April 2016

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Sun, Sea, Sex and Selfies ! …
April, my favourite month, because it’s the start of summer in Cyprus … there’s blossom everywhere, the fields are still green, we might see one or two showers, and then we probably won’t see rain again ’til at least September and most importantly, Fantasy Boat Party sets sail on Saturday April 2nd and I’m on it !!!!

As I was saying, it’s April, with temperatures hovering around the 25C to 30C mark, or 80F to 90F in English, so if you’ve come here for a tan, there’s no better place to be, coz as usual we’ve got the best weather in Europe!, blended with finest beaches, Ayia Napa and Protaras Beaches being voted 1st and 3rd respectively by Trip Adviser and with and the nicest sea I’ve ever had the pleasure to swim in, licensing hours that are as good as all day, not too good for the tan, one of the world’s top club scenes, and that amazing home from home feeling … Mmm !

It’s Good Friday on 29th April with Orthodox Easter on Sunday on 1st May. It’s the most important religious event on the Greek Orthodox calendar, with not to be missed congregations in Churches all over Cyprus, there’s bound to be one near you. It also marks the end of 49 days of Lent, so all the Cyps will be lighting their BBQ’s, the aromas of bbq
lamb are awesome … oh and btw, April is opening Parrrrty time !!!!

Driving around you’ll see lots of businesses getting ready to open in time for the influx of Easter visitors from all over the world, and in fact our nationals who’ll leave the villages and Capital to come down to the coast. There’s renovations everywhere and new menus popping up outside eateries and the confirmation of big events this summer on the horizon.
I’m looking forward to the new Hard Rock Cafe opening in Napa and the new Beckhams Bar opening in Paphos, and I hear, Castle Club and Carwash Disco are opening in April to keep Club Black ‘n’ White company, as they have been rammed to over spilling all winter !

Club Deep are in their last month til they close for major renovations and they’re still doing it in Larnaca, and up on the west coast in Pafos, Touch Club promising to be one of the best nights out on Bar Street . Guaba are smashing it in Limassol, whilst Club Zoo still lead the way in the Capital Nicosia. I’m sure we’ll see many places open just in time for Easter and a few that just wont make it 😉 … Avrio! as we say in Cyprus 😉

Boat Trips are setting sail for the summer season and Jeep Adventures coming into their element at this time of the year … and on that note go and check out the baby Kangaroos and 8 month old tiger cubs at Paphos Zoo, and make sure you catch the Bird Flying Display, it’s awesome !

As it’s Easter why not make the most of the Spring Holiday by driving up to the mountains or maybe take the kids to the Cyprus Maze, throw them in, and chill out in the gardens at CyHerbia for a few hours, ignoring their screams for help I’m lost and indulge yourself with delicious Cream Teas with real clotted cream from Devon mmmm! . or grab a few
friends and check out ClueJob in Limassol, are you clever enough to escape? . and i reckon all the Waterparks will be open by the end of April, tempting !

The App is now in its third year, much as I’ve been running this guide since 1993, but we’re now Eco friendly again, and I’ve been buzzing around like a blue ass fly trying to keep our finger on the pulse … I’m loving my job and I promise I’m
gonna make this the best guide to Cyprus !

And commercial flights to Larnaca are increasing again, as airlines and tour operators look to bring even more visitors
to this wonderful rock. I would like to welcome flights from the UK and Europe by Norwegian Airlines, low prices we hear, and with a great exchange rate for our British visitors, what are you waiting for ?

Check out our facebook page for the day by day events and interesting post shares, www.facebook.com/whatsoncyprus . Our new Web Site is almost finished, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with what’s On Cyprus ! … and keep your eye open for me and my camera 😉

Remember this is the Island of our Goddess Aphrodite, where sun, sea, sex and selfies are all part of the norm, well what else would you expect ? You don’t think that all those Greek God’s came here for nothing ! If it’s your first time in Cyprus, I can only ask why? We know you’ll have a great time and as the majority of you have been here before, I think it’s safe to say you’ll probably be coming back again! … maybe it’s that smell as you get off the plane? unmistakable! oh, and If you live here, you’ll already know, it’s one of the best places in the world, anyway, which ever, you’re all very welcome !

So to finish off as usual, if I can give you one tip, make sure you do something you’ve never done before! At least once 😉
Enjoy !
Tony Dynamou

Cover photo by Tony Dynamou
Model: Mimoza Mimelda
Rokko Beach, Kato Paphos