Anybody know Cyprus well? (1 Viewer)

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After Basia's Mother's death we want to go away for a couple of weeks from 1st Oct and we are thinking of Cyprus.

I have not been there since partition and do not want to stay in the Turkish part, although we might drive there for a day to Bellapais to sit under 'The tree of Idleness' and have lunch at 5 1/2 mile beach.

I know that the Paphos area is now quite a modern tourist area, so we are thinking of flying to Larnaca, renting a car and finding an apartment or small villa in a village/small town on the south coast.

Can anyone please suggest some small/towns villages that we might look at.
 

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You cannot take a hire car from the Greek south to the Turkish north. Conditions of hire when we were there.
 
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I seem to remember you could drive twice a day in UN escorted convoys, a few years ago now. Most problems seemed to be caused by politicians rather than people. We were Kyrenia based though

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A few years ago I spent a couple of weeks in a village just below Larnaca. Quite a new coastal road between Larnaca and Ziggi with plenty of places where the locals eat and drink, just off the beaten track. I took hire car into the north to kyrenia and 5 mile beach. When I first went to that beach in 1973 it was paradise. Now it's sealed off and costs a lot to get in. The free beaches in the north were filthy, in the south 45 gal drums were placed for rubbish and it was much healthier. Good luck
 
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We spend most winters there. I personally dont like the larnaca end of the island mostly flat and imho boring but it's a better airport.
There are a number of interesting villages nearer limassol but mostly quiet places and now almost out of season some of the taverns will not be open. You need to book in advance for accommodation or you will be ripped off.
Car hire is expensive and I doubt you will be able to go north. We sometimes go north in our old banger and pay €25 insurance at the crossing but its worthless.
It's also getting near half term when the prices will shoot up for everything.
PM me if you want more.
 
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Hi, we have lived in Cyprus for 20 years in a village called Pissouri so if we can help just shout.The western side of Cyprus is, in my opinion, much prettier than the East. The weather is lovely at the moment although the nights are drawing in.There are many car hire firms on the island so just trawl through to see what suits you the most. Car hire firms as far as I know do not allow hire cars to be taken over the border but if you are able to find one that does you can buy car insurance on the border.Be aware there are many speed cameras in the North so if you do go over be careful. We don't really know about the villages in the East but there are many in the west some of which are expat enclaves particularly around Paphos.Everything will be open as it's still tourist season. If you come to our end of the island we can point you in the direction of some restaurants you might enjoy.You are welcome to PM me if you need any help.
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Pam
 
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We know Cyprus fairly well have spent a bit of time there over the past 30 years, it has changed beyond recognition. We prefer the Paphos area, Paphos has 4 main areas.
Kato Paphos which is the harbour and beach front.
Old town which is exactly that, the town hall, police hedquaters and much more.
Tomb of the Kings which is a road that runs for about ten miles between Kato paphos shopping Mall and Coral Bay.
Coral Bay Village another area mostly tourist facilities then on to St George and beyound.
We have not been since covid but as I said it has changed. Good hotels everywhere, every car rentel available Good Airport with plenty of hir car facilities. We normally pick a car up at the airpot and normally book something before we leave here. Loads of lovely villeges. Forests mountains with skiing new Motorways the length of the Island. We love Cyprus but would never recomend anywhere to anyone. Paphos is a proper town that is open all year, unlike some parts. We like the tomb of the kings area but again wouldnt recomend it. :smiley:
Lastly we have had sun at Christmas but the weather is not guaranteed. We have also been up on the mountains with 2m of snow while the sun is hot down at the sea front.

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Been to Cyprus 25 times plus….12 times in two years. Son and family lived there on two occasions (HM Forces).

In-laws owned an apartment out there for 10 years.

We used to pay £70 for two weeks car hire….out of session, never more than £200 any other time. Don’t expect a great car for that price, but never had a breakdown.

Travelled north of the border with no issues, even with hire car, but the hire company will not cover you for recovery from the north.

Love the food most of the time. Ayia Napa is a hoot, but don’t stay there. Some great back street restaurants which were probably some of the best places we’ve ever had food.

Paphos side stays open all year, Ayia Napa and the surrounding area goes very quiet out of season. (y)
 

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