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Cyprus Food & Desserts

Of course Trip Experiences is not a food blog, but I'd like to take you on a taste trip on some of the delicious dishes that Cyprus offers. Cypriot cuisine takes its ingredients and flavors from signature Greek dishes. It involves appetizers, delicacies and salads, main dishes, mostly consisting of meat dishes and end with sweet desserts. Appetizers & Main Dishes The most common word that you’ll hear regarding food in Cyprus is ‘meze’. Meze is a selection of traditional cold and hot appetizers which includes a variety of specialties like tzatziki (yogurt dip made with garlic, cucumber and olive oil), tahini (crashed sesame seeds, lemon, garlic and olive oil), taramosalata (fish roe mixed with potatoes, olive oil, lemon juice), hummus (pureed chickpeas and tahini). Cypriot Salad is made of tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, olives, olive oil, and vinegar. Cyprus Zalatina is pork in lemon and vinegar jelly (gelatin). This is usually served around Christmas time. Loukanika are the traditional Cyprios Sausages made of minced  pork,  matured in salt, red wine and spices. Snails are cooked in their shell (sounds strange), but they are delicious and are considered a great delicacy. Cypriot meatballs are called Keftedes. Koupepia consist of minced meat and rice which is wrapped in grape leaves. Lountza is make of dried pork tenderloin marinated in red wine, dried and smoked. Halloumi is white cheese made of goats milk. Kolokithakia me auga is zucchini with eggs fried in pure olive oil. Pastichio – aka: Makaronia tou Fournou is a dish made with pasta, mince meat and covered with fresh cream named bechamel which consists of milk, eggs, flour and cheese. Souvla is the Cypriot traditional food which is in many cases cubed charcoal meat (lamb, portk, chicken). Souvlakia is again meat, in small pieces, cooked on a skewer, with oregano and lemon and are usually served with pitta bread, salad, hummus or tzatziki. [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+03:00November 3rd, 2016|

TOP Reasons to Visit Cyprus

I have to admit that from all the posts I’ve written on my blog, anything that has to do with Cyprus has raised a lot of interest. What do I mean? Anything that has to do with Cyprus has been viewed and shared a lot! So what’s better than writing about your own place? I’ve told you about some interesting Cyprus facts, about free things you can do in Cyprus but I haven’t told you WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT CYPRUS! Well, it’s pretty obvious: With its Mediterranean looks, a sun-drenched climate throughout the year and inviting culture, there’s plenty reasons why someone to visit this amazing island, Cyprus. The Warmest Welcome Cypriot people are known for their hospitality and friendly nature. Anywhere you go on the island you should expect a warm welcome. Especially if you happen to be in a village, it's very common to be invited to a Cypriot's house for a coffee. Talk to a local, they will provide you a lot of information. Natural Beautiful Scenes From its blue water beaches, its mountains, natural sea caves, waterfalls, salt lakes, there's a lot of natural beauty to see and explore. Food & Drink Mixing the best of Cypriot cuisine, Cyprus provides you the best tastes from fresh seafood, souvlakia (barbeque) local produce including olives, halloumi, shioushioukkos, all delicious. I think my next post should about Cypriot cuisine. Cyprus is one of the world’s oldest wine-producing regions. Lovely Beaches From the quiet, clean sands of Pissouri Bay to the party atmosphere in Ayia Napa (Nissi Beach), the crystal clear waters in Protaras there’s a great mixture of sand and pebble beach to choose from. Historical Sights to see Cyprus has a rich and exciting history, with a number of unique and ancient sights for you to explore. Visit the old Tombs of the Kings or the amphitheatre in Paphos, and then learn about the island’s many, important archaeological discoveries at the Nicosia museum. Best Sunsets I’ve taken hundreds of photos capturing the Cyprus sunset, especially in Paphos. [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+03:00June 29th, 2016|

50 Cyprus Facts, an island rich in history and culture

Cyprus is a lovely island located in the eastern Mediterranean, rich in history and culture. In Cyprus you will enjoy the best blue waters and taste delicious Cypriot specialties that will make you want to come back.  I'm lucky that I'm living there. I've made a list with 50 interesting Cyprus facts which include points about geography, history, economy, culture, transportation, food & drinks, entertainment and myths. Although I capture my own pictures, this time I choose to feature a photo which has caught my eye a long time ago on flickr. Enjoy. General Facts Cyprus is an Island in the Mediterranean Sea Cyprus is NOT part of Greece The name of Cyprus may originate from the Mediterranean Cypress Tree (Kyparissos) or derived from copper that was discovered in Cyprus. Current population is 1,238,565 (September 2022) Spoken language is Greek and English is widely spoken The phone dialing code for Cyprus is +357 The Electricity and plug system is the same as the UK The official currency is EURO Time Zone GMT + 2:00 hours Geography Facts Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is the only capital in the world which is divided between two nations (see point 15) There are two British military zones in Cyprus, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, which are a legacy of the British occupation of Cyprus which ended in 1960 The highest peak is Mount Olympus, which reaches around 6402 ft above sea level The Akamas peninsula has a unique beauty. It’s the last coastal region on the island which remains untouched by mass tourism and development History Facts The island has been divided since 1975. A UN buffer zone (known as the Green Line) separates the self-declared Republic of Northern Cyprus (which is illegal) and the controlled South Greek. Turkey occupied 36,2% of the sovereign territory of the Republic of Cyprus and forcibly expelled from their homes about 200,000 Greek Cypriots During the Copper and Bronze Ages when the island's rich natural copper resources were exported to other countries making it one of the [...]

2022-09-12T09:32:19+03:00May 21st, 2016|
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