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Cyprus Christmas Events 2022

The most wonderful and magical time of the year is here 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! Before moving on to the list, I'm sharing with you a video prepared by Visit Cyprus which is dedicated to the Christmas Villages. 1. Nicosia Christmas Fairyland Get in the Christmas Holiday Spirit by visiting the Nicosia Christmas Fairyland in Cyprus from the 18th of November 2022 - 8th of January 2023. You shouldn’t miss it, especially if you have kids, they will love it. There are a lot of attractions and games to keep the kids busy and excited.  There are a lot of stalls selling souvenirs and Christmas gifts, food, sweets, and drinks. This year the event will be hosted at D'Avilla Bastion.  2. Larnaca Christmas Land Larnaca will be hosting the Larnaca Christmas Land at the Europe Square which will be transformed into a beautiful amusement park, with fancy decorations and fun activities for all ages. Starting on the 25th of November until the 8th of January. 3. Fikardou Christmas Village For the first time ever, Fikardou puts on its Christmas decorations and becomes a beautiful medieval village. The Medieval Christmas Village will open on the 26th of November. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in various activities, such as treasure hunting, archery, pottery, and ceramic decoration workshops while enjoying the unique nature and local delicacies. VIEW PROGRAM 4. Kalopanayiotis Christmas Village Kalopanagiotis Village brings us another beautiful “Christmas Village” in the village from 26 November 2022 to 15 January 2023. Everyone attending will enjoy a variety of activities including music, experiential workshops,  local products, crafts, hot drinks, delicious food, etc. that will be sold in the [...]

2022-11-26T15:21:17+03:00November 24th, 2022|

The Best Nicosia Playgrounds

Nicosia has a lot of places with playgrounds for kids to play and have fun, both outdoors and indoors whilst parents enjoy their coffee or a meal. Below you will find a list of the most popular Nicosia playground places where parents can leave their kids to have fun whilst they have a drink or a meal. Nicosia has bigger playgrounds compared to other cities with a variety of activities. If you are reading this and you have more playgrounds to recommend please feel free to leave a comment. 1. Play4kidz Play4kidz is located in Strovolos, Nicosia, near the big shopping centers IKEA, Mall of Nicosia and Leroy Merlin. It's not just a simple playground. There are a lot of amazing activities that children can enjoy, starting from bowling, twister, bungee trampoline, digi wall, net world, trampoline, and soft play for the little ones.  The is the ideal place for a family outting. Parents can relax at the cafeteria whilst kids play at the playground. The vision of the creators of play4kidz, is to build a site that offers every child from the ages of two to eleven, all the tools necessary, to create an amazing party or an elaborate event, according to the preferences and needs of each individual. Entrance Fee: Starting from 9 EUR for 1 Day-Pass. Please check their website to see all the types of tickets Location: Lemesou, Strovolos, Cyprus 2. Extreme Park Nicosia’s leading Theme Park! Suitable for children aged 1-13. Parents can sit and enjoy a drink or meal, while their kids play under supervision on the Park’s premises.  The Park is divided into 3 sections - 'Outdoor Fun Factory' covering all age groups from 1-13 (operating during summer months), and 2 levels Indoors;  'Underwater Adventure' where play areas cover ages 1-8 &  ‘Plus 2’  more suitable for ages 5-13. Extreme Games include Aeroball, Climbing Wall, Jumpshot Basketball, Kiddie Slide, Toddler Zone, and many more. For more information and details please visit the Extreme Park website.  [...]

2022-10-18T17:49:02+03:00October 17th, 2022|

Limassol Wine Festival 2022

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 61st Limassol Wine Festival event is taking place during the 17th - 25th of September.  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 accordingly your visit. VIEW FULL PROGRAM Limassol Wine Festival Tickets Adults: over 18 years old: 5 Euro 20% off all bottled wines (applies to 1 bottle, excluding Commandaria) from ETKO, LOEL, KEO or SODAP wineries. Children/ Teenagers from 6 – 18 years old: 3 Euro 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 - 23:00 Saturday & Sunday 19:00 - 23:30 Get a glimpse into the event by watching the following video.

