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  • Honey bee ceramics: Crooks and theives

    by tulula Written Jun 30, 2011

    It was nice for my children to paint ceramics and they enjoyed it. But then we were supposed to receive the goods the following day after they had been fired in the oven and were told there was a power cut so they were not ready. They said they would post them to England. Until today (4 weeks later) we still do not have them and we have called and called, texted and emailed. Initially there were lots of excuses now they just don't bother to answer our calls or respond. We had also commissioned and paid for some special plates to be made for my daughter's birthday which we will probably never see again.

    What to buy: NOTHING

    What to pay: NOT WORTH THE AGGREVATION

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    Buy from the wineries: Do you care for the Best Wine?

    by greekcypriot Updated May 15, 2011

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    Maratheftiko, in a Paphos winery
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    Have you ever wondered which wines are considered to be the best in Cyprus?

    The most popular is the "Maratheftiko"It is rich and off dry with aromas of cherries and plums. I had the chance to taste while in a winery in Pitsilia.

    The other one is called ?Xynisteri" it is served as an aperitif, and also I like to accompany it with seafood as it is white.

    The third best is "Mataro" which I did not taste myself -fruity flavoured.

    I believe it is worth the extra euro you pay to buy one of these.

    Of course the above three can be bought from supermarkets as well.
    If you don't want to pay much, avoid buying bottled wine when in restaurants. Prefer carafe, of course it depends on the restaurant you are.

    Another tip is to buy as you leave the country from the Duty Free shops.

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    (Anywhere): Makariou Avenue Ktima shops.

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 23, 2011

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    Local Products

    Most shops are located on Makariou III Ave. in Ktima. There is an open market at the north end of the avenue. During lunchtime (1pm till 4pm), on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons most shops remain closed.

    Buy antiques, souvenirs, lace, pottery.

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    Beach sellers: Pickly pears -PAPOUTSOSIKA

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 23, 2011

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    (Papoutsosika) Pickly pears

    Have you ever tried Pickly pears?
    They are very popular on the island of Cyprus. The Cypriot name is " Papoutsosika". In Geece they have another name. They call them "Fragosika" but you won't find them sold on beaches.

    You won't find a local saying fragosika, and neither he will know the name to say it in English.
    It might be very complicating for him because usually old men sell them.
    They also come to the beaches with a basket and peel them for you the moment you buy them. Don't buy them unpeeled because they have some weird prickles on their skin that cannot be seen. Only these men know how to hold them.

    So when you hear a local passing very near you while at the beach calling " papoutsosika "
    get a kilo. He peels them out for you, and puts them in a plastic bag.
    Of course you can see these locals selling them near the market places. It is worth tasting some.

    A tip: It is preferably to eat them cool. But if you are already at the beach they will cool you down even if they are not from a fridge!

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    Beach sellers: Buy Figs

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 23, 2011

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    Fruit markets

    In some beaches some locals come and sell figs. You will see them carrying figs on their bicycles, or they park their car a bit further and come on foot.

    You will hear them calling out in both Greek and English..." Figs, figs figs, or Sika, sika, sika"
    If you hear just the word Sika, get up and go and buy some.

    They are wonderful figs indeed. It is worth trying them. They are so tasteful you won't regret it. Besides they are quite cheap!

    There are two types. The white ones as they call them, which are green but really sweet, and the purple ones. These are also very tasty but not so sweet as the other type.
    In any case you can ask the man to give you half white, half purple just to try them.
    Personally I love both.

    Believe me you will become so fond of them that you will be anxiously waiting for these locals to buy your daily figs.

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    Found anywhere:: What to Purchase from Cyprus

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 13, 2011

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    Local Products

    Locally produced items are mostly leather goods woven goods, ceramics, silverware, traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace.
    These can be found in souvenir shops throughout the country and the Handcraft centre.

    Wines and spirits are very popular in Cyprus as they have been famous for centuries and they are of high quality because of the climate and the way they are being produced.
    They can be bought from grocery shops and at the duty free shops when you leave the country.

    Shoes, shirts, imported textiles and spectacles are good value for money.

    In touristy areas souvenir shops and supermarkets remain open until late in the evenings and all day on Sunday.

    In towns, shops remain closed on Sunday, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

    A week before Christmas and Easter, shops usually remain open until late in the evenings.
    Supermarkets close one hour late on Friday evening and on Saturday noon.

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    Moufflon Bookshop: Looking for a book?

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 8, 2011

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    Books for everyone

    With so many English expats living in and around Paphos, it's not surprising that there's a good English language bookshop in town. Most of the tourist shops down in Kato Paphos carry a small selection of guidebooks and other souvenir books but the Moufflon Bookshop in Ktima Paphos is a dedicated bookshop with a knowledgeable owner and much wider range.

