How to Get to Kyrenia and Congress Venue

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It is possible to reach Kyrenia via two airports.

(Important : Participants from Nigeria and Armenia need to contact congress secretariat to receive assistance to obtain the visa required to enter Northern Cyprus.)


Alternative 1; via “Larnaca” Airport in Larnaca

EU citizens or participants who have Schengen visa can fly to Larnaca Airport at Southern Cyprus. Larnaca Airport is located at 5 km south of Larnaca city center. British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Aeroflot, Olympic Air Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa are some of the airlines that operate flights for Larnaca. It takes approximately 1,5 hours by driving to get to Elexus Resort Hotel (Congress venue) which is at 90 km distance to Larnaca Airport.  Your passports might be re-checked while entering Northern Cyprus with a very short procedure, however, no other visas required rather than a Schengen visa.

Alternative 2; via ” Ercan” Airport in Lefkosa

It is possible to fly to Ercan Airport from major cities in Turkey like Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya with direct flights. It takes 30 minutes to reach Elexus Resort Hotel (Congress venue) which is at 35 km distance from Ercan Airport  No visas are required in this option as long as you are a transit passenger to Ercan Airport during check in to your connection flight in Istanbul Airport (or other cities in Turkey). If you have separate flight tickets, you may need a Turkish visa to collect your luggage and to check in to your flight to Ercan Airport. Turkey does not apply visa for visitors from many countries. Please check the visa requirements of Turkey for your country at April 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) has replaced “sticker visa” which was issued at the border crossings. Therefore, if you would like to get your visa without applying to the Turkish Consulate in your home country, please make sure that you apply for e-Visa at before arriving to Turkey.

If you are flying with a connection flight from Istanbul, please make sure that you have your connection flight at the same airport as there are two airports in Istanbul.

You  need to have your passports with you during entering the Northern Cyprus and fill up paper visa form at the customs which is to be stamped instead of passports. It is important to keep this paper visa during your stay as it is also going to be stamped while leaving Northern Cyprus.


As for your transportation from either Larnaca Airport or Ercan Airport to your hotel, participants are advised to book airport transfers at the time of registration for their own convenience. You can find relevant information about airport transfers at "Transfers" page.