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Carnival & Green Monday is Upon Us

It is carnival time in Cyprus!  The town crier announced the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol spreading the word and setting the mood for a fun-filled time! Carnival was celebrated in ancient Greece and organized in honor of the god Dionysos. Ancient Greeks got dressed in various costumes, wore masks, played games and had feasts that lasted for days. The custom and traditions are still going...

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Cyprus Public Holidays

Now that the New Year is underway, everyone can start planning their Easter and Summer holidays! There are quite a few three day weekends that can also make for a nice break to Troodos or another part of Cyprus. You can expect that banks, government offices and most shops to be closed on the days listed below. Here is a list of the 2017 Public Holidays in Cyprus: 6 January: Epiphany (Friday) 27...

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Cyprus Cultural Observations – A Funny Look at Life in Cyprus

There are many wonderful things connected with living in Cyprus, some of which people may find quite amusing. Certain traditions and actions that have developed over the years make Cypriot culture instantly recognizable to foreigners and locals alike. A good place to start would be the “peripteron”, which is a kiosk you can find every 200 meters on every street. It resembles a small supermarket and...

Nature Trails & Hiking in Cyprus

For hiking enthusiasts that want to learn more about trails and another side of Cyprus check out our most recent post on IHeartCyprus below. http://www.iheartcyprus.com/cyprus-natural-trails.html There are 3 levels of difficulties of natural trails and various hiking clubs in Cyprus - most of which are free and tourist-friendly. Published Monday, April 28, 2014 5:25 PM by Cleo Shahateet Filed...

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Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) in Cyprus – A Buyer’s Story

As a real estate agent specializing in property sales in Paphos, I am always fascinated by people’s stories of why they move to Cyprus and the following is a very interesting example of Colin, a Scotsman who lived in Cyprus until he was 13. When the invasion started he and his family were evacuated from Famagusta. Thirty-nine years later he and his wife, Manjeet who is originally from Malaysia have...

Kataklysmos 2013 is almost here – Cyprus Celebrates!

The celebration of  Kataklysmos is a Greek Orthodox festival with strong pagan roots relating back to the Greek myth of Deukalion and the ark he built to survive the floods and ancient ceremonies between Aphrodite and Adonis. The festival also relates to the Old Testament tale of Noah’s ark. Kataklysmos is still celebrated with great passion every year all over Cyprus. The festivities take place 50 days...

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Heavenly Paphos

The town of Paphos, Cyprus is an age-old neolithic treasure trove of ancient and modern, melded together in a swirl of history and sun. It is possibly one of the most captivating parts of Cyprus and Europe. It is no wonder than the property market here is bustling. Who wouldn’t want a slice of Paphos at breakfast, lunch or sunset? The birthplace of Aphrodite and home to the Romans for a while, Paphos...

Christmas in Cyprus

Christmas is just a few weeks away and the festivities are beginning to take place. Paphos town has been decorated on every roundabout, pubic area and throughout the streets. The town has gained a very consumer-friendly Alpha Mega supermarket, an updated fountain to the towns' shopping area in addition to a Christmas wonderland and even an ice skating rink set up by the town hall.  Christmas fairs are...

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Living as a foreigner in Cyprus – Иностранцы на Кипре

A friend of mine recently wrote this Post on our sister sites Blog About Living in Cyprus as A Foreigner. My friend is Russian so I HAD her Translate the article to English below. Foreigners in Cyprus Moving to a new place is always hard because you have to adjust to a completely new environment and leave your past behind you. Living as a foreigner in Cyprus can be quite tough if you are not accustomed...

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Funny things about Cyprus

There are many wonderful things connected with living in Cyprus, some of which people may find quite amusing. Certain traditions and actions that have developed over the years make Cypriot culture instantly recognizable to foreigners and locals alike. A good place to start would be the “peripteron”, which is a kiosk you can find every 200 meters on every street. It resembles a small supermarket and...

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