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Cheap flights to Cyprus

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Trying to book a villa whilst getting the best price for a flight to Paphos or Larnaca is tiring and stressful. Don’t forget we can reserve a villa for up to 48 hours with No Obligation at all, whilst you book flights.

With the arrival of daily flights to Cyprus, there is a new trend amongst our clients, which could enable you to book cheaper “non changeover day” flights: Many of our clients fly out 1 or 2 days before they occupy the villa, stay in a Bed & Breakfast or small hotel, (ask us), and then arrive promptly at 16.00 on arrival day.  Some do the same at the end of the holiday too, to elongate it. This can save you money on the flight, and can result in better flight times, and the Cyprus airports are less busy.

Many of our Changeover Days are Wednesday and weekend, which are the popular flight days. Therefore you can reserve your villa with confidence, even if the flights are not out yet. Some clients book 2 years in advance in order to get their preferred villa.

Here are some links to flight Companies that clients have had good results with, when flying to Paphos (closest) or to Larnaca (1.5 hour drive). In order to get a good overview of All your options, I recommend you look at both “Price Comparison” websites And Airlines (whose flights may Not appear at all on the former). I have sorted the Links into 2 types:

Price Comparison Websites offer a wide choice,  and they occasionally offer 2 airline flights,   ie outbound flight with Jet2, return with Thomson. Of course actual Airlines will NOT offer this type of flight. Once you have noted your preferred flight(s), you can then check directly with the airlines to compare prices (surprisingly, they can be cheaper on Price Comparison sites).

Low prices but not always direct. Blue Air Luton to Larnaca commencing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New: Liverpool – Larnaca (Easy Jet)

Ryan Air  winter schedule from and to Paphos Airport includes:

Brussels (Charleroi) 2 times every week

London (Stansted) Daily

Following Cyprus Airways closure, British Airways announced an increase in the number of flights to Larnaca for its Summer 2015 schedule. BA will be flying 13 times a week from London’s Heathrow Terminal 5 to Larnaca (up from 7 times a week). Economy return ticket prices will start at 249 euro. British Airways will have flights from Gatwick to Paphos airport.

New from 2016 to Larnaca. Cobalt Air  2017 New Dublin to Larnaca from 99 Euro one way

Price comparison websites

Skyscanner price alert tracker  A good tool to alert you in case or for when price goes down

Money Saving Expert have a tool where you can search for cheapest flights up to your set budget

And you can call Traveldeals4less 0800 032 6567 Freephone

Another tool: If you are not ready to book flights yet, set a “Flight  Price Drop Alert” here: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/CheapFlightsHome

Airlines

Easy Jet
To Paphos from Gatwick, Manchester, Luton, Bristol and Edinburgh. To Larnaca from Liverpool! NEW, Gatwick, Basel, Milan and Berlin.

You can now pre book seats. Please note I understand the Easy Jet price increases if you keep checking, as their system recognises your computer. Try booking from a different device and compare the rate

You can also register on their website which will enable you to receive e-mails regarding the schedule release dates and also about offers. https://www.easyjet.com/en/Register

Ryan Air  Stansted to Paphos  daily except Monday and Friday.  Also to Paphos: Duesseldorf Weeze, every Tuesday,  and Brussels Charleroix every Sunday and Wednesday. Daily flights from 28/3/17 to October, Tel Aviv to Paphos.  Other outbound airports such as Memmingen and Frankfurt are in list, please check. View luggage and other fees here  You can now pre book seats

NorwegianAir F
lights to Larnaca from Gatwick, Edinburgh, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Oslo and others. From £75 return. Not all flights are direct.

Monarch

Jet2. To Paphos and Larnaca:
Good for Midlands/North ie E.Mids, Manchester,  Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow. New: Stansted

Avro

Thomson fly Saturdays and Wednesdays, also known as First Choice.

Thomas Cook 

British Airways  23kg luggage incl + 2 hand luggage, meals, drinks and luggage included on some flights.

