June 2023

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It’s Definitely Summer
I love June, coz it’s really summer, scorching temperatures will go up to the mid 30°C in the shade, that’s 100°F+, making it a perfect climate to get a tan, you can go out in shorts and a T-shirt at night, the quilts are off the bed, and we’re sleeping under a sheet, everything moves outdoors, but the butter is back in the fridge, the cold water isn’t cold enough and it’s obviously summer coz the Cypriots are finally swimming in the sea …

Shades of Blue
It’s extremely unlikely that it’ll rain, and the evenings are getting balmy, the days are getting longer, with summer solstice falling on the 21st, the skies are cyan blue every day, and the Mediterranean Sea reflects many tones of azure, there’s a plethora of things to do, including enjoying an array of boat trips and water sports along the stunning coastline, making Cyprus an unforgettable summer retreat in paradise.

On the Beach
Cyprus boasts an impressive array of beaches, and in June, they come alive with locals and tourists seeking the sun and sea.  From the lively shores of Ayia Napa and Protaras in the east to the tranquil beauty of Polis and Latchi in the west, there is a beach for every taste. Whether you prefer relaxing on a secluded cove or engaging in adrenaline-pumping water activities, June provides an ideal backdrop for coastal adventures.

Festival of The Flood
Beyond its captivating beaches, Cyprus offers a rich cultural history.  June presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in local traditions and festivities.  One such celebration is the Kataklysmos aka Festival of the Flood, a commemoration of Nohas Ark, which takes place around the time of the Orthodox Pentecost, this year falling on Monday 5th June, with water fights all part of the festivities.  This vibrant festival also features boat races, traditional music and dance performances, and an array of local delicacies.  It is a fantastic occasion to experience the island’s cultural heritage and revel in the warm hospitality of the Cypriot people.

Beach & Pool Parties
We’ll see a few Beach Parties and Pool Parties with Pambos Napa Rocks Pool Party still leading the way every Thursday … while up in Larnaca it has to be Galu Beach Bar and Guaba Beach Bar, in Limassol, one of Europe’s top clubs is right on the beach and waiting to smash it in their own unique way!

Clubbing
Most of our clubs will be smashing it by mid-June when the 100-Day Club War kicks off,
normally from 15th June ’til 15th September and Napa, once the Club Capital of Europe,
is still hard to beat, with 6 top clubs giving you a broad mix of genres … Follow our
Facebook page for regular updates.

Napa Nights
Club Ice as always has lots planned, with Foam Parties and UV Paint Parties, and top
DJ’s flying in from everywhere.  Club Black ‘n’ White, will be well into their 39th year,
booking some massive names as always and it’s still the place to be if you like it Urban
and of course let’s not forget Carwash Disco, if you like it cheesy, trust me you’ll leave singing all the way home … unless you’re off to Club Aqua, the original Afterparty!

Live Gigs
Kendall Events boasts WestZone’s Tributes to Westlife and Boyzone on 12th June at Bonemare Beach Bar in Timi …  I’ve been in regular contact with the gorgeous Drew at Savino Live in Larnaca who’ll be rocking most weekends and Bank Holidays … oh and the awesome Lithos Rock Band are at Joker Square, in Protaras, Likewise Q Bar in Protaras boasts live entertainment most nights …

Exploring
June also provides an excellent climate for touring and exploring Cyprus’s historical and archaeological treasures.  The ancient city of Paphos, a UNESCO World Heritage site, beckons visitors with its remarkable ruins, including the famous House of Dionysus and the Tombs of the Kings.  Strolling through these ancient marvels under the pleasant June sun adds an extra layer of enchantment to the experience.

Relief from the Heat
Discover the island’s natural beauty by exploring the stunning Troodos Mountains.  In June, the mountains come into their element with lush greenery, and vibrant wildflowers, offering a refreshing relief from the heat of the beaches.  Wonderful hiking trails wind through the pine-scented forests, revealing breathtaking vistas and hidden waterfalls.  The pleasant temperatures make June an excellent time to discover the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Cyprus.

Fancy a Taster?
Last year we caught up with a couple of brewers and distillers, namely Aristides Craft
Distilling in Tseri, Nicosia making one of the best Gin’s I’ve ever tasted and the very
Local Octo Brewery in the tiny village of Sotira brewing a Grape Ale with Xinesteri
Grapes from Cyprus, that’s comparable to a fine table wine!  Both welcome free tasting days.

Drink More
Oh, and if I can give you just one tip this month; ‘Remember it’s really summer, it’s really hot, you’re gonna perspire, and inevitably dehydrate, so make sure you drink lots more water!

Eating Out
Cypriots live for the table so you can’t go far wrong, I’ve been eating out here for 36 years, and highly recommend several of my tried and tested here.  June is a fantastic month to savor Cyprus’ renowned cuisine, with gastronomic delights, exaggerated by an abundance of fresh produce coming into season, including succulent fruits and vegetables, as well as freshly caught seafood, and of course, as everything moves outdoors or in air-conditioned comfort.

International
We have 16 different cuisines in 8 major cities and a few out-of-town restaurants for you, all one-word searchable.  Be sure to try traditional dishes like charcoal grilled souvlaki, mousaka, halloumi cheese, and loukoumades, honey-soaked doughnuts, to truly savor the local gastronomy.

Wedding Bells
We’re still the No: 1 place in Europe to get married and why not? coz, it’s probably not
going to rain ’til October and that means everyone in the wedding photos will be wearing
sunglasses.  It seems there’s a backlog to clear so expect to see white ribbon rollers all
over the place. Naturally, you’ll see a few stag nights and hen parties out and as we’re
officially the Mythological Party Playground of the Mediterranean, anything could
happen.

Second Home
I know lots of you missed us over the past 2 to 3 years and are hoping to get here this
year and if you all make it, don’t panic, I’m sure it’s gonna be busy and business as usual! On that note, we have some really cool Hotels & Villas for you to check out

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Finally
If it’s your first time here, all I can ask is, why? … If you’ve been here before, welcome
back and we all know that you’ll keep coming back time and time again, and eventually,
like us, you’ll probably end up moving here! anyway, you are all very welcome to paradise!

Really finally
Step up the UV factor, drink loads of water and this month, make sure you do
something you’ve never done before!

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