RAF Akrotiri HIVE

RAF Akrotiri HIVE
The Oasis Centre
Golden Jubilee Way
RAF Akrotiri

Email: [email protected]

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.

Email: [email protected]


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.

Email: CWO - [email protected] or CWO JNCO [email protected]

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

Medical Centre

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.

Email: [email protected]

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 Joint Services Health Unit is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of environmental and occupational health standards. They often provide guidance and advice on important environmental health topics:

Mosquito Control and Bite Prevention Information

Venomous Creatures Information

The Oasis Centre

The Oasis centre is a welfare facility for all unaccompanied service personnel serving at RAF Akrotiri.

The centre offers a wide range of facilities including: High speed Wi-Fi and space to conduct private FaceTime conversations, cinema room and café, gaming rooms, a table tennis/pool room and an outdoor gym. It’s the perfect place to relax and meet new friends outside of the working environment.


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


Station gym

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: 

Email: [email protected]

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. 

Coffee Pot

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:

Email: [email protected]

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

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.

Organising a Charity Event

1. Please read the Station Charities Committee Step by Step Guide.

2. Identify the charity you want to raise money for.

3. Check that your event conforms to the legal regulations for charity events – see the Fundraising section at the Charities Commission website (

4. Fill in this form and email it to the charities committee so they know what you're up to.

For further information please contact the Station Charities Committee: [email protected].

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