Ttappis Tavern, Paralimni
... it's almost inevitable that this place goes from home dining to partying like only the Cypriots know how!
Jenny’s Hair Shop & Extension Salon, Nicosia
I’ve often watched Jenny completely change people in a few minutes … it is quite amazing what a good quality hairpiece can do to make you look like someone new or maybe you just want to surprise someone, either way, a visit here will suffice … oh, and btw Jenny has a few selected summer clothing designs and sandals and not many people know this; she contributes considerable amounts of her profits to Children in Need in African ... she's truly an amazing woman !!!
Carwash Disco, Ayia Napa
Voted the best disco in town, this place has been smashing it in Napa for 28 years now ... Retro decor and the featured yellow mini DJ box and dancing on the bars with free shots, fire shows and sparklers a nightly event ... it's not to be missed!
Rio’s Piri Piri Chicken, Paralimni
Evi continued; "It all started back in 1912, when Wilbur Scoville charted the comparative heat of different chillis. The greater the number of Scouville units the hotter the chilli, but don't worry, we have 8 Different Flavours of Piri Piri sauces, from Zesty Lemon and Herb to Extreme with everything in between!" Piri Piri of course means Pepper Pepper, my favourites are the Hot & Spicy and the Jerk Chicken, OMG!
Golden Coast Beach Hotel, Pernera, Protaras
Favoured equally by our locals as too our international visitors, The Golden Coast Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind, as you watch the stunning Cyprus sunrises looking east, over the tranquil, sheltered Mediterranean Sea! Eight Restaurants and Bars make it hard to choose which one to savour the flavours of the world! Whilst their facilities and activities are enviable!
Gold Temple, Asian, Thai & Sushi Restaurant, Coral Bay, Paphos
I caught up with Nikos who also owns Blazing Saddles Pub next door, who told me "I opened the Indian Restaurant in 2013 because there wasn't an authentic one in the area. Then one year later my customers persuaded me that there wasn't a decent Chinese either", and chop-chop it happened! ... And then, quite recently Nikos again listened to his customers' wishes, and added Thai & Sushi, so as you're in Cyprus, now you might as well 'Meze' it up, Asian style!
King’s Sword Bar & Restaurant, Macronissos, Ayia Napa
Since they opened, this pub, come restaurant, has really gained an excellent reputation, firstly for their delicious food, passionately cooked by George, and equally for their traditional Cypriot Hospitality, Entertainment, and welcoming atmosphere. On the menu, you'll get British all-the-way food ..
Taverna Ropas, Paralimni
I've been eating at Ropas since my first season here, the year they opened in 1991 … It's one of my favourite places to go if I fancy truly authentic Cypriot Meze. Costas and his wife Nikki have of course become very good friends and I have to say this guy oozes traditional Cypriot hospitality. So too, Nikki and son Stelios out front and daughter Flora helping Nikki in the kitchen, tbh this family team is really hard to beat!
Lithos Bar & Grill, Oroklini
If you are anywhere near Oroklini, this is an excellent choice, if you're not, it's definitely worth the drive, whether you fancy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can sit inside in traditional surroundings, or out front in the beer garden, or out back by the gorgeous pool, or maybe enjoy a fun-filled night with live entertainment, or just pop in for a quick pint and sit next to the huge tropical fish tank while enjoying a little Sushi!
Ding Dong Home, Paralimni
I said 'I like the idea' and he responded with a smile, "Saves driving to Larnaca!" ... I asked how can you keep everything so low cost, and he responded, "Well, we buy lots of stock for our shop in Greece, and now for here" ... so with literally thousands of different items in store, here's a quick peek ...