April 2019

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Almost Summer
It’s April, almost my favourite month ;), mainly because I think it’s finally the start of summer, coz the fields are still really green, there’s blossom everywhere, citrus in the air, and much as we’ve had record winter rain, 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 Black Pearl and Fantasy Boat Party in Napa set sail in the first week, so it must be summer!

How Hot?
The temperatures should be hovering around the 23°C to 30°C mark, or 76°F to 90°F in English, so if you’re starting your summer tan, there’s no better place to be in Europe, 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 Advisor 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, mmm !

Easter Bunnies
It’s Christian Easter on Sunday 21st, then it’s Greek Orthodox Easter on Sunday 28th, which also marks the end of 49 days of Lent, and the day we all go crazy for lamb, bbq’s everywhere, the aromas are just mouth-watering … 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!, oh and btw, April is also opening Parrrrty season!!!

Gonna be Busy
Driving around it’s evident businesses are getting ready to open in time for the influx of Easter visitors from all over the world, Christians overlapping with orthodox and in fact our nationals will leave the villages and Capital to come down to the coast, and maybe dip their toes into the sea, haha, not until June 😉

There’s still renovations happening everywhere, new menus popping up outside eateries and the announcements of big events this summer.  In Napa I hear, Castle Club, and Carwash Disco are opening on Friday 12th April to keep Club Black ‘n’ White company, as they have been rammed to over spilling all winter!

Outta Napa
Club Dstrkt are still doing it in Larnaca, and up on the west coast in Pafos, Vibes promising to be one of the best nights out on Bar Street.  Guaba are opening on Monday 29th for Easter Monday and they’re still smashing it in Limassol, whilst Club Zoo still lead the way in the Capital Nicosia.  Some might open just in time for Easter and more than a few that just won’t make it, Avrio! as we say in Cyprus 😉

Live on Stage
The entertainment scene is setting the stages, with Kendall Events up on the west coast boasting a really cool tribute to Meat Loaf on Thursday 11th & Saturday 13th and in Larnaca the awesome Cashiers are on stage on 6th and Minus One will be back on stage on 13th at Savino Live. Oh, and Derek Lainsbury’s Stars in their Eyes are hosting a tribute to Tina Turner on 14th also at Savino Live … Check out some of their videos on our YouTube Channel.

Better get ready for The Legion Run in Limassol on Saturday 13th followed by some really cool after parties … and I’ve noticed all the Boat Trips are setting sail for the summer season and Trackers Excursions 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 babies at The Camel Park and Pafos Zoo, and make sure you catch the Bird Flying Display, with occasional jaw dropping surprises, it’s awesome !

Get Lost
As it’s Easter 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, ‘help we’re lost’, and indulge yourself with delicious Cream Teas with real clotted cream from Devon mmm!  Or grab a few friends and check out 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
We’re now in our 6th year and it’s growing daily.  What’s On Cyprus is now on 7 major social media apps, including our App, which launched in 2018 and to my knowledge is the only dynamic App on Cyprus, so please download it on Play Store and give us a rating, 5 Star of course 😉 … but really you’re gonna love it.

On Line
Meanwhile our responsive web site fits nicely onto your phone and is one word searchable.  I’m loving Cyprus, and my job, and I promise I’m gonna keep this ‘the best guide to Cyprus’!

Check out our facebook page for the day to day events and interesting post shares.  You can follow us on, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest @whatsoncyprus to keep up to date with what’s On Cyprus ! and keep your eye open for me and my camera 😉

3 Million
Awesome news just in, there’s even more commercial flights to Larnaca expected this year, as airlines and tour operators look to bring even more visitors to this wonderful rock, and rumour has it we’ll hit over 3 million visitors for the first time ever !

Remember this is the Island of our Goddess Aphrodite, where sun, sea, 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, do you?

What’s that Smell?
If it’s your first time in Cyprus, I can only ask why’s it taken you so long?, but 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, whichever, 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 😉

Enjoy !
Na da bou men !
Tony Dynamou
Cover photo: by Th G from Pixabay www.pixabay.com

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