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:

21st April 2018: Latchi Fish Festival, Latchi Harbour, 11:30am:

Image taken from cyprusisland.net

Latchi Fish Festival is on this Saturday at Latchi Harbour. Supported by the local municipality and the Harbour restaurants, free cooked fish, salad, bread, beer and water will be served along the front.

There is also great live entertainment and it all starts at 11.30am until 5pm.

21st – 22nd April 2018: Health & Beauty Forum, Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol:

Health and Beauty Forum is the biggest event in Cyprus that is devoted to health and beauty issues. Over 100 exhibitors take part in the expo, 80 lectures, workshops and master-classes are organized during the Forum.

Health and Beauty Forum Spring 2018 will be held at the Grand Resort Hotel (Limassol) and will host a spacious exhibition, free shows, presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions, sampling events, activities for children.

Exhibition working hours:
Saturday from 11.00 to 21.00
Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00

Lectures and workshops:
Free public lectures, workshops, seminars: Saturday 11.00 to 21.00 and Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00.

Tickets:
Pre-sale 5 EUR: https://vkcyprus.com/tickets?view=event&itid=113
Admission 8 EUR (you may also buy a ticket at the entrance)
Children under 12 years old visit this event free of charge

More information in English: www.hbcyprus.com

Sunday 22nd April 2018: Ben Mills, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 5pm:

This Sunday, The Grape & Grain have the fabulous and amazingly talented, Ben Mills performing! From Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, Ben Mills sings it all!

 

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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‘Kalo Pascha’ Happy Easter in Cyprus!

Article taken from chooseyourcyprus.com

Easter Sunday (Orthodox) – 08 / 04 / 2018

Greek Easter is a wonderful time to being in Cyprus. The spring sunshine ushers in the sprouting of verdant flora and fauna, meadows sprout forth with poppies, golden daisies, and carpets of anemones that signify the arrival of Easter. Pascha (Holy Easter) is the most important celebration in the Orthodox Ecclesiastical calendar.

Easter in Cyprus is a joyous time of year. Cypriots welcome strangers with their renowned warmth and friendliness to join in the fun as Easter time is the largest festive period in the Greek Orthodox calendar year.

The carnivals in all the major cities in Cyprus have finished and Lent has commenced – a forty day fasting period which precludes the consumption of meat, poultry or dairy products for the believer. The hundreds of bakeries accommodate those who fast by adding dairy-free, egg-free and meat-free pastries and cookies to their already vast array of treats. Generally, fasting is followed more strictly in the villages than in the cities, but most restaurants and takeaways also add fasting dishes to their menus during this period, seeing as many Cypriots decide to keep the fast.


As Easter draws near, an air of festivity envelops the towns and villages, as well as a contrite spirit for some. During Holy Week (the week of Easter Sunday) there is a buzz in the air of church-going, shopping for new clothes, and baking. The smell of the traditional Cypriot cooking with special pasties and sweets baked just for Easter Sunday, combined with the heady scent of orange blossoms in the air and the wonderful chanting which emanates from the churches, creates an atmosphere of expectation and apprehension – a feeling that something good is just around the corner. This feeling which is difficult to put into words is also felt by many visitors – even if they are not Christian by faith.

Easter is the most important religious celebration in the Greek Christian Orthodox Church. The date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is based on a modified Julian calendar. Easter in the Western Churches use a different calendar, the Gregorian. This is why Orthodox and Catholic Easters are often not on the same day.

Thursday of Holy Week is when the wonderful aromas begin to drift out into the streets as this is traditionally the day when housewives start preparing the ‘flaounes’ (small loaves made of flour, eggs, cheese, mint and sometimes raisins). These are shaped into triangles, sprinkled with sesame seeds then baked in the oven, ‘paskies’ (small meat pies), and ‘koulouria’ (biscuits made of milk, flour, spices and sugar), and ‘tiropites’ (small cheese pies in puff pastry) are also prepared. Eggs are hard boiled and dyed red in preparation for the traditional festive games on Sunday.

On the Friday morning before Easter (Good Friday or “Great Friday” as it is called in Greek) families carrying flowers, gather in all the churches around the island. The flowers are collected and carried by young girls to decorate the ‘Epitaphios’ during the church service. The Epitaphios is the icon which depicts Christ after he has been removed from the cross, lying supine, as his body is being prepared for burial.

On Friday evening a solemn service is held in all the churches on the island where the decorated Epitaphios is carried into the streets, for a procession, then returned to the church for the continuation of the service.

On Easter Saturday two services are held in the church – one early in morning and another at 11 p.m.

Before the 11 p.m. service, which is called “The service of the Resurrection,” church bells sound out in all the villages and towns of Cyprus calling everyone to come and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Huge bonfires are lit in the churchyards. Every person carries a large unlit lambada (candle) and there is a heightened anticipation in the air.

The church services start at 11 pm and few minutes before midnight, the lights in the church are switched off and the choir chants the story of three women (myrrh bearers) who arrived at Christ’s tomb only to find it empty. The lights are switched on again at midnight precisely and the priest calls the congregation to “take from his candle the light which never dies.” The flame is passed from person to person until everyone is holding a lit candle. The ceremony then continues outside the church for around thirty minutes, after which, the priest returns inside again to begin the special Sunday liturgy for another two and a half to three hours. The Holy Fire (in Greek “Holy Light”) is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, on the eve of the Orthodox Easter.

After the ‘Christos Anesti’ chants (Christ is Risen) most of the congregation leave to celebrate with family and friends by watching the firework displays which are held outside most churches, and to enjoy a meal of the traditional Cypriot trachana (a creamy, savoury soup of wheat and yogurt) or magiritsa (a creamy soup with a tangy lemon twist and pieces of meat). A part of the congregation stays till the end of the service (around 2:30 in the morning) and receives Holy Communion.

