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Tzelefos Bridge: Venetian heritage in the mountains of Paphos

The bridge of Tzelefos is a medieval Venetian bridge located in the mountains of Paphos at the borders of Phini, Agios Nicolaos and Pera...

The story of the old Armenian cemetery in Nicosia

By Kyriaki Christodoulou/CNA The Armenian cemetery in Nicosia, near the dividing line, which splits the Cyprus capital into two, stands as a vivid evidence of...

Hala Sultan Mosque and Salt Lake: one of the most beautiful places in Cyprus

The site, located in the Larnaca District, comprises a Salt Lake Complex, and the so-called Hala Sultan Tekke, which is a mosque of great...

Destination Omodos: wine, food and cobblestone paths

The picturesque village of Omodos is located in the Troodos Mountains. Location The village produces a lot of wine and holds a wine festival every August....

Smoky Thursday in Larnaca: snacks, wine and zivania for all

Tsiknopempti, literally Smelly Thursday, or even Charred, Smoky, or Barbeque Thursday "because of the smell of the grilled meat in the air", is part...

Lefkaritika: Venetian Heritage of Cyprus

Lefkaritika or Lefkara Lace is a handmade lace from Pano Lefkara Cyprus. Notable characteristics are the hemstitch, satin stitch fillings, needlepoint edgings, white, brown,...

Paphos’ Tombs of the Kings: one of the world heritage sites

The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about two kilometres north of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. It is a UNESCO World...

Paphos Castle: medieval beauty by the sea

Paphos Castle is located on the edge of Paphos harbour. It was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour It was then...

Charming Miliou for those who need retreat

On the road from Paphos to Polis, about 13 km before you reach Polis, there is a turning on the left which will take...

Cavo Greco: serenity, tranquillity and stunning beauty

Cape Greco, also known as Cavo Greco (Italian for "Greek cape"), is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It...

Delivering Cyprus Peace Dividend: conference by PRIO

The Cyprus Peace Dividend Revisited of May 2014 was the first attempt to quantify the peace dividend using a sector-by-sector forecast and a forecast...

Estrella: breakfast, brunch and much more!

This small restaurant in the city centre has managed to attract lots of customers all over the island as well as many returning tourists...

Bookworm&Brunch Sunday to support Dog Shelter

Sirius Dog Sanctuary invites everybody to their first Bookworm & Brunch on Sunday, January 26. It will take place at Lab restaurant+bar, Anexartisias 33...

Choirokoitia: exploring Neolithic settlement

Photo Cyprus Alive  Choirocoitia is known as one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean dating from the Neolithic...

The remains of magnificent Kingdom of Kourion nearby Limassol

Kourion was an important ancient city-state on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. In the twelfth century BCE, after the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces,...

Anti-Gravity Hill near Paphos: surreal optical illusion

The Cyprus' anti-gravity hill is located near the village of Droushia on the west coast of the island between Paphos and Polis, more precisely ...

Landmarks of Paphos

Paphos Castle, originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour, stands by the harbour.  It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th...

The Evocative Remnants of the Venetians in Cyprus

Immerse yourself on a historical journey that uncovers the strong ties, cultural influence and special relationship of Cyprus and Venice… one that is ongoing...

Christmas Bazaar 2019 in Nicosia

"World without borders" (Cosmos xoris synora) invites everybody to their Christmas Bazaar on December 14 at the downtown Nicosia and promises warm and charming...

Acting together against marine pollution: documentary screening event

Sea turtles are one of the most affected species by marine waste. Beach cleaning is a must but it is not enough to stop...

Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) Castle

The Byzantine castle known as Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) is located just north of Pafos (Paphos) Harbour, and takes its name from the large...

Top Stories

UK helps employers with slow phase-in of job shield costs

British finance minister Rishi Sunak offered fresh help to employers hit by the coronavirus shutdown on Friday, announcing that future contributions they must make...

One new Covid-19 case from repatriations

There was one new Covid-19 case in Cyprus, the Health Ministry said on Friday, from a total of 2363 tests, bringing the total number...

Limassol: Dead body found in warehouse

  A body has been found in the light shaft of a warehouse on Nicos Georgiou street in Limassol, philenews reports. It said the body of...

Holy Synod to allow weddings during pre-Christmas fasting period

As a result of Covid-prompted wedding postponements, the Holy Synod has decided to allow wedding ceremonies during the pre-Christmas fasting period this year until...

President to discuss phase 3 with scientific advisors on Tuesday

  The team of scientists advising the government on the coronavirus outbreak are due to hold a new meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday...

Taste

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Spiced lamb with beetroot salad and scented yoghurt

Lay the lamb on a tray, skin side down. Rub with crushed garlic, sprinkle with spices and ground pistachios, wrap in plastic wrap and...

Easy seafood pasta with white wine sauce

Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream 1/3 cup white wine 300g spaghetti, roughly broken 300-400g of...

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...