Lufthansa new April 2015. Birmingham, Heathrow, London City, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Larnaca, usually mid afternoon arrivals at good prices with Lufthansa. Selling seats 10 months ahead. Many seats are indirect BUT the arrival times are good, many mid afternoon. Also check out Aegean Air flights to  Larnaca, and New from Heathrow to PAPHOS

Allocation “hidden” seats

May have their own seats, not on Price Comp. and can be good for last minute Olympic Holidays From Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Luton, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted.

If you are struggling to find flights and want to book one of our villas, please call me, Irene,  on 02084406219
or use the Contact Us above.  I will be pleased to assist.

 

Loggerhead turtle rescued from fisherman’s nets at Lara, Cyprus

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Sundance Villas Manager Neoptolemos Michael was able to see the rescue and release of this loggerhead turtle, which had got caught up in a fisherman’s nets at Lara Bay.

It is estimated to be 4 years old. All turtles are protected in Cyprus, and this one was back in the sea shortly after this photo was taken. You may be lucky enough to see the baby turtles hatching and scampering to the sea, when you are in Cyprus. The turtles lay their eggs in the soft sand, and conservationists then place a metal protector over them.

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Here it is again en route to the sea. And below, a typical shot of a protected nest on the beautiful undeveloped Argaka beach at Polis.

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Flüge von Deutschland nach Zypern

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Zypern – wo die Götter Urlaub machen

Damit Zypern nicht nur den Göttern vorbehalten bleibt und dies vor allen Dingen im Jahr 2017 wo Pafos Europäische Kulturhauptstadt ist, freuen wir uns, dass die Germania ihr Flugangebot (http://www.flygermania.de)  sogar noch weiter ausbaut und damit Pafos mehrmals wöchentlich mit mehreren deutschen Flughäfen wie Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Nürnberg und Stuttgart im Direktflug verbindet.

Erfreulich ist, dass auch die Condor 2017 wieder Zypern in ihr Programm aufgenommen hat und von diversen deutschen Flughafen Larnaka im Direktflug anfliegen wird und dies jeweils montags oder donnerstags von Hannover, Düsseldorf, München und Frankfurt. http://www.condor.com

Air Berlin fliegt von diversen deutschen Flughäfen wie Düsseldorf, Berlin-Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel und Stuttgart allerdings mit Zwischenlandung Larnaka an und dies mehrmals in der Woche. Weitere Informationen unter: https://www.airberlin.com

Lufthansa bedient die Strecke Frankfurt-Larnaka direkt mehrmals wöchentlich http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/homepage Von vielen anderen deutschen Flughäfen fliegt die Lufthansa in Kooperation mit Swiss Air (Drehkreuz Zürich) http://www.swissair.com/index_de.html oder Austrian Airlines (Drehkreuz Wien) http://www.austrian.com/ ebenfalls Larnaka an.

 Blue Air hat, allerdings mit Zwischenstop die Strecke von Köln, Hamburg und Stuttgart nach Larnaka in ihr Programm aufgenommen: https://www.blueairweb.com/first-page-gr/

Für Kunden, die nah an Belgien wohnen oder denen eine längere Anfahrt nichts ausmacht, könnte auch der oftmals sehr günstige Ryanair Direktflug Brüssel-Charleroix-Pafos interessant sein: www.ryanair.com.

Auch der andere Billiganbieter Easyjet bietet die Strecke Larnaka nach Berlin-Schönefeld zweimal pro Woche zu oftmals sehr günstigen Preisen an: http://www.easyjet.com

Die Fahrzeit über die Autobahn von Larnaka nach Pafos betraegt 1 1/2 Stunden, es ist eine einfache Strecke mit sehr schönen Ausblicken. So erreichen Sie Pafos und die umliegenden Orte, in denen unsere Ferienhäuser liegen sehr bequem. Sollten Sie Ihren Mietwagen über die von uns empfohlene Mietwagenfirma Cy-Breeze Rentals Ltd buchen, wird den Kunden von Sundance Villas ein erholsamer und kostengünstiger Transfer nach Pafos, Hauptsitz der Mietwagenfirma, angeboten.

