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books & vinyls
a selection of bookstores and record shops for the demanding customer
Here you will find second hand books and rare editions from all over the world and local treasures. Ask Ruth, the owner if you're looking for something in particular - tell her Stelios from armarolla sent you over. Drop next door at Apron for lunch when you're done.
Moufflon New, Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshop
38 Sofouli
Here you will find second hand books and rare editions from all over the world and local treasures. Ask Ruth, the owner if you're looking for something in particular - tell her Stelios from armarolla sent you over. Drop next door at Apron for lunch when you're done.
Cool multispace in the occupied side of Nicosia which features an amazing bookshop, a gallery space and a restaurant for a home-cooked lunch.
Rüstem Kitabevi
Cool multispace in the occupied side of Nicosia which features an amazing bookshop, a gallery space and a restaurant for a home-cooked lunch.
If you're looking for vinyl records this is where you need to be.
Magos Record Shop
6 Andrea Louka
If you're looking for vinyl records this is where you need to be.
An amazing space with books on architecture, design etc and publishers like Taschen. They also offer a section with novelty / design items. You will also find my literary magazine 'armarolla' there!
Meres Bookstore
An amazing space with books on architecture, design etc and publishers like Taschen. They also offer a section with novelty / design items. You will also find my literary magazine 'armarolla' there!
feeling hungry?
a selection of restaurants that combine carefully curated spaces and good food, or just offer great food
Probably the best souvlaki in Cyprus. Try the Mix souvlaki & sieftalia in Cypriot pita bread. Eat in, take away or delivery options. Bonus: just a block away!
H Aπάντηση
Probably the best souvlaki in Cyprus. Try the Mix souvlaki & sieftalia in Cypriot pita bread. Eat in, take away or delivery options. Bonus: just a block away!
It's not a bar, it's a unique experience. Great food, amazing cocktails, perfect atmosphere. Definitely one of the hippest joints in town! The seafood linguini are a revelation!
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The Gym
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It's not a bar, it's a unique experience. Great food, amazing cocktails, perfect atmosphere. Definitely one of the hippest joints in town! The seafood linguini are a revelation!
Try the Cypriot meze to get a glimpse of the Cypriot cuisine. Make sure you go on an empty stomach. There will be lots of food. Trust me!
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Ζανέττος Κυπριακή Ταβέρνα - Zanettos Tavern
65 Trikoupi
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Try the Cypriot meze to get a glimpse of the Cypriot cuisine. Make sure you go on an empty stomach. There will be lots of food. Trust me!
Popular lahmadjoun joint. Get one while on the go if hungry and want to explore the old city.
Avo Armenian Food
Popular lahmadjoun joint. Get one while on the go if hungry and want to explore the old city.
Cool, small eatery if you're looking for a healthy and nutritious brunch. By an all female team.
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Silver Pot
3E Themistokli Dervi
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Cool, small eatery if you're looking for a healthy and nutritious brunch. By an all female team.
Nearby Greek chain restaurant with good food.
Σαββίκος Λακατάμια
21 Σπυρου Τρικούπη
Nearby Greek chain restaurant with good food.
Hip restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch.
DOT Restaurant
Hip restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch.
If you're a foodie and find yourself in Larnaca, this is probably where you will find the best American style burgers in Cyprus!
SYNO FLAME GRILL
If you're a foodie and find yourself in Larnaca, this is probably where you will find the best American style burgers in Cyprus!
Located in the heart of Nicosia (on Themistokli Dervi street), The Boys at Number Five is the place-to-be for breakfast & brunch, since there, brunch is a lifestyle! There, you will enjoy sophisticated flavours and dishes made by excellent, high quality materials.
The Boys
5 Themistokli Dervi
Located in the heart of Nicosia (on Themistokli Dervi street), The Boys at Number Five is the place-to-be for breakfast & brunch, since there, brunch is a lifestyle! There, you will enjoy sophisticated flavours and dishes made by excellent, high quality materials.
Stop for lunch at Fanaria tis Maroulous if you're on your way to Troodos, returning, or simply exploring the Pitsilia area. The Cypriot meze is worth it!
Τα Φανάρια της Μαρουλλούς/ Ta Fanaria tis Maroullous
Stop for lunch at Fanaria tis Maroulous if you're on your way to Troodos, returning, or simply exploring the Pitsilia area. The Cypriot meze is worth it!
