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Discover Cyprus – Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery is the richest and most lavish monastery found in Cyprus.  A true gem of byzantine architecture, the monastery stands at an altitude of 1318m within the stunning scenery on the fringes of Paphos Forest, in the Marathasa area. … Continue reading

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Old town Paphos: Ibrahim Khan

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of the recently revived old town in Paphos; there are so many gorgeous hidden gems to enjoy…restaurants, craft shops, bars, coffee shops. We’ve heard a few people mention ‘Ibrahim Khan’ recently, apparently … Continue reading

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5 Spring festivals – and what a variety!

MyCyprusInsider has put together a Spring festival guide that highlights some really cool events that are coming up in the next couple of weeks, and there really is something for everyone. These are 5 very varying events! A film festival, … Continue reading

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What is Green Monday?

                This Monday, 11th March, is a national public holiday known as ‘Green Monday’ or ‘Clean Monday’ and is the day that officially marks the start of Lent. As the first day of … Continue reading

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Carnival weekend

                This weekend coming is Carnival time in Cyprus – marking the beginning of the 40 day period of fasting prior to Easter which officially starts on Monday 11th March 2019, known as … Continue reading

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Brand new art gallery opens in Nicosia

A brand new, whitewashed gallery has opened its doors in the picturesque area of Chrysaliniotisssa in Nicosia. The building, with three floors, was used to store grain in the past but now exemplifies modernist Cypriot architecture and promises to be … Continue reading

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This weekend’s ‘Epiphany’ explained

Epiphany ‘Fota’: The 12th day of Christmas – 6th January The festival of Epiphany (6 January) is a national public holiday known in Cyprus as ‘Ta Fota’ which means ‘the light’ and is a big festival that celebrates the baptism of Christ and celebrations take place … Continue reading

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