April 2017

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It’s April, my favourite month, mainly because it’s the start of summer in Cyprus . the fields are really green, there’s blossom everywhere, we might see one or two showers, and then we probably won’t see rain again ’til at least October and most importantly, Wave Dancer up in Paphos and Fantasy Boat Party in Napa set sail on Saturday 1st April !

It’s Easter
It’s Good Friday on 14th April with both Christian and Orthodox Easter falling on Sunday 16th . It’s the biggest 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 Cypriots will be lighting their BBQ’s, any excuse, the aromas of bbq lamb are awesome . oh and btw, April is opening Parrrrty time !!!

Tan Time
It’s only April, and temperatures have been hovering around the 25°C to 30°C mark, or 80°F to 90°F in English, so if you’ve come here for a tan, there’s no better place in Europe to be, coz as usual we’ve got the best weather, 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 . Mmmm !

Opening Parties
We’ve already had a few opening parties from east to west coast, which was just a warm up for April . Driving around it’s evident businesses are 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 ..

Clubbing
There’s renovations everywhere, new menus popping up outside eateries and the announcements of big events this summer . I hear, Castle Club, the newly renovated Black ‘n White and Carwash Disco are opening in April to keep Club Black ‘n’ White company, as they have been rammed to over spilling all winter, relocated at Club Igloo !

Not just Napa
Club Deep are 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 😉

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

Holiday Time
As it’s Easter everywhere, 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, or Break Out in Napa, are you clever enough to escape ? and I reckon all the Waterparks will be open by the end of April, tempting ?

The network
is now in it’s 4th year and is growing daily . It’s now on 6 major social media apps including ours, which is at the final stages of relaunch and I’m so excited on the design, you’re gonna love it . Meanwhile our responsive web site fits nicely on your phone and is one word searchable . I’m loving Cyprus, and my job and I promise I’m gonna make this the best guide to Cyprus !

More …
Check out our facebook page for the day by day events and interesting post shares,
www.facebook.com/whatsoncyprus . You can 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 😉

Everyone is coming
Awesome news as even more commercial flights to Larnaca are expected this year, as airlines and tour operators look to bring even more visitors to this wonderful rock, I’ll be first to guess we’ll hit 3 million visitors for the first time ever !

Party Gods
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 !

Finally
If it’s your first time in Cyprus, I can only ask why’s it taken you so long ? the majority of you have been here before, so I think it’s safe to say you’ll probably be coming back again ! . maybe it’s that distinct smell as you get off the plane ? unmistakable ! oh, and If you live here, you’ll already know, it’s one of the best and safest 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 😉
Na da bou men !
Tony Dynamou

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