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. Visit the About section for more.

Discover the Adventure Awaiting at Sparti Rope Park

Sparti Rope Park in Platres is an exciting place for people who love the outdoors. It's like a special park where you can have a lot of fun. They have different challenges that are really exciting, and you'll find these challenges in a beautiful natural area with lots of trees and cool structures. You'll need to use ropes, cables, and bridges to complete these challenges, like climbing and swinging. The park wants to give you a complete experience. They want you to work together, stay balanced, and coordinate your movements. They also want you to overcome any fears you might have. When you're in the park, you'll wear special gear to stay safe, and you'll move through the challenges with a strong desire to succeed. The park is made for everyone, no matter how good you are. It's found in the middle of a forest and has different levels of difficulty for the challenges. It's a really unique way for people who love adventure to enjoy nature and also learn more about themselves. Ages All ages, from 2 to 80 years old, can join in the fun. Best Time to Visit Sparti Rope Park  For an enjoyable experience, I highly recommend visiting early in the morning, as soon as the park opens at 10 am. By arriving early, you'll have the opportunity to beat the heat of the day and the busy lines. Amazing for all the family This experience is truly amazing for the whole family! Our children were filled with excitement throughout the entire visit. Tickets Prices start from 25 EUR and range up to 75 EUR + some extras depending on what you want to do. For more detailed information, visit the Sparti Rope Park website. Dinosaur Park Location Address: Panagias Phaneromenis, 50 Pano Platres, 4820, Cyprus Sparti Rope Park Opening Times January & February – Closed. March - OPEN on Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00.  April – Park is OPEN on Saturday, Sunday [...]

2023-08-16T15:14:28+03:00August 15th, 2023|

Limassol Dinosaur Park 2023

Welcome to a journey back in time, where the prehistoric marvels roam again – welcome to the Limassol Dinosaur Park! Step through the gates and brace yourself for an adventure like no other, as you will get to travel millions of years back to the past. Welcome to the SURVIVING DINOSAURS exhibition in Limassol, Cyprus. The dinosaur exhibition follows a modern and engaging model, designed to captivate visitors, especially children, in an unforgettable journey to the past.  During your visit, you will be Led by an exciting guided tour that will transport you back in time, surrounded by the majestic giants that once roamed our planet. Tremble before the fearsome T-Rex, marvel at the whip-tailed Diplodocus, and gaze in wonder at the Brachiosaurus with its incredibly long neck resembling an elephant. And that's just the beginning – prepare to encounter 18 additional prehistoric animals, varying in size, all of which will ignite the imagination of both children and adults. Limassol Dinosaur Park Opening Times The Dinosaur Park will be in Limassol from the 11th of July until the 3rd of September 2023.  Monday– Friday: 17:00 – 21:00 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00 – 21:00 Visit Duration It's a small area so you will need around 45 minutes to fully experience the interactive tour. Best Time to Visit Limassol Dinosaur Park  For an enjoyable experience, I highly recommend visiting early in the morning, as soon as the park opens at 10 am or in the late afternoon. By arriving early, you'll have the opportunity to beat the heat of the day, ensuring a more comfortable exploration of our park's remarkable exhibits without the discomfort of scorching temperatures. Additionally, the morning hours provide a serene atmosphere, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the prehistoric wonders at your own pace, free from the hustle and lots of visitors. Whether you're a passionate paleontology enthusiast or simply seeking a captivating family outing, coming early or late will undoubtedly enhance your adventure, offering an unforgettable journey into the distant past. Amazing for the kids This experience is [...]

