I asked why their beers are so good; Taras explained, "The biggest difference of Craft Beer is it has more flavour and taste, mainly because it's not filtered or pasteurised, making it a much richer flavour. Craft Beer is like a finger print because we never brew our beer in a bad mood, that's how we are here at Octo and we hope you are just like us" …
... and enjoy some wine tasting and maybe try a few of their speciality drinks including; Wines from selected Cypriot Wineries . Single Malts . Whiskys . Blended Malts . Tennessee Whisky . Rums . Beluga Vodka . Belaire Champagne . Prosecco . Moskato . Borolo and many imported Beers for a list of over 150 from around the world ... oh, and there'll be complementary finger food to accompany your drink.
This impeccable Wine Bar & Cafe, serves the finer things in life, just about the best coffee you'll taste anywhere in Cyprus. Complementing your selection of over 300 different quality wines with signature Fruit, Meat or Cheese Platters, introducing you to imported cheeses from all over the world, maybe with a little marmalade, hmm, trust me, you won't find this selection anywhere else, oh, and freshly baked bread and breadsticks and btw, you really must try the new Charguterie, French-based Mixed Meat Platters plus of course everyone's favourite, the freshly made Sushi and some spontaneous finger foods encompassing the trend towards the healthy living options.
... boasting 44 Vape Flavours, 14 that are truly unique, carefully created by Christos, blended internationally and different to say the least ... Flavours like Pearl Delight, that tastes like Blackcurrant Cheesecake or Monkey Style which more than hints to Bananas & Cream ... or Summer Sensations, a blend of Sweet Watermelon & Strawberries, or the Naughty Forest which reminded me of Forest Fruits & Yoghurt or my fav the 'Lemmy', a blend of Jack Daniels, Coke & Rum, brilliant, !!!
They sell just about everything from Laptops and Tablets to Covers and Stands and everything you'd expect from a den of technology ... Brand names include; Apple, Toshiba, Dell, Logitech, HP, Pro D, Lacie, Corsair, Cooler Master, Iomega, Samsung, Tucano, Bandridge, Griffin, Speedlink, Intellinet, Manhattan, Belkin, Western Digital, and Buffalo ..
My initial interest was to find out about their gins, Aris explained, "it's what originally brought us back to Cyprus, 'to create a quality craft gin'. Our initial inspiration was the aroma of The Troodos Mountains after a long dry summer when it first rains and we wanted to capture exactly that and put it in a bottle and we called it Aoratas Dry Gin which in fact last year won a gold medal.
The setting is a beautiful environment, the historic, Ibrahims Khan, old market style, alleys in all directions, everywhere you look unique designs, interesting workshops and activities. Architecturally it’s stunning, delectable use of stone, metal, walled gardens and an outdoor theatre area. A natural shopaholics heaven, with exquisite handmade artefacts, mosaics, jewellery, carpentry and tasty delights, oh and The Honey Restaurant … ho hum!
Angela mostly works on glass but she can jazz almost anything up. She also loves making hand painted cards, naturally unique every time. One of her faves, bottles, not just with glitter, which btw is biodegradable . Glass Painting aka Stained Glass . Faux Glass aka Liquid Leading . also the ancient Chinese art of Decoupage, using rice paper, the results are stunning !
He wanted to assure that all fish lovers, that includes him of course, could continue to get quality freshly frozen fish straight from Billingsgate Market in London, and Scotland and France to mention but a few ...