PAPHOS, CYPRUS | OCTOBER 11-17 2021
The official guide for participants
Last updated sections: Schedule, Excursions (06.10.2021.)
Welcome to NBLCYPRUS
For our first Nomadbase event ever we’ll meet in Cyprus - a beautiful island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Along with good company, valuable lessons and a ton of fun, we can promise you great weather, golden beaches, beautiful mountains, water sports, wine routes and delicious cuisine. To help you prepare for our week in Paphos and arrive smoothly, we have put together this little guide with the most important info. If you’re interested to learn more about this beautiful destination, visit this website. We are so much looking forward to seeing you there!
Your to-do list before the event
- Book your flight.
- Book your accommodation - October is still a popular season in Cyprus, so don't leave this to the last minute.
- Book the excursions you'd like to attend - booking as soon as possible helps us with the logistics and guarantees you a spot. You can book the jeep safari here and the brunch + wine tasting here.
- Pack your bags and make sure to include an adapter if you have one (they use British power plugs in Cyprus).
- Join us for the Opening Ceremony on Monday in the Welcome Meeting on Monday in Alexander the Great Beach Hotel.
Communication & updates
Before the event: We send out an email every Monday with the most important news about the event, so make sure you check your inbox to get the latest updates. If you have any questions, ask us or fellow members in the Facebook event or in Discord (#nbl-announcements, #arrivals, #accommodation, #activities).During the event: We will use the #nblcyprus-chat in Discord to keep in touch with each other while we are in Cyprus, so please install the App on your phone. Follow this link to access all our channels.
How to get there
In case you’ll fly straight to Paphos: The airport is located only 15 kilometres south of Paphos city center. If you don’t want to hire a car, you can use bus nr 612 to get to Kato Paphos.
No matter where you’re arriving from, we recommend using rome2rio to plan your travel.
Where to stay
To make it easier for everyone to meet, we recommend booking your accommodation in Kato Paphos. It's also the area where we will meet for most of the Nomadbase Live programs.
In Kato Paphos you'll find everything you need within just a few minutes of walking including great cafes to work from, a small harbor for boat trips, a nice promenade, a mall and the beach of course
This is the area of Kato Paphos: https://goo.gl/maps/YrjxuNMQ2oZYfv8U9.
You can find some Airbnb listings here: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Kato-Paphos--Paphos--Cyprus/If you prefer to stay in a hotel, check out the following places:
- Paphinia Aparthotel ($): this 3-star hotel is situated right next to the sea.
- Alexander the Great Beach Hotel ($$): This seaside hotel will also be the venue for our conference. The best way to book a room in Alexander is to call them directly on +35725274590 and ask for Stelios (their website says that they are sold out, but you’ll be able to book on the phone). The rooms are not the cheapest though: rates are €242/night for double and €165/night for single occupancy.
- Alecos ($): this 3-star hotel is also a great option with good ratings and a central location (it’s currently fully booked).
Where to work
Recommended coworking space
Hügge coworking, Cyprus’s most well-known coworking space is located super close to our base in Paphos. It has an awesome roof-top and it's going to be the venue for some of our meet-ups, so we can highly recommend it for your morning work-sessions. Day passes come for only €10 and the weekly pass costs €45.
A few places giving home to self-organized coworking sessions regularly are Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee right next to Municipal Baths beach.
Schedule - Subject to change
We designed the program in a way that it has the best of all worlds. Share, learn and bring the best out of yourselves and each other during our conference program and make lasting connections while exploring the beautiful island of Cyprus together.
Monday 11th of October
12:00-13:00 Registration + Speaker meeting
13:00-14:00 Opening ceremony #1, 30-second pitches
15:00-16:00 Opening ceremony #2, 30-second pitches
17:00-20:00 Sunset cruise
Tuesday 12th of October
09:30-10:30 Vinyasa Yoga
10:30-11:00 Wim Hof breathing session
13:00-18:00 Conference day with coffee breaks
Wednesday 13th of October
13:00-18:00 Conference day with coffee breaks
19:30-22:00 Improv session
Thursday 14th of October
08:30-18:00 Jeep Safari
Friday 15th of October
17:30-18:30 Sunset acroyoga at the beach
Saturday 16th of October
12:00-18:00 Brunch + Wine tasting
Sunday 17th of October
18:30-19:30 Closing ceremony
19:30-22:00 Goodbye dinner
Alexander the Great Beach Hotel will provide the venue for our conference and we are also planning some meet-ups at Hügge coworking, so if you can, book your accommodation nearby. Other venues, such as beach bars will be added later.
