Dora Christofi

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Dora Christofi

About Dora Christofi

I’m Cypriot, with a London touch, experimenting with photography, working in marketing, love cooking, reading books and wishing to travel the world. I currently live in Limassol, Cyprus and try to travel as much as I can.

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October 2017

The Global Top 10 Destination Cities

2017-10-08T06:05:30+00:00 October 8th, 2017|

Mastercard, released the Global Top 10 Destinations cities which define that tourism is driving the economic engines of growth and development around the world. Since 2009, international travel and spending by overnight visitors to cities have grown faster than real GDP (Gross domestic product). To help cities understand key drivers and unlock the value of tourism, Mastercard released its annual Mastercard Destination Cities Index with Bangkok the top one with 19.41 million visitors. 2016 International Overnight Visitors Bangkok - 19.41 million visitors London - 19.06 million visitors Paris - 15.45 million visitors Dubai - 14.87 million visitors Singapore - 13.11 million visitors New York - 12.70 million visitors Seoul - 12.39 million visitors Kuala Lumpur - 11.28 million visitors Tokyo - 11.15 million visitors Istanbul - 9.16 million visitors   About the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index The Mastercard Index of Global Destination Cities ranks cities in terms of [...]

September 2017

Top 5 Holiday Autumn Destinations

2017-09-12T10:10:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

There's nothing like a last minute decision to spend a few days at a lovely destination before winter actually arrives. If you don't have schoolchildren, it's the best period to take your European spring/summer holidays in autumn. Sea and skies are still blue, everything is quieter and pricing wise, it's a better value. So here we are, proposing you 5 of our Top European Autumn destinations. 1. Verona, Italy 2. Seville, Spain 3. Krakow, Poland 4. Chania, Crete 5. Aveiro, Portugal

Mesa Potamos: Waterfalls, St. John Monastery, Picnic area

2017-09-04T19:36:32+00:00 September 4th, 2017|

Mesa Potamos area, is located near Saittas, towards Kato Amiantos in Cyprus. You can spend a whole day here by visiting the Waterfalls, the Monastery and have a relaxing time at the picnic area. Mesa Potamos Waterfalls On the way towards to Monastery of St. John the Baptist you will find the Mesa Potamos waterfalls, situated on the Argolachanias river. From the main road you will have to park your car and walk a bit. The height of the waterfall is 7m and it’s located on an altitude of 1000km. The river flows directly into Kourris dam. Geology consists of gabbro.   Monastery of Timios Prodromos The Monastery of Timios Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) lies in the Troodos forest area of Mesa Potamos. The Monastery located amongst the mountains surrounded by pine forests, has springs of sweet water near.  The monastery has [...]

Top 10 Cyprus Luxury Hotels

2017-09-01T12:55:16+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

After receiving a few messages questioning me about recommendations on Cyprus luxury hotels I’ve made a research and found the top 10 five star luxury hotels which have been rated by visitors over 8.7 (on Booking.com). But first let’s explain what we mean with Luxury Hotel. A Luxury Hotel will provide you privacy, room comfort, great service, outstanding dining and a variety of activities to choose from. It will provide you extraordinary experience, it will exceed your expectations and will create life-long memories. Stay at the best hotels, enjoy the luxurious style, and enjoy the Mediterranean views and Cypriot hospitality. Columbia Beach Resort Rating: 9.3/10 Columbia Beach Resort is located on the 2km-long Pissouri Bay, a peaceful and rural area situated 20 minutes from both Paphos and Limassol.  The five-star beach resort has earned an identity for itself within the island’s wider hospitality sphere that is synonymous [...]