Die folgende Seite gibt Ihnen eine gute Übersicht über alle möglichen Flüge und ermöglicht auch Kombibuchungen mit unterschiedlichen Fluglinien, da immer nach der günstigsten Verbindung gesucht wird. https://www.swoodoo.com/flugsupermarkt

Ich wuerde mich freuen, Sie in 2017 persönlich auf Zypern begrüssen zu können.

Gern können Sie mich auch direkt kontaktieren unter sundancecyprus@gmail.com

Für heute verbleibe ich mit einem sonnigen Gruss aus Pafos

Ihre

Nicole Rohling 14/12/2016

Beaches in Paphos

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Sundance Villas: Beaches in the Paphos Region

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There are 54 Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus, and 12 Blue Flag beaches can be found on the 50 km of coast in the Paphos Region, three of which are in the Polis area. Seven of the 12 beaches have facilities for the disabled.

 

The blue flag beaches, which meet strict criteria for water quality, safety aBlue lagoon, Akamas National Parknd provision of services, also include full facilities such as a lifeguard and beach services. Paphos also offers supervised beaches with umbrellas and some facilities. And another type of beach which often appeals to our clients is the unsupervised type which offers no services. Among these are hidden beaches,  not obvious from the road.

So please bear in mind that the 2 latter categories may still enjoy the clean sea, even though they will not qualify for Blue Flag, as there are no or few facilities.  A good example is Fontana Amorosa beach on the left, in my opinion some of the clearest and cleanest turquoise sea on the island, and thankfully protected from development, so cannot be awarded a Blue Flag. You can visit this gem on a mini cruise to the Blue Lagoon, or hire a boat with cool box, from Latchi. Ask your Rep. Nicole for more information on cruises.

Here are the Paphos area beaches, starting south of Paphos Airport.

Between Limassol and Paphos. The Rock of Aphrodite is a magnificent natural pebble beach. The Petra (rock) tou Romiou is a cluster of small and big rocks in the sea, adjacent to the beach. According to legend, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty rose from the waves here. Beautiful at sunset.

Between Paphos Airport and Paphos Town, in the Τimi-Mandria area, the beach is long and wide and partly developed.

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Pictured above is Timi beach. It is long, sandy and unspoilt. Turtle nests have been observed in this area. It is only 5 minutes drive from Paphos Airport. There is a little beach bar with WC. It is perfect if you have a late flight and just want somewhere to chill out during the day. When I visited this beach, the whole area was incredibly clean and very quiet. I think this is because this beach is a little out of the way and it seems that tourists don’t really know about it. The beach bar is visible from the road. In order to find it, it is on the left on the final straight stretch of road approaching the airport, immediately before a small wood. You can park right next to the beach which means that if your car is packed with luggage, you can easily keep an eye on it. Also the planes come into the airport very low, so this is really exciting for the children.

The beaches west of the airport from Geroskipou towards Paphos town are within the tourist developed area (Blue Flag).

YEROSKIPOU-770x446Geroskipou beach is very long and sandy, and feels more secluded as you go away from Paphos. I have been lucky enough to swim with a turtle here. Sea trac chair in high season. There is a fish tavern “Atlantida” and bar “Ricos” on the beach.

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One of the 6 Paphos beaches awarded the Blue Flag. Sea trac chair in high season.

After this beach there are small beaches in the direction of the harbour ending with the wooden deck and sand beach of the Municipal Baths (Blue Flag).

The beaches between Paphos and Cape Drepanon are all within the tourist developed coastline (Blue Flag). These include Faros (Lighthouse) Beach, a sandy beach with an excellent view situated at the west end of Paphos.

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Coral Bay is a protected shallow sandy beach, usually with calm sea as a result of its horseshoe shape, with wooden decking access and lots of facilities (Blue Flag). Coral Bay also has WC and beach bars, sun loungers and umbrellas for hire, and lots water sport options like jet skis and banana boats! Coral Bay has been protected from development, so the surroundings are very green and there isn’t really anything overlooking it.

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Next to Coral Bay is Coralia beach is also a protected shallow sandy beach, usually with calm sea. It is smaller and more narrow than Coral Bay, but is has lots of facilities (Blue Flag). Bus stop.

