July 2015

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It’s July, my favourite month … mainly because its my birthday on the 27th, any excuse for a BBQ, not that we need one 😉 … of course it’s high summer, the days are getting hotter reaching 40C by the 31st, the cold water isn’t cold enough, sunrise about 5.30 am and its not getting dark ’til almost 8.30 pm, there’s pool parties all over the place, and the 100 day club war is well and truly underway with some massive names coming to spin their mix …

I moved here in ’93 to launch a guide to Cyprus, and I’ve found some awesome places on my travels, meeting hundreds of characters and cool personalities along the way … I have a passion for Cyprus, personally recommending it as the best place in Europe … with the best climate and we were recently voted to have the best beaches and sea in Europe … fact is; the Greek gods discovered it over 12,000 years ago and so have literally millions of people since …

There’s a varied choice of eateries of every cuisine, literally hundreds of bars and clubs … plus of course numerous boat trips, day trips, adventure sports, shop ’til you drop trips or if you’re more the lay back and relax type, sun loungers all over the place … mmmm!

Many of my recommendations are either leaders in their field, or passionate about their service or art, be it a top chef, restaurant owner, a bar that provides drinks offers, the hospitality industry, or our tattooists, spa’s, hair and beauty salons and fitness studios, and even the local butchers … so if you have any recommendations please get in touch …

Remember to hit the ‘More’ button, where of course you’ll find a little bit more like; a lovely wine lovers day trip to the mountains, we call ‘Driving You to Drink’, and a chance to learn The Lingo, using English phonetics its as easy as ABC … or al’pha, vie’ta, Gam’ma … but seriously it’s an easy way to learn enough to get by … more lessons coming soon …

The month kicks off with the worlds number one DJ and Producer Hardwell at Finikoudes in Larnaca on the 2nd … and one of the biggest festivals this year will be the Colour Festival in Ayia Napa, Stadium on the 4th July, inspired by the original Holi Festival in India, with a massive line up of DJ’s and MC’s … a Tattoo Festival in the Pavlo Napa Beach Hotel on 11th and 12th July … or Aglan Jazz Festival on the 13th and 14th in Nicosia …

Leading the way in clubbing is Castle Club in Napa, with a massive revamp this year, giving you 3 rooms and a chill out zone under the stars … Black ‘n’ White in Napa now in their 30th year for that pure urban mix … Starsky’s for a really awesome atmosphere and Carwash Disco celebrating 20 years, for the best night out … Up in Nicosia Club Zoo leads the way, in Larnaca Club Deep have organised some great events and in Limassol it has to be Breeze and the world famous Guaba Beach Club whilst up in Paphos it has to be Touch Club …

and don’t forget Aqua the After Party or the world famous River Reggae, both a definite if you really wanna live Napa … and the newly renovated Pambos Pool Party a must on a Thursday afternoon …

Now for a little diversly, there’s Cage Rage, the workers v workers fight club every Sunday in the amphitheatre, Napa … and if you’re into diving we boast the Zenobia wreck in Larnaca, it’s one of the top ten wreck dives in the world … is that versatile enough for you ? …

I’ll keep my eye on last minute announcements and naturally watch this space … or check out our facebook page … One last big shout goes out to the Flyboarding Cyprus team who have set up various posts to teach you how to fly like Iron Man and Dive like a Dolphin … and to One Stop Entertainment in Paralimni who have put on an Aphrodite show of extravaganza style and magnitude …

Photo by Tony Dynamou
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