchange rate of 0.585274 Cypriot pounds.



The most commonly-used bills for euros in Cyprus are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

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    Entry into Kourion Archaeological Site

    4.50 EUR *

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    Cappuccino

    3 EUR *

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    Street food meal

    10 EUR *

  • *

    Movie ticket

    8 EUR *

  • *

    Local beer

    3 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Must-sees in Cyprus

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  • Larnaca
  • One of the most laid back tourist spots in Cyprus; this beach resort is a sun-seekers paradise. With a local flamingo heavy salt lake nearby, an ancient and crumbling Turkish Quarter and multiple historic sites and churches around, you’ll have heaps to explore beyond the shores of this seaside delight.
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  • Troodos Villages
  • Set among the Troodos Massif mountain region of Cyprus’ southwest are a set of quaint and beautiful old stone villages. Wander the cobblestoned alleys to discover some of Cyprus’ most amazing ancient churches and monasteries adorned with vibrant frescoes and wall paintings that are hundreds of years old.
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  • Cape Greco
  • Cape Creco is a remote national park on Cyprus’ south coast where you’ll be able to escape the throngs of tourists and get back to nature. Offering a number of scenic hikes, you’ll be able to spy some endemic scenery and wildlife here including wild orchids and the crystal blue waters beyond the shoreline.

Buying Euro online is easy

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  • 3. Pay online
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FAQs Relating to Cypriot Currency

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  • When did Cyprus join the EU?

    Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004 and joined the Eurozone in 2008, when it began using the euro currency.

  • Can you use the Euro in Northern Cyprus?

    No, you cannot use the euro in Northern Cyprus. You will need to use the Turkish lira if travelling into Northern Cyprus.

  • What credit cards can be used in Cyprus?

    Maestro™, MasterCard™ and Visa™ are the most widely-accepted cards in Cyprus. American Express™ is less commonly-accepted.

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Travelling to the Cyprus in the Future?

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How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

Dealing with lost or stolen funds while taking a trip is not only a hassle, but also extremely stressful. Learn how to keep your money safe while travelling.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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