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Larnaca Airport to kyrenia

Postby rekojem » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:58 pm

Could anyone recommend a taxi firm for transfer from Larnaca to Kyrenia. I am visiting at the end of August with my Wife and 2 Sons.
We had arranged friends to pick us up but they are worried about crossing the border. Do they have any justification for their fears?
Or will I just be able to pick a taxi from the airport.
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Re: Larnaca Airport to kyrenia

Postby detailer » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:06 pm

rekojem wrote:Could anyone recommend a taxi firm for transfer from Larnaca to Kyrenia. I am visiting at the end of August with my Wife and 2 Sons.
We had arranged friends to pick us up but they are worried about crossing the border. Do they have any justification for their fears?
Or will I just be able to pick a taxi from the airport.


Are your friends Turkish Cyp. or Greek Cyp.?
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Postby rekojem » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:08 pm

They are Turkish Cyp
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Postby detailer » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:15 pm

rekojem wrote:They are Turkish Cyp


Maybe, they are worrying about the insurance fee for passing to the south.
I think it is about £25 for a month.
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Postby rekojem » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:29 pm

No I think they can afford it. Last year we went to visit their old village. The information they gave my wife is that the GCs are not happy with tourists landing in the South and spending money in the North and tension is high. When we booked our flight we did not forsee any problems.

I do hope they have got it wrong!
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Postby metecyp » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:32 pm

The information they gave my wife is that the GCs are not happy with tourists landing in the South and spending money in the North and tension is high.

There's no tension whatsoever. Many tourists and GCs cross from the south to the north daily just for shopping. There's nothing to worry about.

In any case, you can get a taxi from Larnaca to Nicosia (south) and then cross and your friends can pick you up in Nicosia (north).
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Postby detailer » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:42 pm

rekojem wrote:No I think they can afford it. Last year we went to visit their old village. The information they gave my wife is that the GCs are not happy with tourists landing in the South and spending money in the North and tension is high. When we booked our flight we did not forsee any problems.

I do hope they have got it wrong!


There is no tension like that. If you dont mind, how old are your freinds?
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Postby rekojem » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:22 pm

No I dont mind you asking. They are in their early 40's. As I guide how much should I pay to travel to Kyrenia or Nicocia?
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Postby cannedmoose » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:25 pm

metecyp wrote:There's no tension whatsoever. Many tourists and GCs cross from the south to the north daily just for shopping. There's nothing to worry about.

In any case, you can get a taxi from Larnaca to Nicosia (south) and then cross and your friends can pick you up in Nicosia (north).


I'd go with what mete recommends... sounds like the easiest option. Plenty of taxi's from Larnaka airport to either the Ledra Palace or Agios Dhometios crossing points and then your friends can take you the rest of the way. Have a safe trip.

P.S. No real tension at the moment, plenty of political tension as usual, but that's been the case for decades, no sign of any trouble whatsoever.
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Postby demetriou_74 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:12 pm

when i crossed the border i was told by the relatives not to spend any money. i was also told that the shops near the border sold cheap drinks that were being brung back to the south to be sold. however i was also told that the shops would phone the border and grass up the people. for abit of cash obv.
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