2023-08-16T15:37:03+03:00July 16th, 2023|

Cyprus Summer Events 2024

Are you ready for an unforgettable summer in Cyprus? As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, this Mediterranean gem comes alive with exciting events and festivities that cater to every taste and interest. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a music lover, a sports fan, or a foodie, Cyprus has something spectacular in store for you. In this post, we'll take you on a journey through all the cities of Cyprus, unveiling a diverse lineup of events happening this summer in each location. From captivating performances and thrilling sports competitions to mouthwatering culinary experiences and lively cultural celebrations, this guide will ensure that your summer in Cyprus is nothing short of extraordinary. So, are you ready to pack your bags, grab your sunglasses, and dive into the exciting world of events awaiting you in the beautiful cities of Cyprus this summer? Let's get started! As summer 2024 draws near, we want to keep you informed about the various exciting events and activities happening around you. Our comprehensive guides and updates will help you plan the perfect holiday, whether you're looking for local festivals, outdoor concerts, or serene beach getaways. View Cyprus Festivals 2024. Limassol Summer Events Stay Tuned Paphos Summer Events Stay Tuned Ammochostos Summer Events Paralimni Youth is organizing the ITF-approved World Beach Tennis Championship for the fourth time. Athletes from all over the world will gather at Ayia Triada beach for three days of thrilling competition and fun. Last year's tournament was a huge success, with 122 athletes participating, 82 of whom were from abroad. This highlighted the event's popularity. Paralimni Youth, with volunteer efforts, support from sponsors and the Paralimni Municipality, aims to exceed last year's success and host one of the island's biggest summer sports events once again. The biggest and most impressive outdoor film festival is back for its tenth edition at Levkolla Square in Protaras. It's a popular attraction for both local Cypriots and international tourists from all [...]

2024-02-08T10:14:59+03:00July 2nd, 2023|

Revolut Travel Card Abroad

To give yourself the best possible rate at the time you are travelling abroad, you may want to get a card that is designed for overseas use. This will help you cut the additional costs of fees and currency exchange which are applied when you use your normal debit or credit cards abroad. The best solution is to get a FREE Revolut Card, a secure, mobile-based current account that allows you to hold, exchange and transfer without fees in 24 different currencies. Launched in 2015, Revolut has more than 4 million customers who, according to Revolut, have completed more than 250 million transactions with a total value of over £25 billion. By opening a standard free account with Revolut, you are able to get a UK current account, a Euro IBAN account, and a blueish or pinkish bank card (or it might be branded some a company that has collaborated with Revolut). With your Revolut Travel Card, you will get to do the usual things you can do with a current account like send money to friends, set up direct debits, and withdraw money from an ATM, you can use an impressive range of other features, including free international money transfers, fee-free global spending, and access to cryptocurrency exchange, stock and crypto trading. Revolut is aiming to break down the borders of banking. If you are traveling, use your Revolut Travel Card to: spend abroad with a great exchange rate. have affordable worldwide travel insurance overseas emergency medical assistance, and expenses of up to £15m. GET YOUR REVOLUT CARD NOW One of Revolut’s appealing features is that it lets you spend fee-free at the interbank rate in 150 currencies. When you’re spending abroad, you typically get charged with transaction fees or hidden costs that you tend to discover later on your bank statement. That’s because your bank will either charge you extra fees to use your card abroad, or they change money at a less competitive rate or both. Revolut doesn’t do that, which is why it’s popular with those who have a global lifestyle. Using it [...]

2023-07-20T10:10:04+03:00May 12th, 2023|

Best Family Hotels in Cyprus

Cyprus is a wonderful destination for families looking to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. With its stunning beaches, warm weather, and rich culture, it's no wonder that the island has become a popular choice for families seeking a memorable holiday. However, choosing the right accommodation can be a daunting task, as there are so many options available. That's why in this post, we will be discussing the best family hotels in Cyprus that offer excellent facilities and services for families traveling with children. From luxurious resorts to budget-friendly options, we've got you covered with our top picks that cater to every family's needs and preferences. So, whether you're planning a summer getaway or a winter escape, read on to discover the best family hotels in Cyprus for a perfect family vacation. Elysium Hotel, Paphos Perched on the beachfront of Paphos, the luxurious Elysium hotel is a 5-star property that boasts a prime location next to the historic Tombs of the Kings. From its terrace, guests are treated to breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sunset. Each of the hotel's elegantly furnished rooms and suites features a private balcony or terrace with breathtaking views of the lush gardens or the sparkling sea. Dining at Elysium is a culinary journey, with a range of international restaurants serving Italian, Japanese, and other cuisines. A traditional Cypriot breakfast is served daily. The outdoor dining options offer breathtaking views of the gardens and the sea. The Elysium boasts a stunning multi-level outdoor pool, complete with a hydro-massage area. Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the swim-up bar or relax in the adults-only Royal pool, exclusively for guests staying in the Royal wing. The Opium Health Spa offers a variety of treatments that incorporate elements of aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The hotel also features 2 tennis courts, a scuba diving center, and a gym for guests to stay active. Kids Info At Elysium, young travelers will get exceptional care during their family holidays. The Angel's Kids Club is designed to help children aged 3 to 12 gain confidence and independence while they [...]

