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Bus from Kyrenia to Nicosia and then to Limassol where we were dropped off close to our hotel. We then walked to beach for a paddle. First impressions of this part of Limassol were not good. It looked run down and depressing with lots of closed empty shops and restaurants, our impressions didnt really change with our 2 nights here.
We were …
... and variety of fruit, and as we finally reached the end of the trail, we found a few trees with signs reading ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ hanging from their branches ...
So what exactly does ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ mean? After returning to our guesthouse, on-line searches yielded mixed results, but our research suggested that the word means "sprayed". Of course, at ...
... copious games of bat tennis on the beach, watching the Champions League game in Nicosia and probably most all enjoying many excessive eating sessions with Stis’s friends and family – none more special than the final night when Mimi and Solumi celebrated their anniversary and invited us along and none more amusing(/painful) than the first night when I ate so much I passed out in the car then slept 13hrs that night!
... I look for, that of the Archangel Michael, I pass by twice before I realise it is that small structure on the corner. Its walls are covered with beautiful paintings. Alas, taking photographs of the interiors is not allowed in any of the churches.
Another, the chapel of Panagia in Moutoulla, stands in splendid isolation on a hill, but is closed. Nobody around to ask for keys. The largest is ...
... updated their laws in 2010. The road signs and sign posts even echo the identical colour coding and lettering as the UK's.
However more increasing now you see Russian lettering, advertising and communities; as more and more of the ex-soviet, ever expanding and enriching Russian expats move in. Like the British before them the Russians have discovered the islands vacation wealth, the beauty of ...
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We stayed in 4 hotels in Cyprus over a 10 day period, and this was average and the most expensive especially as breakfast was not provided.
Friendly reception staff at check in and helped with taxi booking, sightseeing tips etc. Room a decent size and clean, but had an ant issue! Location is pretty good for the tourist area, with s hort walk to the beach and close to number 30 bus stop to town. We enjoyed the karaoke at the Step Inn pub nearby, plus big sandwiches at Stevos near the Teepee bar. However it is a bit like just being back at home, and not ideal for a sightseeing holiday. Also Limassol as a whole seemed a bit run down, and the tourist strip lacked vibrancy. Best places to eat further east just past KFC where you can get a good 3 course meal for about 13 euros. Bus trip to Kourion was a bit of a pain using local transport and maybe not worth the efforrt if you´ve been to Efesus or the like.
Wifi is free in reception area as you´d expect, but does not make it to pool area.
The shower was actually a mini-bath with a very curved bottom which was rather tricky to use and the curtain didn´t provide full protection.
The service taxi reserved by hotel arrived a bit early, but waited for us and took the hassle out of going to Pafos.
Limassol was my least favourite place in Cyprus, but if you really want to go there, then this place will suffice and although expensive for Cyprus, it is reasonably priced for Limassol. Yet another reason to avoid this city!! (Pafos overwhelmingly gets the holiday vote...)
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