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Green Monday Cyprus 2011 (Or “Clean Monday”)

Green Monday is a public holiday in Cyprus and Greece and it signifies the beginning of Lent and fasting before Easter - no meat products are consumed until Easter Sunday. After the costume parties, street parades and festivities that took place throughout Cyprus, Green Monday is a day where families and friends gather outdoors with a feast of traditional fasting foods such as a variety of fresh vegetables...

Easter in Cyprus

The carnivals are over and Lent is underway – a 40 day fasting period of no meat, poultry or dairy products. The bakeries accommodate those who fast by adding dairy-free, egg-free and meat-free pastries and cookies to their already vast array of goodies. Generally, fasting is followed more strictly in the villages of Cyprus than in the towns, but most restaurants and takeaways also add fasting dishes to...

Christmas & New Years in Cyprus

Even though Christmas is just a few weeks away temperatures are unseasonably warm (in the '30s) making it hardly feel like Christmas despite the festivities that are beginning to take place. Paphos town, for the first time, has a Christmas wonderland and even an ice skating rink set up by the town hall.  Christmas fairs are being held and everyone is getting extra busy. As Christmas day approaches...

Living in Cyprus: Surprises and Discoveries

This is an article I wrote soon after moving to Paphos, Cyprus in June 2006. I thought it would be good to share it again here:As the summer holidaymakers start heading home, Paphos turns from a bustling Mediterranean destination back into a sleepy small town or as some say, a village. I have concluded my second consecutive summer here and anticipating the beauty of the coming autumn and winter seasons, I...

Summer Safety: Heat and Beaches in Cyprus

Summer is the time for laid back fun: relaxing on the beach, swimming and playing. In Cyprus, we spend much more time outside than other countries due to the long and hot summers. With the recent and very sad death of an 11-month-old boy at a beach in Kissonerga, I would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone how to keep you and your family safe at the beach and in the heat. Beaches and the...

Choosing the Right Place to Live

You have waited most of your life for this day. Finally, you are ready to buy that Cyprus holiday or retirement home that you’ve spent so much of your life dreaming about.  Maybe you thought you knew exactly where you wanted that place to be, but along the way and through the years, you have visited many places, fell in love just as many times over and have changed your mind about what that ideal place...

The Limassol Zoo

I feel the need to mention the Limassol Zoo and update a previous post I made about a day we spent there. My two boys, wife and I frequently go to the zoo and my boys are always excited about it. The Limassol Municipal Gardens are beautifully maintained, the children's playgrounds are some of the best in Cyprus and the entrance fee to the zoo is very inexpensive. However, the grounds for the animals...

Kamares Villa with Sea Views

One Property for Sale – Multiple Different Prices

Why do sellers in Cyprus lower their prices and not tell all agents simultaneously? The question of why sellers price their homes way over what they are willing to accept seems obvious and I won't go into that now!  As an agent in Paphos, who charges a very low and competitive rate, I would assume that my sellers would want to ensure that their home is listed with me at the same price as all other...

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