As a rule, many tourists perceive as Cyprus is ideal for leisure and shopping go to France or Italy. Nevertheless, the number of those who come to this island not only soak up the beaches, but also devote their time shopping, not too small. And, we think that this article will help you to understand what, where and how to buy.
First of all say that the brand shops in Cyprus, despite the opinion of some, is not uncommon. Here they are shown not less extensively than in other countries. Your attention is invited to many famous brands, new collections of clothes and shoes, designer boutiques. The difficulty is only that find this "treasury" is not just for this, you should know a few exceptionally Cypriot features:
- If you are planning a shopping in Paphos, Limassol or other tourist center, then you will be warned: here you are unlikely to find something worthwhile. The fact is that Cyprus, contrary to world traditions, combine business and tourism, departs from this rule. Therefore, if you choose a city in a tourist area, for example, Paphos, you will hardly meet brand shops on its streets. It's just that it was originally that the main consumers of expensive fashionable clothes were local people. Therefore, even today, many world brands prefer to place their boutiques away from tourist zones and generally in a considerable distance from the coast. For this reason, it is better to go shopping to Nicosia or to another city outside the tourist zone.
- Outwardly, nothing fancy Cypriot shops themselves are not "issue": they do not have screaming neon signs and colorful advertising. Conversely, branded boutiques here often executed very modestly, as a rule, in a minimalist style.
- Another interesting nuance, which pleases the tourists Cyprus - prices in local boutiques. Usually they can not be called modest, but if you plan your vacation in February or August and it is the time to go to Cyprus, the prices you are sure to please. That's because in this state legislated periods in which boutiques allowed to arrange the sale. At this time, prices in stores may reach 50, and even 70%!
We hope, our recommendations will help you to orient in all the features of Cypriot shopping.