ECSM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECSM Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

UCLan Cyprus
University Ave 12-14
Pyla Larnaka,
7080 Cyprus


University Information

The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), has been established since 2012, in Larnaka, Cyprus. It is located in Pyla and it is now in its seventh year of operation. UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the same time is a fully licensed and registered University in Cyprus. A unique and innovative model of a Cypriot and British University Educational Experience, approved and validated by both the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), for Higher Education. UCLan Cyprus was also the winner of the 2013 InAVation Award for the most innovative education facility, in terms of its technological infrastructure, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Built on strong academic foundations, the University of Central Lancashire, our mother University, counts more than 190 years of history and is considered among the top 3.3% of all worldwide Universities by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR).

Local Information

Our location could not be better even if we tried! Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Larnaka is known for its beautiful clean beaches, great food and vibrant nightlife. It is the perfect location for a University and its student community (#UCLanians). With the fantastic Mediterranean weather, outdoor leisure activities are very popular. Students can take part in water sports, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, cycling and many more. Interestingly, the crystal clear bays are unusually rich in underwater wreckages for you to explore. There are many qualified and licensed diving instructors and businesses along the beach areas. Inland, there are many historic churches, archaeological sites, museums, galleries, gardens and other tourist attractions. The most notable are probably the Larnaka Fort, built in 1625 on the seafront and the 9th century St. Lazarus Church, again close to the Fort. Natural sites for wildlife and beauty include the Salt Lake on the outskirts of Larnaka, a haven for migratory birds, including flamingos and other waders. Horse riding, nature walks, camel rides and organised excursions are just a few of the many activities that Larnaka has to offer. Alternatively, bikes and quad bikes can also be hired for day trips.  Tourist site:

Getting to ECSM

By Air:
Larnaka Airport (LCA) is the main airport in Cyprus. A taxi from the airport to the UCLan Cyprus campus takes only 15 minutes.

Public Transport:
The Larnaka Bus Company is Zenonas Ltd and more details can be found at:

Karatzias Buses: Private Taxi company that can provide buses/mini buses/ taxi for any route Telephones: +35724644700 & +35799617492 Email:

Conference Accommodation

The main conference accommodation where pre-conference registration is usually held will be The Student’s Nest.  This University accommodation offers an exclusive on-campus stay and is a convenient and value for money accommodation option. You can download the pdf file for additional information and images. Early booking is recommended as rooms are limited. The Students Nest

Key Locations

Key locations for the 8th European Conference on Social Media - ECSM in Larnaca, Cyprus are shown on this google map: