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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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Discover Cyprus: Palaepaphos, Aphrodite’s birthplace

Palaepaphos (meaning Old Paphos) is the name given to the area that is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty & Fertility, which was one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world, and … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Photos of Cyprus this Winter

Cyprus is an island of contrasts; mountains Vs beaches; traditional villages Vs cosmopolitan cities; and the same goes for seasons – winter here can provide quite the contrast to summer, despite the sun shining throughout the majority of the winter … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus – Scuba diving news from Cyprus Diving Adventures ‘The Elpida’

Back in October we talked about the plans for two new wreck dive sites planned for Cyprus and last weekend, on 7th December, The Elpida was sunk off the shores of Larnaca. Steve Ford from Cyprus Diving Adventures goes into … Continue reading

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10 reasons why visiting Cyprus in winter is a good idea

Just in case we haven’t made it clear that we are real enthusiasts about Cyprus being the perfect winter holiday destination, we wanted to share this blog, by https://www.stefsjourney.com/. Stef outlines 10 reasons why visiting Cyprus in winter is a … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus: exploring nature trails in Troodos

At 6,500 feet above sea level, the tip of Troodos gives amazing 360o views of the whole island. If you fancy a change from hitting the beach after the heat of the summer, exploring the mountains of Cyprus by foot is something … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus – New Dive Wrecks in Cyprus!

Fantastic news for scuba diving in Cyprus; the island is due to have TWO new wreck dive sites complete by end of October, and there are another two in the pipeline as well. Not only will this help reinforce Cyprus’ … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus: wood carving in Tala

Cyprus is rich in culture, history and tradition….and also craftsmanship. Glass blowing, lace making, throwing pottery, making silver filigree jewellery all feature as some of the island’s best crafts, particularly in small mountain villages (Lefkara is best known for lace … 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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Discover Cyprus: Larnaca Salt Lakes & Flamingos

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean covering an area of 9250 km2 and lies on one of the major bird migration routes across the Mediterranean. With Africa to the south, Turkey and central Europe to the north and … Continue reading

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