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Mosquitoes

We're travelling to Bellapais/Kyrenia in Mid September. Should we be worried about the dreaded mosquitoes? Also, where are good places to eat in Bellapais as it's our first time there?

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1. Re: Mosquitoes

Not seen many mossies, but little black midges can be a nuisance at sunset particularly near a light source.

Depending on budget, at the bottom end of eating out in Bellapais there is Pasa lamachun cafe ( Turkish pizzas plus other fast food type meals ); Bella Moon restaurant is a plesant garden setting with moderate prices; Aged House is a scruffy place but some like it; Bellapais Gardens Hotel has very good food and a fantastic view from their terrace but is at the top end of pricing for Northern Cyprus; Gardens of Irini is run by a very interesting lady named Dierdre who offers home made lemonade and light snacks during the day and evening meals by appointment. The menu is very limited but excellent. Follow the little red signs around the village to find it. Bella Vista is a fairly new place and we gather they were having problems in August but ask around for current situation. Ayna traditional restaurant is about 1 km down the hill and turn left at the roundabout. Popular with locals, quite cheap, serving mezes and kebabs.

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The Kybele Restaurant that is actually in the gounds of the Abbey itself is well worth a visit.It has a very extensive Menu and the prices are very reasonable.If you go in the evening try to book table 1.The views from there are fantastic,and the sunset is spectacular.

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Agreed, setting of Kybele is superb, unlike the food. However, it is owned by the government......as is the Tree of Idlenss opposite the Abbey - only if you really like tacky tourist "Cypriot" nights, ( very noisy, crowded, belly-dancers,etc.). Abbey Bell Tower is next door. All 3 are at the bottom of our list of favourites but everyone to their own. Stroll around, ask other people and enjoy a beautiful village.

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PS, the big crowds only seem to arrive by coach trippers at weekends.

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We have eaten at the Kybele restaurant every year for the last 8 years at least once during our holidays,sometimes twice and we have never had a bad meal there,We have also taken other people there and without exception they have all revisited on there own and have never had any complaints.

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It isn`t "bad" but given that prices are quite high and the setting is to die for, the Kybele deserves to have superb food which would make the place perhaps one of the world`s finest places to dine outdoors. The cuisine served is pretty ordinary which always seems like a lost great opportunity to us.

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Yes, I know what you mean and agree. The setting is so sublime that it is a pity the whole food experience doesn't quite live up to it. It's the same down in Kyrenia harbour. As if the restaurants in both locations have just got so complacent because all the tourists go there that they have just stopped trying and serve fairly mundane food, expensively and with rather cynical service. We always advise friends to go to Bellapais and Kyrenia and have a drink, or coffee and liquers but eat elsewhere, I wish more people would vote with their feet and then standards would improve.

My advice would be to go and have dinner somewhere else ie Ambiance, Archway, Verandah, or our favourite - The Address - and then go back and have brandy in Bellapais and enjoy the view.

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8. Re: Mosquitoes

Hi,

We were in Paphos in July; there were a few mozzies then but we didn't get bothered, unlike some people. I'm a mozzie magnet; here are some tips which may help (Vit B works for me)

MOSQUITOES- Take Vit B pills just before going & during - you won't taste nice to the mozzies then. Thiamine, found in B1 is an irritant to them. Be aware that prolonged use may upset your mineral balance. Some people say take yeast pills instead. Take Avon Skin so Soft / Woodland Fresh as it's a great repellent. (Some specifically recommend the Avon skin so soft dry oil spray "soft & fresh"; you want the blue/green bottle as this variety has the citronella in it, it is not in the pink one "soft & sensual" I use the pink one tho. Some say get DEET from Boots. Take a room plug in. If a real mozzie problem occurs in your room, ask reception to spray it when cleaning. You can also get wristbands from Mothercare against mozzies (approx £3 each). Aspivenin gadget from Boots (about £20) or online- pocket sized mini pump that will suck out the poison from mozzie bites etc

Regards

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