This Weekend’s Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Information on weekly Sunday lunches can be found at the bottom of this article. Click on the images below for full details:

Saturday 9th June 2018: Global Wellness Day, Limassol Old Port, 8am:

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social platform created by volunteers dedicated to living well. Wellness Day which brings together exercise, healthy eating and spiritual teachings, is a social movement that will raise awareness of living well throughout the world. It is a step that can ignite the flame of happiness burning throughout the world. It is a special opportunity to bring together the wellness world in a sacred mission.

Sunday 10th June 2018: Don Stevens, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 6pm:

The Grape & Grain are delighted to invite you to an evening of live entertainment with the Don Stevens, who will be playing a variety of well-known covers from all eras!

1st – 30th June 2018: Pawtraits Exhibition, Theta – Healthy Eating Cuisine, Limassol:

Theta are hosting a “Pawtraits” exhibition throughout the month of June to raise awareness for the ongoing situation in Cyprus regarding abandoned dogs and animal abuse.

A percentage of all sales from the exhibition and any orders for pet portraits during this month, will be distributed between 3 Cyprus dog rescues, who do an amazing job saving and re homing hundreds of dogs.

Come along and show your support.

Exhibition:
1st-30th June 2018
Meet and greet 1st June 6pm-9pm
Venue:
Theta Healthy Eating Cuisine
Limassol

Supporting:
GWP Rescue Cyprus
Rescue & Rehome Cyprus
Dog Valley Rescue Cyprus

Weekly Events:

Every Wednesday: Enjoy Bouzouki Nights at O’Vrakas Taverna Pissouri Square, 8pm!

Live entertainment is back in Vrakas Taverna. Every Wednesday(20:00-00:00) night and Sunday lunch (13:00-16:00) come and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the picturesque Pissouri square. Quality Greek music with Acoustic Bouzouki and Guitar accompanied by our specially selected Meze will provide you the best from Greek music and Cypriot Cuisine. Traditional plate smashing also takes place on Wednesday nights!

Every Sunday, O’Vrakas Taverna will be offering a Sunday Cypriot BBQ lunch, featuring a Salad buffet and unlimited Grill items, accompanied with Live Music from our Guitar and Bouzouki duo for €20.00pp. A special menu for kids is also available as well as the chance to enjoy the Salad buffet for those of you who wish to have a light lunch.

For more information and reservations please contact us at haris@ovrakas.com or call at 99312443

Every Friday: Cyprus Night, Platea Tavern, 7:30pm:

Cyprus Night is back!

Come along and enjoy this fantastic, family friendly evening full of great traditional food, Cypriot and Greek dancing and one of the most entertaining nights you will have in Cyprus.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

The Plaice in the Square

It’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that Cod & Chips is  €7.95!

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Open 6 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Melanda Beach Restaurant Sunday Lunch

Make your way over to Melanda Beach Restaurant this Sunday for an authentic, Cypriot Sunday lunch sat by the beautiful blue ocean.

Special of the Day: Roast Lamb cooked in their very own traditional oven!

Call: 99 565336 for Reservations and more information.

Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

 

We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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Marine Life in Cyprus by Steve Ford at Cyprus Diving Adventures

'Scuba Steve' at Cyprus Diving AdventuresSteve Ford, our preferred Scuba Diving Instructor on the island, writes a fantastic blog on his website – this month we find out about the marine life in Cyprus, which might just surprise you.  Check out his website for more details on what courses he has to offer, and information on his Dive Centre which is situated in neighbouring Pissouri Village: CyprusDivingAdventues below:

We hope you enjoy Steve’s article, below:

Having dived in Cyprus for almost 20 years I have seen and continue to see a great variance and abundance of marine life all around the island.

The Med is not known for good sea life and in parts it is sparce, this is mainly due to exploitation and over fishing. However there have always been a lot of dive sites in Cyprus that have enjoyed fantastic marine life and in big numbers, you just need to know where to go and where to look. Also in Cyprus there is a big development in marine reserves, new fishing controls, artificial wrecks and reefs being sank to help with fish populations and all this is ongoing.

