Welcome to the April edition of CTS News

...Your source of friendly insider news from unspoilt sunny Cyprus

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Water Cuts hit Cyprus

Water cuts have been implemented across Cyprus due to the critical water shortage on the island.

Find out more about the water crisis here

VAT on land now due to start July 1st 2008

VAT on land will now be implemented on July 1st following a delay to the original date of January 1st.

Read more about it here

Archeological Dig continues at Yiala

A team of students from a university in Georgia have just arrived back on the island to continue working on the archeological dig at Yiala Monastery.

Discover this secret monastery for yourself

Indian restaurant coming to Polis

Polis will soon have its very own Indian restaurant!

Fancy an Indian?

Offers and Great Deals

  • Great holiday offers from Thomson

    Thomson are one of the leading UK tour operators and we have linked up with them to offer you the LATEST deals, hot off the press. Their offers change by the day and often by the hour so check them out to see how much YOU could be saving on your next visit to Cyprus.

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    Wheelie Cyprus, our local mountain bike and walking tour specialist have a great deal for you on bike hire in May - 10% off!

    They also offer a great UPLIFT service to take you to the top of one of the many hills around Polis/Latchi so you can enjoy a fantastic descent without the pain!

    Just go to their WEBSITE, click on the Contact page and quote this code: CTS WC10112L to get your 10% discount or just call them on 00357 99350898 and quote the code when you arrive on the island.

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Latest Cyprus Travel Secrets

Here are our latest pages from the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.

Do take a peek if you haven't caught up with them yet:

Need a little retail therapy? - Where to shop in Nicosia and, if you fancy a day trip into the North, details of where to cross the Green Line.

Get a little cultured! Find out more about Cyprus culture, the summer festivals and Cypriot family values. Cyprus culture

Are you a keen photographer or just a digital snapper?

Why not compare your camera skills by looking at our wild flower pictures and sharing yours? Share your own wild flower pictures.

Latest Weather in Polis and Latchi

You may have guessed from the opening news snippet that Cyprus is now in the middle of a serious water crisis. We have had only one day of light rain in April versus a normal average of 5 days on the coast.

On top of that, we just had a mini heatwave with soaring temperatures in the early 30's for the last 10 days.

Temperatures are back to normal now with a cool wind chasing the clouds and sun but a dry April does not bode well for a happy summer due to the water shortages.


Restaurant of the Month

In addition to our best restaurant pages on the site, we're now bringing you a restaurant of the month for you to try next time you visit the island. This month's restaurant is

STENI tavern

The Steni tavern opened about a year ago and is situated on the F733 Polis to Lysos road, The tavern can be found on the LEFT just as you enter the pretty village of Steni, the first village after you leave Polis.

The taverna offers a typical Cypriot menu with a large meat meze for all carnivores and is extremely well priced. The owners do not speak much English so it is a great opportunity for you to practice your Greek!

On a clear day there are fantastic views back towards the coast both from the taverna and when you descend back to Polis after enjoying your meal.

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That's all for this month.

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