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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 2nd March 2020, known as ‘Green Monday’. The closest Carnival parties for us … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus: Tsiknopempti

Today is ‘Tsiknopempti’ in Cyprus. This is the name given to the Thursday during Carnival or the “Greek Mardi Gras” period which marks the beginning of the last weekend that observant Greek Orthodox Church members can “legally” eat meat. Thus…everyone … Continue reading

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Cyprus Independence Day – 1st October

Today is a national public holiday, marking Cyprus Independence Day. In January of 1959, an agreement was signed in Zurich between Greece, Turkey, Britain and Cyprus with regards to the island gaining independence from Britain . This agreement was fine-tuned … Continue reading

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Historic Cyprus: Panagia Odigitria Church

Aphrodite Hills Resort is situated within the Kouklia district (just 5 minutes from the main village). Kouklia itself is a real gem; remaining unspoiled by tourism, the village truly gives visitors a taste of Cyprus and of Cypriot life. The … Continue reading

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This weeks public holiday – Assumption Day (15th August)

This Thursday, 15th August, is a national public holiday in Cyprus. To celebrate, Aphrodite Hills Resort will be hosting a Souvla (BBQ) afternoon in the beer garden from 1pm – 3pm for just €12 per person, followed later on by … Continue reading

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Kataklysmos – festival of the flood this weekend

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 … Continue reading

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Cyprus Culture – welcoming, hospitable and full of tradition

Cyprus is an island rich in culture, boasting many traditions that are still celebrated today. Wish such a detailed history and having been ruled by many an empire the Cypriots have emerged proud of their heritage – a true passion … Continue reading

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Easter in Cyprus

This coming weekend is the Greek Orthodox Easter here in Cyprus – the most celebrated occasion of the year, it’s a big deal!  You can’t beat the atmosphere of Easter Sunday, especially in the villages – if you get the … Continue reading

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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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