hoping to get a holiday in Cyprus next month, a bit concerned about the eu bailout. will the bars & restaurants be up & running as normal. x
I imagine it will be business as usual
I cant see there being a problem, the way i look at it is everyone still needs to earn a living, and i for one cant wait to get there on 24th July, roll on the good times and the sunny weather.
The way it stands at the moment.nobody has any guarantees. BUT ... the shops / bars / restaurants are getting ready to open, the cypriot welcome will be as genuine as usual, only thing I would say at this point, is bring cash if you can.
At work in Protaras at the moment and all is as usual with the bars getting ready to open, if any thing you will be more than welcome this year. Cant see the bailout having any effect on your holiday and we are still acepting card payments.
Thanks for that dazzle....we're coming to Protaras mid May. Just wondered do you think prices of food, beer etc will go up?......has there been any talk of it?
You only need look to Greece............no disruption, no changes and if anything they'll be desperate for holidaymakers and so the service levels may actually go up !
You might well meet a lot of disgruntled Russians though with today's announcement of 40% "tax" on their 100k + savings in Cypriot banks !!
All the banks, apart from 2, will open tomorrow. The other 2 will open on Thursday. I can't see anything causing problem to a tourist. I also watched the media during these days, but I would like to note that I was able to withdraw money from ATM machines and pay with my credit card as usual.
We're going to Pernera on the 12th May. Can't wait to get there... and the financial situation changes nothing for us. The people are wonderful and are having to deal with a worrying situation right now. I'm sure they'll be glad to welcome holiday makers and the business they bring with them.
I'm going protaras July 10th. Hopefully the situation will be better by then but I'll just take cash if I have to.
I thought Greece was very expensive last time I went, although that was when it was 1 euro to a pound uk, depends what it is now I guess