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Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby diablogun » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:58 pm

Hey everyone,

Haven't asked a question for a bit, but I am coming either in April or May to your fine country, and want to rent a nice house on or close to a beach for a couple of weeks of vacation. As I am pondering a move here at some point in the future, I want the wife to really love the area we enjoy our vacation at--being as she kind of has to agree to move there :D

Anyway, where would you stay and rent a house, with the thought that could someday turn into a lifetime deal? All thoughts are appreciated!

PS I am not rich!
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby kurupetos » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:00 pm

You have a spelling mistake...

Pathos or Limmasol? :wink:

I didn't correct it. :lol:
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby CBBB » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Ignore Kuru, everyone else does!

Best to tell us what you are looking for when you move here.
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby Hermes » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:23 pm

Limassol. Paphos is tacky and full of vulgar, drunken Brits.

Why not consider the east coast? Beaches are much nicer east of Larnaca. The Troodos mountains are also worth a visit.
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby SoulRose » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:26 pm

diablogun wrote:Hey everyone,

Haven't asked a question for a bit, but I am coming either in April or May to your fine country, and want to rent a nice house on or close to a beach for a couple of weeks of vacation. As I am pondering a move here at some point in the future, I want the wife to really love the area we enjoy our vacation at--being as she kind of has to agree to move there :D

Anyway, where would you stay and rent a house, with the thought that could someday turn into a lifetime deal? All thoughts are appreciated!

PS I am not rich!



Well it depends "diablogun" ........ of your ages, way of life, driving....etc.
for example if you prefer a more laid back way of life a village thats about 30mins drive from town will be ideal and there you might find that the cost of life and rents are more economical. Paphos is surely cheaper than Limassol on renting and/or buying, but you can also find good deals in Limassol, it all depends of what is appealing to you and your wife..... and u dont have to be rich to find the ideal location

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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby Cap » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:31 pm

what are you people nuts?
Its a 70km drive for f*** sakes. Do both.
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:02 pm

Limmasol [sic] is a built up endless sprawl of suburbia. If you want a relaxing holiday, some treks, great restaurants and you have the money, then Paphos area is the place to be. :D
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby diablogun » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks for the replies all. I am 41 and the wife is 33 with 2 kids so I want a relaxing area that my wife will say "hell yes I would move here" to :lol:

Any ideas on the best website to rent a house on?

I will rent a car, but it would be nice to be able to walk to someplace with at least a good pizza place to gourge myself. We should be there two weeks :D
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby SoulRose » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:42 pm

For limassol if it will not be in town, i would stay myself in Erimi or Episkopi village (east of Limassol where prices arent as high as on the west Limassol area) its near the sea, both villages are big and full of action and if you happen to be in CY during the easter celebrations you might be able to see some of the traditions.
On the west side of Limassol you can try the villages of Moni is the smallest of the three, Pyrgos is bigger but without much to offer, Pareklisia is bigger, has restaurants, and it even has the "santa marina retreat" villages. If not you can always try Germasogia village which is bigger than all the last three, its in the outskirts of limassol, with the sea front which is packed with hotels. For all the above mentioned villages except Moni( as im not sure) theres an up to date bus service these days.

Limassol busses: http://www.limassolbuses.com/en/
Episkopi Village: http://www.episkopi.org/english/general.shtm
Erimi Village: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erimi
Moni: http://www.thevillagexpress.com/cyprusv ... rofile/220
Pyrgos: http://www.pyrgos.org/english/paralia.shtm
Pareklisia: http://www.thevillagexpress.com/cyprusv ... gr&lang=en
Germasogia: http://www.yermasoyia.org/?pageid=106

http://www.visitcyprus.com/wps/portal
http://www.santamarinaretreat.com/
http://www.thevillagexpress.com/

Here are some of the registered estate agents of limassol
http://www.aloizou.com.cy/
http://www.bestcyprushomes.com/
http://www.lemesosestates.com/

Happy Reading :)
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Re: Paphos or Limmasol for vacation?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:28 pm

Hermes wrote:Limassol. Paphos is tacky and full of vulgar, drunken Brits.


True: Limassol on the other hand has its own fair share of Vulgar drunks of various mationalities....
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