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Need advice about getting to Cyprus by car

Postby zacharius » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:47 pm

Hi Everyone,
Am new here, so hope I get this posting a message right !

I was wondering if anybody knows of any possible way to get to any of the legal ports of entry....that being of course Paphos, Larnaca and Limassol ( also Latsi )...by car ferry ?.....from anywhere ?????

It seems that they have stopped running most of them because of the trouble in Israel and this presents big problems for people wanting to bring their own car.

I have been told that it is possible to get a ferry from Turkey and then drive through the Northern territories...and it is more than likely that all goes well and we are let through. Is this correct and /or a possibility ? Can you maybe get special permission if you are just passing through....or am I being naiv ?

I certainly don't want to break the law or upset anybody....I just want to get to Cyprus and bring my car with me as I will be staying a long while.

Would be very grateful for any help or advice....

Thank you
Jemima :?:
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Postby bill cobbett » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:31 pm

As you say, the ports in the Occupied North are deemed illegal ports of entry. Unless anyone else knows differently you may have trouble at the crossing points in the ceasefire lines going in to the Free Areas of the Republic.

You may find this of help ....

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23657

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Postby zacharius » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:37 pm

Thanks and thanks so much for replying. Will follow the link and see if I can find anything there...
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Postby bubblechris » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:03 pm

Zach, consider shipping the car out and coming by air. Not sure of the exact costs but i drove across a couple of years ago and the cost of fuel was astronomical.

If you want to drive across Europe it's highly recommended and great fun.
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Postby bluelagoon33 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:05 pm

Her post reminds me of RAMBO first BLOOD part 1 when his stuck in the forest lost trying to find his way
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Postby zacharius » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:09 pm

Bubblechris...Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it.

Have done a bit more research and found I can put the car on a ro-ro ferry in Athens and fly from there.....found cheap flights and it's only 1h 35 mins. That means I can drive down through Europe...have been looking forward to it...as you say it can be great fun.
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Postby Salamander » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Keep us updated as to your progress - I for one would be very interested.

Wishing you a very safe and pleasant trip.
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Postby bubblechris » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:52 pm

If you have the time do what i did.Go south to the Med drive round to Nice and Monaco, Ronme if you have the time, Pisa, Venice through Croatia, Albania if you've got balls, took me 8 hours, pardon the expression and into Greece. I did it in a camper van so wasn't a problem where to kip but i,m sure you won't have problems finding somewhere to sleep.
It was an experience i'd love to repeat one day.
Word of advice take loads of Euros especially if you take the easy way out and go through some of the former eastern bloc countries as credit cards are often not accepted. Also avoid Austria cos you have to pay to use the motorways and Switzerland because you'll need change and swiss francs. You'll appreciate the beauty of the Euro on your travels.
Have a great time.
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Postby zacharius » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:56 pm

Will definitely keep in touch with you all about how things develope...actually rang the embassy to ask about the restrictions and am waiting on an answer.

Thanks for the invaluable advice about the journey and the Euros. Will actually be driving down from Southern Sweden ( also in a motor home ) and through Europe so the route will differ somewhat. Was a bit sceptic about driving through Albania myself ! Had no idea about Austria, but might not be able to avoid it, will have to see....
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Postby bubblechris » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:52 pm

Have you had a quote for the cost of the ro-ro yet? When i asked it was goiung to be in excess of £1000 and i think that was one way only! I left my car at the Airport and felt i got a very good deal. It was !00 euros for the month. It had to be from the 1st to the 31st if i recall correctly because i had to kill a few days before i could leave.
Good luck, let us know how you get on.
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