As you all know, I love giving the local shops my support and I finally managed to sit down with Maria at Supermarket Europe in Paralimni to find out more … You might have driven past this shop many times, as from the outside it looks quite small but surprisingly, inside it’s like a Tardis … I grabbed a coffee from the machine and asked Maria tell me more.
I was surprised to learn this was in fact their first shop. By ‘their’ I mean, Maria was married to Panagiotis of Supermarket Europe in Ayia Napa fame. In fact, they were childhood sweethearts meeting when they were 16. They moved here 9 years ago and worked in a local patisserie. I’d always thought this was their second shop of a mini-empire of 6 shops they eventually opened together. They’ve since parted relationship and partnership and this shop is now just Marias’ … through the doors a one-stop shop for all your needs without having to leave Paralimni and at really great prices.
European & Asian
Maria specialises in importing foods and more from all over Europe including; the UK, Romania, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, and Poland, with more than a little bias towards Bulgaria, and even India, in fact, all over Asia. So, there are great choices in European and Asian style sauces and ingredients and they even sell Basmati rice by the 20 Kg sack for crazy cheap prices.
In the Delicatessen Counter and fridges a fabulous display of Cured Meats, Smoked Hams, Salami, Sausages, Fresh Eggs, Olives, and Specialty Cheeses, including a delicious Fresh Bulgarian Feta, oh and, you must try the marinated Spare Ribs. Plus a selection of frozen meats, fish and poultry, and even duck.
Naturally, you’ll find all your basic essentials, including; international teas and coffees, milk, yogurts, breads, sugar, and pet foods and treats for your cats and dogs. There’s Cereal, Puff Pastry, Noodles and Pasta, Heinz Baked Beans, Pulses, and Ravioli.
There’s a large display of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables from local farms so you can help yourself … in fact, Maria says, “I really enjoy keeping my eye open for new products so there’s always something new in the the shop”
For the Home
Domestic goods like cups, glasses, saucepans cooking utensils, plates, Tupperware, and an excellent selection of makeup, like eye shadows, face creams and aromatics, toiletries, disposable nappies, including things like Pampers, and talcum powders and even washing baskets, and hair colours by Prestige and Colour Aroma. There’s also a little Second-Hand corner with a selection of clothing.
There’s also a selection of electrical products like plugs, adapters, light bulbs, party grills, heaters, and more …
Telephone Top Ups
Covering all Telephone Top Ups including; So Easy, MTN, Vodafone, Lemontel etc …
In the Off-Licence section, you’ll find a great range of wines, spirits, beers, ciders, and after-dinner extras, all your favourite mixers plus of course those essential nibbles like chocolates, crisps, and munchies, all at really low prices! And for that last-minute gift, there’s a gorgeous selection of Gins with an Etched Glass in a presentation box.
Outside, you’ll find two vending machines at the front of the shop one offering hot drinks such as Cappuccino, Coffee, Latte, Hot Chocolate etc … and another selling ready-made sandwiches, snacks, and sweets with a little chill-out zone to sit and enjoy!
Most credit cards are accepted and if you run out of cash there’s also an ATM available at the front of the shop to save you rushing off to the bank!
Open All Year
Summer: Daily; 8.30 am ’til 9.00 pm
Winter: Daily; 7.30 am ’til 8 pm
You’ll find Supermarket Europe Paralimni, at 162, Protaras Avenue, Paralimni, it’s almost opposite the EKO Petrol Station and about 400 metres from the traffic lights …
GPS: 35.043338, 33.995124
A European Chef’s Extravaganza!