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Postby purdey » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:01 am

Cyprus was built on and caters for cheap tourism with high prices. It has always marketed itself at the lower end of the market. Keo, chips and filling one's boots still rules in the tourist areas.
Getting rid of the name "cheap" is easy, attracting the more up market tourist is not that easy.
As for BMW, please, crap car driven by the aspiring !
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Postby kurupetos » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:51 am

Peter H wrote:Cyprus is more expensive then Sweden and UK I cannot see how we can be the trash people. If you fill like that we can go to Turkey


You can go to Swaziland! It's even cheaper! :roll:
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Postby Peter H » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:34 am

kurupetos wrote:
Peter H wrote:Cyprus is more expensive then Sweden and UK I cannot see how we can be the trash people. If you fill like that we can go to Turkey


You can go to Swaziland! It's even cheaper! :roll:


Good idea Seee you bye..... :o
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Postby kurupetos » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:14 am

Peter H wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Peter H wrote:Cyprus is more expensive then Sweden and UK I cannot see how we can be the trash people. If you fill like that we can go to Turkey


You can go to Swaziland! It's even cheaper! :roll:


Good idea Seee you bye..... :o


Bon voyage! :D
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Postby beverley10 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:38 pm

to answer the original question (without the need for insults all round) prices have not risen very much but since the euro was set at 1.74 against the cyprus pound when it came in,and uk pound against the euro was almost one for one then it appears more expensive.For example,when dining at a particular taverna in Kathikas in July this year it cost us 15 euros per person against cy£7.50 pre the change to euro,so if you do your arithmatic,the price in real terms had only increased by about 5%.It is expensive for British holidaymakers because of the £ against the euro.Have a great holiday anyway.
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Postby CBBB » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:50 pm

I earn less than half of what I could in the UK. In the UK I couldn't save a penny, here I have money in the bank! Apart from that, life is much better. Too expensive, don't like it? As it says in the Bible, "go forth and multiply"!
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Postby bill cobbett » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:21 pm

Here are some typical prices that we paid during the past month's holiday which may assuage fears about prices for those planning to set out....

Eating out for our evening meal in the sorts of places that CYs go cost 60E for our family of four including drinks and a small gratuity. As ever the quantity of food was far too much for us. Surprisingly we paid about the same or even slightly less in the tourist restaurants of Ayia Napa, presumably competition keeps the prices down.

Lunch was usually one of those toasted "mixed" sandwiches which with a drink each cost a total of about 20E.

The very necessary holiday ice-creams from a man with a van were between 1.5E - 2E for large 99 types depending on whether you asked for them in CY or English.

Petrol was delightfully just under one euro a litre.

Sun-lounger and umbrella hire on the beach was 2 - 2.50 E a piece.

Best value meals we had when we were out in to the early hours in Ayia Napa and we had Whopper meals in the Burger King there with undrinkable amounts of orangeade with change from 20E for the four of us.

Potentially the worst rip-off value (which we avoided) was a very dodgy 10E (!!!!) for a small dodgy fruit beer on Phinikouthes, Larnaca. If I want a fruit beer I'll go to Brussels and have a Krieg for 2-3E, so do look at prices before ordering in some dodgy places.

All in all I was pretty pleased with the prices and the value for money and we came home well within budget.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:42 am

bill cobbett wrote:Here are some typical prices that we paid during the past month's holiday which may assuage fears about prices for those planning to set out....

Eating out for our evening meal in the sorts of places that CYs go cost 60E for our family of four including drinks and a small gratuity. As ever the quantity of food was far too much for us. Surprisingly we paid about the same or even slightly less in the tourist restaurants of Ayia Napa, presumably competition keeps the prices down.

Lunch was usually one of those toasted "mixed" sandwiches which with a drink each cost a total of about 20E.

The very necessary holiday ice-creams from a man with a van were between 1.5E - 2E for large 99 types depending on whether you asked for them in CY or English.

Petrol was delightfully just under one euro a litre.

Sun-lounger and umbrella hire on the beach was 2 - 2.50 E a piece.

