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 😉
Not just for hotels, this place caters for everyone who loves to cook ... The stock is extensive, to say the least, and delivery is nationwide, which is why they're favoured by many top hotels, restaurants, bars, cafeterias, apartments and private and domestic homes. I think it's the only place you can go to find just what you need, on every visit!
Super Action Sports & Toys is the biggest collection of everything you’ll need for all ages, both indoor and outdoor leisure and sports activities, up on the south east coast of Cyprus! Split into 4 sections, Toys & Sports, Camping & Fishing and Snorkelling & Diving and Leisure and its a must stop shop if you're looking for a present for anyone, of any age !!!
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 for Christmas and I really hope you'll go along to give them some support, especially this year ... See you there!!!
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, 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 .and naturally after dinner accompaniments .. plus a no commission money exchange service.
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" …
As I entered I noticed straight away that the selection on display was extensive, to say the least ... Bobby showed me around; the shop is very deep, everything in sections, well laid out and with some really nice ideas ... There's too much to mention but I'll give you an idea or two worth the visit ...
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.
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.