Cyprus Shopping

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    Hand-made Lefkaritiko lace.
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Cyprus Shopping


    COVERING ALL SHOPS TAKING CARD PAYMENTS Depending on the shop/ restaurant or business if this facility is available. When making a payment by credit card or debit card you can have the choice of which currency to pay in : GB £, OR EU € in some cases US $. The option will be shown on the card processing machine. Then you can choose the best choice...

  • Markets in General in Cyprus

    There are several markets around Cyprus that are open every weekend, although the outdoor markets are subject to weather conditions during the winter months.Cyprus indoor and outdoor markets and car boot sales are very popular. You will find locals and visitors enjoying the vibrant colours and smells from the fruit and vegetable markets, as well as...

  • An Amazing bargain of Shoes and...

    If you happen to be in Limassol don’t miss this shoe market. You can find the trendiest shoes in the lowest price and you will be surprised by the huge collection.I was when some friends took me there. It is about a noble building that satisfies the European specs. It is the biggest shoe shop in the whole of Cyprus . It is actually a gem in...

  • A small willage shop

    Nothing special here in this shop,just a friendly owner whom you have to wake up sometimes,who tries to over charge you sometimes.but he is the only shop around here so no arguments.. Honey,special breads,cheap cigarettes,ice cold drinks,salty peanuts,grapes,watermelons,apples,apricots,lemons oranges,peaches,etc.... you can spend $500 and buy the...

  • Authentic Cheese -Cypriot Challoumi !

    If you like challoumi, and want to buy the authentic cypriot challoumi, you can find itin the outskirts of Choirokoitia at Loulla's farm house.I was there the previous week and I tasted the most tasteful challoumi ever.The spot is very popular.You can buy other dairy products here as well.(See the video I have with the presentation if you wish).

  • Ceramics

    Another last day visit. We stopped by on our way to Blue House and lost ourselves between shelves. Everything was shining like sun inside the shop. The place was full of plates, pots, vases and lots of small souvenirs. All ceramics.There was an atelier behind the shop. A young girl was working. The man behind the counter started to tell us his...

  • Con Coffee

    I couldn't decide where to write this info for a while. It could be a restaurant or a local custom tip. But also you can buy it, so I wrote it as a shopping tip.Con coffee is a lighter version of our Turkish coffee. You’ll have this when you want to have Turkish coffee all over Cyprus. According to some people, its taste is smoother, because it has...

  • Sema raki

    Raki is officially Turkish booze. The most famous brand is Yeni Raki in Turkey but in Cyprus you can find local brands like Sema Raki. We had a chance to taste it in Archways and found it very delicious. Since all alcoholic boozes are very cheap in Cyprus, we bought some Sema Raki on our way home.As for an example, a bottle of Yeni Raki (70cl) is...

  • Baf gum

    In my childhood, one of my aunts always sent me a chewing gum. It was a natural gum from a pine tree, I think. It’s though pieces were amber colored. I needed to make them soften by waiting them in my mouth for a while. Then it turned into a crazy purple color with a nice smell. Now, my aunt is passed away and I haven’t seen this gum for years.This...

  • Loukoumades, - Honey balls!

    If you happen to be near a fair market, or outside a church in Cyprus that celebrates, find the stall where they sell Loukoumades.Don't miss them. You will love them.The word in the dictionary is donuts or muffins but truly it has nothing to do with either of the two.They are fried in oil and they are very light, they have a golden colour and when...

  • Makariou Avenue Ktima shops.

    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.

  • Yeroskipos loukoumia

    Travellers passing through the village of YEROSKIPOU, using the old Limassol-Paphos road will certainly come across a cluster of small gift shops along the roadside piled with baskets of colorful boxes filled with loukoumia of assorted flavors. Buy a couple of these delights and give them to your friends as gifts.They will be delighted if they...

  • Suitcases & Leather goods are Popular in...

    I don't want to give names of shops here. Leather goods are sold everywhere on the island. If you come to Cyprus you will surely buy anything that has to do with leather.This can be a leather suitcase, (even if it is not leather, the quality is good and much cheaper than anywhere else). Trendy bags, and trendy clothes from the many boutiques in...

  • Shopping for pottery at Troodos...

    If you intend to shop for pottery works in Cyprus, Troodos Mountains is the place to shop! You can get better quality products at much reduced price than those of the outlets in the lowlands. There are numerous pottery shops at Troodos Mountains and most of the local craftsmen at the mountains are very skillful at their works. Don't miss the...

  • Sunday open-air markets at Larnaca

    Larnaca weekly Sunday Market is held at a parking lot at Ermou Street in the heart of the city of Larnaca which is the third largest in the Republic of Cyprus. The Sunday open-air market is held once a week between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Wide range of consumer items are on sale by local traders at a bargain such as clothings, local crafts,...

