RAF Akrotiri HIVERAF Akrotiri HIVE
The Oasis Centre
Golden Jubilee Way
Phone: 00357 25276390
Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 12 noon.
The First Steps Creche provides a safe, happy environment for children.
Contact the Akrotiri HIVE for details about the Creche and contact information for local childminders too.
The Housing Office staff at RAF Akrotiri are mainly responsible for allocating houses, carrying out march-in, pre-march-out and march-out appointments.
The Community Welfare Officer (CWO) and his Junior Non-Commissioned Officer CWO are in the Oasis Centre behind the HIVE and Thrift Shop.
They can help with any welfare concern service personnel or families may have.
Family contact and temporary accommodation
RAF Akrotiri has seven contact houses available for use.
Call the Community Support Clerk for bookings and terms:
Phone: 0035 7252 75739
Health and welfare
The Medical Centre at RAF Akrotiri provides medical and dental care to all Service Personnel and Dependants.
Dependants must register at the Medical Centre on arrival to RAF Akrotiri.
Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA)
The local SSAFA branch that serves RAF Akrotiri is at Episkopi Garrison:
Address: SSAFA HQ, Block E, Episkopi, BFPO 53.
Contact the General Manager:
Phone: 00357 25963675
Or contact the Business Support Manager:
Phone: 00357 25963378
Or contact the HR Assistant:
Phone: 00357 25962390
Or contact the HQ Administrator:
Phone: 00357 25963900
Other agencies within SSAFA can be contacted via any of the above numbers.
Opening times: Monday, 7am to 5pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 7am to 2pm.
The Chaplaincy is based at Akrotiri Chaplaincy Centre on station.
Church services and meetings are Sunday, 10am. Followed by refreshments.
There is a Sunday school most weeks.
Phone: 00357 25275251
The gym offers a wide range of facilities and equipment for serving personnel, entitled civilians and dependants to use including a fitness suite, weight-training bay, spinning bikes and squash courts.
Contact the Gym Admin Clerk:
Sports pitches and courts
Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities on the station.
Bars and cafés
The bars and cafés on station are open to British Forces Cyprus (BFC) personnel and their families.
Has a soft play for young children.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. The softplay closes at 2pm.
The Rugby club
Opening times: Friday to Saturday, 2pm to 11pm.
The Snug on the Beach
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 10:30 to 5pm (April to October).
Akrotiri Bowling Centre
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 3pm to 8pm.
Children and young people
British Forces Cyprus Youth and Community Service
The Service contributes to the welfare of entitled families by providing social and educational opportunities for young people aged 8 to 18 years old.
The Service has youth centres and various projects in Akrotiri, Episkopi, Dhekelia and Ayios Nikolaos.
Contact the Youth and Community Officer:
The RAF Akrotiri Thrift Shop is at the Oasis Centre on station.
Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 9am to midday, Wednesday, 9am to midday and 1:30pm to 3pm.
Costcutter provides a wide range of UK goods on the island as well as a great selection of Cypriot groceries and fresh foods.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 7pm, and Sunday, 9am to 3pm.