The perfect breakfast and brunch restaurant in Larnaca! It's very popular, so make sure to either make a reservation or go early as there is a very big chance the queue will be huge on weekends!
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Edem's yard
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The perfect breakfast and brunch restaurant in Larnaca! It's very popular, so make sure to either make a reservation or go early as there is a very big chance the queue will be huge on weekends!
Great ice cream and desserts but suggested for the delicious breakfast/brunch consisting of several dishes which they serve until later in the day.
Mardo
Great ice cream and desserts but suggested for the delicious breakfast/brunch consisting of several dishes which they serve until later in the day.
Great food near your place! I always go for the meze and special dishes of the day!
Spilaio
Great food near your place! I always go for the meze and special dishes of the day!
If you decide to visit Pyrgos, make sure to grab a bite at this traditional Cypriot taverna. Sit in the yard under the shade of the oldest oak tree in Cyprus (1898) measuring at 20m tall and 4.85m girth at breast height. Fun fact: Pyrgos is in the Nicosia district so that means Nicosia is technically a seaside district too! You can visit Pyrgos either through Pafos via the road network in the Republic of Cyprus or drive through the border of Ayios Dometios to the occupied part of the island.
ΤΑΒΕΡΝΑ "Ο ΔΡΥΣ"
If you decide to visit Pyrgos, make sure to grab a bite at this traditional Cypriot taverna. Sit in the yard under the shade of the oldest oak tree in Cyprus (1898) measuring at 20m tall and 4.85m girth at breast height. Fun fact: Pyrgos is in the Nicosia district so that means Nicosia is technically a seaside district too! You can visit Pyrgos either through Pafos via the road network in the Republic of Cyprus or drive through the border of Ayios Dometios to the occupied part of the island.
Delicious food (sandwiches and burgers) in a warm space decorated with DIY wooden furniture, plants, and a fire place for the cold nights. One of the few eateries that stay open until late (2.30 am) from Wed-Fri. Closed on Sundays and earlier close the rest of the days. Highly recommended.
Canteen Sandwich Bar
no 51 Uray Sokak
Delicious food (sandwiches and burgers) in a warm space decorated with DIY wooden furniture, plants, and a fire place for the cold nights. One of the few eateries that stay open until late (2.30 am) from Wed-Fri. Closed on Sundays and earlier close the rest of the days. Highly recommended.
This family restaurant in Larnaca district serves set seasonal menus based on traditional Cypriot dishes but with a contemporary gastronomical twist! Highly recommended haute cuisine! The drive from Nicosia is definitely worth it. Make sure you call and make a reservation beforehand.
Taverna to Patrikon
This family restaurant in Larnaca district serves set seasonal menus based on traditional Cypriot dishes but with a contemporary gastronomical twist! Highly recommended haute cuisine! The drive from Nicosia is definitely worth it. Make sure you call and make a reservation beforehand.
a breath of fresh air?
a selection of outdoor natural sites and places where you can enjoy the vegetation/wildlife and get some fresh air or go on a daily excursion
I love walking and running at Pedieos Linear Park. The park consists of a 14km path along the Pedieos river which starts from Lakatamia and goes all the way down town to Nicosia.
Pedieos
I love walking and running at Pedieos Linear Park. The park consists of a 14km path along the Pedieos river which starts from Lakatamia and goes all the way down town to Nicosia.
A natural reserve oasis next to the Pedieos river in Lakatamia. The lake hosts different kinds of fish, crayfish, water-plants, and is home for many protected endemic and migratory bird species. The lake is normally filled with water during the winter, but water level is low to dry during the summer months, depending on the annual rain levels.
Limni Mangli
A natural reserve oasis next to the Pedieos river in Lakatamia. The lake hosts different kinds of fish, crayfish, water-plants, and is home for many protected endemic and migratory bird species. The lake is normally filled with water during the winter, but water level is low to dry during the summer months, depending on the annual rain levels.
The Municipal garden is located in a beautiful area of Nicosia near the old Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus and behind the Parliament. A beautiful setting with trees, flowers and greenery.
Nicosia municipal gardens
The Municipal garden is located in a beautiful area of Nicosia near the old Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus and behind the Parliament. A beautiful setting with trees, flowers and greenery.
