Gay Guide Cyprus

In 2004 Cyprus joined the European Community, making life easier for the gay community. The EU directives do not tolerate discrepancy in any of the member states in regard to the treatment of homosexuals and heterosexuals. These differences, along with paragraph 171 were abolished before the new EU countries were accepted. Furthermore the age of consent was lowered from 18 to 17 years and raised for heterosexuals to 17. Nevertheless Cypriot society remains conservative. In January 2014, the part of the island that is under Turkish occupation decided to decriminalize homosexuality. This means that there are no longer any territories in Europe where homosexuality is illegal.

Islands in Cyprus

South Part

Name: Kypros/Kibris · Zypern · Chypre · Chipre · Cipro
Location: Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Initials: CYP
International country code: 357 (south) and 90 (north)
International access code: 00
Language: Greek, Turkish, English
Area: 9,251 km² / 3,572 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Euro (€) = 100 Cents (south part). 1 Turkish Lira (TL) =100 Kurus
Population: 1,148,300
Capital: Nicosia (south part), Lefkosa (north part)
Religions: 94% Christ Orthodox (south)
Climate: Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers (Jun-Aug) and cooler, wet winters.
Important gay cities: Nicosia

Top Hotels

Hotel Pension Wild

Vienna’s only gay owned and operated hotel/guest house; centrally located in a quiet residential area in Josefstadt district in the heart of Vienna, within walking distance to the City Hall (venue of the annual Life Ball), Parliament and Museumsquartier... more

Poseidon

Luxurious hotel with wellness centre with massages, turkish bath and solar shower. Meeting room. Parking available on extra charge. Pets allowed. more

Villa Ragazzi

This exclusively gay guesthouse near Montpellier is close to the gay beach l'Espiguette. There is a great outdoor bar next to the pool and naked sunbathing is permitted... more