Travelling alone as a woman in Cyprus - is this dangerous???
I'm a 22 year old blond girl from Ireland and I would like to travel around Cyprus for a couple of weeks on my own. However, I'm not sure whether this is really safe. Any advice?
07 Jun 2007, 02:27 Christina
cyprus is very safe, one of the safest places in the world. you will be safe just use common sense keep too main roads and well lit areas in the dark etc just exactly what you would do at home.paul 27 Jun 2007, 11:14 - Report
I have been in Limassol for 2 summers now on returning this year in May I was mugged and while I do not usually carry much money, I had been to the Bank to transfer some money from English accounts to Cyprus accounts I had my passport with me my English Bank cards my Cyprus bank cards my English mobile phone my Cyprus Mobile phone my camera and makeup some photos of my family and waterproof mac as well as usual bits and pieces. I have now been here six months although I have good skills and I am learning some Greek I have been doing 2 part-time jobs and not covering the cost of my one bedroom apartment. I have spent alot of my savings and may have to return to England which I really do not want to do. I was mugged at 5p.m. as I stepped from a bus at a busy time. It did make me nervous But I stayed because if I had returned to England that would have let them win. I have settled down now and made friends in the area I live. Although I have had nothing from my handbag back particularly my address book with all my friends numbers and addresses. The Police in Limassol were good to me I thank them for that.Fiona McCormick 18 Oct 2007, 08:19 - Report
I'm cyprio and I can say that I have travel in many countries around the world. I can say that Cyprus is really safe. especialy Larnaca and Ayia Napa area. So If you planning somethink ...
PS: best beach is in Ayia Napa...Pavlos 14 May 2008, 10:06 - Report
I just came back from Cyprus; it was my 1st time visiting this paradise island. As most of the above replies, Cyprus is very safe and wonderful.
Please give us your feedback on your trip!
ThxSulti 24 Jul 2008, 07:51 - Report
Christina, as long as you are careful in avoiding badly lit/lonely areas you should be fine. Be advised that although it is still a fairly safe place as far as the locals are concerned there is increasing criminal activity from tourists and also army personnel stationed as the bases who have been known to rape both local women as well as female tourists. I think as long as you take the normal sensible precautions you would take anywhere you will be ok. Stay safe!Stephanie 06 Oct 2008, 05:08 - Report
i m from bangladesh but i m study in cyprus.its so save,u can come alone,no body will ask u what r u doing? id u need any help plz asia_euro at hotmail dot com or my mobil +three five seven nine six six seven eight five nine zero
jahangirjahangir 18 Jun 2009, 02:22 - Report