10 Charming Cyprus Villages

Cyprus is a beautiful island nation located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality. The island is dotted with numerous charming villages, each with its unique history, architecture, and traditions. In this article, we'll be exploring 10 of the most picturesque villages in Cyprus. From traditional mountain villages to coastal towns, these villages offer a glimpse into the island's rural life and showcase its natural beauty. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a relaxing holiday, these villages are sure to leave you enchanted. 1. Omodos Village Omodos is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the traditional rural life of Cyprus and appreciate its natural beauty. It is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved villages on the island, known for its traditional architecture, stunning mountain scenery, wine production, and rich cultural heritage. The village is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, providing a peaceful and serene environment. The narrow, cobbled streets are lined with charming stone houses, many of which have been converted into taverns, cafes, and souvenir shops. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the village, admiring its beautiful old buildings, or stop at one of the many cafes for a refreshing drink or light meal. One of the main attractions of Omodos is its ancient Monastery of the Holy Cross. Visitors can admire the impressive frescoes and religious artifacts on display and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the monastic complex. Another highlight of Omodos is its production of Commandaria, a sweet dessert wine that is considered one of the oldest wines in the world. Visitors can sample this delicious wine at one of the many local taverns and learn about its production process. Its charming atmosphere and rich cultural heritage make it one of the most popular Cyprus villages on the island. For more information about Omodos visit the official website.  2. Platres Village Platres is a charming mountain village located in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. [...]

2023-11-26T17:35:02+03:00November 11th, 2023|

Cyprus Christmas Events 2023

The most wonderful and magical time of the year is approaching and there are a lot of Christmas events happening all over Cyprus. I've been looking online to find out what's happening in Cyprus this year so I've gathered most of the Cyprus Christmas events and I'm sharing them with you here.  I will be attending with my family - kids just love this time of the year! Last Update: 26/11/2023 The most festive Christmas event in Nicosia opens on Friday, 17/11/23 Location: Tafros Davila. Operating hours: Weekdays 16:00-23:00 | Saturdays 14:00-23:00 | Sundays 12:00-23:00 The opening ceremony of the Derynia Christmas Village 2023-2024 events of Deryneia Municipality will happen on the 25th of November The program includes Christmas melodies from the Symphonic Band of Strovolos Municipality (European University of Cyprus) 40 members Party with Dj Stelios from Mix FM Dance performances from Elena Ttofa's "Passion Dance" School Lighting of the Christmas Tree Children's Corner with Santa Claus and his elves Traditional Carols and Christmas songs by the Deryneia Municipal Choir Christmas songs by students of Niki and Christos Karaiskou Music School Christmas Mascots by members of the "Drymio" Dance Ensemble of Deryneia Municipality There will be booths with food, drinks, delicacies, handicrafts, constructions, etc. Time: 6:00 p.m. Event locations: Panagia church square, Folklore Museum, and Outdoor Museum of Folk Art of Traditional Professions SanTaLefkara is open to guests every day from 10 am to 10 pm, bringing a touch of Christmas enchantment and a host of delightful surprises. Guests can indulge in an array of festive culinary treats and participate in numerous special events, such as concerts and art workshops. This magical destination is a key part of the Deputy Ministry's Christmas Villages initiative, adding to the holiday spirit. The beautiful village of Akrounta in the Limassol district will transform into a magical space welcoming all ages. The charitable Christmas village awaits on November 25-26, 2023, at Akrounta's Community Park, filled with activities and surprises. Attractions include inflatables, remote-controlled games, a train, a lucky wheel, treats, food, snacks, gift raffles, stalls, [...]

2023-11-26T18:00:18+03:00October 16th, 2023|

Cyprus Winter Activities

Do you know that Cyprus is a great destination for winter? There are a number of Cyprus Winter Activities locals and tourists can do, from skiing on the Troodos Mountains to hiking on scenic trails, to tasting wine at a winery, Cyprus offers a wide range of experiences that are perfect for the cold season. Not only will you get to enjoy the mild weather and breathtaking views, but you'll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the island's rich history and culture. In this post, we'll take a closer look at some of the best winter activities in Cyprus and give you some tips on how to make the most of your winter getaway. 1. Skiing and Snowboarding Skiing in Cyprus may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about winter Cyprus activities, but Cyprus has a few ski resorts in the Troodos Mountains that offer ski and snowboarding opportunities during winter months. Troodos Mountains is the island's highest range, which has several ski resorts with slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers. The most popular ski resort in Cyprus is the Troodos Ski Resort, which is located in the central part of the island. It offers a range of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, with the longest run being around 1.5 km. The resort also offers ski and snowboard rental, ski school, and other facilities such as a ski lodge and a restaurant. The other ski resorts in Cyprus, such as the Olympus Ski Center and the Karvounas Ski Center, are smaller and offer fewer slopes, but they still provide an opportunity for skiing and snowboarding. The ski season in Cyprus typically runs from December to April, depending on the snowfall. The Troodos Mountains receive an average of about 2 meters of snowfall per season, which allows for a good ski experience. It's important to keep in mind that the ski resorts in Cyprus are relatively small compared to those in more well-known skiing destinations, and the snow conditions may not always be [...]

