14 November 2016

Get more from a winter break than just sun and sand  in Cyprus is Winter and Spring. 
There is so much to see and do , including a walking tour of Paphos which will illuminate the intriguing history of the coastal town. 
Visit the incredibly well-preserved Paphos Mosaics, spread among several Roman villas, and the ancient Tombs of the Kings. 
Away from the lovely seaside town of Pafos , which is the European Capital of Culture for 2017 , are the wonderful Troodos Mountains and isolated villages, Byzantine churches and the mountaintop Kykkos Monastery, home to a museum resplendent with Byzantine icons and other treasures. 
You can also visit the divided capital city, Nicosia, with its cosmopolitan caf├ęs, restaurants and shops and nearby Pano Lefkara, a village known for its exquisite lace. Optional excursion takes you beyond the Green Line to Turkish Northern Cyprus, including a visit to Bellapais, once home to writer Lawrence Durrell, and featuring the dramatic ruins of a Gothic abbey. You can also opt for a tour that takes in the Greco-Roman city of Kourion with its impressive amphitheatre, Limassol’s old town, and the rock where, according to legend, the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite emerged from the sea.
Wonderful beaches , Winter snow on top of Troodos complete with snow lifts and ski runs , Wine regions with excellent Wineries to visit , Ancient ruins of the World Heritage sites , in fact so much more than you expect is waiting to be explored. 

1 November 2016

Secure your most precious passengers - its the Law ! 

Not securing children in car seats is a crime and against the law , the head of road safety promotion non-governmental organisation, Reaction, Marios Stavrou said on Monday.
The group called for a revision of the legislation concerning children’s car seats and the introduction of stricter penalties on drivers who do not put children in car seats.
“Unfortunately in Cyprus we daily witness children playing or moving aimlessly in the car or worse, standing between the seats. It is clear that in a collision even at 35 kilometres per hour, these children will suffer physical injury,” Stavrou said in an announcement.
Current legislation provides that children under 1.50 metres tall must be transported in the car with the appropriate child restraint system, in accordance with their weight, he said.
“It is a crime, for parents to properly wear a seat belt, but their children not, and a worse crime is the fact that many parents and grandparents hold children in their arms, let alone infants,” Stavrou said.
The car seat, he said, must be in line with the international United Nations standard for all EU member states –  ECE R44 / 03 – or later, and must bear the capital letter `E` and a number which indicates the country of approval.
He added that manufacturers must also indicate the minimum and maximum weight of the child that can use the seat, while it must bear the word ‘Universal’ meaning it is compatible with all vehicles.
“The driver of the vehicle is responsible for the safe transportation of children under 16 years and the use of child restraint systems,” Stavrou said.
Every year, he said, more than 4,300 children are killed in the EU in road accidents, while one third of these deaths concern children who were passengers.
Simila Cyprus Car Hire have EU standard Baby Seats and Child Booster Seats available with all of the cars and there is no charge during the rental period. 
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