If you’ve ever heard anyone talk about the magnificent ‘red lake’ of Cyprus, they are by no means exaggerating. South west of the capital and about a 28 km drive out towards the village of Mitsero, you’ll come across the old copper mine of Mitsero, which operated between 1953 and 1966. And once you get to the area, you’ll be taken aback by the ‘acid lake’, seeping up minerals and ore which turn it red. Do not touch the water under any circumstances! But do take as many pictures as you can!
Mitsero Red Lake
If you’ve ever heard anyone talk about the magnificent ‘red lake’ of Cyprus, they are by no means exaggerating. South west of the capital and about a 28 km drive out towards the village of Mitsero, you’ll come across the old copper mine of Mitsero, which operated between 1953 and 1966. And once you get to the area, you’ll be taken aback by the ‘acid lake’, seeping up minerals and ore which turn it red. Do not touch the water under any circumstances! But do take as many pictures as you can!
The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries, and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and mountains are villages clinging to the hills. The area has been known since antiquity for its mines, which for centuries supplied copper to the entire Mediterranean. Perfect destination for a day trip or more during the summer or winter.
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Troodos
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The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries, and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and mountains are villages clinging to the hills. The area has been known since antiquity for its mines, which for centuries supplied copper to the entire Mediterranean. Perfect destination for a day trip or more during the summer or winter.
Located on the south-eastern edge of the city of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Athalassa National Forest Park has a total area of 840 hectares and is an oasis of greenery with many endemic, indigenous trees, shrubs and herbs. The Botanical Gardens are open daily and are free of charge to visit, whilst the grounds of the park also incorporate a Visitor’s Centre that provides information about the environmental features of the park. It is the biggest green area in the capital and locals love to go there for a walk to cycle or simply to relax and appreciate all the wildlife that finds refuge there. There are also picnic facilities, which locals like to use on the weekends. There are picnic facilities on the park, as well as sports ground and cycling paths, which makes the park a nice alternative for tourists. In addition, there is also a bird observation point, where people can learn more about the birds that live or visit the island. Make sure to check out the lake and relax!
Athalassa National Forest Park
Located on the south-eastern edge of the city of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Athalassa National Forest Park has a total area of 840 hectares and is an oasis of greenery with many endemic, indigenous trees, shrubs and herbs. The Botanical Gardens are open daily and are free of charge to visit, whilst the grounds of the park also incorporate a Visitor’s Centre that provides information about the environmental features of the park. It is the biggest green area in the capital and locals love to go there for a walk to cycle or simply to relax and appreciate all the wildlife that finds refuge there. There are also picnic facilities, which locals like to use on the weekends. There are picnic facilities on the park, as well as sports ground and cycling paths, which makes the park a nice alternative for tourists. In addition, there is also a bird observation point, where people can learn more about the birds that live or visit the island. Make sure to check out the lake and relax!
Some say it looks like a Harry Potter Castle. Situated on the top of the hill, entrance to the monastery is only allowed to men who are properly dressed. If you're wearing shorts they'll give you a pair of longer trousers to wear. The view is stunning!
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Stavrovouni Monastery
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Some say it looks like a Harry Potter Castle. Situated on the top of the hill, entrance to the monastery is only allowed to men who are properly dressed. If you're wearing shorts they'll give you a pair of longer trousers to wear. The view is stunning!
Caledonia Waterfalls or Kalidonia Waterfalls is the Latin name given to the waterfalls discovered by a Scottish expedition visiting the Platres region, in 1878. They ware surprised by the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land and named them Caledonia which is an ancient Latin name of Scotland.
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Caledonia Waterfall
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Caledonia Waterfalls or Kalidonia Waterfalls is the Latin name given to the waterfalls discovered by a Scottish expedition visiting the Platres region, in 1878. They ware surprised by the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land and named them Caledonia which is an ancient Latin name of Scotland.
The Millomeris Waterfalls are located in the southeastern area of Platres and, together with the Calidonia Waterfalls, they form a duo that has made the area a popular destination among nature enthusiasts. The water from the falls cascades from a height of 15 meters, creating a small lake, the level of which rises and sometimes overflows during the winter months, when the volume of water increases significantly.
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Millomeris Waterfalls
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The Millomeris Waterfalls are located in the southeastern area of Platres and, together with the Calidonia Waterfalls, they form a duo that has made the area a popular destination among nature enthusiasts. The water from the falls cascades from a height of 15 meters, creating a small lake, the level of which rises and sometimes overflows during the winter months, when the volume of water increases significantly.