2023-08-11T10:15:43+03:00April 18th, 2023|

Trip Experiences Awarded Most Engaging Travel Blog 2023

April 2023, Limassol, Cyprus - Trip Experiences has been awarded the Most Engaging Travel Blog & Online Travel Resource 2023 by LUXLife Magazine under the category Travel & Tourism Awards. The award recognizes Trip Experiences’ commitment to providing engaging and informative content for travelers. The award was presented to Trip Experiences in recognition of its dedication to delivering high-quality travel content that is both informative and engaging. Trip Experiences is a popular travel blog and online travel resource that provides travelers with useful tips, destination reviews, and travel guides. The blog has gained a reputation for being a reliable source of travel information and has helped countless travelers plan their trips. "I am thrilled to receive this prestigious award," said Dora Christofi, the founder of Trip Experiences. "I have always been passionate about travel and I am dedicated to providing my readers with the best possible travel content." The Most Engaging Travel Blog & Online Travel Resource 2023 award is given to travel blogs and online resources that have demonstrated excellence in engaging their audience with high-quality content. To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit https://www.lux-review.com/lux_awards/tourism-awards/ About Trip Experiences: Trip Experiences is a leading travel blog and online travel resource that provides travelers with useful tips, destination reviews, and travel guides. Founded in 2013, the blog has gained a reputation for being a reliable source of travel information and has helped countless travelers plan their trips. For more information, visit trip-experiences.com. If you wish to collaborate with Trip Experiences for any kind of sponsored review or content development for SEO purposes please find more information at Work with Trip Experiences Contact: Dora Christofi, Founder, Trip Experiences Email: info@trip-experiences.com

2023-07-06T15:28:25+03:00April 15th, 2023|

Agros Rose Festival – Cyprus Annual Event

Every year, the Agros Community Council hosts a two-weekend festival with various activities. Visitors have the opportunity to explore local workshops and learn about the distillation of roses. They can also visit the rose exhibition and browse through kiosks selling traditional products. Throughout the festival, folk dance and music performances are offered for everyone to enjoy. Delicious food and drinks are available at the kiosks, and a community train offers rides and walks for people of all ages. Additionally, all village sights are open to the public during the festival. This year's event will be held during two weekends, on May 13-14 & 20-21, 2023. If you really want to enjoy this I would advise you to visit early in the morning in order to avoid the crowds, when it's still not that hot and you'll find a nearby car parking space. During the festival, visitors have the chance to see and enjoy various exhibitions of products made of local roses, learn more about the procedure of making rose water, enjoy a traditional dance program and traditional music and taste some products made of rose also as other Cypriot traditional products. Get to visit the Rose factory which is one of the most interesting and characteristic spots in Agros. You will be toured around the factory and hear how rose water is made, from which roses, when and long does it take to produce. You'll get to try rose water, rose chocolates, hand creams, liquors, and even toothpaste (everything that has to do with cosmetics is considered to be organic). Agros Rose Festival 2019 Photos About Agros Agros is a village built on the Troodos Mountains, in the region of Pitsilia, in southwest Cyprus, which has built amphitheatrically among high mountains at an altitude of 1100 metres with a population of approximately 1,000. The village is located 45 minutes away from the cities of Nicosia and Limassol, 20 minutes from Troödos Square and 80 minutes from the international airports of Larnaca and Paphos [ref: wikipedia] Information Location: Triantafillou Street, Agros, Cyprus [...]

