Local traditions and culture in Limassol District

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    Billiards are popular in Cyprus!

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 1, 2011

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    Billiards is a highly popular leisure activity in Cyprus.
    There are many billiards clubs in all the major towns, hotels and bars.

    I have seen a billiard table in a hotel I recently visited in Episkopi.
    It was at 'Antony's Garden House'.

    Phone: +357 25 932748
    Website: www.katerinatravel.com

    At Anthony's Garden House in Episkopi
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    A game of backgammon

    by greekcypriot Updated Mar 27, 2011

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    Cypriots enjoy playing backgammon in the cafes or (kafenia) but I had the chance to see how two different person can enjoy playing this game even if they don't speak each other's language and with an age gap between them.

    The game of backgammon can unite people and create a nice atmosphere!
    Do you know how to play it?

    Virtual Tourist and the backgammon game The game that brings people together!
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    • Photography
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Zivania....A strong Spirit!

    by greekcypriot Updated Mar 26, 2011

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    “Zivania” is exclusively a Cypriot product, and a strong spirit.
    It is similar to the Greek Tsipouro, or Raki.

    Avoid drinking it if you are hungry.
    It is very strong, and try to avoid it if you are exposed out in the sun especially during the summer months.

    There are many brands to choose from, and during your stay you will surely have the opportunity to check which one you prefer. Buy it from the airport before leaving.

    Zivania in Cyprus
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    shakespeare in the amphitheatre

    by MrBill Updated Jul 14, 2006

    Every June the local thespians get together and offer up a dose of the Bard during the longest days of the year. This year we watched A Midsummer Night's Dream. The players were excellent. Not a flaw in their performance. The night was wind still and we enjoyed sitting up in the more than thousand year old bleachers of the amphitheatre and watching them give their performance.

    The entrance was CYP8 per person. They discourage you from bringing in food or drink, but bringing a cushion to sit on is not a bad idea as the stone benches can get hard after an hour or two of sitting. The play starts around dark. They park down the hill from the open arena near Kourion Beach and then run shuttle buses up to the performance. It is about a 10-minute walk down afterwards if you do not want to wait for the bus or feel like a little exercise after two hours of sitting in one place. We arrived early and had a drink down below in the restaurant near the old, stone church. You can also have a picnic or a bit to eat at one of the seaside restaurants at Kourion Beach.

    You may also find that some webpages refer to it as Curium Beach. They are one and the same. The Kourion Beach amphitheater is part of the historic Roman-Greko ruins at Curium and are as good as their more famous counterparts at Pafos. However, perhaps Paphos has better preserved mosaics if you're really into those things and feel like driving one hour each way to indulge your passion.

    No seriously, Kourion was at one point one of the largest urban cities in the Mediterranean and they have some outstanding ruins still left behind. Worth a look and then down to the beach for a quick dip in the seas of antiquity before a picnic on the hillside, watch the sun set over the water in the west, and some Shakespeare in the dark. How's that for a cultural program? And you thought I was primitive Philistine? ; - )

    outdoor entertainment, out of doors give us bread & circuses! view over the beach from the bleachers shakespeare in the dark

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