The church is in Kakopetria, a village on the Troodos mountain range. Unique paintings inside. Holding the only fresco in the world where you can see Mary breastfeeding Jesus and the pagan symbols of the Sun and Moon simultaneously in the crucifixion scene. Ask for a guided tour. World heritage site protected by Unesco.
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis
The church is in Kakopetria, a village on the Troodos mountain range. Unique paintings inside. Holding the only fresco in the world where you can see Mary breastfeeding Jesus and the pagan symbols of the Sun and Moon simultaneously in the crucifixion scene. Ask for a guided tour. World heritage site protected by Unesco.
Discover the picturesque village of Askas! Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the picturesque Pitsilia area of the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, the village of Askas sits at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. It can be reached from Lefkosia by following the E902 route, then the E903, and finally the F915. Askas is breathtaking with its steep mountains, deep valleys and the passing waters of the Askas River and other streams. It offers agrotourism in beautiful, traditional accommodation, amidst tranquil surroundings. For lunch I suggest Perneia restaurant for great food and views!
Askas
Discover the picturesque village of Askas! Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the picturesque Pitsilia area of the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, the village of Askas sits at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. It can be reached from Lefkosia by following the E902 route, then the E903, and finally the F915. Askas is breathtaking with its steep mountains, deep valleys and the passing waters of the Askas River and other streams. It offers agrotourism in beautiful, traditional accommodation, amidst tranquil surroundings. For lunch I suggest Perneia restaurant for great food and views!
Located in the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, Fikardou village sits at an altitude of 900 metres in the region of Pitsilia. The historical site can be reached by following the E903 and then the E904, finally reaching this secluded and idyllic village. Now almost-deserted, the village was declared an Ancient Monument in 1978 by the department of antiquities, and won the Europa Nostra award in 1987. The village was carefully restored to preserve the 18th century houses with their remarkable woodwork and folk architecture. Two of these - the House of Katsinioros, and the House of Achilleas Dimitris - are now owned by the Department of Antiquities, and have been turned into museums, exhibiting rural items and depicting rural life in years past. After touring the village, visitors will find a traditional Cypriot welcome at the quaint little coffee shop, whilst the Monastery of Machairas is less than 15 minutes away.
Phicardou
Located in the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, Fikardou village sits at an altitude of 900 metres in the region of Pitsilia. The historical site can be reached by following the E903 and then the E904, finally reaching this secluded and idyllic village. Now almost-deserted, the village was declared an Ancient Monument in 1978 by the department of antiquities, and won the Europa Nostra award in 1987. The village was carefully restored to preserve the 18th century houses with their remarkable woodwork and folk architecture. Two of these - the House of Katsinioros, and the House of Achilleas Dimitris - are now owned by the Department of Antiquities, and have been turned into museums, exhibiting rural items and depicting rural life in years past. After touring the village, visitors will find a traditional Cypriot welcome at the quaint little coffee shop, whilst the Monastery of Machairas is less than 15 minutes away.
Located in the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the pretty, wine producing village of Omodos sits at an altitude of 800 metres on the Troodos mountain range, in the beautiful area of ‘Krassohoria’, just 42 km from Lemesos town. The village can be reached by following the E601 route, or by following the B8 route, then the E802 route and thereafter, the F825 route. Omodos is one of the most traditional and charming villages on the island. The village has existed since the Frankish period and is marked as ‘Homodos’, and ‘Homoclos’ on old maps, with its name originating from the Greek word for street - ‘odos’. Famous for its wine, Zivania spirit, handmade narrow-knit lacing and ‘arkatena’ bread, its quaint environs are perfect for agrotourism. Despite its small size, Omodos has many interesting sights. Located within close proximity of one another are the cobbled square, old stone-built houses, local wineries, a Medieval wine press and the monastery of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), with its old icons and impressive woodcarvings. There is also a museum dedicated to the National Liberation Struggle, as well as a centre for the preservation of narrow-knit lacing, and an Icon Museum. Every September 14, the village holds one of the biggest religious fairs on the island, dedicated to the Holy Cross. The celebration lasts for three days, and vendors gather in the beautiful square in front of the monastery to sell their wares. The square is also the scene of many other events during the summer and Easter.