2023-11-26T17:46:45+03:00October 14th, 2023|

Cyprus Festivals 2023

Welcome to the enchanting world of Cyprus Festivals, where tradition, culture, and celebration merge to create vibrant and unforgettable experiences. Cyprus, a Mediterranean island steeped in history and rich in diverse influences, is a land where festivities are not just events but cherished expressions of its unique heritage. Find out the island's calendar of festivities, each one offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of Cyprus, where joy knows no bounds, and the spirit of celebration is alive year-round. Whether you're an avid traveler, a cultural enthusiast, or simply seeking inspiration for your next adventure, going to a Cyprus festival will surely impress you. Cyprus Festivals 2023 The Cultural Association of Kambos and Tsakistra is coming to Nicosia! Specifically, on Sunday, November 26th, we have a rendezvous at the "Philothea" restaurant in Nicosia for good souvlaki and fresh palouze, from 11:00 to 16:00. There you will find traditional village products. Christmas is here, so check out the planned Cyprus Christmas Events 2023

2023-11-23T13:08:15+03:00September 29th, 2023|

Limassol Wine Festival 2023

The Limassol Wine Festival is a 10-day annual cultural and vibrant event that takes place every year, since 1961 around September. The Limassol Wine Festival, one of the most popular events in Cyprus, takes place in the Limassol Municipal Gardens, which are located on the east side of the town near the sea. This year, the 62nd annual Limassol Wine Festival event is taking place during the 7th – 15th October 2023.  There are pavilions on both sides of the main entrance belonging to the Limassol wineries including ETKO, KEO, LOEL, SODAP, and LAONA, where the visitors can taste, free of charge, all kinds of wines. When you purchase your entrance ticket, you are also given a 20% discount voucher which you can redeem at these wineries  (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria). During the event, you will enjoy a celebration of food and wine. There's a variety of kiosks that cook Cypriot food e.g. mostly souvlakia. You'll get to listen to Cypriot music and watch Cypriot and Greek dancing. If you happen to be in Cyprus during this period, a visit to Limassol would not be complete without attending one of the biggest and most significant cultural events on the island. View the full program to see what kind of activities and events have been planned and plan your visit. VIEW FULL PROGRAM Limassol Wine Festival Tickets Adults: over 18 years old: €5.00 Children/ Teenagers (6 – 17 years old):  €3.00 20% off all bottled wines (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria) from ETKO, LOEL, KEO or SODAP wineries. Plastic wine bottle: 1.50 Euro Wine glass: 1.50 Euro Wine glass with stem: 2.50 Euro For more information visit the official Limassol Municipality website.  Venue Address Lemesos Municipal Gardens 28th October Avenue Lemesos, Cyprus Operating Times Weekdays 19:00 - 00:00 Saturday & Sunday 19:00 - 00:00 Get a glimpse into the event by watching the following video. For more Limassol activities, check out Limassol Things to Do For more Cyprus Festivals in 2023 check out Cyprus Festivals 2023 If you love [...]

2023-10-17T13:39:04+03:00September 9th, 2023|

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 2023

Welcome to the ultimate guide to an unforgettable summer in Cyprus! As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, this Mediterranean gem comes alive with an array of vibrant 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 comprehensive post, we will 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, pack your bags, grab your sunglasses, and let's dive into the exciting world of events awaiting you in the beautiful cities of Cyprus this summer! It's time to bid adieu to Summer 2023, but fear not! We'll be back in 2024 with even more exciting summer events and experiences that will make your heart skip a beat. Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, cherish the memories and get ready for what's to come! This post may have expired, but our summer spirit is eternal. See you in 2024! View Autumn Events 2023. Limassol Summer Events 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. The dinosaur exhibition follows a modern and engaging model, designed to captivate visitors, especially children, in an unforgettable journey to the past. For July and August, Pachna has prepared a fun-filled program for everyone's taste. Kyperounda Village, prepared a rich summer program, which includes numerous diverse events that will surely make you add it to your list. The program includes tug-of-war evenings, the Antilalos Music Festival, an Astronomy night, the Apple Festival, and many more. For July, August and Sept, Paliomylos Village has prepared a fun-filled program for everyone's tastes that includes, music, food, bingo. [...]

