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Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

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Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

Hi, we are considering booking a big villa in Kokkines as my daughter is getting married in Cyprus next year. It's really hard to find a 6 bedroomed villa that's not miles inland and uphill away from everything! Kokkines doesn't look as far out as some of the ones we've looked out. The wedding ceremony is at Makronnisos beach and the reception is at the Garden of Eden Restaurant, near the Olympic Lagoon hotel. Any idea how much it would cost in taxi's? Also cost of taxis into the Harbour (or is it walking distance? or are there buses?) or perhaps to Protaras for a night out? And to the Lidl in Protaras for supplies? We really want to use Makronnissos beach as it sounds so much nicer, but are wondering if staying in this villa is going to cost a fortune in taxis! Any advice appreciated

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1. Re: Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

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2. Re: Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

Hi, see this thread from 2012 which I responded to area wise as to where they are located. tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g262055-i9247-k5…

Here's a Google map showing roughly where the villas are in relation to Mac Beach and Olympic Lagoon. It's not far, straight down the dual carriageway http://goo.gl/maps/p3xMh ...........10 mins by car, but you couldn't walk it ! The villas are just off the roundabout at point A to the right. They're a bit out on their own so to speak and difficult to walk into Ayia Napa centre due to the roadways etc. Taxis aren't cheap in Ayia Napa and the bus isn't an option unless you walk down to Grecian Bay area where you can catch the bus to Protaras and beyond and up Nissi Avenue up to the Olympic Hotel and the waterpark.

Personally I'd hire a car, so easy to drive in Cyprus as everything the same as home and you'll save a fortune on taxis and very good value for money. A transfer from Larnaca to Ayia Napa is going to cost at least €60 each way................you could have a car for a week for €100- €140 so a no brainer really.

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3. Re: Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

thanks very much for that. Car hire sounds sensible, but we would want to have a few drinks in the evenings so would probable end up paying for taxis out every night and back from what you've said, if we stayed in this villa! We've just found another villa in Cape Greco and wondering if the location would be better - i.e. we could go out in Protaras, which looks closer than Ayia Napa, and it looks close to the beach. If I can figure out a way of copying the image of the villa on the map I'll post it, perhaps you could give me your opinion?

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4. Re: Distance from villa in Kokkines to Harbour etc and taxi cost

I think I know which ones your talking about, the owner has 2 next door to each other ?

Personally I'd say your stuck between no mans land between both resorts so may be worse than Kokkinos to be honest.

Have you looked at Nissi 3 and Nissi Villas ? Literally off Nissi Avenue and across the road from Nissi beach and walkable to Olympic Lagoon............they do have some villas to accommodate a party your size but they get booked up quickly, Google the above and they'll all come up several are on the villa hire sites and many smaller ones are next door to one another............have a look and let me know what you think

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Problem is that we're really fussy! We all want to be in one villa (sister's husband recently passed away so this is a really big deal, all being together), and some people won't have anyone sleeping in sofa beds in the lounge etc. I've exhausted just about every single website looking for 6 bedroomed villas! We decided against the one in Cape Greco - it's right next to the main road and it's pricier, and as you say, no mans land. Think the Kokkines one is the only one left that's just about affordable... We'll take your advice and hire 2 cars. The owner has links with a Cypriot guy who has minibuses/taxis so hopefully we can strike a good deal with him for nights out and lift to the wedding! Thanks for your help, much appreciated

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I think you've made the right choice....Nissi have villas that sleep 6 but that includes sofa beds in most cases. Did you look at Ayia Thekla ? Same end as mac beach and huge choice of large villas, no further away than Kokkinos but bus stop closer ? Just a thought.

Car hire wise I use these guys www.lowpricecypruseconomycarrentals.com they're the agents in Larnaca for Easy Car Rental. They're absolutely excellent, the service before, during and after the rental couldn't be be better. And it's cash or card on arrival....email them for a quote as oppose to taking price of website as they'll negotiate a good price with you

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You own the villas.............I don't own those hotels !! Advertising is against the rules therefore all your posts advertising your villas will be removed by TA staff

Plus your responding to a post 2 months old and the original op got booked already as per their last post

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