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Newbie to Cyprus - Any recommendations?

Postby evenstevens » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:09 pm

Hi
We're planning a family trip in late May and wondering about Cyprus. It's so hard trying to read between the lines of all the blurb in the travel brochures so thought I'd tap in to some online experts. We are after: relaxing beach and pool for children, a scenic location, a good position for exploring island by car, to have some nice little shops, restaurants etc to walk or bus to, a comfortable base either hotel or apartment, a bit of history, don't mind touristy but not giant sized tacky touristy!
Full on 'Britishland' of pubs, clubbing(way past it!), Full English, big shopping malls etc not really our thing - but hey each to their own!
I'd be grateful for any comments . . .
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Postby Hazza » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:02 pm

A good option for you is Larnaca (Finikoudes). Nice beach, alot of coffee shops, easy to get to highways (motorways) to visit other towns/cities. Around 30 mins drive to Ayia Napa Waterpark which is a great day out for both adults and children. Very safe there with a minimum of 2 lifeguards on each ride.

It's probably the quietest out of all the holiday destinations in Cyprus.

Good luck and have a wonderful holiday here.
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Postby Sotos » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:09 am

For scenic locations near the sea and relaxing I would suggest the areas north of Akamas, like Lachi. But that is not central. Best beaches - eastern Cyprus Protaras area. But that it is very touristy. For Pool, OK beach, a bit touristy but not too much, central location for exploring all Cyprus, history, bus service and shopping, I would suggest Limassol, and the Four Seasons hotel. But that is not scenic. So you can't get the best of everything in one location. You have to decide what is most important to you.
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Postby Big Al » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:25 am

for an authentic cypriot experience try some donkey love while you're there :lol:
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Postby lee hayes » Thu May 14, 2009 9:53 pm

Hi,

i have been to cyprus a few times with kids and have been to both ends of the country and have found the best place to go is pafos. This really good for the kids and have some really nice places to eat as well as the people are really welcoming and friendly. we found there lots to do and see with the kids.

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Postby Oracle » Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 pm

As Sotos said ... Latchi (near Polis) fits all your requirements. :D
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Re: Newbie to Cyprus - Any recommendations?

Postby RichardB » Thu May 14, 2009 10:50 pm

evenstevens wrote:Hi
We're planning a family trip in late May and wondering about Cyprus. It's so hard trying to read between the lines of all the blurb in the travel brochures so thought I'd tap in to some online experts. We are after: relaxing beach and pool for children, a scenic location, a good position for exploring island by car, to have some nice little shops, restaurants etc to walk or bus to, a comfortable base either hotel or apartment, a bit of history, don't mind touristy but not giant sized tacky touristy!
Full on 'Britishland' of pubs, clubbing(way past it!), Full English, big shopping malls etc not really our thing - but hey each to their own!
I'd be grateful for any comments . . .
Thanks


That'll be Nicosia then........

Only joking Sotos and O are right
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Re: Newbie to Cyprus - Any recommendations?

Postby marbro » Fri May 15, 2009 10:35 am

evenstevens wrote:Hi
We're planning a family trip in late May and wondering about Cyprus. It's so hard trying to read between the lines of all the blurb in the travel brochures so thought I'd tap in to some online experts. We are after: relaxing beach and pool for children, a scenic location, a good position for exploring island by car, to have some nice little shops, restaurants etc to walk or bus to, a comfortable base either hotel or apartment, a bit of history, don't mind touristy but not giant sized tacky touristy!
Full on 'Britishland' of pubs, clubbing(way past it!), Full English, big shopping malls etc not really our thing - but hey each to their own!
I'd be grateful for any comments . . .
Thanks
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Postby marbro » Fri May 15, 2009 10:50 am

sorry dont know what happened there? we have just got back from aiya napa both in our late forties and we had a fantastic time,at this time of year there isn"t the roudy eliment you normaly associate with the place,nissi beach is probably the best beach i have ever seen it was fantastic,the choice of bars and restaurants canot be beaten,we did walk to protarus the one day it took us six hours my wife was ready to divorce me!!,and that was nice ,fig tree bay also has a lovely beach and is very family friendly,but even though pafos has not got a nice beach it probably sounds a bit more what you are looking for
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Postby danky » Fri May 15, 2009 8:59 pm

If you want to see authentic Cypriot life with breathtaking views stay at
http://www.paradisoshills.com/

It is in a Lysos. a small village in the hills and just a short journey away from Polis and Latchi.

Highly recommended
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