August 2017

Cyprus Cape Greco Viewpoint

2017-08-31T10:31:18+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Between Protaras and Ayia Napa, there’s a magical viewpoint in Cape Greco area. The view point is located on the top of a cliff and from there your eyes will relax by just gazing to the infinite Mediterranean Sea. But let’s introduce the area to those who may have not heard about it. Cape Greco is located Between Protaras and Ayia Napa in the south-east corner of Cyprus. The area is divided into two parts, the military part and national park. Of course you cannot access the military part, however the national park is worth a visit. In order to reach the viewpoint, you will need drive up to one point and they you will have to walk a few meters to reach the top of the cliff. Cape Greco Viewpoint Map For more information regarding Cape Greko National Park visit ChooseYourCyprus. [...]

Mykonos Windmills & Little Venice: Best Sunset Point

2017-08-30T16:10:37+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Little Venice is one of the most romantic spots in Mykonos to watch the sunset. Many people gather here to enjoy the sunset and afterwards get lost in the small narrow streets to start their evening. Mykonos Windmills are the islands’ iconic feature and from there you can watch the sun setting down. Little Venice is located on the opposite side so from there you will see the sun illuminating on the small houses.   Of course there are more points on the island where you can enjoy the sunset, just make sure to take a breath and enjoy the mixture of sunset colors wherever you are.

8 Reasons to visit Paphos Zoo

2017-08-29T12:38:53+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

Honestly, I would never compare Paphos Zoo with any other zoo I’ve been to e.g. London and Edinburgh. Paphos Zoo is small compared to large European zoos, however for the size of a small island the Zoo is a great place to spend your time. Considering that the zoo does not receive any government funding it has managed to develop from a bird park into a large zoo. Paphos Zoo is located in Pegeia near Coral Bay, approximately 3km from Pafos. 1. Open 365 days You can visit any day you wish. The Zoo is open from 9am every day. Closing times change through the year depending on the season e.g from January – March the Zoo operates from 9-5, from March – July it operates 9-6, during August its open until 7pm, September to October from 9-6 and during October-December from 9-5. 2. Biggest Zoo in Cyprus The zoo [...]

July 2017

Missed Flight: Find out how to get Flight Compensation

2017-07-25T11:45:24+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

Problems with your flight? Missed Flight? Have you had any idea that you are able to claim up to 600 per traveller if your flight was overbooked, cancelled or delayed? Know Your Rights When you miss a flight, you may be able to get either compensation from the airline or you may be able to get a refund of the taxes you paid the airline for your flight. In this article, we will explain when you qualify for both of these categories. Flight-Delayed.co.uk is an organisation that helps air passengers claim compensation from the airline when they have experienced a flight delay, cancellation, or when they were denied boarding. They also help travellers with general travel information. Compensation Claim - EC Regulation 261/2004 Most people have no idea that if they missed their flight, they are entitled to receive compensation, you just have to be checked in. The [...]

Santorini Top 10 Things to Do

2017-07-03T18:47:38+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Santorini is another beautiful island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, shaping its existing landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). Personally, I believe Santorini is more for sightseeing instead of swimming (there are other Greek islands with great beaches and golden sand for that). In Santorini you can enjoy amazing landscapes, views, wineries, food and the amazing sunset. You can visit is anytime between April - November, where the weather is still warm compared to northern European countries. If you choose to visit within October-November prices are dropping compared to high season during summer. If you select to visit during low season, then you should stay in Fira since most places are still open. 1. Watch the most famous sunset [...]

December 2016

Nicosia Christmas Fairyland 2016

2016-12-15T17:27:28+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

We recently visited the Nicosia Christmas Fairyland in Cyprus which you shouldn’t miss especially if you have kids, they will love it. Opening Hours: 11:00 -24:00 Prices: If you visit after 6 the ticket is € 6 per person if there’s a concert on the day. On a normal day without a concert planned the ticket is € 4. The ticket is divided in to 3 coupons. You have the opportunity to enter in a draw for a chance to win a Ford Focus car, you have a free ride on one game of your choice, the Giant Wheel. Carousel, Caterpillas and Blizzard. There are a lot of attractions and games to keep the kids busy and excited.  They have organised live concerts from singers or bangs from Cyprus and Greece, see the program to make sure you don't miss your favorite artist. There are [...]