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British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus
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Akrotiri and Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus.

UnderstandEdit

The two military bases Akrotiri and Dhekelia were important bases of the British Empire throughout its reign over the island, and were retained as a compromise upon independence, because Britain had been reluctant to grant independence to Cyprus as it had been one of its most important naval bases up to that point.

Although Akrotiri and Dhekelia are primarily military bases, the area is generally accessible from the Republic of Cyprus and has a few interesting places within its territory.

Get inEdit

 
Visa policy of the Schengen Area, which applies to Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Visa requirementsEdit

The visa policy is the same as for Cyprus, which follows the visa policy of the Schengen Area. However, stays longer than 28 days per 12-month period require a permit. The territory has open borders with Cyprus, but maintains border checks with Northern Cyprus.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Akrotiri and Dhekelia

SeeEdit

AkrotiriEdit

  • 1 Kourion. world heritage site with acropolis ruins    
  • St Nicholas' Monastery of the Cats (Akrotiri village).
  • The Sanctuary Of Apollo.

DhekeliaEdit

  • 2 Xylophagou Tower.    

DoEdit

AkrotiriEdit

  • Lady's Mile Beach

DhekeliaEdit

BuyEdit

Exchange rates for Euros

As of 21 October 2019:

  • US$1 ≈ €0.9
  • UK£1 ≈ €1.16
  • Australian $1 ≈ €0.61
  • Canadian $1 ≈ €0.68

Exchange rates fluctuate. Current rates for these and other currencies are available from XE.com

Despite being British possessions, the euro is the official currency in the base area.

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