  • Covered shopping markets, Nicosia

    The covered shopping market at Makarios Avenue is an ideal and excellent location for shopping, dinning or to chill out to escape the heat of the city especially during the hot summer months of July and August. The shopping lanes offer wide range of items on sale such as table clothes, bed sheets and other consumer goods, clothings, apparels, local...


    You can find sesta's all around the N.Cyprus. In Nicosia Grand Inn and Hasder offers good selection of sesta's. Sesta: One of Northern Cyprus’ national symbols is the sesta a local handcicraft made by weaving wheat stems that have been coloured with natural dyes.They are frequently used as a tray to serve food and drinks to guests or upon which to...

  • Lefkara Lace

    In Grand Inn some of the shops on the lower floor also sell the lace doilies unique to Cyprus. Also known as lefkara crafts, these doilies have been made by the women of Cyprus for centuries. In fact, it is said that when Leonardo da Vinci visited Cyprus, he was so impressed by the patience required to make them and their elegance that he purchased...

  • souvenirs

    There are so many places along the highways where pottery and crafts can be bought Stop look and get a feel for what is available and then choose.Small villages may have their own shops selling specialities like in Lefkara. Pottery is nice, and the lace too, though it can be very expensive Also beware that the so called Lefkara lace may actually...

  • Lefkara Lace

    We went to Cyprus as a port on our cruise. We were only thee for about 5 hours and met a family member for lunch so we didn't have long to shop. I fell in love with the traditional Lefkara Lace table cloths. We found a street in the shopping area with many lace shops. I purchased 3 table cloths from 3 different shops. I was told they were all hand...

  • SMA Baby Milk in Cyprus

    HiS26 Gold baby milk is the same UK version of SMA. It's available in most of the big supermarkets such as Orphanides and Carrefour. We also have Debenhams stores, which have food departments but may not carry all of the items you will find in the UK departments.Only available in powdered form.Cyprus4holidaysLimassol

  • Fresh Local Food

    There's a big thing here in the UK about how far our food travels. Tomatoes from Spain, potatoes from Portugal, aubergines from Turkey, almost nothing seems to be local. They reckon the average British food basket has travelled thousands of miles. In Cyprus it couldn't be more different, absolutely everything on the fresh fruit & veg stalls in...

  • Shopping in Cyprus

    Cyprus is probably not the world's prime destination for shopping. If your suffering withdrawal symptoms while on holiday your best best is either Ledra Street in Nicosia or one of the large hypermarkets (Orphanides, AlfaMega, Carfour). Other than that you get the usual tourist souvenir shops and well as a couple of handicraft. Prices are not...


    Nestling below the Troodos Mountains, 74 kilometers away from Nicosia, Lefke is a small and friendly town in the north west of Cyprus. The shopping and many other activities for tourist are situated in Nicosia. Main shopping area within the ancient city walls is on Ledra Street, a narrow pedestrian street ending at an army post, on the Green Line....

  • Healthy produce...Not for me though !!!

    Lovely shop full of natural produce,including various natural remedies,which seemed to include alot of honey !!! There were alot of beautifully carved soaps into the shapes of flowers.They looked superb. £2-£3

  • Wonderful Indian crafts

    This shop was full of wonderful wood carvings,jewellery and all sorts of spices and clothes. Necklace, really good value for money. About £10 Cyprus money

  • Wonderful shirts !!!!!!

    Great shop,as we were walking by I heard a noise coming from inside this lovely cool air-conditioned shop...The noise was coming from a rack of very brightly coloured shirts,WOW I yelled,manages to pick up 5 or 6,got a discount and was very happy with my purchase.I`ll be modelling the shirts in one of my travelogues soon !!!!! But be warned..They...

  • thinking of buying property?

    It is the Siren's Call luring unsuspecting tourists onto the rocky shores of buyer-owned retirement homes and recreational properties, which can end in their financial ruin. It doesn't have to be, but the buyer has to beware and not let holiday euphoria cloud their better business sense. Prices of holiday homes have risen dramatically. Some of the...

  • One word, JEWELRY!

    The hotel was having a special show.It was very convenient after a few few drinks at the bar!I highly reccomend drinking some Champagne before you buy somehow it softends the blow..... White gold and precious stones are good value, silver too. All price ranges.

  • Alcohol..............

    Keo, the local 'lager beer' made with maize, is a beautiful golden colour, clear, clean-tasting and well worth drinking. Draught is best, of course, but bottles and cans are fine. Not worth buying any imported beer at all, in my opinion.We found we preferred the cheapest ouzo from the corner shop, but there's lots of choice (assuming you like...

  • ~Paphos Pots~

    There are lots of different types of pottery to buy here, with ancient greek designs to modern art. We bought a lovely momento of our time in Cyprus, a Vase type pot with greek art painted on it, Unfortunately Derek dropped it & it smashed. When we got home we stuck it together again & now it looks like an original ! (~_~) As much or as little...

