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Survey: Coastal resorts filling up fast

July 4, 2019 at 10:02am
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Residents looking for a last minute weekend seaside break have better chances of finding accommodation in Paphos than in Protaras, Phileleftheros reported on Thursday.

It said that holiday resorts in the free Famagusta area are jam packed — according to the newspaper, occupancy in Protaras this weekend is at 98% with only 16 options still available, based on a survey on a popular booking site.

In Ayia Napa occupancy for this weekend is at 93% with 39 options still available while in Paphos it’s at 89% with 84 options.

The paper notes that prices are steep.  In Protaras, a family with two adults and two children for two nights will have to pay between €200 to €1152 (at a five star hotel).  Ayia Napa is cheaper. Phileleftheros found accommodation from €180 for two nights, with prices rising to €474 depending on the location and €640 at an all-inclusive.

Paphos has lower prices than the east coast. Phileleftheros’ survey found accommodation at €50 a night, while a large number of apartments range between €50 and €100 per night. Four star accommodation is a costlier €450, while an all inclusive will set you back €700 and a five star €1567.

The Famagusta area has the largest number of tourist beds with 35,496 in 229 units followed by Paphos with 29,065 in 268 units