2023-07-06T15:34:36+03:00April 15th, 2023|

Reasons to use an eSIM when Travelling

Have you ever been shocked by an exorbitant roaming bill after returning from a trip abroad? Have you found yourself frantically searching for Wi-Fi due to lost phone service while travelling? Or perhaps wasted precious time looking for a SIM vendor at the airport? I've been through all of these challenges, and that's exactly why I'm writing this post to explain why you should use an eSIM when travelling. An eSIM (embedded SIM) is a digital SIM card that is embedded into your device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Instead of a physical SIM card, an eSIM allows you to activate a mobile plan and connect to a cellular network without having to swap out physical cards. I recently discovered Airalo, the world's pioneering eSIM store that addresses the inconvenience of expensive roaming bills by providing access to eSIMs. With eSIMs from Airalo, you can instantly download and install a digital data pack from over 200 countries/regions, ensuring seamless connectivity as soon as you touch down anywhere in the world. Five reasons to consider using an eSIM when travelling Convenience: With an eSIM, you don't have to worry about finding a physical SIM card or swapping out cards when travelling to different countries. You can activate a mobile plan on your device and switch between networks seamlessly. Cost-effective: Depending on the country you're travelling to, using an eSIM can be cheaper than purchasing a physical SIM card or paying for international roaming charges. You can shop around for local plans and compare prices to find the best deal. Flexibility: eSIMs offer more flexibility compared to physical SIM cards because you can switch between different plans and carriers on the go. This means you can choose the plan that suits your needs best and avoid paying for features you don't need. Security: eSIMs are more secure than physical SIM cards because they cannot be lost or stolen. Additionally, you can remotely lock or erase the eSIM if your device is lost or stolen. Availability: In some countries, it can be challenging to [...]

2023-07-06T15:30:56+03:00April 14th, 2023|

WayAway Review: Cheap Flights with Cashback.

What is WayAway? WayAway is a travel search engine that offers competitive rates on airline tickets and other travel packages. By subscribing to WayAway's Plus membership program, users can enjoy extra cashback on bookings of flights, hotels, rentals, and other travel services. Have a look at the video and meet WayAway's mascot Burd before moving on to the review.  Searching for a flight When searching for a flight and retrieving the results, WayAway will show you how much cashback you will earn after you book the flight. The above is the standard search engine that you'll find everywhere. What I mostly like about WayAway is the pricing map. It will help you get a view of the cheapest destinations and based on your budget decide where you are going next! The search results will retrieve a list of options along with the airlines, prices, connections, etc. In the following sample, you would have earned $6.00. What is the WayAway Plus membership? Let's move on to the good part of WayAway, the Plus Membership. If you are someone who travels a lot then WayAway+ is for you. All you have to do is subscribe for the yearly subscription that will give you direct access to cashback (not any kind of loyalty points, but real cash). Up to 5% on flights depending on the airline  Up to 10% on hotel bookings through Booking (or get up to 20% off on selected properties!) Up to 6% on hostel bookings through Hostelworld 5% on car rentals through Rentalcars 5% on car rentals through QEEQ 10% on transfers with KiwiTaxi Up to 3% on tours with Go City 6% on tours, tickets, and experiences with Viator 7% on tickets to museums, shows, and attractions around the world with Tiqets 4% on hotels, 5% on car rentals, and up to 7% on tours, shows, and attractions with Klook 8% on tours and excursions with GetYourGuide 10% on passenger rights protection with AirHelp. How much does it cost? [...]

2023-06-22T12:39:42+03:00March 24th, 2023|

Visit Athens Acropolis: All you need to know

The Acropolis of Athens, which has existed since the 5th century BC, is a popular tourist attraction, drawing millions of visitors each year. This historic citadel comprises numerous significant structures, including the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. The site is steeped in history, and visitors can observe ancient statues, stunning ionic columns, and aged places of worship while visiting this iconic place and also enjoy the magnificent views of Athens city. If you are planning to visit Athens Acropolis, you can find all the essential information on this page. Visit Athens Acropolis To visit the Acropolis, you need to buy a ticket, which you can obtain on-site or online. You can choose from a combo ticket, skip-the-line entry, or a guided tour. It's recommended to purchase your ticket online to avoid standing in long queues. It's essential to check the Acropolis' opening hours before your visit since their closing times differ between winter and summer. The Acropolis is situated in the heart of the city, and you can reach it by metro, bus, or cab. If you prefer a more scenic route, you can hike your way up to the Acropolis. The Acropolis has two entrances, and to bypass the long lines, enter through the southeast side's side entrance. Acropolis Timings The Athens Acropolis is open every day from 8 AM to 8 PM, with the final entry at 7:30 PM between April to October (summer months). From November to March (winter months), the site closes at 5 PM, with the last entry at 4:30 PM. Closed Days: The Athens Acropolis is closed on 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, and 25 and 26 December. Visit Duration The Acropolis Hill is a vast site with numerous fascinating elements to explore. It is advisable to allocate 2 to 3 hours to fully experience the Acropolis during your visit. The Best Time to Visit to Avoid Crowds If you want to avoid the crowds, particularly during the peak season [...]

2023-06-29T12:21:40+03:00March 16th, 2023|
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