Shopping and Duty Free Shopping in Cyprus.
Cyprus is renowned for its gold, fur coats and Israelite diamonds. The fur coats are generally Greece in origin, but stores like Avanti, Zara’s and others have a ready stock. Since they are rarely worn in warm Cyprus, the coats and hats are generally bought by tourists at decent prices. Diamonds are yet another high-brow purchase. They could be the simple Solitaire or the more intricate Eternity wedding ring, anniversary rings or gifts. Zaharias Jewellery at Limassol has on show wedding rings and best priced Gold items, where is Chopard and Vertu watches doesn’t need any presentation. There you can find huge section of branded watches and pieces from well known jewellers’ collections, like Pasquale Bruni or Roberto Coin as well as diamond encrusted wristwatches from Longines and Raymond Weil.
Swimwear is a big draw and delicate pieces from Calzedonia, Ralph Lauren and Intimissimi, as well as intimate underclothing from Victoria’s Secret, Diana and Baci Lingerie are available at tax free shops. All big names in haute couture are present, like LVMH (Louis Vuitton Möet Chandon ), Chanel, Versace, Armani, Prada and others. Stasikratous Street is the most prestigious street to shop in Cyprus. My Mall and Anexartisias Street as well as Makariou Avenue are the best places to shop in Limassol.
The biggest draw is gold at duty free prices, sold at listed value on the NYSE. 4VIP Tour offer you the best deal. We will pick you up in a limo from your hotel and get you an additional 35% discount over VAT for any purchase in minerals, i.e., Gold, Silver and Diamonds. We will manage your VAT rebate process. We will also get you the best deal for any item of luxury you buy.
VAT Rebate: You have to pay the listed price at shops that are licensed to sell specific items. You then fill up a Customs Declaration form, if you are not a Cypriot obviously, and get it stamped at the shop. At the airport please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight departs. Submit the form, receipt and show the goods bought to Customs, who will countersign and send you to a tax rebate booth. Make sure the goods are unused. Don’t pack them away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them to the Customs Officer. VAT in Cyprus is nine percent (9%).
When shopping at large stores, check if they are selling duty free goods. There are quite a number, as already seen, but you can buy Lace, Cypriot wines and silverware from stores like Stavros Makris, Paroutis S. Electronics Ltd., Mb Goodbuy Shops Ltd. and CTC-ARI Airports Ltd.
There are many licencees, like Global Blue. They bring you savings on the purchases you make at Cyprus. If you are a Global Blue Card holder present your Global Blue Card to the shop assistant. Your personal details will be automatically filled out on the Tax Free Form.
Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund
If in a rush, mail your stamped, completed Tax Free Forms using the Global Blue envelope and receive your refund on your credit card. Adding your e-mail address on the Tax Free Form enables quicker and more effective communication between you and Global Blue Customer Services. Please observe that at some airports a cash handling fee per ‘Form’ will be charged should you require an Immediate Refund in cash. The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s service fee.
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