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Omodos
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Located in the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the pretty, wine producing village of Omodos sits at an altitude of 800 metres on the Troodos mountain range, in the beautiful area of ‘Krassohoria’, just 42 km from Lemesos town. The village can be reached by following the E601 route, or by following the B8 route, then the E802 route and thereafter, the F825 route. Omodos is one of the most traditional and charming villages on the island. The village has existed since the Frankish period and is marked as ‘Homodos’, and ‘Homoclos’ on old maps, with its name originating from the Greek word for street - ‘odos’. Famous for its wine, Zivania spirit, handmade narrow-knit lacing and ‘arkatena’ bread, its quaint environs are perfect for agrotourism. Despite its small size, Omodos has many interesting sights. Located within close proximity of one another are the cobbled square, old stone-built houses, local wineries, a Medieval wine press and the monastery of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), with its old icons and impressive woodcarvings. There is also a museum dedicated to the National Liberation Struggle, as well as a centre for the preservation of narrow-knit lacing, and an Icon Museum. Every September 14, the village holds one of the biggest religious fairs on the island, dedicated to the Holy Cross. The celebration lasts for three days, and vendors gather in the beautiful square in front of the monastery to sell their wares. The square is also the scene of many other events during the summer and Easter.
Built on an altitude of approximately 900 metres, Lazanias is one of the most picturesque villages of the Nicosia District. In the northwest it neighbors with the village of Gourri, while in the southwest with the village of Farmakas.
Lazanias
Built on an altitude of approximately 900 metres, Lazanias is one of the most picturesque villages of the Nicosia District. In the northwest it neighbors with the village of Gourri, while in the southwest with the village of Farmakas.
Visit Platres! This lovely village in the Troodos mountains used to serve as a resort for the British before 1960. The village has a significant literary history with authors like George Seferis and Daphne du Maurier having lived and written there. The villagers make various kinds of treats and products from lavender. Make sure to try them!
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Pano Platres
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Visit Platres! This lovely village in the Troodos mountains used to serve as a resort for the British before 1960. The village has a significant literary history with authors like George Seferis and Daphne du Maurier having lived and written there. The villagers make various kinds of treats and products from lavender. Make sure to try them!
Located at the eastern edge of Ayia Napa the sculpture park covers an area of 20,000 sq.m. The rocky landscape slopes down to the sea and provides a serene and peaceful backdrop to this visually exciting display of modern artwork. The open air sculpture museum features both large and small works of art created by more than 20 sculptors from around the world.The park continues to grow with more works being added each winter by talented international artists. Enjoy the open air and take in the cultural wonders of the park. Free entrance.
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Sculpture Park
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Located at the eastern edge of Ayia Napa the sculpture park covers an area of 20,000 sq.m. The rocky landscape slopes down to the sea and provides a serene and peaceful backdrop to this visually exciting display of modern artwork. The open air sculpture museum features both large and small works of art created by more than 20 sculptors from around the world.The park continues to grow with more works being added each winter by talented international artists. Enjoy the open air and take in the cultural wonders of the park. Free entrance.
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. The Cyprus Government has yet to fully declare it as a National Park for tourist and local landowners reasons, although friends of the Earth and Green Peace are lobbying hard for it.
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Akamas Peninsula National Park
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The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. The Cyprus Government has yet to fully declare it as a National Park for tourist and local landowners reasons, although friends of the Earth and Green Peace are lobbying hard for it.
The Avakas Gorge Trail is located in the homonymous gorge, within Pegeia state forest with the end of the trail located inside the gorge. It follows the course of the Avgas River, from where the gorge gets its name and resulted from constant erosive activity on the erodible, sloping limestone rocks composed of loams, chalks, reef and grain limestone and bentonitic clays. The gorge is also a Natura 2000 area. The trail firstly follows a dirt road (closed to private vehicles) through an open valley, then takes you into the gorge. In its last section, the trail is in the stream, in which water usually flows throughout the year. The route through the gorge is characterized by thick vegetation and a particularly attractive, shady and moist environment.
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Avakas Gorge
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The Avakas Gorge Trail is located in the homonymous gorge, within Pegeia state forest with the end of the trail located inside the gorge. It follows the course of the Avgas River, from where the gorge gets its name and resulted from constant erosive activity on the erodible, sloping limestone rocks composed of loams, chalks, reef and grain limestone and bentonitic clays. The gorge is also a Natura 2000 area. The trail firstly follows a dirt road (closed to private vehicles) through an open valley, then takes you into the gorge. In its last section, the trail is in the stream, in which water usually flows throughout the year. The route through the gorge is characterized by thick vegetation and a particularly attractive, shady and moist environment.
