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The Great Lent in Cyprus

In the Byzantine Rite, i.e.the Eastern Orthodox Great Lent (Greek: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή or Μεγάλη Νηστεία, meaning "Great 40 Days" and "Great Fast" respectively) is...

Irish diaspora all over the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day on March 17

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and...

POSTPONED

We regret to inform our readers that the lecture has been postponed in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus Covid-19. InCyprus...

«The WWII in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the WWII». Lecture in Nicosia

«The Second World War in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the Second World War» The exhibition "1940|Faces and Images. Cyprus – Greece" brings you a...

Lecture: Inter- and intra-communal relations in Ottoman Cyprus

CVAR is hosting a lecture by Dr Antonis Hadjikyriacou,  Teaching Fellow in Ottoman History at Panteion University, Athens and Affiliated Scholar at the Center...

Lecture: Antiquity of toponymic history of Cyprus

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the Association of Cypriot Archaeologists present a lecture on “Herbert Horatio Kitchener and the antiquity of the...

Isaac Comnenos, the only Emperor of Cyprus

Isaac Komnenos or Comnenus (c. 1155 – 1195/1196), ruled Cyprus from 1184 to 1191, before Richard the Lionheart, King of England conquered the island...

Larnaca Castle: from fortress to garrison, prison and museum

Larnaca Castle is located on the southern point of the coastal avenue known as “Foinikoudes" (palm trees). It was constructed to defend the southern...

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,...

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...

The history of Eleftheria Square from 1882 to 2018 (pictures)

Six years after construction started, Eleftheria Square will open for the public in the next days. The unofficial history of the Square starts in 1567,...

History of tourism in Cyprus (video)

The history of tourism in Cyprus video production was developed by the Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry...

10,000 years of history and civilisation

A country’s cultural heritage is the most important living treasure of its people. It is through this that its identity can be expressed and...

POST-INDEPENDENCE CYPRUS – 1960 – today

The Republic of Cyprus, the Turkish invasion, European Union entry The Republic of Cyprus was proclaimed on 16 August 1960. The island became a...

OTTOMAN AND BRITISH RULE – 1878 – 1960

British rule In 1878, under a secret treaty established between Great Britain and the Ottomans, Cyprus was ceded to the former. Despite early expectations...

OTTOMAN AND BRITISH RULE – 1571 – 1878

Cyprus becomes part of the Ottoman Empire The period of Ottoman rule in Cyprus began with the fall of Ammochostos (Famagusta) in 1571. The...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 1489 – 1571

The Venetians in Cyprus The last queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, wife of King James II and sister of Venetian nobleman Andreas Cornaro ceded...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 1192 – 1489

Frankish Period In 1191, the king of England, Richard the Lionheart, foresaw the strategic importance of Cyprus as a base for supplying the forces...

BYZANTINE, FRANKISH AND VENETIAN PERIODS – 330 – 1191

Byzantine Period In 330 AD the capital of the Roman Empire was moved from Rome to Constantinople. Christianity was declared the official religion of...

CYPRUS IN ANTIQUITY – 480 BC – 330 AD

Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Periods During the Classical period (480-310 BC) Cyprus found itself in the middle of the Greco-Persian Wars.The Greek strategy was...

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Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....