Maria Mesariti

Actress, Maria Mesariti, introduces us to her favourite spots for coffee, food and drinks.

-Where do you usually enjoy your morning coffee?

-The truth is that I’m always in a hurry in the morning, either to go to the theater or to the shooting. Many times I do not get to drink coffee, but when I’m more relaxed, I prefer to make the most of my family time. My grandmother’s coffee is the best!

-Which is your favorite city yard?

-Garden Day & Night. It’s a fantastic place, comfortable, serene, romantic

-Where can you find the best souvlaki?

-At souvlakia “I Apantisi.”

-Where do you find authentic meze dishes?

-I can not think of another place but Agia Anna! It is a very beautiful traditional tavern with rich quality meze and good music. They welcome you with zivania and commandaria and the food is plentiful and delicious! I strongly recommend it.

-Favorite shop in your neighborhood?

-I spend my summers in the beautiful Ayia Napa. Kaliva on the beach is the place that I choose to go with my friends to have fun. Dance, music, drinks and swimming.

-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?

-Nicosia within the walls has a lot of well-hidden beauty. I prefer Taht-el-kale, this colorful historical neighborhood.

-A restaurant that holds a special place in your heart? A recommended dish?

-I love the sea and enjoy my food while gazing at it. I like Aigialos restaurant in Protaras. Its fish meze are just what you’re looking for.

-Which is your favorite kind of cuisine and where you can enjoy it in Cyprus?

-I am an easy person in terms of food. I like to try and enjoy the gastronomic adventures that every kitchen can offer me. Having a favorite type of kitchen is boring for me!

-The best place to hang out with friends?

-Ammos beach bar with good company.

-Where could you find the best cocktails?

-At Cliff Bar in Grecian Park Hotel. Surrounded by trees, the combination of cocktail with the aura of the sea is magic.

-Where do you usually find delightful sweets?

-At Boutique Patisserie.

-Which place do you remember fondly?

-Famagusta! It is my father’s city and I always wanted to visit it. When I did it, I just fell in love. I do not know how, but one day, I want to live there. I will have a home by the sea!

Info: Garden Day & Night, Mouseiou 2. I Apantisi, Archbishop Makarios 98, Lakatamia. Kaliva on the beach, Sklavou 12, Pantachou Beach, Ayia Napa. Aiyialos, Vrysoudion 79, Protaras. Cliff bar, Grecian Park Hotel, Konnou 81. Ammos beach bar, McKenzie Beach, Larnaca. Boutique Patisserie, Nikis Avenue 7D&7E, Nicosia.

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