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"Campings" Cyprus Hotel Tip by szabolcs

Cyprus Hotels: 128 reviews and 214 photos


<font color='#000080'><b>Campings</b></font>
<font color='#000080'>prices given are for one night

Troodos: CYP 2 per tent and CYP 1 per person

Polis: CYP 1.50 per tent and CYP 1 per person</font>

Unique Qualities: <font color='#000080'>Should you feel like breaking away from tourist hotls and apartments Cyprus offers some (not much) CAMPING facilities. The two camping sites we stayed at were:

<b>Troodos Camping</b>: this one is situated along the main road leading to Nicosia (<i>Lefkosia</i>) in a pine forest. You have to walk about a kilometre from the village of Troodos. Facilities are basic (eg. no hot water - at least when we were there) but it's a good option if you don't want to spend much on accomodation. The cost of a night's stay is CYP2 per tent and an additional CYP1 per person. So the camping ground is in the hills and this is reflected in the terrain as well. That is you need to be lucky to find a really flat piece of ground. Sometimes I felt really uncomfortable but maybe I should have followed Thomas's suggestion who had drunk a medium-sized bottle of Commandaria and was sound asleep all night. Conclusion: there ain't such thing as an uncomfortable camping ground if you have enough alcohol.

<b>Polis Camping</b>: situated by the beach it's about 40 minutes' walk from the centre of Polis. The site is nice and shady due to the tall eucalyptus trees all around. Facilities are again rather 'simple' (eg. looking at the toilet often made me realise that it's not THAT urgent to use it yet). Showers are not much better: people come barefoot from the sandy beach and it makes the place pretty muddy and uninviting but once (in 5 days) we had hot water. There is however a small market, an eatery at the beach and you can deposit your valuables in safe-boxes. The terrain was much better at this place: the eucaplyptus-leaves that covered the ground made it softer and it was flat. All the luxury is yours for CYP1.50 per tent and a further CYP 1 per person for a night.

After all both sites are relatively OK and although spending a week in a tent (like we did) definitely makes you long for a decent bed in a decent room, camping in Cyprus is fun (and the sunset at Polis camping's beach is really spectacular - see the photo above in the General tips section).</font>

Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: <font color='#000080'>
<b>Troodos Hill Resort

Polis beach</b></font>

Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 0.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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