Heart Cyprus

Heart Cyprus

Don’t miss this year’s “TAXIDI exhibition”, the biggest travel exhibition that takes place in Cyprus

“TAXIDI exhibition” is the biggest travel exhibition that takes place in Cyprus in the last years. It is organized every year by the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents in cooperation with Display Art Plc. The exhibition constitutes the ideal forum where the Cypriot traveler can obtain valuable and comprehensive information on tourist destinations and travel packages. Meet the teams of...

Cypriot scientists win $2.5m at the “XPRIZE” competition, for their “artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER,” that can diagnose over 30 serious medical conditions

Four out of seven scientists hailing from our island, have received the first prize in the “XPRIZE” competition, a very prestigious global competition for designing a handheld medical device comparable to the tricorder used in the science fiction TV series Star Trek. The winners received $2.6 million for their “artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER,”. This device is able to diagnose medical ...

New LGBT online platform fights against violence in Cyprus

By: Leila Thanopoulos ‘Accept – LGBT Cyprus’ is continuously pushing for equality and inclusion in Cyprus for all; where love is not determined by sexual orientation or gender identity. Yesterday, the organisation announced a new online platform where victims of this kind of violence can lodge their complaints. The research findings will gain insight into the date and location of the inciden...

Why we love Easter in Cyprus

Easter for Cypriots is more than a big celebration for Christianity. It is that time of the year where customs and traditions meet. It is the moment when families get to get through the island’s culture that has been transferred from generation to generation. Flaouna preparations is simply a must! Just like dyeing Easter Eggs. Lighting up the so-called “Lambradja” Playing traditi...

Drink the “wine of the kings” this Easter weekend!

By: Leila Thanopoulos Apart from the array of freshly baked ‘flaounes’ that will be brought to the table, there is also a traditional Cypriot wine that is a must-have this Easter. This wine is of a unique calibre, in fact it is known to be the oldest named wine in the world.  ‘Commandaria’ is a dessert wine with a flavour that compliments its extensive history. It was first made 5,000 years ago, a...

Experience a historical journey at the Cyprus Theatre Museum

By: Leila Thanopoulos The island of culture, love, and beauty offers a historical journey throughout the diverse changes and periods in Cyprus, at the Theatre Museum in Limassol. A museum that attracts film lovers world-wide, whilst showcasing theatrical costumes, stage props, scale models, printed materials, posters, photographs, sketches, audiovisual material, and the list goes on! Exhibitions i...

No more international roaming charges for all EU citizens, including Cyprus!

By: Leila Thanopoulos Cypriots to take mobile phone plan inclusions with them these summer holidays   The European deputies put forward a decision that positively affects all residents of Cyprus, as well as EU citizens during their European travels. As of June 15, 2017, charges for phone calls, messages and mobile data will not incur any international roaming charges. Instead, the same charge...

Why did the alternative/indie band Maximo Park write a song called ‘Limassol’?

Check out the lyrics to Maximo Park’s ‘Limassol’ and have your say: Why did the alternative/indie band write a song called Limassol? Thinking clearly never came as easy as it did for you Driving this route out of town I wish you were still around In the dead of night I always wondered whether you were true Someone better than myself an offer you just can’t turn down A morni...

We all wear perfume, but can you guess who created it?

By: Leila Thanopoulos Cyprus, also known as Aphrodite’s island seems to not only be the birthplace of Aphrodite but also the birthplace of the world’s oldest known perfumes. Naturally, the island of love and beauty would initiate the idea of nice smells and essences. Archaeologists discovered perfumes dating back more than 4,000 years, according to excavation leader Maria Rosaria Belgiorno of the ...

Limassol to make world-wide impressions with state of the art modern architecture

By: Leila Thanopoulos ‘Limassol Landmark’ is scheduled to be the newest hub of living, relaxation, culture and entertainment located in the heart of the city. It looks like Limassol will have yet another luxurious environment right by the sea. One of the most impressive design features of Limassol Landmark is the modern infrastructure on the top 3 levels that comprise of swimming pools on the edge...

12 Step Recipe: Tahinopites – Brought to you by the Cypriot yiayia

By Leila Thano TAHINOPITES Yiayia’s Ingredient List:   500 grams of all purpose flour 1 cup of self raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 cube of fresh yeast (25 g.) 1/2 cup of sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of crushed mastic 1/2 tsp of cursed machlepi Approximately 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water For the filling:  400 grams of tahini 1 cup of sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon    The ...

Modern day lent in Cyprus – Traditional customs of Cypriot culture leading up to Easter  

By Leila Thano So you were about to take a bite into your tuna sandwich on your lunch break, until a co-worker stops you advises that tuna is not Lenten. “What are you talking about! Fish isn’t meat!” you yell out in defense. Or is it? Cypriots have adopted a modern day approach to traditional practices such as fasting. Even some of the older generations have eased off the strict vegan diets...