Constantinos called me to pop in to find out about their new Summer Specials Surprises at Blind Taste in Paralimni ... Greeted with a lovely fresh Arabic Coffee he told me about their plans for the summer that will really make a visit worthwhile ...
This place is a little warehouse of goodies, wines, spirits, beers, ciders, tobacco, cigars, soft drinks, energy drinks and party nibbles all at crazy discounted prices boasting the best offers you'll find anywhere. There's also a selection of alternative souvenirs like Natural Cosmetics, Herbolive, Aphrodite, and Slave Balsam, Aromatic Oils, Cooking Herbs and Spices and even some nice summer hats ... plus a no commission money exchange service.
It's deceiving from the outside, 'Tardis' like, comes to mind, as inside you'll find about 7,000 different labels, everything from postcards to booze and puffs, chocolates, drinks and munchies, to all your basic groceries and fresh fruit and veg, oh, Suntan Lotions and Beachwear, Body Boards and Buckets & Spades, and they're open 24/7, 365 Days a year ... now that's what I call 'convenient' and just what you'll need 😉
The result is Melekkis Centre; featuring Melekkis Jewellers, for exclusive Jewellery Design and Fine Time Pieces, Pandora, for unforgettable moments and gifts, Ladies fashion with 9 Boutique, Berto Luci, for Stylish men, Mini Raxevsky for cool kids, and bringing you back to nature with Elea, natural products, a shopaholics heaven !
The idea was to provide a hire service of all the basic necessities you might need while you're visiting Cyprus or when friends or family are visiting you. I mean, sometimes you just can't pack the kitchen sink ... well don't worry they've got everything from baby cots to push chairs, and baby baths to mobility scooters, and well, you name it they'll have it, and if they haven't got it they'll find it for you ! Trust me, this is an awesome service !
They specialise in importing foods from all over Europe including; UK, Romania, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, and even India and all over Asia. So, great choices in Asian style sauces and ingredients and even Basmati rice by the 20 Kg sack for crazy cheap prices.
This really is a lovely initiative by local, ex pat and international artists and crafters from all over the world and a lovely way to spend a family day out doing a little shopping and bartering and I really hope you'll go along to give them some support !
Now, Nic grew up in the market world, her father a market trader and a bit of a Del Boy, trading in just about any Swag he could buy and sell for a living ... Nic of course worked with him on the markets out East Ham and Romford way, part time while she was at school then as it's in the blood and they have a really good contact for British Greeting Cards, the inevitable just happened ...
With over 50 stalls in the summer there's everything you'd expect from a thriving market, from a variety of bric-a-brac, souvenirs, hand made pottery, household goods, I.T Services and computer stuff. There's shoes, new and second hand clothes, accessories, cafes and food stalls and even Grimsby's Smokey Pete's Van selling traditional English fish imported from Grimsby of course! Pete has been in the trade over 35 years and specialises in Smoked Haddock, smoked the traditional way in Oak Sawdust ... the aroma is awesome!
They specialise in importing foods from UK, Poland, Bulgaria and Asia. So, great choices in sauces and ingredients and even Basmati rice by the 20 Kg sack for crazy cheap prices.