2023-10-20T15:19:39+03:00July 2nd, 2023|

Best Paphos villas for Cyprus Weddings

Dreaming of a wedding that combines romance, natural beauty, and a touch of luxury? Look no further than the enchanting island of Cyprus, where the breathtaking Panorama and Oceania Villas in Paphos await to fulfill your every wedding desire. Nestled in a picturesque setting with panoramic sea views, these exceptional venues offer an idyllic backdrop for your special day. Let us take you on a journey through the wonder of destination weddings at Panorama and Oceania Villas in Paphos, Cyprus. Exquisite Bliss: Destination Weddings at Panorama and Oceania Villas 1. Captivating Location Located on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, Paphos is a gem among wedding destinations. The Panorama and Oceania Villas sit perched on the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, presenting an awe-inspiring panoramic views that will leave you and your guests spellbound. Imagine exchanging your vows against a backdrop of breathtaking sunsets and the sparkling azure waters—a truly unforgettable experience. 2. Unparalleled Luxury Panorama and Oceania Villas offer the epitome of luxury and exclusivity. These remarkable villas provide the perfect setting for intimate celebrations. Each villa boasts a wealth of amenities, including spacious bedrooms, private pools, beautifully landscaped gardens, and stylishly furnished interiors. Your wedding party will revel in the opulence and comfort of these exquisite accommodations. You have the option to book all 3 villas available that can accommodate up to 36 people and have a completely private party and holiday just for you and your loved ones. *Ask for their special offer if you are booking all 3 villas for your wedding. FIND OUT ABOUT THE VILLAS 3. Impeccable Event Spaces Whether you envision a romantic outdoor ceremony or an elegant reception, Panorama and Oceania Villas offer versatile event spaces designed to make your wedding dreams come true. Exchange your vows on a manicured terrace with the sea as your backdrop, or say "I do" in a charming terrace setting next to a swimming pool surrounded by panoramic views. The villas feature stunning, fully private, party celebrations or cocktail receptions, ensuring your wedding day is [...]

2023-06-29T11:32:53+03:00May 25th, 2023|

Discover the three best Paphos villas

Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Cyprus, Paphos beckons travellers with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm Mediterranean hospitality. For those seeking an extraordinary getaway, the region offers a trio of opulent villas that epitomize luxury and provide an unforgettable private vacation experience. Let us introduce you to the three best villas in Paphos. The exquisite Panorama Villa, Oceania Villa, and Panorama Edge Villa, each promising a blissful vacation in the heart of Paphos. With panoramic views of the azure sea, luxurious accommodations, and impeccable family business service, these villas provide an exquisite setting for romance and relaxation. Let's embark on a virtual journey to discover the beauty and charm of these extraordinary wedding villas in Cyprus. Luxurious Escapes Create Unforgettable Moments in three Villas in Paphos, Cyprus Panorama Villa Perched high on the hillside, Panorama Villa stands as a beacon of refinement and elegance. Its breathtaking panoramic views of the azure Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque Paphos coastline are unparalleled. Boasting an impressive array of amenities, this luxurious accommodation provides an idyllic setting for discerning travellers. This Mediterranean-style villa offers a seamless blend of modern comforts and traditional architecture, providing a captivating escape for the discerning traveller. With its proximity to Paphos' famous archaeological sites and pristine beaches, Panorama Villa serves as a perfect base for exploration. Perfect for groups (private event celebrations) as it can accommodate up to 16 people. Use of Jacuzzi available. Fully air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property Spacious parking area. Private Swimming Pool EXPLORE PANORAMA VILLA Oceania Villa Situated in an exclusive private residential area, Oceania Villa exudes timeless charm and tranquillity. The villa features spacious and tastefully furnished interiors, meticulously designed to create an ambiance of contemporary sophistication. Relax in the opulent living areas, unwind in the well-appointed bedrooms, and prepare sumptuous meals in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Step outside onto the sun-kissed terrace to bask in the Cyprus sunshine or take a dip in the private [...]

2023-05-25T16:45:53+03:00May 25th, 2023|
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