Post Codes and the Postal System in Cyprus

Information on sending and receiving letters and parcels, mail services, finding a Cypriot postal/ZIP code and how to write addresses in Cyprus...

The postal system in Cyprus is operated by Cyprus Post. The website has information on mailing letters and parcels, postal rates and postal services, including mail forwarding.

Postal Codes in Cyprus

A Cypriot postcode is a four digit number, often identified with the prefix CY. The first digit indicates the district of the address.

Find an address or postal code in Cyprus

Cyprus Post has a search function for postal codes in Cyprus.

Cypriot Addresses

Addresses in Cyprus are written in a standardised way:

  • Full name of recipient
  • Property number and full street name
  • Postcode and municipality or community

Further recommendations on writing addresses in Cyprus, including examples, are available on the Cyprus Postal Services website.

Mail and Postal Services

Stamps

Stamps are available from post offices and postal agencies. Most post offices operate pre-pay franking machines.

Personalised stamps

Cyprus Post enables the creation of personalised stamps, for example with a company logo.

Sending letters and parcels overseas

Specific rates apply for sending mail to different counties, and prices will depend on whether the country falls under zone A or zone B. Zone A is less expensive, and covers Europe as well as parts of North Africa and the Middle East. Zone B consists of countries in Asia, Oceania, central and southern Africa, North America and South America.

The weight and size of the item will also affect the postage price.

  • For information on postage prices from Cyprus Post: Click here

Recorded delivery

Items can be sent by recorded delivery and the sender can request to receive an “advice of delivery” (AR).

To send a registered letter or parcel, fill out the required forms at the post office. The postal clerk will attach the forms to the envelope. Upon receipt, the recipient will sign the AR which will be returned to the sender as proof of delivery.

Post Office Opening Hours

Post offices in Cyprus are generally open from 07:30-13:30. In some districts the post offices are also open in the afternoon.

  • For a list of post offices and full details of opening hours: Click here (in Greek)