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Ayia Napa, CY
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ayia Napa

WARNING ! You’re gonna find it pretty hard to leave this fantasy to go back to reality …

Anyone who knows Napa, knows, that ‘full of youths’ stigma is just a load of media hype and no different from any other top resort! Fact is, it’s so versatile…

Goumenos Jewellery & Watches

Situated opposite the splendid Ayios Georgios Church in the heart of Paralimni is this equally splendid jewellers.  Established 1986 and celebrating 30 years in business, Dimitris is a fully qualified jeweller and has built his reputation by continually providing quality, trust and reliability and very low prices ...

Golf

Getting a round in ... There's four fantastic 18 hole courses on the island, and visitors are often surprised by the standard of the greens here...

Bakers Arms Pub, Ayia Triada

Just off the roundabout at Ayia Triada, two mins walk from Trinity Beach, with gorgeous sweeping views to the sea, is this traditional British Pub that's a hive of activity day and night … Barbara and Simon, aka Simon the Pie Man come from the Green Isle and good old Irish hospitality came with them, in abundance !!!

LarnacaLarnaca

The Hub of Cyprus If you’re staying in Larnaca, this port of old, discovering the island’s other attractions couldn’t be easier with countless day trips in every direction, and meanwhile you’ll find out why it’s…

Weddings

Get Wed in the Med We’re officially the number one place to get married in Europe! And just for a change, the authorities jumped on...

Alcohol, Smokes & Vape

Cyprus has a relaxed attitude towards alcohol and tobacco and it has managed to keep the taxes down on our imports of these products ......

Clothing & Apparel

The Clothing and Apparel selection in Cyprus is varied to say the least ... of course fashion here is a tad out of date...

limassol night (1) Limassol

Our Capital on the Coast also known as Lemessos it’s by far the largest coastal resort in Cyprus, and was the first town to grow after the Turkish invasion in 1974. Many of Famagusta’s residents moved…

Homers Diamonds Salon, Paphos

What makes this jewellers so special is the attention to detail in the personal service they offer, everything from a cup of coffee to personally delivering your valuable selection anywhere in Europe ... or arranging for a chauffeur service from and back to your hotel.

Pyxida Fish Tavern, Limassol

Voted best Fish Tavern in 2007, 2009, 2013 & 2014 by Time Out Eating Awards Cyprus, no wonder! Pyxida serves delicious sea food of high quality, their friendly staff provide excellent service, the ambience is just amazing, the Limassol venue being on the waterfront with an amazing view of the Marina, the Nicosia venue amazing in its own right. 

Snazz that Glass

Angela mostly works on glass but she can jazz almost anything up. She also loves making hand painted cards, naturally unique every time.  One of her faves, bottles, not just with glitter, which btw is biodegradable . Glass Painting aka Stained Glass . Faux Glass aka Liquid Leading . also the ancient Chinese art of Decoupage, using rice paper, the results are stunning !

Intro Lefkosia town sceneNicosia

The Capital is Always worth a visit! Lefkosia or Nicosia, to us die hard’s, lies at the centre of the island, in the Mesaoria Plain, flanked by the northern range of mountains.  A charming city…

Getting Around

The island of Cyprus has a rich cultural heritage and some diverse scenery, which means there is quite a lot to see and do...

Shopping

Shop 'til You Drop ... Cyprus has been part of the EU now for 11 years, much as its been very European for far longer....

Well done to Stephanos Water Sports, Protaras

Situated in the middle of Protaras Bay, without argument, one of Cyprus' finest beaches ... it's a family business, run by two brothers Alexi and Kyri, btw, they've been on the beach since they were in nappies, or not as the case may be, things don't change lol

Pafos1Paphos

Sunset Boulevard Also known as Pafos, it’s quite a way up the west coast, where the sun turns into a big red doorknob as it sets into the Med … it’s the birthplace of the…

Public Holidays Cyprus 2019

... with 5 of them falling in April btw, and amazingly as public holidays fall on any day, it's cool that 6 of them fall on a Monday this year, lots of long weekends 😉

Olivia’s Final Fantasy

... Olivia invited me to her final fantasy, ha ha! I wish, I meant Fantasy Boat Party 🙁 ... anyway I needed a cover for August so I thought, Fantasy, mid season, that's novel, a chance to shoot Olivia ... so, off I went ...

