February 2017 …

Carnival Season in Cyprus !

It’s February, my favourite month, mainly because it’s Valentine’s Day and I love seeing the postman struggling to get all my cards in the letter box … several of our recommended restaurants and bars are putting on romantic events . go on take your lady out for dinner ! . The season should kick off early with promises from the tour operators and Cypriot Easter falling on 16th April . bring it on ! . meanwhile …

Daxi Business Awards
The month kicks off with the Daxi Business Awards on 4th . We’ve been nominated amongst some big guns so fingers crossed . Flattered to be nominated of course …

Carnival Season
is all through the last week, with carnival parades in all the big cities . Limassol leading the way with the biggest one . but they’re even putting on a good show in Ammochostos these days, Larnaca brilliant, The Capital Nicosia spectacular and this years carnival in Paphos should be awesome as they’re the European Capital of Culture 2017 . oh and of course Spring is in the air, the blossoms are out, aromas everywhere and everything is just sooooo green … I love it !

Green Monday
Carnival or Carnivore season of course signifies the start of Lent, so no meat for 49 days, starting on Green Monday 27th February … no chance here, I like my meat . but to celebrate this the Cypriots all go out to the fields to light the BBQ’s with fish, sea food and anything else not meat . They all get face painted up and fly kites and stuff . if you’ve not been invited just go for a walk on Monday 27th and you’ll probably get invited to join someone, you know Cypriot hospitality n all …

Any Shopoholics out there ?
It’s also the February Sales for all you shop ’til you drop freaks, much as many of them started in January this year . so get out and find some bargains . its a good time to buy that last winter warmer, still needed at night in February . Leading the way in Fashion are London Clothing Company and Brouska and BrouskaBlue both with shops all over Cyprus …

Best in Europe
oh yes, awesome news, we’re now officially boasting the best beaches in Europe, I was saying it years ago as one Advisor never included us … now we have 25 top beaches in Europe, a couple the best in the world, coz you really can’t beat our seas … we also have the best climate in the world and we’re the safest place in world, that’s why we all live here, and well, we’ve got good reason to love it, they’ve been partying here since the gods invented party some 12,600 years ago …

Open Wood Fires
I love this time of the year … invigorating walks along stormy coastlines … most bars and restaurants have homely, warming open wood fires … or those awesome gas heaters … many have some wicked DJ’s mixing to mostly locals and a few tourists and long stayers … others, like O’Neill’s Irish Bar in Paphos and Savino Live in Larnaca putting on live music every weekend …

There’s so much to do if you look around … Cyprus is so versatile, you’ll probably still be able to ski and snowboard up in the Troodos Mountains in the morning and swim in the med in the afternoon and the air is really clear, so you’ll still get a fab tan … It’s a great time to go touring and there’s plenty to see . The Troodos mountains in their element and currently covered in snow !

Everyone’s Discovering Us
I’ve noticed renovations everywhere, it’s nice to see our businesses putting a bit back into keeping in fashion … I believe most places are anticipating a record year with almost 3 million visitors in 2016 . and as tourism seems to be swinging back to a British majority, likewise our Scandinavian visitors and now many others including, France, Italy, Greece and the rest of the European market all finding out how special this rock really is … it’s starting to feel like the old days …

The Network
The new App is just weeks away and it’s getting bigger daily, and our Facebook Page just surpassed 4500 Likes, with up to 20,000 engagement per week, mostly organic … the new web site is looking awesome, with over 3000 visitors a week … We’re also getting Twitter and Instagram together, our YouTube channel is fun too .. so get following and sharing guys and lets tell everyone this rock is the best place in Europe …

Best Guide to Cyprus
I have to say a big thanks to all our sponsors whom without we wouldn’t be here … oh and if you’re not on the What’s On Cyprus network, you’d better hurry up ! … I’m going to make this the best guide to Cyprus …

More …
Finally, if I can give you one tip, make sure you do at least one thing you’ve never done before … at least once !

2017 … is gonna be awesome !!!!
Tony Dynamou
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