Locals and Tourists Choosing Villas for Rent in Cyprus This Summer

A change in preferences is on the cards for both local holidaymakers and tourists who are now shifting to Cyprus villa rentals as their holiday accommodation of choice. The picturesque areas of Protaras and Ayia Napa are leading the way.

Protaras, Cyprus, July 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- After years of choosing hotels, more and more Cypriots are now embracing the worldwide growing trend of staying in luxury rental villas during their holiday breaks. Marios Flourentzou, General Manager at Villas2let, a leading Cyprus villa rentals company in the southeastern areas of Protaras and Ayia Napa, reports a sharp increase in the number of both locals and tourists booking villas and apartments online this summer.

“For a family of five of six, the cost of staying in a villa is usually half of what it would be to stay in a good hotel. Furthermore, in Cyprus, luxury rental villas offer excellent facilities for families, as well as privacy and are available in a wide range of locations. On our website, www.villas2let.com.cy, we list a wide range of beautiful holiday homes for every budget, and over the last few years we have been witnessing booming interest.”

According to Mr. Flourentzou, preferences are not the same for all holidaymakers. Local Cypriot families and groups tend to make long-term bookings that span the entire summer season, especially the popular month of August. They choose large, three to six bedroom homes with swimming pools and barbecue facilities so that their friends or extended family can join them on their getaway. To them, location is always of essence. On the other hand, tourists typically choose two to four bedroom homes for shorter periods of time, depending on flight schedules. They are also much less sensitive to the location of the property and prefer quiet holidays.

“Swimming pools are a standard requirement for most summer reservations,” says Mr. Flourentzou, “but we also report a very high demand for villas that are close to the beach. While such properties always command a higher premium, we nevertheless try to keep prices reasonable and give discounts for reservations that are longer than two weeks. In addition, we operate a loyalty scheme where our regular customers can earn discounts and bonuses that are redeemable towards future holiday rental bookings.”

With Protaras and Ayia Napa being areas of such a great natural beauty and white sandy beaches, as well as many attractions and things to do in the surrounding areas, it is no wonder they are preferred holiday destinations for both Cypriots and tourists alike.

And although the current economic crisis has affected the tourism sector in Cyprus, this summer both areas continue to enjoy strong visitation from both new holidaymakers and loyal repeaters. Marios Flourentzou says: “Visitors can find useful information about Protaras and Ayia Napa on the Villas2let website as well as ideas of places to see and things to do while on holiday in the area. All customers can view their options, choose a property and easily book a holiday rental villa or apartment of their choice online. We also offer live chat support with our customer service and of course a dedicated freephone number for all those preferring to enquire the traditional way and give us a call.”

About Villas2Let: Villas2Let are the Cyprus villa holidays experts, offering an unbeatable selection of quality holiday apartments and villas for rent in Cyprus, especially in Protaras and Ayia Napa. Book securely online now for great value for money on your Cyprus villa rentals and enjoy year-round special offers at www.villas2let.com.cy, email reservations reservations@villas2let.com.cy or telephone + 357 77 77 77 10.

Mr. Marios Flourentzou
00 357 77 77 77 10