Blazing Saddles Pub, Coral Bay, Paphos

OMG ! Imagine what happens when they have the occasional 'Happy Days' ? ...

Intro - Paralimni - St Georges Church ScanParalimni & Kapparis

Next to the Lake Paralimni is best described as Ayia Napa and Protaras’ ‘live in’ village, Para-limni means, next to the lake!  And we still have, arguably, our winter fill as evidence, enough to confuse…

Aphrodite’s Eye Photography, Cyprus

I've known Lorraine Hall for many years and have to say this girl oozes talent ... she's not just a photographer, but blends very well into the artist field ! Having her own family and living the emotions and life experience, Lorraine throws herself into photography like no other ...

3 Shades of Konnos

Once boasting a slalom ski course, now it's a favourite mooring place for elite yachts ...

Karas Fish Taverna, Kapparis

The name Karas is synonymous with quality fresh fish, and it's regarded as one of the best fish restaurants in Cyprus, so its naturally a Cypriots favourite, and purely by reputation, they come from all over Cyprus to eat here !

Polis & Latchi 20Polis & Latchi

Cyprus’ little secret In the hub of Chrysochou bay, centrally situated between two stunning harbours, Latchi and Pomos, with the Paphos forest to the east and the Akamas peninsula to the west, lays this small…

The Mermaid Cruise, Protaras

... then there's a fun treasure hunt led by Billy Bones the Pirate and the delightful Tinkerbell !  Then everyone to the front of the boat coz it's time to spot the real live mermaids, normally we find them basking in the sun on the rocks at the gorgeous Blue Lagoon and if you shout loud enough you'll have the chance to swim with them in the beautiful crystal clear safe waters of the lagoon ...

Over Land & Sea with Jimmy

I caught up with one of my best friends, Jimmy of Jimmy's Jeep Adventures ... Today's adventure was Over Land & Sea ... a trip into the Akamas and on to Blue Lagoon ... Half 4 Wheel Drive, half Boat Cruise ... The day started with a hiccup but this is Cyprus and nothing is a problem ...

19th Paradise Jazz Festival, Pomos 17th & 18th August 2018

To some it must have seemed a crazy idea to invite renowned jazz artists from England to a border area of Cyprus and so far up the West Coast, the Paradise Jazz Festival took off immediately and was loved by the audience from the very beginning, first by the British ex pats of the area, and then then by the musicians from Cyprus, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, oh and then by all island's nationalities, giving it a truly international image!

Protaras Bay by NightProtaras & Pernera

Boasting one of the finest beaches in the world ! Protaras is one of my favourite towns, as it was back in 1991 I came here to work for my first full season and boy…

The Lost City of Atlantis

Cyprus is … Atlantis Can you possibly imagine what would happen if one of humankind’s, greatest mysteries, is finally solved right here on our doorstep,...

Lara Bay, Akamas Peninsula

The Akamas Peninsula is the real Cyprus, it's a protected area and National Park and worth a visit by boat, by 4 wheel drive car, Buggy or Jeep Adventures ... whichever you choose ... Go !!!

Tiara and Marry in Cyprus Move

A whole team of Hair & Beauty Consultants just for you !

Ocean Aquarium Park, Protaras

George showed me around the grounds explaining; "You can learn so much about marine life here, and rivers and swamps and the Penguins, the first ever in the Mediterranean region, naturally kept comfortable in the appropriate climate controlled environment".  Just watching one of their videos I amazingly learned that all Gold Fish don't have stomachs, so they have to keep eating, which means you should feed them small amounts 5 times a day, probably why I was never successful keeping one, but now I know!

Carwash Disco was Opening … so?

... it's Napa's only Retro Disco, it's a bit Cheesy, but I reckon it's the 'best night out in town', coz once you've been all Housed Up, or R'n'B'd 'til you can't twerk any more, then normally we all finish off in Carwash, as you do, and so we danced and sang our hearts out, for a few hours ...

On the Night that Castle Opened, Friday 12.04.19

... and as it'd be rude not to go, I thought I'd grab my first real night out in Napa for ages ... I was meeting up with a new friend Zilly aka Dr. Feelgood, an awesome DJ, just moved here from Germany, you'll be hearing lots of this summer I'm sure ...

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