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Clean Monday in Cyprus: a well-preserved tradition

Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα), also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great...

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...

Unique concept of the Cyprus Glamping Park

Eco-hotel "Cyprus Glamping Park" was established in 2017. The founders aimed to create a stress-free zone within natural surroundings. This place exudes tranquillity, peace...

Aphrodite’s rock: place where the legend was born

A Cyprus' must-see Petra tou Romiou which means "Rock of the "Roman" - that is East Roman or Byzantine as Byzantines referred to themselves...

White cliffs of Governor’s Beach that look like dreaming whales…

Governor's Beach is located between Larnaca and Limassol - about 40 km west of Larnaca and 30 km east of Limassol. There is a...

Cyprus cats: the cutest islanders

Cyprus cats, also known as Cypriot cats, Saint Helen cats, and Saint Nicholas cats, are a land race of domestic cat found across the...

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...

Kakopetria village: picturesque landscape and tranquillity

Kakopetria is a village located 55 kilometres southwest of the capital, Nicosia, on the north-facing foothills of the Troodos Mountains. It stands at an...

Charming Fikardou: the hidden gem of Troodos

Fikardou is an old settlement that has retained its traditional medieval characteristics. It is situated on the south eastern slopes of the Troodos Mountains,...

«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...

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....

The magnificent village of Platres

Platres or Pano Platres (Upper Platres), is a mountainous village in Cyprus. It is located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and...

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...

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,...

Diabetes Management and Control Workshop at Londa Hotel

There is a lot of conflicting and often confusing information regarding diabetes and related issues but it is a fact that 1 in 10...

Aristotelio Boutique Hotel: Elegance in the mountains

"Aristotelio" is a small and remarkably elegant hotel, offering warm hospitality, located in the village of Pedoulas, in the Marathasa  area of the Troodos...

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...

The hidden gems of the Cold Mountain

We leave sunny Nicosia and head towards the mountains. After the abundant rainfall of recent weeks, everything is in full bloom. Fields and hills...

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...

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...

Top Stories

Meghan loses latest court battle with UK tabloid newspaper

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has lost the latest skirmish in her privacy lawsuit against a tabloid newspaper, after London's High Court ruled on...

Armenia’s defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down an Armenian SU-25 warplane over Armenian territory on Tuesday, killing the pilot, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman...

Greek, Italian and French officials to hold talks with Petrides during visits

Greek Minister of National Defence Nikos Panagiotopoulos, accompanied by the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Konstantinos Floros, Chief of Defence Staff...

Employers – clients determine working time of 74% of workforce in Cyprus

In 2019, the employer, organisation or clients mainly decided on the working time of almost 118 million of the 194 million employed people aged...

Syllouris expresses solidarity and support to the Armenian people

Cyprus House President Demetris Syllouris expressed feelings of sincere solidarity and fraternal support to the Armenian people during a telephone conversation he had on...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...