    What to buy: As well as a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in English for adults and children, the Moufflon offers its customers an ordering sertvice for Greek titles and a free book search and price quotes for out of print books as well as greeting cards and gift wrap and a range of hobby materials . The shop is also acts as an agency for major local event ticket sales.

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    -Anywhere.: Loukoumia Delights

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 2, 2011

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    Loukoumia Delights

    Loukoumia is a local sweet product sold everywhere.
    I visted recently the village of Phini in the Troodos range and I was informed that there is a factory there producing loukoumia.
    I was offered a packet of these delights and they were very aromatic and tasty. It is what you see in the picture.

    The Yeroskypou loukoumia are also very popular and I suggest that you try them while in Paphos.

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    the covered market: perfect shopping on a hot day

    by globetrott Updated Nov 30, 2010

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    The covered market of Paphos is a good place to go for shopping and you will be protected against the hot sun and also in case of rainfall of course.

    What to buy: This covered market has partly a lot of shops for the local people , but they have souvenir-shops as well as restaurants and cafes there.

    What to pay: Prices are more or less the same as in other souvenir-shops.

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    Garden of Eden: Cheap Fruit and Veg

    by cappielow1 Written Feb 20, 2007

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    The Garden of Eden provides a large choice of fresh Fruit and Veg at very low prices.

    As well as Fruit and Veg the Garden of Eden sells a selection fresh meat and cheeses, as well as beer and spirits.

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    Theo's Cava (Off Licence): Cheaper than Duty Free

    by cappielow1 Written Feb 20, 2007

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    Theo's Cava is probably the cheapest place to purchase your Duty Free alcohol and cigarettes.

    A small, but well (almost over) stocked off licence with a VERY pleasant and helpful father and son team who will offer assistance and advice with you purchases.

    Not being a big drinker and a devout non-smoker I still visit these premises to pickup my duty free which I found to be much cheaper that the prices at the airport. Of course under present rules, remember to pack your bottles in your hold luggage as you won't get them through the airport security in your hand luggage.

    What to buy: What ever takes you fancy, the choice is LARGE

    What to pay: I picked up a litre of "spicey" vodka for £3.75 CYP

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    Papantoniou: Supermarket Shopping

    by cappielow1 Written Feb 20, 2007

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    Papantoniou is a large supermarket located just behind the main tourist street in Paphos.

    It caters for all your needs should you be staying in self catering accommodation.

    For fussy eaters you can buy the Heinz Tomato Soup etc, buy be prepared to pay a little more than the local groceries.

    If you have hired a car there is ample parking outside the shop (regulated by a parking attendant to avoid collisions) and a two storey covered car park at the far end of the shop.

    There is an upstairs sales floor whioch sells everything from salt cellars to TV's, ideal if you need to replace a broken glass etc.

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    Debenhams: Debenhams - the department store & supermarket!

    by j_dyeruk Written Aug 22, 2006

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    Us Brit's have come to the obvious realisation that wherever you go on this planet, there will always be some hone comforts to find solace in...in Prague they have Tesco, in Spain they have...well British people(!) but in Paphos they have Debenhams, the UK's favorite department store!!!

    When I first saw this I was in awe that they actually had a Debenhams here but there is a slight twist to the UK version...this is also a fantastic supermarket!

    On the ground floor, there were cosmetics and shoes (& the supermarket), downstairs in the basement was all the homewares and on the top floor was women and childrens clothing! The prices for clothing etc were a little expensive (at least there was something in common with the UK!) but the groceries were of the best quality and extremely cheap!

    What to buy: Fresh fruit and veg, freshly baked cakes and bread, fresh fish and meat and all other groceries.

    What to pay: Fruit and veg was a bargain, fresh bakery products were average priced but out-of-this-world delicious, the fresh fish was gorgeous and the other groceries were cheap compared to the mini-markets and convenience stores.

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    Paphos Town: Shopping

    by kayleigh06 Written May 31, 2006

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    Shoppers have plenty of stores to browse around in both parts of Paphos Town. There are sparkling jewellery stores selling lovely local products at reasonable prices, handicrafts centres and boutiques selling locally made clothes.

    What to buy: The main crafts of the island are offered in the Paphos shops such as, delicately woven Cypriot lace, hand-turned pottery, and paintings and sculptures. These are all among the souvenirs and gifts that travellers often take home because they are well made and the prices are reasonable.

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    CYPRUS LACE.

    by cazz38 Written Sep 4, 2005

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    Cyprus lace

    You have to buy the lace in Cyprus it is so pretty and more cheaper than at home,for a few pound i bought a lovely tablecloth,but look around and not in the tourist area's as its costs alot more.

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Retail therapy? Drop in to “Debenhams” on the roundabout near the motorway. Guys there’s a great DIY store next door!

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