2022-09-13T12:28:58+03:00September 9th, 2022|

Exploring Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

Troodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in the center of the island. Its highest peak is Mount Olympus, also known as Chionistra, at 1,952 meters. Troodos is well known for its beautiful resorts, traditional Cypriot villages, scented forests, and for its cultural heritage such as historical monasteries and churches. So you've decided to explore the Troodos area and you are looking for some recommendations? Are you just visiting for the day or you are planning to stay somewhere? I would totally recommend you to spend a weekend in the Troodos area, by booking a hotel, an apartment, or even better a traditional holiday house. By staying around you will have more time to enjoy the surroundings, villages, scenery and the amazing food you can try at many local restaurants and taverns. Below I've listed some great things you should do and places to visit along with recommended places to enjoy a nice meal during your visit in the area. THINGS TO DO IN TROODOS AREA 1. Try some traditional Cypriot Sweets Considering that you are starting your journey from Limassol, Troodos Junction, on your way up to Troodos mountains, make your first stop at Katerinas Cyprus Sweets shop. An authenticate Sweet Shop. It's located on the main road and you'll see it on your left side. You will be amazed of what you'll find here. Anything you can imagine, they've made it a sweet. Fruits and vegetables made into jams and sweets. There's free tasting so make sure to taste some of the most 'strange sweets' you mostly have never tried before. 2. Stop and enjoy Millomeri Waterfalls Another recommended stop is Millomeri Waterfalls. Millomeri is among the highest waterfalls in Cyprus. You'll need to get off the main road park your car and walk a few meters till you reach the waterfalls. 3. Visit Kakopetria Village Kakopetria is a beautiful scenery village. It is surrounded by thick forestland and is built on the banks of two rivers, Kargotis and Garillis. When visiting the area you [...]

2022-10-18T16:13:35+03:00September 1st, 2022|

10 Best Ayia Napa Hotels

Cyprus is an all-rounder of a Mediterranean island, which makes it a top choice for planning and enjoying a family holiday.  Ayia Napa is one of the most popular areas for your summer holidays. I have prepared a list of the best 10 hotels for you to check and have an enjoyable time in Ayia Napa Find out the 10 Best Ayia Napa Hotels according to Booking.com, with ratings above 8/10. Stay at the best hotels and enjoy the Cyprus summer weather. Note: All content below belongs to Booking.com  Amarande (Adults Only) Rating: 8.9/10 This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. This 5-star resort hotel is just 300 m from Ayia Napa Beach and 1 km from Ayia Napa’s centre. All rooms have spacious infinity glass balconies, while most come with sea views. All rooms at Amarande - Adults Only include a flat-screen satellite TV, room automation panel system, USB charging points and bathrooms with double sink vanity sets. Free WiFi is available throughout. Amarande - Adults Only has a large outdoor pool and terrace area surrounded by sun loungers. Guests of Prestige Swim-up Suites are also offered a private deck with sun loungers and an exclusive swimming pool. There’s also a gym with modern facilities and a hot tub, sauna, an indoor pool and a steam bath. Guests can also play tennis on floodlit hard-surface tennis courts. Amarande - Adults Only has 2 restaurants. The main buffet restaurant offers live cooking stations, a healthy section and local delicacies corner each night. Guests can also eat at the a la carte restaurant which offers spectacular Mediterranean cuisine. There’s also lobby bar and poolside bar serving drinks and light snacks. SHOW PRICES Olympic Lagoon Resort Ayia Napa Rating: 8.7/10 This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Just 150 m from the golden sandy Landa Golden Beach in Agia Napa, the 5-star Olympic Lagoon Resort features 5 swimming pools surrounded by landscape gardens, a spa centre including sauna, indoor pool and hamam, 8 restaurants and a kid's club. Other facilities [...]