Explore Stavros tis Psokas in Paphos Forest. Here there are many hiking trails and you might get to meet the Cyprus moufflon, the largest wild mammal in Cyprus and our national symbol running in the wild. In case you don't catch it running free, you can visit one of their secluded areas very close to the Forest station.
Stavros tis Psokas
Explore Stavros tis Psokas in Paphos Forest. Here there are many hiking trails and you might get to meet the Cyprus moufflon, the largest wild mammal in Cyprus and our national symbol running in the wild. In case you don't catch it running free, you can visit one of their secluded areas very close to the Forest station.
In this valley (Koilada ton Kedron) you can admire the unique endemic Cypriot cedar trees which can't be found anywhere else in the world!
Cedar Valley
In this valley (Koilada ton Kedron) you can admire the unique endemic Cypriot cedar trees which can't be found anywhere else in the world!
This female monastery is popular for its almond dessert (marzipan) production. Nice place to visit if you're looking to escape from the city, clear your thoughts and be close to nature.
Monastery of Saint Herakleidios
This female monastery is popular for its almond dessert (marzipan) production. Nice place to visit if you're looking to escape from the city, clear your thoughts and be close to nature.
Lefkara is where the Cypriot folk needlecraft art is born - the famous “lefkaritiko” - which the reputation of has gone beyond the frontiers of Cyprus and has become known in most of the European countries but not only there. Lefkara owes its welfare and prosperity as always spotted to this needlecraft art and to its trade launched in the late 19th century, flourishing during the 20th century first thirty years. The village is situated at the foot of the Troodos Mountains in the south eastern region, 650m above sea level, 45 km from Nicosia, 30 km from the Larnaca airport and just 12 km from the Nicosia – Limassol highway.
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Pano Lefkara
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Lefkara is where the Cypriot folk needlecraft art is born - the famous “lefkaritiko” - which the reputation of has gone beyond the frontiers of Cyprus and has become known in most of the European countries but not only there. Lefkara owes its welfare and prosperity as always spotted to this needlecraft art and to its trade launched in the late 19th century, flourishing during the 20th century first thirty years. The village is situated at the foot of the Troodos Mountains in the south eastern region, 650m above sea level, 45 km from Nicosia, 30 km from the Larnaca airport and just 12 km from the Nicosia – Limassol highway.
Xyliatos is a village of the Lefkosia District. It is built 50 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Lefkosia, on a mean altitude of 515 metres. Many visit Xyliatos to enjoy the peace and beauty of the dam and the hiking trail located in the hug of a green mountain, which is reflected on the crystal water of the dam, creating a scenic imagery.
Xyliatos Dam
Xyliatos is a village of the Lefkosia District. It is built 50 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Lefkosia, on a mean altitude of 515 metres. Many visit Xyliatos to enjoy the peace and beauty of the dam and the hiking trail located in the hug of a green mountain, which is reflected on the crystal water of the dam, creating a scenic imagery.
urban exploring & architecture
a selection of things to see when you feel like letting your body wander
The Venetian Walls are a series of defensive walls which surround the capital city of Nicosia in Cyprus. The first city walls were built in the Middle Ages, but they were completely rebuilt in the mid-16th century by the Republic of Venice. The walls are still largely intact, and are among the best preserved Renaissance fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean. They are a major tourist attraction. The city of Nicosia, along with Valletta in Malta and Palmanova in Italy, was considered to be a practical example of an ideal city of the Renaissance, and this was due to its fortifications as well as the urban life within the city.
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Venetian walls of Nicosia
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The Venetian Walls are a series of defensive walls which surround the capital city of Nicosia in Cyprus. The first city walls were built in the Middle Ages, but they were completely rebuilt in the mid-16th century by the Republic of Venice. The walls are still largely intact, and are among the best preserved Renaissance fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean. They are a major tourist attraction. The city of Nicosia, along with Valletta in Malta and Palmanova in Italy, was considered to be a practical example of an ideal city of the Renaissance, and this was due to its fortifications as well as the urban life within the city.
Hip area in the old part of Nicosia. Have a coffee at Kala Kathoumena, visit the old church and look for local souvenirs from local artists at Phaneromenis 70.
Phaneromenis
Hip area in the old part of Nicosia. Have a coffee at Kala Kathoumena, visit the old church and look for local souvenirs from local artists at Phaneromenis 70.
Have a walk around this picturesque old neighborhood. It gets touristy so avoid if you're not a big fun of the crowds.
Λαϊκή Γειτονιά
Have a walk around this picturesque old neighborhood. It gets touristy so avoid if you're not a big fun of the crowds.
Walk past the renovated Eleftherias Sq along Ledras & Onosagorou streets to explore the heart of Nicosia.
Ledras
Walk past the renovated Eleftherias Sq along Ledras & Onosagorou streets to explore the heart of Nicosia.
Büyük Han is the largest caravansarai on the island of Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in the capital of Cyprus, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the Venetians. In the centre of the open courtyard is a mosque with a fountain for pre-prayer ablutions. It became the first city prison under British administration. After spending most of the 1990s being restored, the inn has been revived as a thriving arts centre, consisting of several galleries and workshops. There are also several courtyard cafes and souvenir shops. It is located in the occupied part of Nicosia close to the Ledra street border crossing.
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Büyük Han
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Büyük Han is the largest caravansarai on the island of Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in the capital of Cyprus, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the Venetians. In the centre of the open courtyard is a mosque with a fountain for pre-prayer ablutions. It became the first city prison under British administration. After spending most of the 1990s being restored, the inn has been revived as a thriving arts centre, consisting of several galleries and workshops. There are also several courtyard cafes and souvenir shops. It is located in the occupied part of Nicosia close to the Ledra street border crossing.
Selimiye Mosque historically known as Cathedral of Saint Sophia, is a former Roman Catholic cathedral converted into a mosque, located in occupied Nicosia close to the Ledra street crossing. It is the main mosque of the city. The Selimiye Mosque is housed in the largest and oldest surviving Gothic church in Cyprus possibly constructed on the site of an earlier Byzantine church.
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Selimiye Camii
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Selimiye Mosque historically known as Cathedral of Saint Sophia, is a former Roman Catholic cathedral converted into a mosque, located in occupied Nicosia close to the Ledra street crossing. It is the main mosque of the city. The Selimiye Mosque is housed in the largest and oldest surviving Gothic church in Cyprus possibly constructed on the site of an earlier Byzantine church.
Tower 25 (also called The White Walls) is a high-rise building located in the centre of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It was designed by the world-famous architect Jean Nouvel and is a major addition to Nicosia's landmarks owing to its original design and location. Standing 62 meters tall, Tower 25 is the fourth tallest building in Cyprus.
Tower 25
Tower 25 (also called The White Walls) is a high-rise building located in the centre of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It was designed by the world-famous architect Jean Nouvel and is a major addition to Nicosia's landmarks owing to its original design and location. Standing 62 meters tall, Tower 25 is the fourth tallest building in Cyprus.
Eleftheria square, literally meaning Liberty Square, is the main square in central Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. It forms the intersection of Ledra and Onasagorou streets with Stasinou, Omirou, Kostaki Pantelidi, Konstandinou Palaiologou and Evagorou avenues. It is considered one of Zaha Hadid's Top 35 projects.
Eleftherias Square
Eleftheria square, literally meaning Liberty Square, is the main square in central Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. It forms the intersection of Ledra and Onasagorou streets with Stasinou, Omirou, Kostaki Pantelidi, Konstandinou Palaiologou and Evagorou avenues. It is considered one of Zaha Hadid's Top 35 projects.
feeling thirsty?
a selection of worthwhile bars and pubs with nice atmosphere and quality drinks
Extensive variety of craft beers from all over the world!
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BrewFellas
7 Pigmalionos
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Extensive variety of craft beers from all over the world!
One of the oldest pubs in Nicosia. Good beer, good burgers, cool indoors, and a nice lounge to sit outside during the summer months.
Babylon
One of the oldest pubs in Nicosia. Good beer, good burgers, cool indoors, and a nice lounge to sit outside during the summer months.
Housed in an old residential building with a great garden. They also make delicious pizzas!
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New Division
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Housed in an old residential building with a great garden. They also make delicious pizzas!
The place to be if you're looking for a good cocktail.
Notes And Spirits
The place to be if you're looking for a good cocktail.
Open Monday-Friday. Popular place for drinks after work for locals.
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Silver Star Wine Bar
44-46 Sofouli
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Open Monday-Friday. Popular place for drinks after work for locals.
If you have the urge to listen to rempetiko and need a glass of ouzo or raki with some small side dishes, this is the place to be.
