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> TIPS for a BUDGET stay in Cyprus!
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post Apr 7 2010, 06:33 AM
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I hope the information below will help those who plan to visit the island on a budget or those visiting it for the first time.
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TIPS for a BUDGET stay in Cyprus.

Although Cyprus is the perfect destination for early sunshine, yet it is not a cheap destination so I thought of giving some tips below for people who want to travel to Cyprus on a budget this year.

Holidays here is certainly more expensive than it used to be, but if you do as the locals do, you can still find excellent value. This is perhaps most striking if you are on a self-catering holiday, and you shop with locals Ė rather than at beachfront supermarkets aimed at tourists.

Fresh local seasonal FRUIT will often cost a euro or two a kilo or less. A kilo of stewing PORK can be as little as 3 euro.
Cypriot WINE costs from about 1.70 a litre.
Pay triple that, and you will enjoy a thoroughly decent tipple.

TAXIS

Be sure to tell the taxi driver where exactly you wish to be driven.
Be specific, and make a deal before setting off. Be sure of what you are supposed to pay him.
Prefer the taxis with 6 or 7 other persons instead of picking a private taxi if you want to travel from one city to the other.
Taxis are quite expensive in Cyprus if you want to move around privately.


PLANNING VISITING CYPRUS THIS SUMMER?

Cyprus is a very beautiful and romantic place to take a vacation. It is warm there most of the time so you can plan to spend your days engaging in various activities at the beach. If you love going to the beach, Cyprus is the place for you.
If you prefer a more sedate vacation, you can spend your days walking on the beach, fishing or any number of relaxing pursuits. No matter what you prefer, if your vacation should include warm sunny beaches Cyprus is for you!

You can spend your time surfing, swimming, boating, sailing, or any other water sport you enjoy.
To ensure you get the most out of your trip to Cyprus though you need to plan for it well in advance. You will save plenty of money on your vacation if you go in the off season. However you may find that the weather isnít the best during that period of time. If you want to spend a good deal of your vacation at the beach then this isnít a good option.

PASSPORT OR A VISA

You will need to have a passport or a visa in order to go to Cyprus. If however you are in Greece you can just show your identity card.
Make sure you take care of this well in advance of making your travel arrangements. You wonít be allowed to enter the country without the proper documentation. It is a good idea to carry a duplicate of your confirmation numbers, and phone numbers just in case you lose your originals.


PACKING OF CLOTHES

Make sure you plan for weather as well because you will need plenty of sunscreen in this country. Pack plenty of loose fitting and light pieces of clothing for the daytime.
Many people forget to pack a sweater to stay warm on those cooler evenings as it tends to cool off a bit. Pack both casual clothes - for a restaurant, and something dressier for a night out on the town.
Donít forget your beach clothes!!!

Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions and you can be sure you are prepared for a great vacation!

TAKE ALONG YOUR E111 CARD

If you are a European Union citizen traveling to the island, then make sure that you pack your E111 card Ė this will save you from having to pay for any medical treatment that you might need while you are on the island.




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