2022-09-05T11:44:43+03:00August 4th, 2022|

Οικογενειακά Ξενοδοχεία στη Παφο

Η Κύπρος είναι ένα όμορφο νησί της Μεσογείου, το οποίο το καθιστά μια κορυφαία επιλογή για απόλαυση οικογενειακών διακοπών. Για εσας που έχετε παιδία και θα θέλατε να κάνετε εγχώριες διακοπές, σας έχω ετοιμάσει μια λίστα με ξενοδοχεία (συγκεκριμένα στη Πάφο), κατάλληλα για οικογένεις για να περάσετε ευχάριστα τις καλοκαιρινές σας διακοπες! Ανακαλύψτε 10 οικογενειακά ξενοδοχεία στη Πάφο, σύμφωνα με το  Booking.com, με βαθμολογίες πάνω από 8/10. Μείνετε στα καλύτερα ξενοδοχεία με την οικογένειά σας και απολαύστε το υπεροχο νησί της Κύπρου. Aliathon Aegean Rating: 8.5/10 Το Aliathon Aegean βρίσκεται στην Πάφο. Αυτό το κατάλυμα διαθέτει εστιατόριο, δωρεάν ιδιωτικό χώρο στάθμευσης, γυμναστήριο και μπαρ. Έχει επίσης 24ωρη ρεσεψιόν, ΑΤΜ και δωρεάν WiFi σε όλους τους χώρους του. Επιπλέον, στις εγκαταστάσεις θα βρείτε υπηρεσία ενοικίασης ποδηλάτων, κήπο και εξωτερική πισίνα. Το θέρετρο προσφέρει κλιματιζόμενα δωμάτια με ντουλάπα, βραστήρα, ψυγείο, θυρίδα ασφαλείας, τηλεόραση επίπεδης οθόνης και ιδιωτικό μπάνιο με ντους. Ορισμένες μονάδες περιλαμβάνουν μικρή κουζίνα με φούρνο μικροκυμάτων και εστίες μαγειρέματος. Κάθε δωμάτιο στο Aliathon Aegean είναι εφοδιασμένο με κλινοσκεπάσματα και πετσέτες, Στο κατάλυμα σερβίρεται καθημερινά ευρωπαϊκό πρωινό. Στο Aliathon Aegean υπάρχει παιδική χαρά. Η περιοχή είναι αγαπητή στους ποδηλάτες. Το θέρετρο μπορεί να μεριμνήσει και για την ενοικίαση αυτοκινήτου. Μερικά δημοφιλή σημεία ενδιαφέροντος κοντά στο Aliathon Aegean είναι η Παραλία ΣΟΔΑΠ, η Παραλία Γεροσκήπου και το Υδροπάρκο της Πάφου. Αυτό είναι το αγαπημένο μέρος των επισκεπτών μας στον προορισμό Πάφος σύμφωνα με ανεξάρτητα σχόλια. Η τοποθεσία αρέσει ιδιαίτερα σε οικογένειες – τη βαθμολόγησαν με 8,9 για διαμονή με παιδιά ΔΕΣ ΤΙΜΗ Leonardo Laura Beach & Splash Resort Rating: 8.7/10 Το Leonardo Laura Beach & Splash Resort 4 αστέρων είναι ένα παραθαλάσσιο θέρετρο στα προάστια της Πάφου, κοντά στους διάσημους Τάφους των Βασιλέων. Περιβάλλεται από καταπράσινους κήπους 20 στρεμμάτων και διαθέτει υδάτινο πάρκο με 6 πισίνες, 7 τσουλήθρες και 2 εστιατόρια. Σαλόνι μαλλιών, γυμναστήριο, σάουνα και ατμόλουτρο, καθώς και σπα με πλούσιο μενού σπα με όλα τα είδη μασάζ και περιποιήσεων, Τα δωμάτια περιλαμβάνουν κεντρικό κλιματισμό, καλωδιακή/δορυφορική τηλεόραση επίπεδης οθόνης, ψυγείο, στεγνωτήρα μαλλιών, πρίζα για ξυριστική μηχανή, παροχές για καφέ και τσάι και δωρεάν [...]