The Zenobia wreck was one of the first designated protected marine reserves in Cyprus and it is well known for it’s excellent marine life with large groupers, barracuda, turtles, jacks, triggerfish, moray eels, parrot fish, wrasses, squirrel fish, nudibranchs and much more all present here in large numbers. Since then St Georges Island has been made a new protected marine reserve area and here we regularly see large shoals of fish and a great variance of marine life. It is also a great dive site to get close to the marine life as they do not fear divers due to their protection.

The Limassol wrecks are also a great success after being sank to start a new artificial reef in 2014. Since then an additional reef has also been laid in the area and the result has been an explosion of new life. This is a well protected area and is one of the best dive sites to see masses of fish and big predators. New reefs are also being laid with the support of the Cyprus fisheries authorities who see that these developments also help with fishing stocks outside of the protected areas for their members. This is a great way of promoting this win win situation where the divers, dive businesses and the fishermen all get the result of more and more fish.

There are many more of these marine reserves all around Cyprus, with some being wrecks and some artificial reefs. There are also many more projects underway to sink more wrecks and reefs to further develop the marine life around the island, to encourage more diving tourism and as a result to also support the fisheries.

Diving with a good, experienced Dive Centre is also the best way to ensure that as a diver you visit the best dive sites in Cyprus and that you see plenty of marine life. A dive professional who knows the areas very well and has dived them for a few years will always give their divers the very best quality diving.

We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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This Weekend’s Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Information on weekly Sunday lunches can be found at the bottom of this article. Click on the images below for full details:

1st – 30th June 2018: Pawtraits Exhibition, Theta – Healthy Eating Cuisine, Limassol:

Theta are hosting a “Pawtraits” exhibition throughout the month of June to raise awareness for the ongoing situation in Cyprus regarding abandoned dogs and animal abuse.

A percentage of all sales from the exhibition and any orders for pet portraits during this month, will be distributed between 3 Cyprus dog rescues, who do an amazing job saving and re homing hundreds of dogs.

Come along and show your support.

Exhibition:
1st-30th June 2018
Meet and greet 1st June 6pm-9pm
Venue:
Theta Healthy Eating Cuisine
Limassol

Supporting:
GWP Rescue Cyprus
Rescue & Rehome Cyprus
Dog Valley Rescue Cyprus

Saturday 2nd June 2018: We Are Not Alone Charity Exhibition, Art & Shock Gallery, Paphos, 6:30pm:

Art & Shock invite you to their latest charity exhibition “WE ARE NOT ALONE”.
Their exhibition has a specific goal: to help Russian speaking volunteers of Happy&Home. We want to help them raise funds for their animals and support some of the existing projects, such as their informative deeds, referred to bringing attention to the problems of homeless animals and to the propaganda of taking a pet from a shelter. For more details about Happy & Home: www.facebook.com/cyprusanimalsfriends/ and www.facebook.com/groups/zhivotnienakipre/

This event is held with the support of the government of Paphos.

Sunday 3rd June 2018: Blues Brothers, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 6pm:

The Grape & Grain are delighted to invite you to an evening of live entertainment with the Blue Brothers!

 

Weekly Events:

Every Wednesday: Enjoy Bouzouki Nights at O’Vrakas Taverna Pissouri Square, 8pm!

Live entertainment is back in Vrakas Taverna. Every Wednesday(20:00-00:00) night and Sunday lunch (13:00-16:00) come and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the picturesque Pissouri square. Quality Greek music with Acoustic Bouzouki and Guitar accompanied by our specially selected Meze will provide you the best from Greek music and Cypriot Cuisine. Traditional plate smashing also takes place on Wednesday nights!

Every Sunday, O’Vrakas Taverna will be offering a Sunday Cypriot BBQ lunch, featuring a Salad buffet and unlimited Grill items, accompanied with Live Music from our Guitar and Bouzouki duo for €20.00pp. A special menu for kids is also available as well as the chance to enjoy the Salad buffet for those of you who wish to have a light lunch.

For more information and reservations please contact us at haris@ovrakas.com or call at 99312443

Every Friday: Cyprus Night, Platea Tavern, 7:30pm:

Cyprus Night is back!

Come along and enjoy this fantastic, family friendly evening full of great traditional food, Cypriot and Greek dancing and one of the most entertaining nights you will have in Cyprus.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

The Plaice in the Square

It’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that Cod & Chips is  €7.95!

