Travelling by Bus in Cyprus -Limassol/Nicosia
Trip Start May 27, 2012
85Trip End Jan 22, 2013
My next destination is the capital of Cyprus –Nicosia.
We call it "Lefkosia" in Greek with stress on the –ee (like Lefkosiiia)
Those of you who follow my Guides already know that I am using a lot public conveyance, and since there are no trains I use buses.
TAXIS in Cyprus had always been costly and lately with the economic problem in Cyprus they cost a fortune
HIRING a car is the other alternative and I highly recommend it only if the traveler/tourist is on a short stay and wants to see as much as possible.
Hiring a driver to take you around is a huge mistake!
I have heard of times when for a half day's trip people pay as much as the cost of the air ticket!!
I am going to show you how with very little I am going to get from Limassol to Nicosia.
I am at the Four Seasons Hotel –on the beach front avenue. If I wanted to get to the City centre I would get to the bus stop which is only a few metres from the entrance of the hotel and with just One euro I would catch the bus for the Old Port
Today, I want to get as far as Nicosia, so I have to catch the bus from the opposite side of the road. (Ask the reception to indicate the bus stop –Opposite the Colours Café).
You have to catch the Blue Bus #30. Get off at St. Raphael’s bus stop.
From this spot out here, catch the InterCity Green bus for Nicosia. The fee is 4.50 euros. (So with 5.50 euros) you can get to the capital. It is that easy.
There are no delays especially if you know the departure time. (From the Main station of the NEW Port to St. Raphael’s the bus needs approximately 20 minutes depending on the traffic so count this time in as well)
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Cyprus by Bus:
TIP: T r a v e l Clever!!
If you have the time -go for it!
It is a clever way of traveling not only for those on budget holidays but for everyone!
Save this money and spend it on something else – a souvenir, lunch/dinner at a nice restaurant, or upgrade your accommodation for instance
Anyhow, whether using a bus, a taxi or hiring a car, I am sure you will have the most memorable holidays ever!
Cyprus is an amazing destination, a country of beauty and contrasts!
Please don’t ask me to indicate the best month because I cannot do it.
For me Cyprus is beautiful the year round.
So, if you are a person who loves Natural beauty, History, Culture, Colourful Sunsets, ….LIFE in general then trust me.
This little island will AMAZE you. It is MAGIC!!!