Welcome to the February edition of CTS News

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

[If this is your first newsletter, scroll to the bottom of the page to get your secret free gift]


Has adoption of the Euro meant a price hike?

Cyprus adopted the Euro on January 1st 2008. The Cyprus Consumers Association has been closely monitoring shops and businesses to see where prices have gone up and in some cases down.

Find out how prices have been affected here

Elections are here

Will the incumbent president Papadopoulos get re-elected or is it time for new blood in office

Papadopoulos, Kasoulides or Christofias for power?

VAT on land pushed back to June

We reported last month that from January 1st 2008, VAT would be applied to all land purchases.

This has now been delayed to June

Find out more here

Magic Bowl - The New Entertainment in Town

Magic Bowl arrived in Polis towards the end of 2007.

Find out more here

Offers and Great Deals

  • Get FREE car hire when you book a villa holiday at one of our recommended villas in Argaka. Villa Roselia and her two sisters are the ultimate in luxury villas. We know the owners and they look after their holiday villas better than their own home!

    Free car hire offer is valid on all bookings made before March 3rd 2008.

    See the villas in question on our villa tips page and just click on either Roselia, Wisteria or Leticia to book and get your free car hire.

    But hurry This offer is only valid until the end of March.

  • Special Valentine offer ONLY until midnight February 14th. Build your own website business with the great value SBI hosting and website building package. Take out a year's subscription with Site Build It and get another site for only $100. You may want to see how it changed my life first.
  • 10% off all walking tours with Wheelie Cyprus booked before March 31st 2008

    Wheelie Cyprus are a local mountain bike and walking tour specialist. Come and see the beautiful Akamas peninsula or the pine scented forest packed full of spring flowers.

    Get 10% off any walking tour booked before the end of March 31st 2008.

    Just go to their WEBSITE, click on the Contact page and quote this code: CTS WC105b5g to get your 10% discount

  • New Cyprus Cycling Guide eBook - Introductory offer 50% off normal price! OFFER EXTENDED! The new Cyprus Cycling Guide is now available. For a limited period, the guide is available at 50% off the normal price for all subscribers to CTS News

    Only GBP£3.50 (Normal price GBP£6.99)

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Latest Cyprus Travel Secrets

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

Just click on the links below if you haven't caught up with them yet:

Walking the Caledonia Trail - a gorgeous waterfall walk in the Troodos mountains.

Planning a Cyprus wedding

Get ideas for a great value wedding with Cheap Cyprus weddings
and Check out what paperwork you need to satisfy all the legal requirements

Are you a keen gardener? Find out why gardening in Cyprus is not that easy with our Cyprus Gardening page.

Latest Weather in Polis and Latchi

We STILL have a big water shortage problem after virtually no rain in January. Any winter holidaymakers were spoiled by continuous bright sunshine throughout the month and, so far, the weather pattern has continued.

We did have a couple of days of bad weather at the end of January including some snowfall which settled as low as 200m above sea level. There were even some residents apparently "snowed in" at some hillside villages in the area.

But ever since the sunshine has been back with a vengeance. We will undoubtedly have water cuts after the elections in February and we'll keep you informed if you have a holiday home here and are wondering whether there will be enough water on the island when you visit.

Coming Soon

Things to watch out for on the site in March:

  • Thinking of moving to Cyprus? We're starting to compile some great information pages to help you through the maze of questions you are bound to have.
  • Thinking about a honeymoon in Cyprus? We tell you how to pamper yourself and have a luxurious honeymoon.

Sites we like

  • I'm really getting into my yoga right now and have joined a local class run by Nausika at the Ananta yoga centre in Skouli (about 10 mins drive from Polis). Imagine my horror this week when I discovered my camping mat (which had become my yoga mat) full of big holes with tell-tale claw marks. Yes one of my darling cats had destroyed it so I went searching the net for a resonably priced yoga mat that could be delivered to Cyprus (all the sports shops on the island just seem to sell slippery gym mats). I found the perfect high quality mat which will be delivered in less than a week from Yoga-Mad.
  • Do you want to learn to speak some Greek? You do need time for this but there are some FREE courses at CYBC. Just log onto CYBC - learn Greek and start your audio learning.
  • And finally.

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    That's all for this month.

    See you next time


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