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Rent A Villa In Paphos News, Issue #001
September 11, 2006
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Summer in Paphos is now drawing to a close and beautiful Autumn will soon be upon us and my favourite Month of October.

What a summer this has been! We have seen Cyprus placed well and truly on the worldwide map, not necessarily in the way we want it to be seen, but as playing its part in accommodating evacuees from Lebanon. At the height of the exodus Cyprus dealt with a peak of 10,000 people a day. We applaud the Cyprus authorities and its people for managing the unexpected influx on such limited resources. It is reported that the Island dealt with the transit of some 55,000 people who have fled Lebanon.

We have also seen the temperatures hit the 50 degrees mark in Paphos. Exceptional and not over comfortable let me tell you. The streets became deserted for a few days here with even the holidaymakers ducking for cover.

The balmy evenings of September are now here and we have some great last minute deals for September and October so if you are looking for some quality holiday time now the kids are back at school, check them out.

VILLA SPECIALS Sept & Oct 2006:
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FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS ONLY!
4th - 18th October Only 10% Discount
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18th Oct - 1st Nov Only 10% Discount
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4th - 25th Oct Only 10% Discount
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Our top villas are also booking fast for next year. To avoid disappointment, check out availability as soon as possible.

PAPHOS GOSSIP:

-Paphos enters the Guinness Book of Records in 2007. What for? I hear you ask. Most annoying time share touts on scooters? Most amount of sunshine in the world? Best holiday destination in the Mediterranean?

No, no, no. None of those, although I'm sure we should be up there. On 30th April 2006 Paphos demonstrated the World's longest BRA chain. Yep, that's what I said. All shapes, sizes and colours strung up in Paphos Harbour to raise awareness for beast cancer. Aphrodite sailed into the harbour to offer her bra which was eagerly accepted and added to 114,781 other linked bras covering a distance of 69.37 miles. Funds raised were £37k which will be used to better cancer facilities throughout Cyprus.

-THE GOVERNMENT is toying with the idea of gradually phasing out duties for imported cars. At present, anyone who imports a second hand car to Cyprus from a foreign country must pay the same registration tax as they do on a brand new vehicle, which could even mean that the registration tax alone is greater than the carís value.

NEW RESTAURANTS:

GOOSEFAT & GARLIC - Situated of the road out towards St George Harbour.
English and continental cuisine with daily specials boards and Traditional Sunday Lunch. Good selection of wines and draught beer available. The ambiance and service here is what fine dining is all about. Dress up a little for that special occasion and give your partner a treat.

OLIVETO - Opposite The Tomb of The Kings.
A very pleasant change and very different dining. A choice of succulent meats, seafood and poultry - freshly grilled to your own personal taste. The restaurant ensure you have a bib to prevent any mishaps and presents you with a platter containing your own stone grill. It's now all down to you! No blaming the chef here for an overdone steak. You cut off small slices of meat and sear and cook to your liking. Yummy! They also have a fabulously stocked worldwide wine cellar, catering for all tastes, which if necessary is expertly decanted at the table (a show in itself). Once again, impeccable service with indoor or outdoor dining. Look out for the tumblers, especially if you have had a few.

NEW RETAIL STORES:

Hearns Bookshop at Coral Bay.
English books, cards, stationery and gifts. Great new shop to spend time looking for gift ideas. Very friendly with a welcoming touch, offering coffee while you browse.

WEATHER:

Scorchio, scorchio and more scorchio! Expected temps. 30 degrees all week. Still good swimming in the warm blue waters, great for golf or hiking and balmy evenings to eat out or take a walk and enjoy the clear night skies.

FESTIVALS:

Beer festival 15 &16 Sept. held at the old fishing shack pub in Kato Paphos within the Margarita gardens complex on Tefkrou St, showcasing 13 English and Scottish beers plus 4 scrumpy ciders.

Events:

Cyprus Rally September 21st sees the start of the Cyprus Rally which starts and finishes in Nicosia. A grueling course that covers most of central and western areas of the island including the Troodos Mountains.

Until next time HAPPY VILLA HOLIDAY dreams.

Regards Lyn & Roy

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