Excellent quality of wine, beautiful scenery, Lovable People!
I find no cons at all
Try to discover the Hidden Gems of Cyprus not on its beaches!
After arriving in Limassol, the bus driver dropped me off in the old harbour. When I asked the driver for where I would catch the next bus to Larnaka, he just pointed me to a spot on the opposite side of the square. When I crossed the roads, I was greeted by a friendly lady, who was working at the Cold Stone Creamery. As she spoke English I asked...more
On my recent business trip to Cyprus I had to visit Limassol and I stayed 3 nights at the Four...more
Stretto is the sister restaurant to Artima, -part of the Lanitis Carob Mill complex. I can say it is another gem, a very trendy and popular spot in Limassol.I visited it out of curiosity as my friends kept urging me to visit before I fly back to Greece.The interior is trendy and vivid and there are flat TV sets, ideal to watch a sporting event. The...more
During my stay at the Semiramis Hotel I had visited for the first time “Pegasus” Restaurant and Café that belongs to Mrs. Niki Papatheodotou and who is the manager running it with the help of Christalla and the boys who seem to help with the amazing homemade dishes and service. Here the Cypriot “meze” that means a variety of dishes costs 17 euro...more
THE VILLAGE OF KALOPANAGIOTISThe picturesque village of Kalopanagiotis is known for its healthy sulphur springs and for its church of Agios loannis Lambadistis.The Church of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis and Byzantine MuseumOriginally a monastery, today’s church of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis is a complex of three churches: Agios Irakleidios, Agios...more
We have had dinner here at Tzellari some months back while in Kakopetria.The owners are amazing hosts and we tried the Cypriot-Argentinian meze which I highly recommend.The word “Tzellari” means wine cellar and I guess once it must have been one such because it is still a bit dark inside. It was a beautiful afternoon though so we preferred to sit...more
The hotel is situated away from busy towns, highways and tourist attractions, which is his dignity,...more
This is a little gem of a restaurant. We were staying with friends and they took us to Limanaki where we all shared a meze. The food was just fantastic with explanations given for each dish by very enthusiastic and attentive front of house staff. The restaurant itself is very well thought out and has air-conditioning inside which is a must on the...more
Ancient Kourion was a massive place before it was flattened by an earthquake, and only a tiny part of it has been excavated.Keep your eyes open as you wander because there are carved stones everywhere, in random spots (and plenty of pot-sherds too).Over the centuries many of the city's stones and marble were taken for building and lime-making by...more
It will be easy to miss this. Although it has a sign, it's not obvious at all.You'll find it tucked away at the end of the walkway across the main baths (not the house of Eustolios). Only the foundations have been found but as you can see from the photo (hopefully) it was clearly a pyramid-shaped building and much older that most of the visible...more
On your way to (or from) Kourion you must have a look at this rock, called Petra tou Romiou - this is, according to yet another legend, Aphrodite's Birthplace. You may have seen pictures of the goddess rising out of the fumes of the sea? This is where it all happened.Not a suitable place to go bathing by the way ...more
The dams are stocked with 17 species of fish. The most popular are: Trout, largemouth bass, carp, Tike perch, Roach, etc. Sixteen dams in Cyprus provide excellent fresh-water fishing opportunities throughout the year. These can be found:Lefkosia DistrictKafizes dam: 78km (48 miles), from Lefkosia. Northeast of Troodos mountain. Kalopanagiotis dam:...more
According to the revised Fisheries Law Cap, 170 of 1990, the Fisheries Regulations of 1990, Regulation12, special licenses must be obtained for those interested in angling in dams from: the Head Office of Fisheries Department in Nicosia, or from the District Offices of Fisheries Department. Licenses are personal and are issued to persons over 12...more
It's not a trip to Cyprus unless you have sampled a visit to the Keo Beer & Wine distillery on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue....However, I would seriously suggest you take a taxi from your hotel as you will not be fit to drive after you have finished the brewery tour!Arrive at the brewery no later than 09.45hrs weekdays only. The tour starts at...more
Be prepared for Accidents and/or Emergencies on Holiday......It can happen to anyone of us and you should take all necessary precautions before travelling to an unfamiliar destination.There is a great website that is able to help you take preventative measures or to at least have as much necessary information to hand as possible, just in case the...more
When hiring a car in Cyprus - ALWAYS tell them you will return the car with a FULL tank of fuel.Car hire companies charge a higher price for a complete tank of fuel when you collect & sign for the car - usually a minimum of Cy£20 for a small engine car.When you fill it up yourself - you will find that Cy£20 is way too much for a car with an engine...more
As I was walking through the beautiful cobblestone alleys and neighborhoods in Vasa, I came across another worth to mention restaurant.It is called (To Palati) meaning the Palace.It is beautifully decorated not only outside but its interior is very impressive as well.Although this time I did not have the chance to try its cuisine, I am certainly do...more
Check out this fabulous winery, Ayia Mavri. The owner does all the work himself and there is true craftsmanship here that shows up in the wine.