The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation, was inaugurated on January the 14th in 1994 and operates according to the cooperation agreement between the Nicosia Municipality and the Pierides Foundation. The Arts Centre is housed in the old Power Station building, granted by the Electricity Authority to the Municipality of Nicosia. This building had been the first Power Generating Station in Nicosia. It had been deserted for almost 20 years until the Nicosia Municipality, during the majoralty of Lellos Demetriades, made an agreement with the Pierides Foundation, during the Demetris Z. Pierides presidency, for the transformation of the complex into the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre. Thus, the building, a typical example of industrial architecture in Cyprus at the beginning of the 20th century, was restored in its original form, while complying with all the prerequisites of a contemporary museum and exhibition centre. In 1994 the Centre was awarded with the Europa Nostra Award for its sensitive restoration. During the seventeen years of its operation, the Centre organized and presented more than 70 exhibitions of contemporary art from Cyprus and abroad. Many of them were organized in cooperation with other Museums, Cultural Centres and Foundations. For more info visit the Centre’s website at:


Cyprus provides an advantageous geographic location connecting three continents, Europe, Asia, Africa with its excellent transportation and communications infrastructure. Around 40 airlines connect Cyprus directly with most European and Middle-East countries, which provide ongoing services to anywhere in the world. Details regarding Cyprus’ International Airports can be found through the Official Website

More than 40 airlines have regular flights to and from Cyprus, including: Cyprus Airways (CY), British Airways (BA), Austrian Airlines (AU), Aegean Airlines (AEE), Lufthansa (LH), Etihad (ETD), KLM (KLM), Emirates (EK), Ryan Air (FR),Swiss Air (SA), Easy Jet (EZY), Monarch (MON) and many others.

Visa Requirements: Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid Schengen visas and who have already entered Schengen countries, as per the Schengen regulations, may now travel to Cyprus directly from that Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries: ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI) and UZBEKISTAN. The above information is based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their website.


Cyprus has two (2) airports:

  • The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca and 142 km (88 miles) from Paphos.
    For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca)
  • The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 15km (9 miles) from Paphos and 142 km (88 miles) from Larnaca.
    For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos)

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Airport Transfers – Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from /to the airport:

Private taxi Transfers: Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through . These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is quaranteed.

Airport Taxis: Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Service is quite good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.

Car rentals: Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through

Public Transportation: Cyprus By Bus webpage provides information about buses, bus routes and bus time tables in Cyprus.



Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union.

A story past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here. Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus and travelers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.

Today Cyprus is a modern country that combines European culture with ancient enchantment. One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean island is plentiful sunshine throughout the year, and Cyprus is no exception. In fact, Cyprus epitomizes the ideal weather of the region with sunny days and fine temperatures almost every day. Extremes of temperatures are rare, meaning Cyprus has something to offer every month of the year, whether it’s swimming (as late as November) or enjoying cultural sites and festivals (all year long).

More about Cyprus and its history can be found at: