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Blooming almond trees attract bees and spectators

The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East and surrounding countries. The almond is also the name of the edible...

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...

Top Stories

162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...

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...