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A week in Cyprus

Hello all

I m going to Cyprus (15-22 nov) with my wife .i love nature and mountains while my wife likes shopping and buzzing city life. the plan is to rent a car and have 1 night in Larnaca, 3 nights in kalopanayiotis, and 3 in Limassol.
I have some questions..
1-in terms of the days spent in each area, do u recommend me to change anything in this on week plan
2-how is the area around Kalopanayiotis in November, am I going to be able to dine at the restaurants nearby or will some of them shut down during this period
3-is it important to have heating in the accommodation?
4- i want to buy a pre paid phone sim card so that i could make calls and use the internet. so is there a specific carrier that i should go with?

many thanks

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I'm just getting rail travel tips from The Man in Seat 61 ( this is his sim card recommendation:

Don't rely on WiFi, download an eSIM with a mobile data package for the country you're visiting and stay connected. Most newer mobile phones can download a virtual SIM card so you don't need to buy a physical SIM, including iPhone 11 & later, see device compatibility list. is a reliable eSIM data retailer with a 4.5 out of 5 Trustpilot rating and a range of packages including unlimited data.

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I would consider removing your 1 night stay and adding that to another location. Cyprus is so small that you can see a lot on day trips, and it's nice not having to move around so much.
I was in Cyprus early March two years ago and there were lots of restaurants and shops open. Some things had shut down permanently post-Covid but we found plenty of places to eat. A car is essential. I haven't been to the places on your list but the mountains are lovely and if you like wine, should consider a wine tasting or two. Omodos (not far from where you'll be in the mountains) was one of our favorite towns.
I doubt you'll need heat in November. During our March trip, they were having an unusual cold spell but the wind was the main issue. We were fine indoors.