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Open 6 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Melanda Beach Restaurant Sunday Lunch

Make your way over to Melanda Beach Restaurant this Sunday for an authentic, Cypriot Sunday lunch sat by the beautiful blue ocean.

Special of the Day: Roast Lamb cooked in their very own traditional oven!

Call: 99 565336 for Reservations and more information.

Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

 

We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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Kataklysmos – The Festival of the Flood

In Cyprus, Kataklysmos festival, or ‘Festival of the Flood’, is a religious holiday for the feast of the Pentecost, otherwise known as ‘Whitsun’, or ‘The Day of the Holy Spirit’, as it commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost to the Apostles. In Cyprus, however, the celebrations are also connected to the ancient ceremonies organized in honour of Aphrodite and Adonis.

Kataklysmos is an annual festival, always 50 days after Greek Orthodox Easter.

Water is the main focus of the festival and locals are often found yielding water balloons and water guns in the villages. All coastal cities organize concerts, games and other events near the waterfront. Be ready to get wet at Kataklysmos!

In Limassol, the events of Kataklysmos take place along the seaside over a three-day period. You will find plenty of kiosks, entertainment and competitions by the sea.

In Paphos, Kataklysmos is celebrated outside the castle at the harbour. The harbour front is lined with wonderful stalls selling local foods, crafts and souvenirs and is open until late night.

If you’re staying on Aphrodite Hills Resort this weekend, there is also a Kataklysmos event being held in the Village Square! See more information below:

 

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This Weekend’s Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Information on weekly Sunday lunches can be found at the bottom of this article. Click on the images below for full details:

9th – 12th May 2018: Under The Sky of Cyprus, Art & Shock Gallery, 35 Nicodemou Milona, Paphos:

Art & Shock will open their centre with a mosaic exhibition, “Under The Sky of Cyprus” by a great local artist-mosaicist Koula Prokopiou. Paphos isn’t just famous for old mosaics but for the amazing work of modern artists as well. The work of Koula Prokopiou is unique, it manages to combine the traditions of antiquity and modernism, Roman mosaics and avant-garde.

You will be able to observe big colorful panels along with small mosaic pieces which can become a great present or will always remind you of the unforgettable sky of Cyprus.

The exhibition will be then be open every day including weekends, until 12th of May
From 4 pm to 10pm

FREE ENTRANCE

Sunday 13th May 2018: Kirsty Dewar, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 6pm:

The Grape & Grain are delighted to invite you to an evening of live entertainment with the lovely Kirsty Dewar. Kirsty is a singer/songwriter who covers and performs everything from Elvis to Ed Sheeran and everything in between.

Sunday 13th May 2018: Sunday Curry Buffet, Saffron, Limassol Old Town, 1pm-5pm:

Spend this Sunday with your friends and family and taste an exclusive selection of Indian curries.

The Saffron buffet offer includes:
Popadums
Starter
Main course (usually 3-4 types of chicken curry, 3-5 vegetable curries, beef curry, lamb curry and more…)
Dessert

For only €18.50 for adults and €9.95 for kids under 12.

Vegetarian buffet also available for €12.95

Drinks are not included. Other offers are not valid for Buffet.

 

Weekly Events:

Melanda Beach Restaurant Sunday Lunch

Make your way over to Melanda Beach Restaurant this Sunday for an authentic, Cypriot Sunday lunch sat by the beautiful blue ocean.

Special of the Day: Roast Lamb cooked in their very own traditional oven!

Call: 99 565336 for Reservations and more information.

The Plaice in the Square

It’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that Cod & Chips is  €7.95!

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Open 6 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Every Wednesday: Enjoy Bouzouki Nights at O’Vrakas Taverna Pissouri Square, 8pm!

Live entertainment is back in Vrakas Taverna. Every Wednesday(20:00-00:00) night and Sunday lunch (13:00-16:00) come and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the picturesque Pissouri square. Quality Greek music with Acoustic Bouzouki and Guitar accompanied by our specially selected Meze will provide you the best from Greek music and Cypriot Cuisine. Traditional plate smashing also takes place on Wednesday nights!