 

 

IMG_3100.JPGAgios Georgios Beach (above) is a small sheltered sandy beach overlooking the Akamas National Park. Ramp access into sea. This photo was taken from the wonderful fish tavern above.

More details about Agios Georgios below.

Beaches within the Akamas National Park, protected from development, no facilities. 4 x 4, jeep safari or boat accessible.

The beaches from Cape Drepanon to Lara Bay are long sandy beaches. Lara Bay is one of the few remaining havens for loggerhead and green turtles to nest.

Between Lara and Baths of Aphrodite, there are small secluded rocky and sandy beaches 50m – 100m long, usually with rocks in front. The most famous here is the Fontana Amorosa sandy beach, also known as the Blue Lagoon, white sand and turquoise clear sea.

IMG_2943Baths of Aphrodite small beach below the tavern of same name run by Dinos, has a handful of sun loungers, umbrellas, showers and WCs.  Wonderful far reaching views towards Polis/Pomos.

There are hidden bays along this next stretch of coastline, often unmarked. Be prepared for a scramble down a track.

Asprokremmos beach of sand and tiny shingle is located at the east end of Akamas Peninsula and is characterised by its magnificent greenish rocks and emerald coloured crystal clear sea.

2 Bedroom Villa Aphrodite and 4 bedroom Amorosa are next to hidden Yiannakis beach, undeveloped, beach bar. Great for a picnic.

DJI_0013.00_05_53_04.Still004Latchi Beach (Blue Flag) is a long sandy beach next to Latchi Marina (famous for fish taverns) with a walkway next to the sea passing the sand and shingle Polis Municipal Beach (Blue Flag) and play area for children, to Polis Camping Beach.

Polis Camping Beach is sandy, and shaded (and recognised) by huge eucalyptus trees. Sea trac chair in high season.  (Blue Flag).

Argaka Beach.00_14_24_01.Still002Argaka Beach is undeveloped, a mix of sand and pebble, and you can always find a stretch to yourself. A few taverns and shops run along the coast road, in case you need anything.

Pomos Beach

Pomos has unforgettable rugged coastline scenery with indigo deep blue seas. Tiny pebble beach, water is crystal clear. 2 fish taverns.

The photos below are some photographs that I took of the little beach at Agios Georgios. These were taken from the fish tavern.

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Bus route changes affecting Argaka

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Update re new schedule of bus route affecting Argaka

To double check confusion over the new schedule commencing July 2015, Joanna in Argaka called Osypa Bus Office in Polis and spoke to the two drivers doing this route. They were telling her as long as the clients are standing at the bus stops which are near Liza’s Place and near Sykamia Kiosk on the Argaka Seafront Coast Road, the bus will stop and will pick up guests. To be sure please hail it so driver is aware of your intention.

It will pass from Argaka 15 – 20 minutes after departing from Pachyammos.

Bus No. 643A is connecting Polis and Pachyammos and passing lower Argaka on the seafront road. It takes about 10 minutes to reach Argaka after departing Polis.

Going to Polis there is a bus arriving at Argaka at approximately 05.15, 09.45 and 12.45 (Monday to Friday) and 06.15, 10.45 and 13.45 on Saturdays.

Returning to Argaka from Polis at 15.10 and 18.00 hrs Monday to Friday and 7.30 and 10.00 hrs on Saturday. This is based on the actual schedule at present (since 1/7/2015) and may be changed without notice.

When looking at the schedule, please note the bus leaving Pachyammos takes approx 15 – 20 minutes to reach Argaka. 

The 643B coming from Polis to Pachyammos,  goes from Sykamia Kiosk up to “Pano Argaka” village and then  re enters the seafront coast road via a lane near Liza’s place, and goes on  to Pachyammos.

So the 643B bus does not stay on the seafront beach road like the 643A. 

 Bus route Aug 2015

 

Thank you to Joanna and Nicole in Cyprus for providing this information, for which we cannot be responsible for in any way. Ask your villa owners to direct you to the bus stops.

Smaller water parks attached to hotels in Paphos, Cyprus

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Sundance Villas Review of the 2 small water parks attached to Paphos hotels, Laura Beach and King Evelthon

Watch our fun packed video of our time at the water parks!