We will organize free and paid excursions during the week. If you’d like to join us on any of the paid excursions, you’ll be able to book them from next week on our website.
Sunset cruise (free): There is no event organized by us without a boat trip, so we decided to invite all of you for a 3-hour sunset cruise with live music and a welcome drink. This is going to be fun!Jeep safari (paid): On this full-day, private, personalized tour, we'll hop on jeeps to discover the Akamas Peninsula. Places we'll visit include sea caves, a shipwreck, the Akamas nature reserve, the Avakas gorge, Lara bay and Baths of Aphrodite. If the weather is nice, we'll make sure to add some beach-time as well:)
You can buy your ticket to this excursion here for €55.Brunch & wine tour (paid): Treat yourself to a fantastic food and drink experience starting with a brunch then moving on to a tasting menu of 6 different wines from an award-winning winery. Afterwards you can join a tour in the winery and learn more about the magic of wine-making.
You can buy your ticket to this excursion here for €45.
Here you'll find a few suggestions on things to see or do around Paphos that you can self-organize.
Diving: With water temperatures being still around 24°C in October, Cyprus makes a great diving spot - not to mention the many ancient and modern wrecks, artifacts and settlements to explore off the shores. There is already a big interest from participants for both discovery and certified dives. If you too want to join the adventure, check out Cydive’s offer.
Their discovery dive for beginners cost €68/person and takes about 3-4 hours including a pool session and an open water dive in groups of 4. Their limit is 12 divers per program.
For certified divers they offer an escorted 2-tank boat dive to two great local dive sites for €95/person in groups of 6. The duration of this program is 5 hours and the limit is 24 divers, however for comfort reasons they recommend a maximum of 12-15 participants.
Both programs start at 08:30 and if you go there and sign up as a group, you’ll get a 10% discount.
Quad tour: A great way to discover the surroundings of Paphos is to rent a quad and follow off-road tracks to coastal sites, Unesco Heritage sites and authentic Cypriot villages. There are many tour operators to choose from in Paphos.
Trip to the Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is awaiting you with crystal clear, turquoise water and white sandy seabed in the Akamas National Park. Due to the buzzing sea-life and great visibility, snorkeling above the reef is a must! To get there, you can either take public transport to Baths of Aphrodite, from where a shuttle service operates (the road there is unpaved and not suitable for regular cars), or you can take a boat trip from Paphos.
More activities: If you’re keen to see/do more, check out this article with the 28 best things to do in and around Paphos.
Good to know
Rental cars & Scooters
If you’re staying longer in Cyprus, it might be a good idea to rent a car. Paphos is well served by rental agencies, both local and international ones. They offer a range of vehicles in addition to cars – scooters, motorcycles, quad bikes and buggies. Note that in Cyprus you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road, so consider if you’re comfortable with that before renting any vehicle. To rent a car we recommend Auto Europe.
If you rent a car for your stay, there is a big free parking place: Kato Paphos Archaeological Park Visitor's Parking Lot - https://goo.gl/maps/ocA1MPHexPjn22gy8.
Connect with Cyprus Nomads
Cyprus has a very lively nomad vibe. The island’s stable economic climate and favourable, straightforward immigration laws attract lots of remote workers and entrepreneurs to settle there. The Cyprus Entrepreneurs & Digital Nomads - Larnaca, Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia Facebook group gathers a wonderful digital nomad community with 2500 members. If you’re staying longer in Cyprus, make sure to join this group for some good advice, support, and updates on meetups.The Paphos nomad community has its very own Facebook group as well, where they organize weekly meet-ups. Join them here.
Info about Covid-19 regulations
Cyprus is following a colour-coded system harmonized with ECDC evaluation standards and makes their entry rules based on this system. Please visit this page to learn more about the country specific regulations.To travel safely to the island please make sure to get your Cyprus Flight Pass in order to receive your authorization to fly. Please fill out the questionnaire and the solemn declaration form. If you're not vaccinated, this pass will also serve as a Covid certification for the first 7 days of your stay. From the 8th day on, you'll need to present a negative test to be able to enter closed areas, such as shops, buses or hotels. In most pharmacies and medical centers you can get your rapid test done in a just few minutes for €10. The test result will be valid for 3 days.
You can find regularly updated information on this website.