2022-10-05T07:59:27+03:00August 1st, 2022|

10 Οικογενειακά Ξενοδοχεία στον Πρωταρά

Η Κύπρος είναι ένα όμορφο νησί της Μεσογείου, το οποίο το καθιστά μια κορυφαία επιλογή για απόλαυση οικογενειακών διακοπών. Για εσας που έχετε παιδία και θα θέλατε να κάνετε εγχώριες διακοπές, σας έχω ετοιμάσει μια λίστα με ξενοδοχεία (συγκεκριμένα στον Πρωταρά), κατάλληλα για οικογένεις για να περάσετε ευχάριστα τις καλοκαιρινές σας διακοπες! Ανακαλύψτε 10 οικογενειακά ξενοδοχεία του Πρωταρά, σύμφωνα με το  Booking.com, με βαθμολογίες πάνω από 8/10. Μείνετε στα καλύτερα ξενοδοχεία με την οικογένειά σας και απολαύστε το υπεροχο νησί της Κύπρου. Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa Rating: 9.1/10 Το Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa βρίσκεται στον Πρωταρά και διαθέτει 4 εξωτερικές πισίνες. Ακόμα, προσφέρει 7 εστιατόρια, κέντρο σπα, 2 γήπεδα τένις, παιδότοπο με προσωπικό επίβλεψης και δωρεάν Wi-Fi σε όλους τους χώρους. Όλα τα δωμάτια του ξενοδοχείου περιλαμβάνουν καθιστικό, τηλεόραση επίπεδης οθόνης με δορυφορικά κανάλια και ιδιωτικό μπάνιο με δωρεάν προϊόντα περιποίησης και μπανιέρα ή ντους. Κάθε μονάδα είναι εξοπλισμένη με επιφάνεια εργασίας και βραστήρα. Καθημερινά σερβίρεται μπουφές πρωινού. Το προσωπικό της 24ωρης ρεσεψιόν μιλάει Γερμανικά, Ελληνικά, Αγγλικά και Ισπανικά και μπορεί να σας δώσεις χρήσιμες πληροφορίες για την περιοχή. Οικογένεις που έχουν μείνει εκεί βαθμολόγησαν με 9,7 για διαμονή με παιδιά λόγο τοποθεσίας και χώρους για παιδία. ΔΕΣ ΤΙΜΗ Crystal Springs Beach Hotel Rating: 9.2/10 Το Crystal Springs βρίσκεται κοντά σε ένα γραφικό ψαρολίμανο, σε απόσταση 5χλμ. από τον Πρωταρά. Διαθέτει εξωτερική πισίνα με ξεχωριστή παιδική πισίνα και δωμάτια με επιπλωμένο μπαλκόνι και θέα στη Μεσόγειο Θάλασσα. Παρέχεται Wi-Fi στους κοινόχρηστους χώρους. Τα δωμάτια στο Crystal Springs Beach Hotel είναι κλιματιζόμενα και φωτεινά. Περιλαμβάνουν δορυφορική τηλεόραση και μίνι μπαρ. Τα ιδιωτικά μπάνια είναι εξοπλισμένα με στεγνωτήρα μαλλιών. Προσφέρονται επίσης παιδικά καρεκλάκια, κατόπιν αιτήματος. Στο Salamina Restaurant μπορείτε να απολαύσετε θεματικές βραδιές, διεθνή πιάτα και τοπική κουζίνα, με ειδικό μενού για παιδιά. Το Crystal Springs έχει επίσης ένα ελληνικό μπαρ με θέα στην παραλία, που σερβίρει φρεσκομαγειρεμένα ελαφριά πιάτα. Οι επισκέπτες του Beach Hotel μπορούν να χαλαρώσουν σε μια ξαπλώστρα στους καταπράσινους, όμορφα διαμορφωμένους κήπους ή να παρακολουθήσουν ένα μάθημα καταδύσεων στην παραλία. Το ξενοδοχείο διαθέτει γήπεδο τένις και [...]

