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A little peace and quiet

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A little peace and quiet

Hi, My wife and I are looking for a weeks holiday in Cyprus during the last week of May. What is the best resort/area to stay in for a little peace and quiet. We are not into big nightlife, prefering a nice meal and a few drinks. Cyprus is a place we have wanted to go for a few years and we are not looking for a lively resort

Speaking as a British tourist though we would like to avoid most things British for a week so the more tranquil the better!

Our budget is around £100 per night.

We have also pencilled in Majorca as we cant decide 100% our destination

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1. Re: A little peace and quiet

The Paphos area would be better as it is quite a big area and most of the lively places are in a designated area of town. You are also only 10 or 15 mins away from certain billagers where time has still stopped lol, some nice restaurants where you can just relax. Paphos has an abundance of interesting places to see and do so you won't have enough time to see them all.


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2. Re: A little peace and quiet

Hi,takea look at.



or have a look at Pissouri/Polis.Julie

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3. Re: A little peace and quiet

I would agree with Julie. Pissouri and the Polis/ Latchi areas are good choices.

You may also want to have a look at the Pernera area. It attracts a lot of visitors but May is not a very busy month and you should have no trouble relaxing.

Depending on what you may prefer, Pissouri has a very tranquil atmosphere and if you stay near the beach there's no need to rent a car, unless you want to do some sightseeing, in which case it is a must. It is a good base if you plan to also see the Paphos' sights, Limassol, the Troodos mountain, or even Nicosia.

Polis is a village near Latchi, which is a sparsesly built seaside area, but it is too far to walk every day to the beach. If you opt for Latchi there are guite a few places you can stay within easy walking distance to the beach and some right on the seafront. Getting from Latchi to the rest of Cyprus is not so easy, though, because of the distance and the road from Latchi to Paphos. It is an excellent choice if you are into trekking, especially in early May when spring is at its most beautiful.

Pernera is the biggest resort of the three. You won't have any difficulties finding somewhere near the sea to stay. It has plenty of easily accessible small beaches and coves and an excellent footpath by the water's edge.

Edited: 14 January 2011, 07:16
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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4. Re: A little peace and quiet

If you are hoping to come to Cyprus and avoid it being too Britishy I think you will seriously struggle.

For the last 15 years or so the island has been marketed predominantly at the british market so you may find it is very British, especially the Paphos area where there is a very large ex-pat community.

I agree with the other experts the least commercialised places are Polis, Latchi and Pissouri, other than that you need to head up into the mountains to get a real traditional village experience.

The main resorts (paphos, limassol, larnaca, ayia napa and protaras) are all rather large and with plenty of tourist facilites although all resorts obviously have quieter and busier areas.

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5. Re: A little peace and quiet

Hi Westy79

Just to put my six pennorth in!! I agree with the other posters that Latchi/polis area is relatively quite!! We were there in September and Latchi is mainly a long stretch along the seafront, with one road leading in and out and has many restaurants to choose from. Also it has a small harbour with boats doing trips etc.. Judging by your ages, Polis will not be a problem for you to walk to approx half hour slow stroll, and has a few shops, nice ambience and a small square where the majority of restaurants are situated.

The buses are cheap 1euro per single leg destination. The bus from Polis to Paphos took approx 1hour and went into the old town of Paphos. If you wanted to go into the harbour area of Paphos (which is lovely) then you could get a bus from front of the restaurants in the old town into the harbour or it is about a half hour walk.

You'll be hard put to find a less commercialised area in Majorca, although perhaps Ciudadella in Menorca would be more on par.



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