A WIDE range of prices are being charged for coffee and drinks across the island’s coastal hotels, restaurants and kiosks, a price guide issued yesterday by the Cyprus tourism organisation (CTO) revealed.
Cyprus’ favourite cold coffee drink, the frappe, can set you back as much as €6.40 at Limassol’s Four Seasons Hotel although it goes for €5 along the same beach, as long as you choose to have it by the Amathus. But in Limassol’s Pasalimani at Ayios Tychonas, a frappe costs €2.50, with the town’s cheapest frappe available for €2.25 at Ayios Georgios Alamanou.
The priciest frappes in popular Paralimini and Ayia Napa cost €4.50 at the Golden Coast Hotel in Kalamies, while the cheapest frappe can be had at Konnos Bay hotel apartments that will serve you the refreshing drink for €2.20, the CTO said. At the popular stretch in Sunrise beach, most frappes cost €3.
Larnaca’s frappes range from €4 at the Lordos Hotel or the Golden Bay in Dekhelia, €3.50 at Zygi’s Marios Fish Tavern or at the Venus by Mckenzie. But the cheapest recorded frappe can be found in Larnaca’s Akroyiali Beach restaurant in Mazotos where it costs €2.
In Paphos, frappes cost €4 at the swanky Almyra or Anabelle and even €5 at the Elysium beach resort in Chlorakas. The cheapest frappe is available for €2 at Argaka’s Argakiko café and grill.
A small bottle of water (0.5 litres) can cost anything from €1 in Paralimni’s Blue Bay by Pernera to €2.20 in Karousos by Ayia Napa’s scenic harbour or at the Sunrise hotel.
In Larnaca, a bottle of water costs between €0.85, at Ormidhia’s Romantzo beach restaurant, and €1.50 in Dekhelia’s Palm Beach. In Paphos, prices range from €1 in Neo Chorio, among others to €3 at the Almyra and even €3.50 at the Amathus.
In Limassol, water costs €0.80 at Kalymnos in governor’s beach but is a hefty €4.50 at Le Meridien and €4.75 at the Four Seasons.
The CTO urges consumers to shop around and check out their websites www.visitcyprus.biz and www.visitcyprus.com and arm themselves with knowledge. However, the price list was only in Greek. Lack of local knowledge may make the difference for a tourist between a €5.40 burger and chips in Protaras’ Zefkas Rest-George and a €10.50 burger at Adams Beach Hotel in Ayia Napa’s Nissi Beach.