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2018 is a Great Year for Cyprus Tourism, Real Estate and Buying Property

According to the Statistical Service of the republic of Cyprus regarding tourism 2018 has been another great year. The total number of arrivals through October of 2018 is 3,673,377 slightly higher than same period in 2017 where we saw 3,408,473 and already passed the total 2017 arrival which was 3,652,073. As usual the country with the highest number of individuals visiting Cyprus is the UK with a total of...

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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...

Adonis Baths and Waterfalls in Paphos

Adonis baths and waterfalls are located in Paphos close to Coral Bay. According to Greek Mythology,  Adonis baths was where Aphrodite and Adonis spent much of their time. If you are heading towards St. Neophytus Monastery it is the same direction. The last 6 kilometers or so are very rough and even though signs say the road is suitable for all cars I would suggest only using a 4x4. What you...

Olive Trees in Cyprus

Olives in Cyprus are very special and just about every property has a tree or one nearby. They can be seen everywhere from the olive farms to the beaches and even in the middle of walkways.  An olive tree can live for several hundred years and each olive tree becomes a work of art in its’ own right – the older a tree becomes the more intricate and interesting the growth pattern. This beautiful,...

Cyprus Carnival February 2010 – It’s Almost Time!

Carnival time in Cyprus is nearly here!  From the 1st until the 4th of February the Town Crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol. 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 tradition is still going strong...

Cyprus in August

Cyprus in August

This has been one of the most hectic summers of my life! Summer is supposed to be when life goes slower in Cyprus, especially in August. Last two years August has been a very laid-back time of year, even though there are many tourists and would-be residents who are looking at Paphos as a retirement or second-home destination. In August, people tend to concentrate on the more important things in life...

Leopards from Limassol Zoo Finally Released!

Leopards from Limassol Zoo Finally Released! An article in The Daily Mail on June 13th (by Paula Kerr) tells the tale of the 3 leopards that we all know so well at the Limassol Zoo. Last week, after spending 15 years in captivity, the 3 leopards were released into a South African Sanctuary run by Born Free actress, Virginia McKenna. The actress, 77, fought back tears as mother leopard Leda and her...

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