2021-05-21T09:39:01+03:00May 20th, 2021|

Top 10 Protaras Family Hotels to Stay

Cyprus is an all-rounder of a Mediterranean island, which makes it a top choice for planning and enjoying a family holiday.  So this is summer, I'm organizing my holiday stay in Cyprus with my family. It's not the two of any more so I'm looking for a family-friendly place to stay. I have prepared a list of family-friendly hotels for you to check and have an enjoyable time with your family in Protaras. Find out the Top 10 Protaras Family Hotels according to Booking.com, with ratings above 8/10. Stay at the best hotels with your family and enjoy the Cyprus summer weather. Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa Rating: 9.2/10 Featuring 4 outdoor swimming pools, Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa is located in Protaras. It includes 7 restaurants, spa centre, 2 tennis courts and supervised kids club. Free WiFi is provided throughout. All guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath or shower. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property. Families particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a stay with kids. Customer service is available in German, Greek, English and Spanish at the 24-hour front desk. Families particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a stay with kids. SHOW PRICES Crystal Springs Beach Hotel Rating: 9.2/10 Crystal Springs is situated near a picturesque fishing harbor, 5 km from Protaras. It has an outdoor pool with separate children's pool, and offers rooms with furnished balconies and views of the Mediterranean Sea. WiFi is offered in public areas. Rooms at Crystal Springs Beach Hotel are air conditioned and bright. They have a work desk, and come equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer, while children's high chairs are also available upon request. The Salamina Restaurant offers theme nights, international dishes, and regional cuisine, with special children's menu. Crystal Springs also has [...]

2020-08-17T10:25:55+03:00July 12th, 2020|

Nicosia Christmas Fairyland 2019-2020

Get in the Christmas Holiday Spirit by visiting the Nicosia Christmas Fairyland in Cyprus. You shouldn’t miss it, especially if you have kids, they will love it. Opening Hours: 11:00 -24:00 Entrance: FREE 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 also a lot of stalls selling souvenirs and Christmas gifts, food, sweets and drinks. There are a lot of things planned, concerts, live links with radio stations, theaters for the kids, dancing shows. Location: Hadjiiosif Avenue, Strovolos, Nicosia. Dates: 15th November 2019 – 12th of January 2020 Facebook Page: Click to find more info about the Christmas Fairyland.

2019-11-16T19:03:57+03:00November 14th, 2019|

Top 10 Cyprus Winter Cozy Places to Stay

This winter, relax at a hotel or Agrotourism getaway in a village in Cyprus. When it’s snowing outside or it's very cold, the warmth of fireplaces and staying inside whilst in the mountains, provides an enjoyable experience. From Lofou, Vouni, Arsos, Kalopanayiotis to Lefkara, KAlavasos to Vavla, there is a number nice and cozy places to stay and enjoy with your partner, family or friends. Find out the Top 10 Cyprus Winter Cozy Places to stay this winter, based on Booking.com ratings above 9/10. Stay at the best hotels, enjoy the village traditional cypriot style, and enjoy the Cypriot hospitality. Casale Panayiotis - Kalopanayiotis Rating: 9/10 Nestled in the Marathasa Valley, on the slopes of Troodos Mountains, Casale Panayiotis is a complex of traditional houses that combine modern luxuries with traditional style. It features a spa center and elegant rooms overlooking the courtyard or the mountains. You can read my full review based on my stay at Casale Panayiotis: A luxury resort located in the mountains and I totally guarantee you that this is the top from Cyprus Winter Cozy Places recommendations. SHOW PRICES Oinou Strata - Vouni [Adults Only] Rating: 9.5/10 Located in Vouni, 8.1 miles from Platres, Oinou Strata - Adults Only provides a bar and free WiFi. Each unit comes with a sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchenette with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast. SHOW PRICES Oinoessa Traditional Boutique Guest Houses - Lofou Rating: 9/10 Located in the centre of Lofou Village, Oinoessa Traditional Boutique Guest Houses offers stone-built studios and apartments with wooden furnishing and classical decoration. It features a garden and sun terrace, and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Opening to a balcony or patio, all rooms at Oinoessa come with beamed ceilings and wrought-iron beds. They have a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning. They also [...]

2022-10-18T16:13:53+03:00October 27th, 2019|
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