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Postby miltiades » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:55 am

FooLish wrote:Well i dont drive for some medical reasons !
look all, who wants to help help, do not just talk and say silly useless things !

To be honest, i think you are the FOOL not me

Foolish , is it not Haram for a girl to travel on her own from that part of the M.East. I thought that girls had to be chaperoned , in fact I think you are not a Kuwaiti born lady but one who just lives in Kuwait , maybe from some European country ??
You can have a great time in all parts of Cyprus , it depends on your age , your hobbies and whether you like swimming and sunshine , something you have plenty of in Kuwait no doubt.
The Ayia Napa tourists normally seek out the night clubs , where the Paphos tourists are normally mature in taste and seek out peace and quite , the sea , a few drinks and good restaurants.
Enjoy your self where ever you go.
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Postby Kikapu » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:21 pm


I was in Cyprus last year for the first time in 43 years. Unfortunately, unless you are driving or are driven around, you will not be able to see the island as much as you would want to see, or do as much as you think you will by using the taxi services, unless you intend to spend a lot of money on taxi cost. I wrote about my experience there and the places we had visited and places we ate. Just ignore anything I wrote about the political side of my story and just take the information you need just on the travel to give you as much ideas as possible. We were there for 2 weeks. If you are there shorter, make the adjustment as to what you want to see the most in that time period. Important thing is, to be mobile. Get a friend to come with you who can drive and share the cost on hotels and car rental, as well as have company to see and do things with. You can book your hotels on line with

Here is the link to my trip. ... pus+cyprus

Have a nice trip.
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Postby boomerang » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:11 pm

FooLish wrote:Well i dont drive for some medical reasons !
look all, who wants to help help, do not just talk and say silly useless things !

To be honest, i think you are the FOOL not me

Why not try and book some bus tours in advance or take a day at a time...Give yourself self a day to familiarize your self, talk with the hotel consierge and make plans while you are there...

I am sure every hotel will have brochures and tours on the front counter...Get in touch with them prior to your trip and ask them for websites, so you can make plans and pre book the tours...or leave them open until your arrival...My suggestion is to leave them open until your arrival...

I understand your frustration as I am a frequent overseas traveller...

Hope you enjoy your stay and have a good time in sunny Cyprus...
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Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:34 am

If you can't drive, one trip which is worth making is to take the bus to Troodos that leaves the Limassol bus terminal at 9.30 in the morning and returns from Troodos at either three or half past three in the afternoon (the driver always tells you what time he is doing the return journey). Troodos is the highest peak in Cyprus and the scenery in this area is spectacular. I can recommend a walk that takes you through stunning scenery and past some old chrome mines. If that is the sort of thing you are looking for I can describe the route.
The return trip used to cost five pounds last year. I don't know what they are charging now that we have adppted the euro.
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Postby FooLish » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:40 pm

Thanks a lot for those who helped.

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Postby Ilios » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:31 pm

If you still need some answers email me at [email protected] or add me on yahoo messenger with artp40
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Postby natureofcyprus » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:08 pm

No info from me about hotels at this point I am afraid.
But if you want to find out about Cyprus nature (beaches, trails, dams, etc), then take a look at .
You will also see info regarding distances from resorts/towns. It could help you in your travel decisions.

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Re: First time to Cyprus and need help

Postby Get Real! » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:16 pm

FooLish wrote:Hello All ..
I am going to Cyprus in july, and this is my first time there so i have few questions:

You COULD have the typical fleabag’s tour of Cyprus lazing around the beaches doing next to nothing but waste your money on overpriced coke and beer served by a foreigner (boring!) or visit Nicosia where you’ll find the REAL interesting aspects of Cyprus including…

The Cyprus museum, the Byzantine museum and art galleries, the folk art museum, the national struggle museum, the Cyprus stock exchange, the presidential palace, theatres, decent football and sports stadiums, international exhibitions, shopping centers, the infamous demarcation line, the Archbishop’s palace, and the list goes on and on…

If it’s a beach you want just stay in Kuwait and save your money…
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Postby Kendo » Wed May 21, 2008 4:24 pm

Oracle wrote:Ayia Napa is fool of British yobs ... Paphos is full of British genteel folk ... in between the two it is full of British of a blend of the two extremes .... :lol:

Paphos is preferable to Ayia Napa ... unless you are less than 25 years old, and yobbish.

Also Larnaca is full of Arabs .... :lol: ... so go to Paphos for variety :D

I`m 51 and have visited Ayia Napa twice, last year and in 2005 i never found it yobbish in the least. Ok a few young people over indulge and enjoy themselves.....hardly yobbish though. Anyone reading if your over thirty and have a family do not be put off Ayia Napa by all the talk of yobs etc.....I nearly missed out on a great holiday first time around by listening to people saying it was all lager louts etc....I decided to visit and decide for myself....My wife, myself and two grand-children loved the place, which is why we will be heading to the Grecian Park in Protaris this coming August and visiting Ayia Napa daily.
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