British tourists heading to Cyprus this summer are set to save as two resorts are ranked in European beach resorts best value list. In relation to resorts within Eurozone countries, Paphos ranked third with Limassol following closely in fifth place.
Overall according to the UK Post Office's Holiday Costs Barometer of European beach resorts 2017, Cyprus made the top eight best value list with Paphos ranking fifth followed by Limassol in eighth place.
The 11th annual Holiday Costs Barometer report gathers data from 19 locations on ten of the most common holiday buys, enabling visitors to see how various destinations measure up. For the holiday shopping basket researchers looked at the costs of a cup of coffee, bottle of local beer, can of Coke/Pepsi, bottle of mineral water, glass of wine, sun cream, insect repellent, UK newspaper, two course lunch for two and finally a three course meal for two inc wine to complete the tourist basket.
In 2017 the lowest total cost of these items in Cyprus converted to GBP was £74.32 found in Paphos - 1% lower than five years ago.
Andrew Brown, of Post Office Travel Money, said "Picking a resort where you will get the best bang for your buck is one way to protect the holiday purse but there are others. Firstly, get holiday cash before leaving home to avoid poor rates at the airport or in ATMs abroad. There are improved exchange rates when you change £500 or more, the average spent abroad by UK tourists, so get enough cash in advance to avoid being charged for credit and debit card transactions made abroad. If you prefer to pay with plastic, load cash onto the new Post Office Travel Money Card when rates are at their best and you won’t pay transaction charges abroad."