The 2 small water parks are open to non-hotel residents from €15 Euro per adult. These may be useful to accustom your children to the noise, slides and splashing, before taking them to the larger Aphrodite water park. They are also ideal for villa guests who have a late return flight, with some time to kill.

Both Laura Beach and King Evelthon hotels are on the sea front in the Tombs of Kings/Kissonerga area of Paphos, between Paphos and Coral Bay. You can easily take a look inside to assess how busy they are, before you pay to go in.

The Aqua Splash Water Park is located at the 5* brand new luxurious King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort in Paphos.

 

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Sundance Villas Review of the King Evelthon Hotel Aqua Splash Park, Paphos

We visited this new waterpark in early October 2016.

Having just come from the busy and noisy Laura Beach Hotel splash park, we found that it was wonderfully peaceful as it is totally separate to the grounds of the Hotel, and, as the hotel residents have to pay to use these facilities, it was almost empty. It is also situated on a massive plot so there is lots of space, providing a more calm introduction for younger or nervous children, to the water park atmosphere.

The first thing that impressed us was its cleanliness. The pools were all very clean, the water sparkled. Everything from the toilet/changing facilities, to the sun loungers and umbrellas, was clean and well maintained.

The facilities here include 7 slides: (Black Hole, Compact, Multi, Free Fall, Rafting and Space Hole) as well as a Splash Pool featuring an Octopus slide, Mini private slide, Rabbit & Frog slide, Dolphin Water Jet, Giraffe shower and water gun.  There is also a Lazy River, a Jacuzzi and a beautiful large fresh water swimming pool with steps access and handrails. Cafeteria with shade. WC and showers with lockable storage at no extra charge. Free parking.

We felt there are water experiences here suitable for all ages. Single and double rings are available, the double rings (figure of 8 style) are fantastic if your child is nervous and would rather experience the slide alongside a parent.

There were lots of lifeguards around, even though it was not busy, ensuring that all of the pools were being well observed at all times.

This water park would be fantastic for young/nervous children because of the relaxed atmosphere and open spaces, especially when visiting from the seclusion of a villa rental. The open layout  and space makes it much easier to keep an eye on your children.

Accessibility: One step to the entrance and then level access, suitable for wheelchair or buggy. Separate wheelchair accessible toilets and showers.

Entrance –  €15.00 for adults & €10.00 for children up to 12 years.

Babies up to 3 years old are free.

Important: Clients can go in and out the park as many times you want during the day,  as long as you keep your wristband on.

email:  KingEvelthon@tsokkos.com T.+357 26930100

 

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Water park in main grounds of Laura Beach Hotel, Paphos

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Sundance Villas Review of the Laura Beach Hotel Waterpark

This water park feels a lot more condensed than the one at King Evelthon, and as we walked in,  the chutes were above our heads immediately. This made us instantly aware of the participants squeals and the general splash park atmosphere. It has very similar slides and chutes as King Evelthon with the bonus of a wave pool, but no large swimming pool like King Evelthon. There are a wide variety of slides, multi-level spray areas and pools which offer something for the whole family.

When we were there it was fairly busy and this is probably because it is within the hotel grounds, on view to all the guests, so a constant lure. (We understand, as with King Evelthon, the hotel residents have to pay a supplement to use the splash park.)

Facilities include these slides: Crusader with Typhoon tunnel, Kamikaze Free Fall (see video), Multi-lane Mat Race, Float Slide, Tornado Bowl (for 16 year olds and over) and a wave pool. For smaller children there is an activity pool with slides and a toddlers pool. Snack bar. WC and showers. Free parking.

Height restriction: minimum 1.20m
Weight restriction: maximum 100kg (15.75 stone)

Single and double rings are available, the double rings (figure of 8 style) are fantastic if your child is nervous and would rather experience the slide alongside a parent.

You can buy snacks and drinks (local alcoholic and non-alcoholic),  and you can also take your own food.

There were lots of lifeguards maintaining good safety at the various pools and slides.

