July 2016

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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 over 40° C 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 beach parties and 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 …

The Best Place in Europe !
I moved here in ’93 to launch a guide to Cyprus, and I’ve discovered 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 seas in Europe . fact is … the Greek Gods discovered it over 12,600 years ago and so have literally millions of people since …

Adventure
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, beach bars and sun loungers all over the place . mmmm!

Passion
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 laundry . so if you have any recommendations please get in touch … and on that note, I’d Like to welcome Eric Demetriou to the What’s On Cyprus team over in Paphos to look after the region for me …

Top Names
This month we’ll see the worlds top DJ’s mixing their tunes in Cyprus … kicking off with the awesome duo Vini Vici on the Sunday 3rd at Guaba Beach Bar, in Limassol . Then the Sensational, Stormzy on 4th at Makronissos Beach Club, Ayia Napa. The fantastic Fantis will be smashing it at Castle Club in Napa on Friday 24th and the Amazing, Armin van Buuren on Tuesday 21st at the old Larnaca Airport, that’s a first . of course I’ll be at all of them !!!

Clubbing
Leading the way in clubbing is Castle Club in Napa, with yet another massive revamp this year, giving you 5 rooms including a VIP area and chill out zone under the stars . Black ‘n’ White in Napa now in their 31st year for that pure urban mix . Starsky’s going back to retro for a really awesome atmosphere and Carwash Disco celebrating 21 years, for the best night out … Up in Nicosia Club Zoo leads the way, in Larnaca everything moves to Makenzie Beach for the summer, and in Limassol it has to be Breeze and the world famous Guaba Beach Club whilst up in Paphos my fav has to be Touch Club …

After Parties
Don’t forget Club Aqua the After Party and if you miss the world famous River Reggae your crazier than them, both a definite if you really wanna live Napa … and the newly renovated Pambos Napa Rocks Pool Party, a must on a Thursday afternoon …

Stardust Show
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 the spectacular Stardust Variety Show in Paphos and Vrissoules, highly recommended !

Versatility to the Extreme
Now for a little diversely, rumour has it Cage Rage will be back, the workers v workers fight club every Sunday but where? I’m sworn to secrecy, ! … and you can Go Bungee, Go Paragliding, Go Sling Shot, or if you’re into diving we boast the warmest safest seas in the world with The Zenobia wreck in Larnaca, it’s one of the top ten wreck dives in the world … so learn to dive here … is that versatile enough for you ?

Cultural
For a full list of Cultural Events and Exhibitions go the the Cyprus Tourist Organisation’s web site …

More !
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 …

Lovin Life
I just have to say, that re-launching my old magazine What’s On Cyprus as a network revolving around the web site and free App has just been awesome … I’m loving getting my finger back on the pulse, it has been my dream to incorporate a few of my passions into one, my love of Cyprus, my extreme passion for photography, and my infatuation of telling you it how it is . tbh, I’m loving life at the mo . I suppose it’s partly down to my recently acquired in oz, philosophy, and as the great Jack Nicholson said “the less I give a fk … the happier I am” !!!

Drink More Water !
So all that’s left to say is, if it’s your first time here, why? If you’ve been here before, welcome back, and we all know that after you keep coming back, eventually, you’ll move here . anyway, you are all very welcome, and last but not least, step up the UV factor, drink loads of water and make sure you do something you’ve never done before, at least once !
Enjoy!
Tony Dynamou

Photo by Tony Dynamou
River Reggae Opening Party
Ayia Napa