The Best of Cyprus, The Island of Love
It’s been a year since we’ve dipped our toes into our roots. Cyprus, the birthplace of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and Papa K, of course. With its Lemon trees, olive groves, pine- forested mountains and some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. For us it feels like home, we step off the plane with the smell of warm dusty air, familiar from our childhood, where we spent our summer holidays with our Yiayia every year. Yiayia Nitsa is 87 years old and doesn’t miss a thing. She can’t speak a word of English but her house is the most welcoming loving home you’ll ever step foot in. There will always be a fresh baked pastitcio in the oven and bourekia on the table with a hot Greek coffee brewing in the briki. If you haven’t been to this corner of the earth yet you’ll be charmed with culture, beauty, history and Cypriot warmth. So here are our Top Four Things to do, see, sleep and eat. As Cypriots say Kopiaste!
The Four Best Hotels
1 The Anassa 5 star Luxury boutique hotel hidden in the hills of Paphos. This really is the best in Cyprus.
Polis Town Hall, Poli Crysochous 8830, Cyprus, +357 26 885085
2 Grecian Park Hotel Situated on top of our favourite Bay on the island Konnos Bay with turquoise seas and breathtaking views
Konnos 81, Ayia Napa 5297, Cyprus, +357 23 844000
3 Almyra Contemporary and minimalist hotel is perfect for a long weekend in the sun
12, Poseidonos Ave, Paphos, Cyprus, +357 26 888700
4 Londa Beach Hotel Trendy boutique hotel in Limassol
Georgiou 'A 72, Germasogeia 4048, Cyprus, +357 25 865555
The Four Best Bars
1 Patio set within a beautifully renovated old house, have a dance with the local trendsetters and make sure you order the cheese board
55 Great Alexander str. 1010 Nicosia Cyprus, +357 22664488
2 Lab A picturesque bar hidden in downtown Limassol, perch yourself on the pillowed concrete benches under the stars
Anexartisias 33, Limassol, Cyprus, +357 25 738882
3 The Gym the place to be in Nicosia, excellent cocktails, good vibes
Onasagorou, Nicosia 1011, Cyprus, +357 22 002001
4 Bastione wine bar set within the old city walls, sip delicious fine wine with the Nicosia chic set
6 Athenas Avenue,1510 Nicosia, Cyprus, +357 22 730025
The Four Best Restaurants
1 Kalymnos Governors beach family run fish taverna is our family favourite. The best grilled fish on the beach
Possidonos 2, Governors Beach, Limassol, +357 25 632878
2 Souvlaki Kazamias Without a doubt the best souvlakia in the Capital
Leoforos Akropoleos 62, Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus, +357-22-425212
3 Nozomi Sushi on one of the islands best beaches. Yes please!
Nissi Ave 103, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, +357 23 723010
4 Rokoko If you fancy an Italian, delicious stone baked pizza. this is buzzing with its “New York style” vibe
21, Eiffel Tower, Christodoulou Sozou, Nicosia 1096, +357 22 254525
The Four Best Beaches
1 Blue Lagoon Paphos Hire a boat from the local fishing port and you'll be bathing in the bluest water ever.
Akamas Peninsula, Paphos, Cyprus
2 Konnos Bay Our favourite cove to sip Frappes & get a cracking tan
Between Protaras and Cape Greco, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
3 Nissi Beach Famous for its foam parties on the beach but walk over to the other side and you'll be pleasantly surprised
Nissi Avenue 100, Ayia Napa 5340, Cyprus
4 Fig Tree Bay Exactly what it says on the tin, one of the islands most beautiful beaches with fig trees galore!
Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus