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Postby little_irish2007 » Thu May 27, 2010 1:19 pm


We are going to Cyprus in June for 2weeks with relatives.for us there are 2 Adults and a 5 year old.We are going half board so will usually have breakfasts and some evening meals.We will also be eating out for lunch and evening meals.We dont drink and the three of us enjoy days by the pool and beach.we want to go on some day trips like fun fair, waterparks etc. How much spending money should I bring?
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Postby Get Real! » Thu May 27, 2010 1:37 pm

I’d like to reverse the question and replace “Cyprus” with “England” or "Ireland"… can you answer it?
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Postby Gasman » Thu May 27, 2010 1:40 pm

Waterpark will cost you about 40 euro each with transport to and from (about 20 for children under 12). You can print off discount tickets on their site I believe.

http://www.waterworldwaterpark.com/main.html

Eating out will cost you from about 15euro each upwards for meals with a soft drink.

Typically, coffees, orange juice cost about 3.50 each. Fast food - sandwiches or pitta wraps from about 5.

Cyprus doesn't really 'do' funfairs in the way some other countries do (thank heavens!) But there is one at Ayia Napa and odd bits here and there.

Depends where you are staying really. Tho most hire a car for their stay - public transport isn't great and stops running about 6pm.

I can thoroughly recommend the Camel Park at Mazotos for a good family day out with a 5 yr old. Admission is very reasonable. Only about 3 euros if you don't want to ride a camel and only about 9 if you do. There is a swimming pool there you can use all in with the admission charge. A reasonably priced gift shop and a cafeteria where they will serve you round the pool as well. It's a lovely place - a few gentle amusements there for kids.

http://www.camel-park.com/article.php?id=1

There is Karting at Dromolaxia (not cheap - usually costs us over 100 euro for a bit of Karting and a couple of drinks). But is great fun.

http://www.kartingcenter.com.cy/location.htm

Beaches are everywhere, not all are sandy or good but most have watersport facilities at them. As I said, depends where you are staying really and if you will be travelling about.

It is quite likely to be very hot in June - a consideration if you have a very young child with you.
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Postby Gasman » Thu May 27, 2010 1:42 pm

Well, yes, I tend to agree GR. How can you tell anyone how much 'spending money' to bring with them?

All depends on how much they have and what they hope to do!

But they don't have to 'bring it with them' anyway. They can get it while they are here. I never get foreign currency to take abroad with me. Hole in the wall rules for me.
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Postby denizaksulu » Thu May 27, 2010 2:32 pm

Gasman wrote:Well, yes, I tend to agree GR. How can you tell anyone how much 'spending money' to bring with them?

All depends on how much they have and what they hope to do!

But they don't have to 'bring it with them' anyway. They can get it while they are here. I never get foreign currency to take abroad with me. Hole in the wall rules for me.



You seem like an able tourist guide. Do you work at the local 'Citizens Advice Office'. :lol:
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Postby little_irish2007 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:56 pm

Gasman wrote:Well, yes, I tend to agree GR. How can you tell anyone how much 'spending money' to bring with them?

All depends on how much they have and what they hope to do!

But they don't have to 'bring it with them' anyway. They can get it while they are here. I never get foreign currency to take abroad with me. Hole in the wall rules for me.


So are the rates better over there, i was just going to change money here before i go but if it works out better there I would prefer doing that, alot safer too (unless i do my usual and lose my cash card)
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Postby paliometoxo » Fri May 28, 2010 1:21 pm

They have bad rates changing from english pound to euro here. i would try change it in england try avoid the need to change here.

hope you have a good time.

a few weeks? i would bring maybe 1000 or so.. but thats just me. maybe you wont need as much but including a apartment expenses and so on and if you plan to hire a car and for daily meals and outings for two weeks
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Postby SpartanGamer » Fri May 28, 2010 1:37 pm

Well welcome to cyprus (when you arrive)! here are some tips and places on what to do/not do when your spending your holiday in the greatest holiday place on the planet (apart from golden-hummer land).

1. spending money = over £2000 (cyprus is quite expensive :cry: )
2. water parks - aphrodite waterpark is absolutely fantastic. dont know about the others.
3. latsi harbour has some of the best resturants and the beaches around the area are awesome. (try the Pomos bay [there is a rock that you can swim through, dont do it though!])
4. do NOT go into the illegally occupied north. you might get shot or blown up.
5. nicosia can get really hot and has some good shops.
6. try the new mall in limassol

enjoy and don't listen to any of the cypriot music, it will drive you crazy! :lol:
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Postby rigsby » Fri May 28, 2010 2:14 pm

paliometoxo wrote:They have bad rates changing from english pound to euro here. i would try change it in england try avoid the need to change here.

hope you have a good time.

a few weeks? i would bring maybe 1000 or so.. but thats just me. maybe you wont need as much but including a apartment expenses and so on and if you plan to hire a car and for daily meals and outings for two weeks
The exchange £ to € is bad all over, but I think most will agree on here that the exchange will be better in Cyprus by just a few cents,I tend to take £s over and exchange as I go along, look at the shops around where you are staying they will display what they are exchanging at with no commision have a great time Iknow you will
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Postby Svetlana » Fri May 28, 2010 4:10 pm

The £ has grown 5% against the € over the last couple of weeks.
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