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Cyprus offers best value Euro break

Press Association logoPress Association 27/03/2017 Neil Lancefield

Those wanting a bargain city break in Europe should head to Cyprus, a study has found.

Paphos, on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island, is the cheapest out of 36 European cities included in the British Post Office Travel Money report.

The research took into account a dozen typical city break costs across Europe including accommodation for two nights, transport between the airport and the city centre, an evening meal for two and entrance fees for top attractions.

This totalled just STG138 ($A 226) in Paphos, which was followed by Vilnius, Lithuania (STG139); Riga, Latvia (STG150) and Warsaw, Poland (STG154).

Paphos is one of four sunshine destinations to make it into the top 10.

Lisbon in Portugal, western Europe's cheapest capital city, is at number seven (STG162), while Athens, Greece, is at nine (STG191) followed by Palma, Majorca (STG196).

Andrew Brown, of Post Office Travel Money, said: "This is the first time since we started surveying tourist costs in European cities eight years ago that we have seen so many Western capitals provide the low prices usually associated with Prague, Budapest and other eastern European cities.

"City breaks have emerged as the most popular type of holiday for UK tourists in the past three years and, with ongoing uncertainty about sterling, there is good reason for people planning trips to do their homework carefully and check where the pound will give them more for their money.

"This year the sunshine cities that have made it into our top 10 look great value, with the promise of a sunny climate as well as low prices."

THE TOP 10 CHEAPEST EUROPEAN CITY BREAK DESTINATIONS FOR UK TRAVELLERS

1. Paphos, Cyprus

2. Vilnius, Lithuania

3. Riga, Latvia

4. Warsaw, Poland

5. Budapest, Hungary

6. Krakow, Poland

7. Lisbon, Portugal

8. Prague, Czech Republic

9. Athens, Greece

10. Palma, Majorca

Source: Post Office Travel Money

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