In our opinion a big draw back is that there aren’t any lockers available here unlike at King Evelthon.

This park is open from May to October, 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm.

Entrance
May, June and October €15 adults, €10 for children (under 13 years old)
July, August and September €20 for adults, €15 for children 
(under 13 years old)

E-mail: info@cyprotellaura.com

Phone no: +357 26 944900

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Here you can find info on the much larger Aphrodite water park in Paphos

15% off online. 20% discount for Sundance Villas guests, just ask Nicole your Representative for the discount code 

Under 3’s are free

email: info@aphroditewaterpark.com T.+357 26 913 638

Open Every Day from May 1st – 31st Oct

Buying Euros at good rates

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There are various ways to pre buy your Euros and take advantage of a good rate. Generally speaking your bank will not offer the best rate, and Airport kiosks often offer low rates. I find Money Saving Expert are excellent on all things relating to travel including their Travel cash link   You can have your money delivered to your home or collect at airport kiosk, at a pre agreed rate, which includes the final price including any charges!

Fresh fish and meat shops in Polis

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Polis area, recommended Butchers, souvlaki kebab and fresh fishmongers  from Tanja, our local Polis correspondent

Sometimes the best shops are just tucked away out of sight so you may find this helpful.

BUTCHER

In case anyone needs to know about a good butcher in Polis, you may like to try Pambos Lambides.

Driving instructions:

From Argaka: Take the left turning just after Giannakis Demetriou Supermarket.  Pambos Butchery is there immediately on your right. From other direction: Take the first right turning just before Giannakis Demetriou Supermarket. Pambos Butchery is there immediately on your right.

 

SOUVLAKI   (kebab cooked over charcoal)

If you fancy a good souvlaki kebab, you could try the Argakiko Cafe & Grill in Argaka,  just before Fly Again Irish pub, or coming from Polis, it is the other side of Fly Again.

 

For our Polis clients who enjoy fish on the BBQ, we would like to bring your attention to Fishmarket Psaragora Karamanos, which is frequented by the locals

Sells all sort of fresh fish (sea bass, sea bream, snapper etc) and seafood (mussels, prawns etc).   

 

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We would recommend you go there early in the morning, definitely before 1pm, but the earlier the better. This fishmarket is next door  to Christian Optical House, which is at the crossroad  where the  2 x Polis pharmacies are.

From Argaka to Polis: 

Take the coast road back out of Argaka into Polis. Once in Polis, pass the large supermarket PAPANTONIOU on the left, then turn right when both Petrolina petrol station and a big church are on your right. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit (the road where you see a petrol station called Lukoil), then drive straight to the end, where you will see a pharmacy on your left.  Now turn right, and Christian Optical House is there in the corner with  Karamanos fishmarket  next door to it.

 

Coming from Latchi, take the main road to Polis, drive to the end of the road T junction, turn left. Continue until you have one pharmacy on your right and Christian Optical House on your left. Karamanos fishmarket is next door to the Christian Optical House, on your left. 

 

There is also another Fresh Fish outlet on the main road from Latchi to Polis called Psaragora Vasilis.  Coming from Latchi, you will see Prodromi Restaurant on your right., when you start approaching Polis beach.  This fishmarket is opposite,  on your left,  in the same building as a restaurant / taverna.

 

If you come from Polis, follow the main road between Polis and Latchi, start slowing down when you see Pizza Delicioza on your left and Imported Foods on your right.  Fishmarket is on your right opposite  Prodromi Restaurant on left.  Prodromi Restaurant name is written in English also, but I am not sure if Psaragora Vasilis is, maybe it was only in Greek…

 

We would welcome your feedback!  Many thanks to our Polis correspondent Tanja for finding this information for us.      Updated April 2015

 

 

Sundance Villas represents Cyprus on Disabled Access Day

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 Sundance Villas gets involved in UK’s first Disabled Access Day

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London, UK, 11 January 2015: Sundance Villas has today announced that it will be joining tourist attractions and other venues by participating in Disabled Access Day on the 17th of January. Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people and their friends and families to visit somewhere new and discover places with great accessibility.

