Top of the League
It’s September, and one things for sure, this is absolutely my favourite month, honest ! … btw, We are happy bunnies at the mo because our Facebook Page What’s On Cyprus has just topped the table of News & Entertainment pages, so we are officially Cyprus’ leading guide and I’m loving being number one! … But just as importantly because that really, really hot spell is over, it’s still gorgeous by day, but the evenings have already started cooling down and I’ve got a feeling it’s gonna be another Indian summer, which means this is gonna last ’til November mmm !
So, another big plus is there’s a distinct lack of 5 to 16 year old’s on the beach, making room for the older crew, the party weathered lot, who really know how to party! All the mature boobs are out on the beach, and why not? The restaurants are in their element, as the Island of Love captures all those romantic couples, who’ll eventually end up getting married here, making us the number one place to get Wed in the Europe!!!
Out with a Bang!
I really love September, we can sleep without air con, but the cold water still isn’t cold enough and mainly coz peak season moves into low season, so that means the kids are back at school, the younger and older couples and groups of single friends are on their hols, eating out more, drinking just as much and going home early for one reason or another and so everyone is happy! tbh it’s said that more money is spent here in September than any other month and so the finale to the season is usually a good one …
Safe & Warm
You know, we have one of the finest seas in the world to swim in especially in September, when it’s a tad quieter over on the east coast, and you can bay hop right up to Blue Lagoon high up on the West coast in the Akamas to check out the turtles hatching and in August the sea was like a tepid bath with the occasional cold flush as you swim through a fresh water patch from a hidden underwater stream coming through the rocks all the way from the Troodos mountains.
As I was saying, the temperature by day has dropped to bearable, much as it’s still in the mid thirties, the air is cleaner, so you’ll be guaranteed to get a fab tan and don’t be too surprised if we get a shower or two although that probably won’t happen ’til October
You can feel and smell the air is cleaner, and now that the heat haze is clearing you can see the Troodos and Northern range of mountains standing out on the horizon, so you can also expect stunning sunrise in Protaras and spectacular sunsets in Paphos and btw Moonrise is really cool too.
Parties and Festivals
September also brings us loads of closing parties, some a little premature I feel, but to make up for it there’s beer festivals, winter opening parties, theatre and dance events scattered all over the island.
So much Happening
Starting with the Aphrodite Festival in Pafos opening on 31st August to 3rd September The Barber of Seville the main event … It’s nice to see Paphos is still influenced by hosting the European Capital for Culture in 2016 and what an awesome job they are doing …
The eminent Derek Lainsbury of Stars in Their Eyes fame, hits the big six ooooh, celebrating at Bonamare Beach Bar on the 4th with the brilliant Chris Campbell who will be Robbie Williams singing Happy Birthday and Ms Debonair all in drag who will be helping him blow 😉
In the Hub
Savino Live in Larnaca are rocking back to their normal winter of live Rock n Reggae every weekend, while just down the alley ways Stories Wine Bar is a complement to the old market and just on that entrance a wonderful Coffee Shop 29 and when you’re ready to party big time, one of the best night out has to be Secrets Freedom Club.
Capital on the Coast
Chester’s Bar in Limassol, forever one of my faves, while up in the tourist area, places like Bedroom Club , and Club Breeze, are a local fav and there’s live music at Tepee Rock Club, who have been there for years, and further West the Limassol Marina and its quaint cafes rivalling the spectacularly renovated old town, now a hive of stylish bars and cafes, but of course when you want to party mad club Guaba is still smashing it!
Farwell Summer Fun Fair
On the 7th, 8th and 9th September right by the old port in Limassol, The Farewell to Summer Fun Fairl will be loads of fun for kids and grownups!
As Nicosia starts to get back into cooler mode, Cafe Mercedes re-opened on Friday 31st August for the winter season … and Club Teez my fav late night club for the Urban Mix, is opening on Wednesday 5th … oh and there’s still a few sales up there so get shopping !
it’s gone a bit quieter, cos schools back, the Cypriot holiday season is over but hey it’s still Napa and anything goes, every night !!! Leading the Club Scene are Castle Club with 5 Rooms, Club Ice with their Foam and UV Paint Parties, Club Black ‘n’ White for the Urban scene and of course the world famous Carwash Disco now in its third decade moving into the 90’s, you’re guaranteed to leave here singing all the way to the after parties, oh there can be only one, and Club Aqua will keep you going ‘til sunrise 😉
There’s loads more happening; on their mini tour, on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th ‘Money for Nothing’ will be paying tribute to Dire Straits, one of the world’s biggest bands, starting high up on the West Coast in Tala, then Pissouri and finally they also be going to the East coast, followed shortly after by a Tribute to Madness on 28th, 29th and 30th, both at Tala, Pissouri and Paralimni Amphitheatres, well when in Cyprus … on 1st there’s a Latin Pool Party at Blue Spice in Pernera who also Host Cyprus Comedy Club on Monday 3rd … laughing their way up to G’s Bar in Limassol on the 5th.
It’s a great time to go touring, so jump in the car and go check out some places of interest with wonderful Wineries in shouting distance, if you need some ideas check out Stanna’s article called ‘Driving You to Drink’, and get some wine tasting in and top the Cava up for Christmas, did I say Christmas? OMG ! … it’s not that far away, btw the non-drinker has to drive ok !
Recreating What’s On magazine into a Social Media Network Guide to Cyprus is probably the best thing I’ve ever thought of lol, apart from launching the mag back in June 1999, and it’s lovely to read all the positive remarks, like, it’s so user friendly, its so easy to find things, love the way you keep us in touch … thanks guys!
The Web Site
Is really cool now with over 76 Categories in 8 cities, it’s over 1,500 pages, more than 50,000 photos and videos, reaching 12,000 visitors in July, everyone latching on to the one word search facility that makes it really easy to find what you’re looking for. The What’s On Cyprus Network is being updated daily and btw the new Dynamic App launched on Play Store in January, it’s the cherry on the top, designed to be quicker and more user friendly !!!
Still Time to Tan
Much as we might just get a day’s rain in September, remember we only get 30 to 35 days rain a year, so you are pretty much guaranteed to go home with a tan unless you’re Irish, first Irish bar to install a Solarium will make a mint, ha ha!, oh and don’t let those cool Mediterranean breezes fool you, reduce the factor 30 gradually through your stay and don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
The Best Guide to Cyprus
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And really finally
If I can give you only one tip, make sure you do something you’ve never done before !
Na da Bou’men
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