December 2018

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Everything you need to know and ... More !

OMG !!!
It’s December already, did that go really quick, or is it just me?  Come to think of it, I’m not quite sure how we made it through Wine Month, Hic!, anyway as I was saying; It’s December, I love it, mainly because it’s Christmas and of course I’ve been a really good boy and that means Santa will bring me lots of prezzies … but mostly coz in Cyprus we can ski in the Troodos mountains in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon, and that’s pretty cool …

Winter Season
Everyone has finally discovered Cyprus has the best climate in the world, so more and more visitors are coming in the Winter months, including an ever increasing amount of sports teams, making the most of their out of season retreat from the winter snow and naturally makes sense! … So look out for more sports events and happening everywhere.

Party Time
Oh and if you thought it was quiet in December let’s not forget, it’s time for work’s parties, warm up for Christmas Parties, Christmas parties, New Year parties and Fancy Dress parties and lots of Christmas markets, festivals, live gigs and naturally we’ll all be getting together with family and friends, to eat too much, drink too much, and with a bit of luck enjoy a little sex on the beach ? … calm down, it’s just a cock tale 😉

Passionate
You know, I have a passion for Cyprus, photography and creative writing, put them all together and viola, What’s On Cyprus … I love my job, I’m still doing exactly what I came here to do in 1993.  These days of course, it’s all on-line, on 7 major social media apps, so, we can help you find out what’s on, where it’s on, when it’s on, what to do with the kids and where to go shopping and of course what to buy me for Christmas …

The Site
The new site is looking wicked with over 1,500 Pages of info, boasting way over 50,000 photos and videos, which btw is almost 50 gigs of info and archives collected in my past 26 years in Cyprus … I’m loving the one word search facility, it’s fun and the site’s growing daily so please save it as a fav 😉

The App
The new dynamic App launched early in the year on Play Store and we are working really hard to get you it on iOS and although some of our recommendations are closed for the Winter there’s still things to do to pass away times of leisure and pleasure, so don’t let me hear anyone say there’s nowhere to go or nothing to do, just download the App and search ‘Open all Year’

Facebook
This year we officially stepped up to Number 1 Tour Guide and News & Entertainment Blog on Facebook so there’s more people engaged or talking about our page in Cyprus.  So check out our Facebook page or if you prefer follow us on Instagram and Twitter … We love to receive your comments, ideas, events, and stories, so please keep them coming … for more cultural and seasonal events go to www.visitcyprus.com … And please don’t forget to tell them you saw it in What’s On !

Open Fires
For starters; why not visit one of our fine harbours, in every major coastal city, with a few boat trips and fishing trips and friendly fish taverns that’ll even cook your catch for you.  There’s enough bars open to get sloshed in and even more restaurants, especially in the villages, providing that home from home feeling around an open fire, maybe a little live music, but remember Cypriots live for the table, so be warned, in the festive season you’ll probably put on a few kilos.

Into Hashing?
It’s a great time to see Cyprus on foot, so if you are into walking, check out Cyprus Walks Etc., at www.cypruswalksetc.com

Ayia Napa
You must get a few shots up at the wonderful ongoing Sculpture Exhibition on the road to Cape Greko, which btw is also a great place to discover, or just get into their annual Christmas Fairy Tale Stories … The awesome Black & White Club will keep Napa Urban every weekend and all over Christmas and the New Year … Nice to hear Carwash Disco are staying open nightly through ‘til the new year at least and several bars and clubs are going into winter mode with live Greek music through the  festive season aiming at the local market, but welcoming everyone.

Larnaca
Aka the hub of Cyprus, there’s a delectable promenade, lined with palm trees, it’s a hive of activity day and night and there’s lots to do for kids and grownups.  Perfect shopping in Ermou Street, all the ladies probably end up at Brouska.  Why not check out one of the delightful cafes in old market, Stories and Coffee Shop 29 two of my favs or catch a Rock band at Savino Live, a little bit of Jazz at The Blue Pine or pop down to get a selfie with the Flamingos nestled in the Salt Lake for the winter … You must go to the Christmas Bazaar on the front on Saturday 1st or the Christmas Arts & Craft Market at Restolake on the 9th.

Limassol
Is our Capital on the coast, a little more cosmopolitan, boasting a beautiful new marina and lots of old renovated buildings that have become even more styli bars, cozy eateries and a cultural shopper’s paradise and right in the heart of the city, in the Carob Mills and Castle area of old town, it’s a delight by day or night … Club Eleven leading the way in Techno up there and most of the rockers go to Rock Tepee and the clubbers have several to choose from to keep you happy!

The Capital
Nicosia, comes into its element in the winter as over 250,000 population stay near home and party like no others … a massive selection bars, pubs, nightclubs, style cafes and eateries of every cuisine imaginable and of course the best Christmas shopping in Cyprus!

Paphos
As always Paphos maintains a year round lifestyle, coz there’s almost 100,000 residents and our tour operators guide the few holiday makers and long stay Winter visitors there.  The wonderful Pafos Zoo is open all year and there’s live music in several bars including New Horizon, O’Neills and The Railway Inn providing entertainment … if you fancy 4 Wheel Drive adventures check out Jimmy’s Jeep Adventures, loads of fun.  There’s plenty of shopping from the Old Town down to The Mall and a few cool cruises sailing daily from the harbour including the magnificent Wave Dancer, so you can’t really go wrong up on the west coast.

Protaras & Paralimni
Protaras pretty much closes down baring one or two bars and a few restaurants especially in the Pernera Area where Mojito Bar & Grill and Blue Spice will be hosting seasonal events.  Paralimni of course is the live-in village of the area and there’s plenty to do there too … Shopping of course come into it’s element, everything from Puss in Boots kids shoes to London Clothing Company or The Melekkis Centre boasting one of Cyprus’ leading jewelers plus fashion for men women and kids.

Time to Dive
Why not learn to Scuba Dive, as the water temperature rarely drops below 15°C and the dive schools can spend a little more time with you individually, it’s a great opportunity to get your Open Water Course qualification … we have top diving schools in our Adventure Sports section

Finally
I’d just like to give a big seasons greetings to all our friends, family, but of course our members who help make this Network possible … Oh, If you’re in business and you think you’ve got something to shout about, why not call Tony for an info pack, Tel: 0035799627791 or e-mail us on tony@whatsoncyprus.cy

And really finally
if I can give you one tip for December … Make sure you do at least one thing you’ve never done before!

Na da boumen !
Tony Dynamou

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