€300 per Week Villa Holiday
Welcome to the December 2013 edition of CTS News
...Your source of friendly insider news from unspoilt sunny Cyprus
Grab a €300 per week villa holiday bargain this winter in Cyprus
But first a warm welcome to all our new readers - New subscribers please scroll to the bottom of the page to get your secret free gift.
Cyprus Olive Harvest worst in 40 years!
Cyprus has had the worst olive harvest in 40 years with virtually no olives to pick on many trees.
Find out more here.
Cypriots turn back to Agriculture to Survive
Virtually every field in Cyprus has been ploughed ready to plant with agricultural crops in a bid to earn money after the financial crisis earlier in the year.
Read more about it here.
No more Z plates for hire cars
Hire cars will no longer carry red Z plates denoting that they are rental vehicles.
Find out why here.
Offers and Great Deals
- €300 per week villa holiday
What better way to beat those winter blues than a week's winter sunshine in Cyprus. Why not grab this amazing bargain and pay just €300 euros per week for a luxury villa located in Argaka, 10 minutes from Polis and just 60 minutes drive from Paphos international airport.
Villa Roselia is owned by our former neighbours and there are also two identical sister villas at the same price, perfect for a large group.
Each villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a fully fitted kitchen, a cosy lounge and beautiful, secluded landscaped gardens with plenty of outdoor space. The special price of just €300 per week is only available up to the end of February so do hurry if you would like some great value winter sun.
And with cheap winter flights available from less than £100 per person return, this is one holiday that really is affordable.
By the way, the temperature today was 17 degrees with bright sunshine - just perfect!
- FREE Car hire, FREE travel insurance and FREE welcome pack with your next summer villa holiday
My trusted villa partner James Villas has another fantastic promotion for your 2014 summer villa holiday here in Cyprus. They are offering FREE car hire, FREE travel insurance and a FREE welcome pack with every booking made by February 3rd 2014. Plus the deposit required is just £100 per person.
Booking early in the season is great way of securing the most popular villas and with this offer, you can save money at the same time. So why not take a look at what's on offer and get your 2014 villa holiday booked now.
The only conditions are that the holiday must be taken before the end of December 2014, you have to book a flight and villa package plus there must be a minimum of two people per booking.
Why not secure an early bird discount with these free offers and book a 2014 villa holiday with free car hire, insurance and a welcome pack or if you're not sure why not order a free brochure instead so you can plan a trip somewhere other than Cyprus!
Take a look at the villas available in Cyprus or just choose another location as James Villas have many properties available all with the same offer. Just HURRY as the offer closes on February 3rd.
- Looking for cheap car hire for your next holiday?
Carrentals, the award winning comparison car hire website, is still the cheapest car hire firm I've looked at on my regular monthly car hire price checks.
There is an easy to use booking system and they have lots of great reviews on their website - check out the Carrentals website, here and grab a great deal on car hire in 2014.
- NEW - FREE bike hire on all 2014 Self Guided Cycling Holidays in Cyprus plus 10% discount
Local mountain bike and hiking specialist Wheelie Cyprus started offering Self Guided cycling holidays in the unspoilt Polis and Latchi area in January last year. For 2014, self guided holidays now include FREE bike hire as part of the package, so all you need to do is turn up and get on your bike and ride.
There are some fabulous accommodation options including 2 nights at a luxury spa hotel and to make self guiding easy, you get a GPS unit with all the routes aswell as a printed map and written directions. Routes are a mixture of easy gravel trails and tarmac roads taking in the beautiful scenery in the Polis and Latchi area and distances average 28km per day.
Holidays can be taken at any time subject to accommodation availability and prices start from £610 which includes 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, airport transfers, luggage transfers between hotels, GPS unit and route guides plus emergency support if required and now FREE bike hire too. There is even an optional uplift service if you don't fancy the one long hill climb on day 5!
To find out more ,just go to the Wheelie Cyprus website to find out more about their self guided cycling trips and, if you want to book, quote code WCCTS10 when contacting Wheelie Cyprus to get a 10% discount on all bookings.
- Get a FREE business listing on the new Cyprus Travel Secrets business directory.
The directory is split into various sections so whether you have a villa or apartment you'd like to promote, a shop or restaurant, a sports or activity business or any other type of business, you can promote it for FREE right here on this site.
And it's no ordinary business directory as your listing will appear as a web page on the site (see an example here) which you can then use to drive potential customers towards - great for small businesses like mobile hairdressers, who don't have their own websites. You can also add ONE picture to your web page listing - a great way for customers to SEE what you offer.
The only condition for your free listing is that you must write a MINIMUM of 300 words to tell people about your business. Why? Because potential customers will think far more about using your business if you tell them a bit about what you offer.
In addition, if you already have a website and/or want to add up to 3 MORE pictures, you can pay a small ONE-TIME only fee of just €10 EUROS for a PERMANENT link to your website or Facebook page.
Whether you choose a FREE or premium listing. you can get your friends and family to post your new page on Facebook or other sites, creating "buzz" about your business and hopefully driving more business your way. What are you waiting for?
Find out more about how to enter your FREE Cyprus business listing here.
Latest Cyprus Travel Secrets
Here are my latest pages from the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.
Zening Yoga Retreat We have a brand new yoga retreat on our doorstep here in Latchi. The yoga studio has amazing energy and there are free yoga classes for locals or those on holiday in the area in the quieter months. Find out more by following the above link.
Hire a road bike in Polis Local bike specialist Wheelie Cyprus now has some great new Felt branded race bikes for hire, perfect for winter or spring summer training. Click the link to find out more.
I have found some great new private villas, available to rent at low prices. Take your pick from Villa Mulberry located in the foothills of the Troodos mountains in the pretty village of Pachna. Or Villa Heddfan, a gorgeous home from home villa located in the hill village of Kathikas, 25 minutes from Paphos. Do take a look by following the links as I highly recommend both of them.
Maintaining Cyprus Travel Secrets takes a lot of time so any support I can get is most welcome.
One way to support me is to link to the site on social bookmarking sites (you can click on one of the icons at the bottom of any page eg. Facebook, or Twitter ) OR you can simply send this newsletter to a friend to tell them about Cyprus Travel Secrets. The more people who know about the site, the more visitors I can attract and every extra visitor helps to spread the word.
You can even buy me a cup of coffee! How? Just make a small donation via Paypal - via the donate button on the site.
Latest Weather in Polis and Latchi
So far, we've had a dry autumn winter, although 10 days ago, we had one of the coldest spells I have experienced since moving to the island in 2005. Daytime temperatures plummeted to just above 3 degrees C near the coast and it was below zero at night in villages above 450m. There was even snow on the ground in the villages just up the road.
Thankfully things have now returned to normal and today was warm and sunny with temperatures just above 17 degrees.
Xmas day is looking good too :)
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That's all from this newletter.
See you next time.