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Sundance Villas joins over 200 companies and venues including VisitEngland, VisitScotland, Visit Wales, Standard Life, BT and disabled access review website Euan’s Guide in supporting the day. A wide range of events are taking place including touch tours and captioned film screenings. There are also special promotions on the day at attractions including Buckingham Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia and the National Theatre, among others.

Sundance Villas will be offering discounts of 10% on their accessible villas in Cyprus, Villa  AMPELITIS with private heated pool and hoists, and Villa TIMILY, beachside villa with private pool and hoists, to visitors making their booking during January and February.

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Commenting on their involvement in Disabled Access Day, Irene Hare Managing Director at Sundance Villas, said: “I appreciate what a nightmare and minefield it can be for disabled holidaymakers to find Truly accessible villa rentals. This is why I helped design Villa Ampelitis from scratch. It has level access, wet rooms, pool hoist and moveable hoist, and a beautiful private heated indoor pool which can be used 24 hours. Pool heating and central heating is included in rates. This property also has 2 wheelchair accessible studios, bookable only to you the renter. Our rates are reasonable and I offer 10% discount on bookings made in January at villas Ampelitis and Timily.”

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Kiki MacDonald, Co-Founder of lead sponsor Euan’s Guide, said: “Promoting good disabled access is at the core of what we do, so this campaign is close to our hearts. By hosting events and offering promotions to visitors on January 17th, all of the partners involved can demonstrate just how important disabled access is to them.”

For further information on Disabled Access Day, please contact info@disabledaccessday.com or 0131 510 5106.

 

 

 

About Disabled Access Day

Disabled Access Day is all about getting out and visiting a venue that you’ve never been to before – whether a cinema, coffee shop, sports centre or anywhere else. Disabled Access Day is asking disabled people and their friends and families to visit or book somewhere that they’ve never been before on Saturday 17th January 2015.

 

For more information and for a full list of partners, locations and events, visit www.disabledaccessday.com or follow the action @access_day / facebook.com/DisabledAccessDay.

 

Christmas in Cyprus

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Even though Cyprus is still enjoying lovely sunny weather approaching mid December, with temperatures around 22 degrees,  there is still Christmas Spirit in the air in Paphos! Paphos Harbour

Streets, shops and houses have been decorated and various Christmas fairs and Markets are held over the next weeks. Many tavernas and bars light their fireplaces for the evenings, making it really cosy.

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In general Christmas is celebrated for around 12 days in Cyprus starting from the 24th of December until the feast of Epiphany on 6th of January.

After the long 40 days of fasting, Cypriots celebrate the birth of Christ in style with lovely food such as stuffed turkey, roast lamb, chicken and pork, not forgetting the nice sweets such as kourabiedes (small almond cakes coated in icing sugar) or Melomakarona (Honey cookies with walnuts).

Children in Cyprus have to wait until News Year´s Day to receive their presents,  as this is the day of Agios Vasilis (St. Basil), the Greek Santa Claus. On New Year’s Eve the families get together, enjoy a lovely dinner and at midnight the VASILOPITA (cake with a coin inside) is cut and shared with all family members. The one who finds the coin will be lucky all year. http://www.antiochian.org/node/18684

Mall Christmas

Over the Christmas period pomegranates are eaten and also used for decoration. This fruit symbolizes joyous times, good fortune, fertility and prosperity.

Christmas 2014:  If you have already booked your holiday and will be in Cyprus during December you may like to visit the Christmas Farmers & Crafters Market on 21st of December between 10 am and 2 pm in Pano Akourdalia (near our Villa Quardia) http://sundancevillas.co.uk/products.asp?prod=122&cat=48&hierarchy=0), or the Christmas Street Fair on 21st of December on Makarios Avenue in Pafos, just to mention two of various Christmas events in the Pafos area.

If you are now interested in spending Christmas or New Year in Cyprus have a look at our Winter Villas http://sundancevillas.co.uk/productlist.asp?cat=71. These selected villas are suitable for a comfortable stay during cooler winter months.

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For more information of What’s On and bars and tavernas with fireplaces, please ask Nicole or Neoptolemos, your Representatives

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