Καφενείο 11 (Kafenio 11)
If you have the urge to listen to rempetiko and need a glass of ouzo or raki with some small side dishes, this is the place to be.
Good cocktails and cool music next to the buffer zone.
Palaia Pineza
Good cocktails and cool music next to the buffer zone.
Nice cocktails and atmosphere within the walls of Nicosia. Sit outside during the summer months and enjoy the night!
Bastione
Nice cocktails and atmosphere within the walls of Nicosia. Sit outside during the summer months and enjoy the night!
If you find yourself in Limassol during the summer months stop for a drink at the Gin Garden. I promise you won't regret it! Closed during the winter season - operates as Library Bar indoors.
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Gin Garden
1 Themidos
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If you find yourself in Limassol during the summer months stop for a drink at the Gin Garden. I promise you won't regret it! Closed during the winter season - operates as Library Bar indoors.
Cool bar with nice music in Limassol.
Sousami
8 Kitiou Kyprianou
Cool bar with nice music in Limassol.
Lovely English style pub in Larnaca. Enjoy the warm space inside in the winter and the beautiful garden in the back yard in the summer!
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The Tudor Inn
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Lovely English style pub in Larnaca. Enjoy the warm space inside in the winter and the beautiful garden in the back yard in the summer!
Recommended for the delicious cocktails, the sea view, as well as the EDRO III shipreck views, but the food is also delicious. The perfect destination on a summer afternoon. Open only during the summer season April - October.
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Oniro By The Sea
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Recommended for the delicious cocktails, the sea view, as well as the EDRO III shipreck views, but the food is also delicious. The perfect destination on a summer afternoon. Open only during the summer season April - October.
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amenities in walking distance from your accommodation
Nearby supermarkets: Lidl, AlfaMega, Metro Nearby coffeehouses: Frequency, Second cup Nearby suggested restaurants: Apantisi, Savvikos
Lakatamia
Nearby supermarkets: Lidl, AlfaMega, Metro Nearby coffeehouses: Frequency, Second cup Nearby suggested restaurants: Apantisi, Savvikos
got time for a cuppa?
a selection of coffeehouses and reading rooms when you need to relax
Book club in a lovely space with a secret garden to have a coffee, relax, or get some work done. 3 Euro / day pass which includes a beverage.
Yfantourgeio - Weaving Mill
Book club in a lovely space with a secret garden to have a coffee, relax, or get some work done. 3 Euro / day pass which includes a beverage.
One of my favorite coffee houses in Nicosia with a big book collection. Also serves alcoholic beverages. They make a mean brandy sour!
Πρόζακ. Καφενείο
3Α Medontos
One of my favorite coffee houses in Nicosia with a big book collection. Also serves alcoholic beverages. They make a mean brandy sour!
Hip joint with good coffees.
A κχoffee project
Hip joint with good coffees.
An independent coffee house & traditional kafenio with a nostalgic handcrafted twist – celebrating great coffee & great design!
Platanos
An independent coffee house & traditional kafenio with a nostalgic handcrafted twist – celebrating great coffee & great design!
For an afternoon coffee/homemade lemonade/ soumada (warm almond juice) / triantafyllo (rose cordial) or even a good old fashioned brandy sour next to the buffer zone! Gathers mostly intellectual / artistic / alternative / creative crowds.
Charátsi
For an afternoon coffee/homemade lemonade/ soumada (warm almond juice) / triantafyllo (rose cordial) or even a good old fashioned brandy sour next to the buffer zone! Gathers mostly intellectual / artistic / alternative / creative crowds.
Local favorite coffeehouse in the occupied side with views of the walls of Nicosia and the old Ledra Palace Hotel.
Zahra 11
Local favorite coffeehouse in the occupied side with views of the walls of Nicosia and the old Ledra Palace Hotel.
Second cup
185 Archiepiskopou Makariou III
Frequency Coffee Bar & Resto
82 Axiou
Cypriot coffeehouse culture with a contemporary twist! Great atmosphere and amazing food for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. More than just coffee. In Alsancak/Karavas, Keryneia (occupied Cyprus).
Gave
Cypriot coffeehouse culture with a contemporary twist! Great atmosphere and amazing food for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. More than just coffee. In Alsancak/Karavas, Keryneia (occupied Cyprus).
Really cute small coffee shop in occupied Nicosia. Great desserts too!
Luna Cafe Art Shop
Really cute small coffee shop in occupied Nicosia. Great desserts too!