Tag Archives: History

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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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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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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Things to do in Cyprus this Easter!

The Easter Holidays is a fantastic time to visit Cyprus for a number of reasons including the beautiful weather, the blossoming flowers and the wide range of activities which simply cannot be done in the heat of the Summer months! … Continue reading

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Upcoming Local 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 18th and Saturday 19th August 2017: 18th Paradise Jazz Festival, Paradise Place – Pomos, 9:30pm … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Discovering Fikardou

Discovering Fikardou: Your Guide to the Perfect Day in the Near Deserted Village By MyCyprusInsiderRenowned as one of the most picturesque villages on the island, about 40 km northwest of Nicosia in the countryside of Pitisillia, the practically deserted Fikardou … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Commandaria – Cyprus’ 4000 year old wine

Commandaria is an amber-coloured dessert wine produced in the island of Cyprus since around 800BC, around 4000 years ago,  hence the distinction of being the world’s oldest named wine still in production. It is produced by local Cyprus grapes mavro (black) … Continue reading

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