  • Shopping was fantastic.Opening Hours

    What time shops open depends on the time of year.Summertime shops open from 8.30 am til about 7.30pm.In major tourist areas shops stay open til 10pm or so.Some shops close from 1 til 4pm.Gift shops tend to stay open til late.Furniture and electrical shops close for lunch etc.Most places close early on Wednesday and Saturday and I think this is...

  • Cyprus has beautiful sandals at good...

    Kato Paphos was a shoppers paradise.The gift shops also sold sandals.Ethnic style.I bought two pairs as the quality was good and the price was good too.These sandals cost me £8cy and £10cy.They are locally made and you will see them everywhere.The shopping was so much better than i ever imagined in Cyprus.Huge big shops and there was even a Next in...

  • Cyprus Delight

    I was surprised how good the supermarkets were in Cyprus.Very modern and with it.Everything also was marked up in English.They had a Woolworth's in Cyprus.It was on the road towards airport.Paphos airport from Kato Paphos.Woolworth's was a huge shop.Downstairs it sold garden ware and kitchen stuff.BBQ'S and sunloungers.DIY tools...

  • Sunglasses were a great price

    Also in Kato Paphos I found sunglasses were good prices.Most gift shops had racks of sunglasses for sale.You could buy fake designer ones or just normal ones.I bought the pair in the pic for £7cy.My mum and nanny bought a pair of fake desinger ones for £8 cy.Glasses are also good value in Cyprus.My dad bought his glasses while in Cyprus as they are...

  • Great gifts

    Cyprus had amazing shopping and things such as leather,woven goods,ceramics,copperware,baskets,silverware and Lefkara lace are all must buys.Lefkara lace is from a village near the Troodos mountains as is very famous and is widely exported .You can also buy huge woven coloured baskets that are used to carry bread in.You will see these...

  • Leather was fantastic value.

    I found the shops down at Kato Paphos harbour great for gifts to take back home.The leather goods were very good value.Most shops near harbour sold belts(real leather) and leather bags and wallets etc.I bought my dad a leather belt for £6cy.And my hubby a leather belt for £3cy.The choice was huge and some shops had special offers on.I bought myself...

  • Loads of pottery shops around

    Another great pottery shop I found was on the way back from Visiting Aphrodite's Rock.It was a huge warehouse style shop and it was full up of wonderful pots and plates and mugs etc.We spent about half an hour looking round.It also had outside pots etc for sale.This is where my mum bought me the carafe jug.It was £6 cy.I now have it in my...

  • Locally produced alcohol was great...

    I really enjoyed shopping for locally produced drinks.The local beer called Keo was very good and I found the local Liquors very tasty.I bought 5 bottles back.The small bottles in the picture cost me £1.50 each(Cy£) and the large bottle cost me £3.50(cy£).Wine in the supermarkets was also good value.You could buy cartons and bottles.A bottle of...

  • Plenty of local pottery to buy

    I found the Pottery wonderful in Cyprus.Huge big shops that made and sold vast quantities of pottery were around Paphos.My mum likes the huge earthenware storage jars which are called pitharia.We saw some of these pots at people's entrances to their houses.They used to be used for keeping oil and water etc.They are very expensive and hard to move...

  • Lefkaritica lace

    The hand made lace of Cyprus is an endangered craft as not enough young women are taking the place of the elder craft women. As well, cheaper machine made lace competes with hand made in most shops. The price of the lace depends on the quality of the hand work and the difficulty of the design.

  • Village streets

    Cypriot lace is sold everywhere! Examine each item carefully before purchasing. Bargaining is expected and some shops owners aggressively push their lace so your refusal must be polite but firm.

  • Village Lace Shop

    Lefkaritica lace is named after the village of Lefkara where it originates from. This beautiful lace is truly the work of artists. The shop walls and counters are covered with items to suit every budget. This depends on your pocketbook!

  • Laiki Geitonia

    Laiki Geitonia is made up of narrow winding stone streets that have, for the most part, been carefully restored. Wandering through the area, you’ll find shops, tavernas, traditional Cypriot homes. This is a popular area for tourists and Cypriots to leisurely browse among the many shops. Closed to traffic, its pace is very relaxing. Lace, lace and...

  • Cypriot Lace

    This is one of the most important handicrafts of Cyprus. You can see these women in each village, sitting in front of their houses sewing and crocheting. Different techniques are used, like cutting out and sewing in shapes, sewing arch all around the lace, etc. Better purchase some! They are beautiful and cheap.


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I am giving you a rough idea of the most popular souvenirs that can easily be found across the Island of Cyprus. I start with hand-made lace from Lefkara, icons, ceramics, gold and silver,...

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