It’s definitely time to get down to the beach or next to a pool to get that lovely tan, but please be careful, the sun in Cyprus is very strong, burn time is about 20 minutes, so slap on the Factor 50, which I call ‘a bandage’ and it’s probably going to be sunny tomorrow so there’s no rush.
We've finally relaxed on all those crazy restrictions especially the one stopping us seeing people smiling, coz that what we do in Cyprus all summer … I love to see it because its so infections … A bit like this country … fortunately, most places are open except a few stragglers waiting for it to get busier, much as I'm led believe the whole of Europe can't wait to pack their bags for the first time in 3 years.
There's opening parties everywhere as more and more bars and pubs, restaurants and cafes along the coast gear for the summer season, following the little surge we had over Easter holidays, normally followed by a quieter 2 weeks and then it'll get busier everywhere! We'll keep you updated on our Facebook page
We'll finish off the month with Orthodox Easter Good Friday falling on the 22nd, Easter Sunday on 24th and Easter Monday on 25th, followed by an extra bank holiday on the Tuesday 26th aka Megali Triti or Big Tuesday because Easter is the biggest celebration on the Orthodox calendar and I'm expecting the locals to celebrate bigger and better than the last two years, so if you've never experienced Easter in Cyprus put it on your tick list ...
By the time all the Welsh and their very able assistants have recovered from those parties we’ll be into our annual carnival season, starting on Friday 4th March, much as we’re not allowed to have carnival parades again this year, we are allowed to drink at the bars and maybe dance on them too, so many bars, restaurants and clubs will celebrate by throwing a carnival party or two anyway ... so stay tuned here.
As many of you know I love Cyprus with a passion and I've always said; "Cyprus is versatility to the extreme!" How extreme? well, tell me where else you can ski in the Troodos mountains in the morning and just over 45 minutes later you can be swimming in the med? Come to think of it; why not do it the other way around, then you can get into some 'Après Ski' chilling out next to a lovely open log fire, in a gorgeous log cabin, in the Troodos Mountains and then you can do it the other way around the next day!
I also love December coz we get all those lovely sunsets, without heat haze, just stunning to say the least and on some days those invigorating walks along costal paths on stormy days, and the spray from the white horses, refreshing your smile. Meanwhile the aura of the Mediterranean is a natural source of Iodine, really good for the immune system btw
With the current thing relaxing a bit, we’ll also probably see a few more winter opening parties than last year, so if you thought Cyprus is dead in November, you should look again! Those that opened to fit an 8 month season into 3 or 4 months seemed to have been busy, partly coz there was less places open, but some were very busy and btw on that note it still makes sense to book a table, just in case.
Cyprus, October 2021
Anyway, as I was saying, Indian summer, beach ’til Christmas, topping up the tan, sounds good to me … and, we hear there’s frost in Europe, sounds even better, haha, suffer , and, as in Cyprus, we live for the table!, dining outside in October is heaven, hey, why else do we live here? And, on that note, there’s enough restaurants open in our Eating Out category to choose a different cuisine every day for a fortnight! ... And if you're organising your wedding click here ...
Cyprus, September 2021
Another reason I love September is we move into low season from about 5th and with the kids back at school, it’s time for the younger and older couples and groups of single friends and work colleagues to take their summer hols, eating out more, drinking just as much and going home early for one reason or another?, and so everyone is walking around with smiles on their faces, which is very infectious … so everyone is happy! … tbh, it’s said that more money is spent here in September than any other month and so the finale to the season is usually a good one! … and boy, don’t we need it!