My colleagues & I always use Michaelides Car Rentals in Limassol. The owners name is Demetris Michaelides. He is very flexible and his prices are reasonable. If you need a car, he will drop it off at the airport in Larnaca for you. The taxi fare is equal to one day's hire, so this is a nice perk. His telephone is +357 25 327380 fax +357 25 329582.
If you rent with your credit card and it covers your insurance, don't let him sell you extra insurance (CYP5 per day). Also, you might wish to bring the car back fully tanked versus prepaying CYP25 for a tank, as gas is not as expensive in Cyprus as elsewhere in Europe.
I rented a nice small Peugot 206 last summer and payed CYP 12 per day incl. insurance. I have seen cheaper prices, but then cars were not as new or not as nice. I like his reliability, and as I said, the drop-off/pick-up at the airport is handy.
I see prices advertised for as low as CYP 8 per day, but that is without insurance, so be careful when comparing prices. Obviously, larger cars, SUVs and cabriolets cost more.
1 CYP = $2.26
Phone: +357 25 327380
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Wasn't sure where to put this TIP, but then again, as so few are ever read and or commented on, this is a public service announcement just as likely to be ignored as followed. Still, it is Friday afternoon here in Cyprus, and this my first update to my pages this week, so it helps you, I am happy.
In an effort to stem losses of holiday bookings by Russians to Cyprus of up to 25-percent after visa-free travel was abolished this year, Cypriot authorities will stop charging Russians for visas in 2004 & 2005 it was announced.
In an effort to improve visas to Cyprus, 60-percent of visas are issued within 24-hours according to the Cypriot Embassy. Less than one percent of Russians are refused the visa. There is now a new Cypriot Consulate in St. Petersburg as well as the Embassy in Moscow.
140.000 Russians visit Cyprus each year. Cyprus is suffering this year from a drop in the number of Russians visiting, but also from a Cyprus pound that is considered some 30-percent overvalued. Cyprus is one of the most expensive Meditteranean destinations and offers poor value for the money in comparison with other areas.
Never the less some 20.000 Russians live & work in Cyprus, many in Limassol.
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I have never taken the bus or know anyone else that has taken the bus in Cyprus. Mostly we use taxis. However, there is a bus that runs between Limassol and Nicosia and it only costs CYP2.50 one-way versus a taxi which will cost approximately CYP25.
It departs from the Municipal Market Park Place in Limassol and ends up in Nicosia at Solomos Square.
Buses run Monday through Friday from 06.00 until 17.30 departure. Saturdays from 07.00 until 14.00, and on Sundays starting at 09.00 until 17.30 departure time.
It takes 45 minutes to drive from Limassol city limits to Nicosia city limits. The bus takes longer. A monthly bus pass costs CYP60-75.
$1 = 2.25 Cyprus pounds
Phone: +357 25 370 592 Limassol
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