Benefits in Cyprus

The DSIPD has already established a network amongst collaborating institutions: Departments and Services of the public sector, local authorities, private institutions and representatives of disabled people’s organizations, in order to promote and implement the project. The Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities forms with the collaborating institutions, the list of benefits provided by the card to the beneficiaries.

The list of benefits may grow longer from time to time accordingly, following consultation with the benefit providers.

1. Free entrance to the “Cypria” International Festival for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

2. Free entrance to various cinema festival for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹
 


Provider:
Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Tel.: 22809840
Fax: 22809876

1. A 50% discount on the bus fare for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

2. Priority to use seats
 


Provider:
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
28 Acheon str., 1424 Nicosia

Tel: 22800100
Fax: 22776266

1. Free entrance to the following museums for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

  • Cyprus Museum, Nicosia
  • Limassol District Archaeological Museum
  • Larnaca District Archaeological Museum  
  • Pafos District Archaeological Museum  
  • Ethnological Museum (House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios), Nicosia
  • Local Archaeological Museum, Ancient City of Idalium
  • Local Ethnological Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith-work, Lefkara
  • Local Ethnological Museum, Fikardou
  • Cyprus Medieval Museum (Limassol Castle)
  • Local Kourion Archaeological Museum (Episkopi)
  • Local Archaeological Museum – Palaipafos, Kouklia
  • Folk Art Museum, Geroskipou
  • Local Museum of Marion-Arsinoe, Polis Chrysochous  
  • Maa – Palaiokastro Museum
  • Larnaca Castle

Provider:
Department of Antiquities
1 Museum Avenue,
1516 Nicosia  

Tel.: 2865888, 22865873
Fax: 22303148

Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy

 


2. Free entrance to the following monuments for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

  • Pafos Castle
  • Kolossi Castle
  • Larnaca Castle
  • Limassol Castle (Cyprus Medieval Museum)

Provider:
Department of Antiquities
1 Museum Avenue,
1516 Nicosia  

Tel.: 2865888, 22865873
Fax: 22303148

Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy


3. Free entrance to the following Unesco monuments for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

  • Khirokitia
  • Palaipafos (Kouklia)  
  • Nea Pafos

Provider:
Department of Antiquities
1 Museum Avenue,
1516 Nicosia  

Tel.: 2865888, 22865873
Fax: 22303148

Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy


4. Free entrance to the followingους archaeological sites for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

  • Tamassos
  • Kition  
  • Khirokitia
  • Kalavasos -Tenta
  • Amathunta  
  • Palepafos (Kouklia)
  • Nea Pafos
  • The Tombs of the Kings
  • Maa – Palaiokastro
  • Agios Georgios Pegeias  
  • Kourion

Provider:
Department of Antiquities
1 Museum Avenue,
1516 Nicosia  

Tel.: 2865888, 22865873
Fax: 22303148

Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy


5.  Free entrance to the Icons House of Lampadistis Holy Monastery for persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹ 

Private Entity
2862 Kalopanayiotis,
Nicosia


6. Free entrance to the Hambis Printmaking Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant *¹

Provider:
Private Entity
4605 Platanisteia, Limassol

Tel.: 25222772 / 25222772
Email: info@hambisprintmakingcenter.org.cy
 


7. Free entrance to the Cyprus Motor Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹   

Provider:
Private entity
15 Dimitri Papanikoli str.,
4180 Ypsonas, Limassol

Tel.: 70009000, 99252626 / 25390601
Email: cyprusmotormuseum@cytanet.com.cy
 


8. Free entrance to the Cyprus Theatre Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹  

Provider: 
Private entity
2-8 Panos Solomonides str.,
3032 Limassol

Tel.: 25343464 / 25343464

Email: theatre.museum@cytanet.com.cy


9. Free entrance to the Cyprus Medical Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹  

Provider:
Private entity
41st Road str., 4157
Kato Polemidia, Limassol

Tel.: 25713933 / 25713933

Email: iatrikomouseio@cytanet.com.cy


10. Free entrance to the Pierides Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

Provider:
Private entity
4 Zenon Kitieos str.,
6023 Larnaca

Tel.: 24814555 / 24817868

Email: pieridesmuseum@bankofcyprus.com
 


11. Free entrance to the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹    

Provider:
Municipal Authority
2 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, 7600 Athienou, Larnaca

Tel.: 24524002, 24811370/24522333

Email: museum@athienou.org.cy
 


12. Free entrance to the Pafos Ethnological Museum for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹  

Provider:
Private entity
1 Exo Vrisi, 8047 Pafos    

Tel.: 26 932010 / 26 948478

Email: amimoni@cytanet.com.cy
 


13. •    Free entrance to the Deryneia Municipal Museums for the persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

Provider:
Municipal Authority
26 Famagusta Avenue, 5380 Deryneia

Tel.: 23 811000 / 23 825550

Email: deryneia.municipality@cytanet.com.cy

Free entrance to THOC performances (up to 10% of the seats) and reduced entrance for their personal assistant*¹  

Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC)
9 Grigori Afxentiou str., 1096 Nicosia

Tel: 22864300/1
Fax: 22512732
Email: info@thoc.org.cy

1. Free entrance to international & national championships games to persons with disabilities and their personal assistant*¹

Note: Football is excluded

Provider:
Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO)
Makarios Athletic Center Avenue, Engomi, 2400 Nicosia
PO BOX 24804, 1304 Nicosia

Tel: 22897000  
Fax: 22358222

Email: info@sportskoa.org.cy


2. Free or reduced entrance to persons with disabilities to municipal and village swimming pools (contact with the Municipal and Village Authorities is anticipated)

Provider: 
Local Authorities
www.ucm.org.cy
www.ekk.org.cy

1. Free use of beach parasols and sunbeds up to 10% on the total number of beach sunbeds per arranged beach (contact with the Municipal and Village Authorities is anticipated)

Provider:
Local Authorities
www.ucm.org.cy
www.ekk.org.cy

2. Free or reduced entrance to zoos

Provider:
Local Authorities
www.ucm.org.cy
www.ekk.org.cy


3. A 25% discount on the sightseeing tour charge, further to the free entrance to attractions and destinations for the card holders, where it applies

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA)
Tel: 22666435
Fax: 22660330
Email: acta@acta.org.cy

*Notes:
*¹ Personal assistant for the disabled people may not be provided with any benefits unless the European Disability Card is marked with the symbol “A”
*² Contact with the Municipal and Community Authorities for information about the relevant municipal or community policy (ie the benefits they will offer).  More detailed list for the benefits of the Municipalities and Communities will prepare as soon as possible.