Every Sunday, O’Vrakas Taverna will be offering a Sunday Cypriot BBQ lunch, featuring a Salad buffet and unlimited Grill items, accompanied with Live Music from our Guitar and Bouzouki duo for €20.00pp. A special menu for kids is also available as well as the chance to enjoy the Salad buffet for those of you who wish to have a light lunch.

For more information and reservations please contact us at haris@ovrakas.com or call at 99312443

Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

Every Thursday: Quiz Night, Platea Tavern, 8:30pm:

It is quiz time at Platea Tavern. Plenty of prizes on offer. Come along and test your knowledge. Weekly menu specials available on the night.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

 

We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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This Weekend’s Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Information on weekly Sunday lunches can be found at the bottom of this article. Click on the images below for full details:

Saturday 28th April 2018: Street Life Festival, Limassol, 9am:

On Saturday 28 April 2018, more than 20,000 visitors will fill the popular streets of Saripolou and Athinon, in the old town of Limassol. Building walls, sidewalks and abandoned houses will become the canvas and the inspiration for many street/graffiti artists, from all around the world, that want to express their creativity. Impressive and colourful graffiti/street art will make the streets stand out of the crowd, giving the streets a more contemporary and urban character. And the reason for all these? Street Life Festival, organised for 11 consecutive year by The Copy Shop and 2C Design Box.

Apart from the amazing graffiti/street art drawings, many other activities will draw the attention of the public making their day as memorable as possible: incredible choreographies, cool stunts with skateboards, jugglers and street performers. Visitors can also experience the street market consisting of over 50 different stalls with handmade jewellery, handcrafts, games, dog accessories, furniture and other.

All proceeds from the rent of the stalls go to Theotokos Foundation which also participates in the festival.

Throughout the day visitors can enjoy uplifting and dance beats from local bands
Undoubtedly, this day will be another amazing Street Life experience, full of joyful and creative moments!

Street Life Festival is being organised once a year ever since 2007 and aims to bring a funky and alternative twist in the city of Limassol, to inspire expression, to bring people together and to offer an urban perspective that resemble other European cities. Now, Street Life Festival is considered the biggest annual festival organised in the old town of Limassol with thousands of people looking forward to it every year.
We urge the visitors to approach the city centre from the seafront road. There are various car parks by the old port and on the seafront promenade. From there the festival venue is only 150 metres towards the city. We recommend that you grab this chance to use your bicycles, skates, roller blades and explore the city centre of Limassol.

Sunday 29th April 2018: Abba Babes, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 5:30pm:

With the latest announcement that ABBA are making a comeback, it would only make sense to get down to the Grape & Grain this Sunday to watch the ABBA Babes this Sunday!

Sunday 29th April 2018: Full Moon Dinner, Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 6:30pm:

It’s always a treat being able to see the full moon in the clear skies above Cyprus, so why not join The Hill View for the next one on Sunday 29th April? What could be nicer than a candle-lit dinner at the Hill View with spectacular views over the bay!

For more Information & reservations call us on 25221972 / 99377341 or visit our website

Weekly Events:

Melanda Beach Restaurant Sunday Lunch

Make your way over to Melanda Beach Restaurant this Sunday for an authentic, Cypriot Sunday lunch sat by the beautiful blue ocean.

Special of the Day: Roast Lamb cooked in their very own traditional oven!

Call: 99 565336 for Reservations and more information.

The Plaice in the Square

It’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that Cod & Chips is  €7.95!

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Open 6 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Every Wednesday: Enjoy Bouzouki Nights at O’Vrakas Taverna Pissouri Square, 8pm!

Bouzouki Nights at O’Vrakas Taverna are back! Every Wednesday until the end of October. Their wonderful, characterful duo of Bouzouki and Guitar will travel you through time, with traditional and modern Greek songs. Learn how to dance Zorba with Haris and his team and enjoy selected Meze. Limited.

For reservations and more information call  +35799312443 or send an email to haris@ovrakas.com

Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

Every Thursday: Quiz Night, Platea Tavern, 8:30pm:

It is quiz time at Platea Tavern. Plenty of prizes on offer. Come along and test your knowledge. Weekly menu specials available on the night.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

 

We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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