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Hi going to paphos for the first time on 1st April with kids, would be greatful regarding advice on whether to take mosquito repellents etc

Thanks

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Have been going to Cyprus for many years, can honestly say we have never had a mosquito bite.

But if you are concerned there is plenty of repellants available.

Hope you have a good holiday.

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Thanks very much

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We have also been visiting for several years and always get bitten. We usually go later than April though.

However, we have found that Avon Skin So Soft is an effective repellent. If you do a search on here, you will find a couple of threads on it. Last year, every day we used it, it was 100% effective. One day we forgot and got about five bites each.

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I live here and always get bitten.

Avon SSS is the best repellent I have come across, and when I forget to use it or miss somewhere - that's where they get me!

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Thank you for the advice Hoggyn and Trisha.

Trisha I have a few other questions and would be greatful for any info.. I am a bit worried abt coming out to Cyprus due to current climate in case there are further protests/riots or even strikes. Do you see any of that happening?

And on a lighter note- would I be able to visit Nissi beach and Larnaca from paphos using the intercity buses? There are 7 of us travelling and think taxi will be too expensive..

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Again Ive been going for the past 5/6 years and never had any issues . And thats in the HOT HOT season - july/aug and sep. So you will be fine. But all depends on the person

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Hello again.

I haven't seen any civil unrest in Paphos. I was told that there was a demonstration one evening at the Town Hall and that it was very orderly and peaceful. I haven't even witnessed any queues at ATM machines. The footage you are seeing on the news is mostly Nicosia.

1st April is a Bank Holiday (another!) so you should be prepared for some shops to be closed but bars, cafes and restaurants will be open.

You can get the bus to Larnaca and Nissi but it would take too long to make it worth going for the day. Taxis are expensive in Cyprus.

Have a good time and do come back to the forum and let us know how you enjoy your first visit to Paphos.

Trisha

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Thank you for the reply Trisha. Would buses be running as usual? We're planning on going to coral bay and other place from the harbour.

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