What is the time zone of Cyprus?
Cyprus in the Central European Time zone. All places including the capital Nicosia have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country does observe daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.
- Eastern European Time (EET): +2:00 UTC (ahead)
- Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): +3:00 UTC (ahead)
Travel to neighboring provinces and countries
These are the times differences if you travel outside of Cyprus.
To Greece: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Syria: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Lebanon: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Israel: When travelling to Israel you will enter the Israel Time zone, but there is no time difference
To Egypt: When travelling to Egypt you will enter the Eastern European Time zone, which is -1 hour behind
To Turkey: You will enter the Turkey Time zone:
- November to March: +1:00 hour (ahead)
- March to October: no time difference
Cyprus Daylight Savings Time (DST)
It starts on the last Friday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. In March the clock is moved forward from 03.00 am to 04.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in October it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 04.00 am to 03.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.
Other Middle Eastern countries
You can check out information and maps of other Middle Eastern countries by clicking on the below links.
|Eastern European Time & Israel Time
|Arabia Standard Time & Turkey Time
|Iran Standard Time
|Gulf Standard Time
|United Arab Emirates
|State of Palestine
|Ras Al Khaimah
|Umm Al Quwain
|* no daylight savings