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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...

Limassol Castle: the city’s first cathedral

The medieval Limassol Castle is situated near the old harbour in the heart of the historical centre of the city of Limassol. The castle...

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...

Caledonia Waterfalls: a little Scotland in Cyprus

Caledonia Waterfalls is the Latin name given to the waterfalls discovered by a Scottish expedition visiting the Platres region, in 1878. They were surprised...

3rd Lionfish Removal Derby for experienced divers

Marine and Environmental Research - MER Lab invites experienced divers to their 3rd lionfish removal derby which will take place on Sunday,  February 2...

Miracles of Kouris Dam: submerged church and Loch Ness of Cyprus

Kouris Dam is the largest dam of a network of 107 dams in Cyprus. It is located in the Limassol District and is fed...

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...

Paralimni: a hidden gem of Cyprus

Paralimni is a town within the Famagusta District of Cyprus, situated slightly inland from the island's east coast. Since the Turkish invasion in 1974...

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...

Charming palette of Pissouri Bay

Pissouri is a village located in Limassol’s district, exactly in the midway between Limassol and Paphos. Pissouri’s administrative area is the third biggest in...

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...

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...

Kalopanagiotis: the cosiest winter destination

Kalopanagiotis is a village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located 3 km north of Moutoullas in the Troodos Mountains. It lies in Marathasa...

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 ...

Ski-and-beach holiday? Everything is possible in Cyprus!

Cyprus is known as a beach holidays destination with its clear blue sky, turquoise sea, sandy and pebble beaches and hot weather suitable for...

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...

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...

Top Stories

244 new cases, out of 11,163 tests announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 244 new Coronavirus cases out of 11,163 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Friday, 15 January, taking confirmed infections to...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 16 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Tassos Papadopoulos building – TEPAK, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Church Agia Varvara, Zakaki...

President Anastasides to get the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine next Monday

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will receive the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, next Monday at the Health Center of Latsia, according to...

Expert says milder version of pandemic likely to be present in 2022

Dr Constantinos Tsioutis, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine & Infection Prevention and Control at the Department of Medicine of the European University Cyprus and head...

Spain’s COVID-19 incidence climbs above 500 cases per 100,000 people

Increased activity at hospitals and health centres near Madrid was seen on Friday (January 15) as Spain's coronavirus incidence as measured over the past...

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...