Best value meals we had when we were out in to the early hours in Ayia Napa and we had Whopper meals in the Burger King there with undrinkable amounts of orangeade with change from 20E for the four of us.

Potentially the worst rip-off value (which we avoided) was a very dodgy 10E (!!!!) for a small dodgy fruit beer on Phinikouthes, Larnaca. If I want a fruit beer I'll go to Brussels and have a Krieg for 2-3E, so do look at prices before ordering in some dodgy places.

All in all I was pretty pleased with the prices and the value for money and we came home well within budget.


Perhaps I can put in a plug for G. Polykarpou's restaurant in the centre of Limassol. I was in holiday mode for most of this month and went into the centre of Limassol every day to have lunch. I soon settled on this place as my regular venue. It is in the square next to the municipal market where you can dine in the open air under sunshades. The service here is very fast. The food is good and the prices are low. If you go for an ospria dish (pulses) - and he seems to have about 8-10 of these available every day - these cost 6-7 euro. If you just have a bottle of water with it, you can have a nourishing meal and get change for 10 euro. There is a wide variety on the menu and even higher price items like keftedes (meat balls) cost something like 12 euros.
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Postby miltiades » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:50 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:Here are some typical prices that we paid during the past month's holiday which may assuage fears about prices for those planning to set out....

Eating out for our evening meal in the sorts of places that CYs go cost 60E for our family of four including drinks and a small gratuity. As ever the quantity of food was far too much for us. Surprisingly we paid about the same or even slightly less in the tourist restaurants of Ayia Napa, presumably competition keeps the prices down.

Lunch was usually one of those toasted "mixed" sandwiches which with a drink each cost a total of about 20E.

The very necessary holiday ice-creams from a man with a van were between 1.5E - 2E for large 99 types depending on whether you asked for them in CY or English.

Petrol was delightfully just under one euro a litre.

Sun-lounger and umbrella hire on the beach was 2 - 2.50 E a piece.

Best value meals we had when we were out in to the early hours in Ayia Napa and we had Whopper meals in the Burger King there with undrinkable amounts of orangeade with change from 20E for the four of us.

Potentially the worst rip-off value (which we avoided) was a very dodgy 10E (!!!!) for a small dodgy fruit beer on Phinikouthes, Larnaca. If I want a fruit beer I'll go to Brussels and have a Krieg for 2-3E, so do look at prices before ordering in some dodgy places.

All in all I was pretty pleased with the prices and the value for money and we came home well within budget.


Perhaps I can put in a plug for G. Polykarpou's restaurant in the centre of Limassol. I was in holiday mode for most of this month and went into the centre of Limassol every day to have lunch. I soon settled on this place as my regular venue. It is in the square next to the municipal market where you can dine in the open air under sunshades. The service here is very fast. The food is good and the prices are low. If you go for an ospria dish (pulses) - and he seems to have about 8-10 of these available every day - these cost 6-7 euro. If you just have a bottle of water with it, you can have a nourishing meal and get change for 10 euro. There is a wide variety on the menu and even higher price items like keftedes (meat balls) cost something like 12 euros.

Know the place very well , I think the guys name is George !!
Its the middle of the 3 restaurants in a row and yes I have had many a fasolia with salad , kolokasi at times too , and a few beers , thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Postby SSBubbles » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:53 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Perhaps I can put in a plug for G. Polykarpou's restaurant in the centre of Limassol. I was in holiday mode for most of this month and went into the centre of Limassol every day to have lunch. I soon settled on this place as my regular venue. It is in the square next to the municipal market where you can dine in the open air under sunshades. The service here is very fast. The food is good and the prices are low. If you go for an ospria dish (pulses) - and he seems to have about 8-10 of these available every day - these cost 6-7 euro. If you just have a bottle of water with it, you can have a nourishing meal and get change for 10 euro. There is a wide variety on the menu and even higher price items like keftedes (meat balls) cost something like 12 euros.


I have never been there, but I will give it a go. Generally patronise Petros the end restaurant furthest away from the market. Similar fast friendly service, relatively cheap and the best roast pork sandwich in Limassol. :)

(Now I feel hungry! :( )
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