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Venetian Walls of Nicosia

The Venetian Walls are a series of defensive walls which surround the capital city of Nicosia in Cyprus. The first city walls were built...

Cultural Tour to Famagusta from Nicosia

CVAR/Severis Foundation is organising a guided tour to Famagusta, known for its preserved 15th- and 16th-century Venetian walls, which are surrounded by a now...

Colonial Architecture: The Kyperounda Sanatorium

It is the building that welcomes you when entering Kyperounda, the largest mountain village in Cyprus. On the left side of the road, this...

Τhe most futuristic chapel in the world is in Paphos

The chapel of Apostole Petros and Agia Eleni is a modern architecture building The small church is dedicated to Apostole Petros and Agia Eleni tis...

Old Tembria Village

The village of Tembria is located in the centre of the Solea valley, on the west side of the Klarion River. It is 60...

Vrysi tis Vateris (The Vateris Natural Water Spring)

Wasser ist ein Element, das im Troodos-Gebirge reichlich vorhanden ist, da es während der Regenfällen absorbiert wird und durch Risse in die Natur zurückgeführt...

Evrychou Traditional Centre

Evrychou is built on the eastern bank of the Karkotis River, at an average altitude of 440 metres. Small streams flowing down the slopes...

Palia (Old) Kakopetria

The traditional architecture, on which the building of the houses is based, as well as the traditional way of land mapping Palia Kakopetria, are...

Exinta Spitia (Sixty Houses Settlement) in Skouriotissa

Exinta Spitia (Sixty Houses) is a settlement outside the village of Skouriotissa. They were originally built to house the workers of the mine. Skouriotissa is...

Palia Galata (The Old Village of Galata) – Traditional Architecture

The settlement of Galata, although compact and centralised around the church of Panagia Odigitria, is built along the valley of the Karkotis river. The...

Solea Culture – Architecture Route

The culture and arichitecture of Solea Valley is of great interest. The route starts from Evrychou - Tembria, Sina Oros, Galata, Kakopetria and ends...

Limassol’s 28 skyscrapers (facts+figures)

By Forbes Cyprus Limassol is changing, and it will change even more in the next few years with new high rises and multi-storey buildings sprouting...

Beautiful neoclassical buildings in Nicosia that will catch your attention

Strolling around Nicosia, especially in the old town you will notice some beautiful neoclassical buildings. Some of the private houses and some public building...

Villages of Cyprus that preserve their traditional architecture

These are some of the most beautiful and most famous villages of Cyprus mostly because of their history and traditional architecture. The Narrow alleys,...

List of tallest buildings and structures in Cyprus

It is an undeniable fact that Cyprus has shown resilience following the financial crisis of 2013, since the island is determined to maintain a...

Twin Towers (Olympic Residences): The tallest buildings from 2012-2018

The locals call them "twin towers" and they are located in the city of Limassol. They are the tallest builings in Cyprus until today...

Limassol Public Library

The Public Library of Limassol is one of the largest libraries in Cyprus with 60, 000 volumes. The Library is available not only to...

Lofou Elementary School: A beautiful stony building

Regarding the early architecture of the village, sources tell us that the first houses in Lofou were actually farms scattered around the valley of...

Traditional Buildings in Platres

Platres is a very old village and is mentioned among the 119 villages of the Limassol district that existed during the Lusignan (Frank Rule,...

New Larnaca Municipal Market project– From words to deeds

Old photographs show a wonderful, ahead of its time building, full of skylights that made the interior bathe in the light. A circular hall...

An extraordinary home

The existence of two rather commonplace materials, cement pipes and sheet metal, on the site where the house was later built on in Paphos...

Top Stories

New record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 152

The Health Ministry announced 153 new COVID-19 cases on 20 October, out of 4,410 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 839. The break-down of...

Stench in Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari due to farms and burned garbage

Citizens of Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari contacted philenews and complained that at the Kafkalla location some people threw a huge quantity of garbage and set...

Police chasing suspects in Paphos

Members of the Anti-Narcotics Unit who were watching some suspects for drug trafficking, according to first information, chased a suspicious vehicle which tried to...

71-year-old dead in accident

During an accident that took place this morning in the district of Nicosia, 71-year-old Andreas Alexandrou from Kato Moni of Nicosia District lost his...

Rain and hail in Lympia and Xylotympou (PHOTOS)

Rain and hail were seen in various areas of Cyprus. Social media users published photos from Lympia and Xylotympou. (philenews)

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...