The eggs which were hardboiled and dyed on Thursday are now used in a game where they are hit against each other and whoever is left with an un-cracked egg is the ‘winner’. The breaking of the eggs is symbolic of Christ breaking free from the tomb from where he arose after death.

Easter Sunday is when the celebrations really begin. Feasts of souvla (large pieces of lamb or pork, or chicken are cooked on an open charcoal fire), salads, cakes, sweets, and alcoholic beverages are also on the menu! The smell of outdoor barbeques infuses the whole island! Lamb is the main traditional Easter meal as the early Christians adopted this custom from the ancient Jews who sacrificed lambs for their Passover celebrations.


From Sunday lunchtime until Tuesday night, in village squares and churchyards, games and traditional Cypriot music is the order of the day. Everyone – Cypriot and foreigners – is welcomed and usually greeted with an enthusiastic, Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!) or Kopiaste (Welcome!) Or Chronia Polla (may you have many years!)

 

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

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Greek Easter Weekend Events

It’s Greek Easter weekend! 

There are a huge variety of events to get involved in over the weekend but we would recommend jumping in your car and heading down to Pissouri Village to experience an authentic, traditional Greek Easter!

Aphrodite Hills Resort

Click here to find out what’s happening on resort this Easter! Activities include Easter Egg hunts, free tennis court hire and much much more.

 

Sunday 8th April 2018: Vacant, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 6pm:

This Sunday from 6pm, the amazing and much loved VACANT are playing at the Grape & Grain! Always a favourite for music lovers and party people of Pissouri!

 

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 a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm!

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.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

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 31st March 2018: Karaoke Night with Phil & Mark, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 8pm:

Following the recent success of Phil & Mark’s Karaoke Night at the Grape & Grain, the duo are back for more. Being described as a ‘night of fun with wannabe superstars and lots of laughs’, this is the place to be this Saturday night!

👩‍🎤🎤

Saturday 31st March 2018: Full Moon Dinner, Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 6:30pm:

Dine deliciously under the full moon on the 31st of March.

Starters

  • Ricotta artichoke and spinach Ravioli

Served with a homemade pesto and Parmesan crisp.

  • Chicken Livers with apples, sherry and cream sauce served with homemade fresh bread roll.
  • Halloumi wrapped with Bacon on a bed of rocket leaves, served with pomegranate and a honey and balsamic glaze.

Mains

  • Seabass fillet and scallop served on a mixed mushroom risotto with olive oil and fresh lemon.
  • Sticky rib of beef with homemade BBQ sauce served with a pumpkin mash.
  • Pork Fillet and caramelized apples in a cider and rosemary sauce.

For more Information & Reservations call 25221972 / 99377341 or Visit our website www.hillview.com.cy

Sunday 1st April 2018: Easy D, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 5:30pm:

Easy D are performing a variety of classic tracks from the likes of Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Queen and Prince LIVE this Sunday. Get on down to the Grape & Grain this Sunday afternoon for ‘a night not to be missed!’.

 

Coming soon:

 

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 a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm!

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.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

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. Click on the images below for full details:

Sunday 25th March 2018: Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 5:30pm:

Get down to the Grape & Grain this Sunday to witness the liveliest show in the bay! The Blues Brothers!

😎

Sunday 25th March 2018: ‘Our Last Sunday Curry Buffet!’, Saffron Contemporary Indian Cuisine, Pissouri Bay, 1pm:

Spend this Sunday with your friends and family and taste an exclusive selection of Indian curries. Sunday is the best day to treat yourself some real Indian curry.

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

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

For reservations call: 96 778084

 

Next week:

 

Thursday 29th March 2018: Wine Tasting, La Bodega Premium Cava, Paphos, 6:30pm:

Head over to La Bodega for a wine tasting at their cava presented by sommelier Mr Georgios Kassianos and explore some of the amazing new arrivals from the renowned Greek wineries, Alpha Estate – Aminteo, Sklavos – Kefallonia, and Wine Art Estate – Drama.

All wines that will be tasted throughout the evening will have a 10% discount.

Wine tasting starts at 18:30 until 21:00 and the entrance will be free for all.

For more information, pass by La Bodega or contact them directly over the phone at 26 955515 or 99 537080.

 

Thursday 29th March 2018: 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

Weekly Events:

The Plaice in the SquareIt’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm!

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.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

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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This Weekend’s Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

Friday 16th March 2018: Lamb Shank Special, Gabriel’s Tavern, Kouklia, 7pm:

Looking for somewhere to go for dinner tonight? Book a table at Gabriel’s Tavern in Kouklia for tonight’s Lamb Shank Special!

Reservations: +357 26 432 527

Saturday 17th March 2018: Karaoke Night, Grape & Grain, Pissouri Bay, 8:30pm:

It’s your turn to impress. Fun and singing with the brilliant Phil and Mark!

Karaoke is back… and not to be missed! It promises to be another fun night at The Grape & Grain! 🕺🏽👍😎

Sunday 18th March 2018: Limassol Marathon 2018, Limassol Seafront, 7:30am:

Come and watch this year’s Limassol Marathon!

Charlie, our Marketing Executive, is running the Limassol Half Marathon (21km) on Sunday 18th March after his first day of training on Sunday!

He is running for ‘Plastic Oceans Foundation’ which is a charity that aims to create awareness of the detrimental effects that plastic production is having on our planet.

This really is a fantastic cause so please help out if you can! Click the image for more information!

Thursday 22nd March 2018: 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

Weekly Events:

The Plaice in the SquareIt’s ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ today meaning that a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm!

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.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 25 222 239 for FREE delivery & Reservations!

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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Blevins Franks can help you make your dream move to Cyprus!

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