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What it takes to be in a relationship with a Cypriot!”        

By: Leila Thanopoulos Cypriot dating app ‘lalemou’  reveals juicy findings    ‘Lale mou’ in Cypriot literally translates to ‘talk to me.’ However, research shows that dating app users of ‘Lalemou’ find the ‘less talk, more action’ approach far more promising. According to 64% of Cypriots, a relationship becomes official only after a month’s worth of sex, while the other 11% may never even utter th...

Did you know what we celebrate on the 25th of March in Cyprus?

By Leila Thanopoulos ‘Freedom or death’ motto reigns over Cyprus on Greek Independence Day This year, March 25 marks the 196th anniversary of Greek independence; a war which began in 1821 and ended in 1832. For Greek-Cypriots, the annual commemoration takes place in various parts of the island. Alongside military members, students of all ages from public schools in Cyprus participate in the commem...

“Why I love running across Limassol’s promenade every morning”

By Leila Thanopoulos I made a promise to myself that I’d get fit when I moved to Cyprus this winter. Not necessarily because I wanted to keep up at the Limassol Marathon. I just thought a Mediterranean diet wouldn’t be complete without some outdoor exercise. I imagined it to be a daunting process of running around the narrow streets of Limassol, embarrassing myself in front of the locals who...

Cyprus, listed in the world’s hottest travel destinations on CNN

It is with great excitement that we saw our island, Cyprus, being listed in the list with the world’s hottest travel destinations on CNN.   Below is the original article written on CNN: Mexico, Iceland and Cyprus all experienced a surge in tourism spending in 2016, according to a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council. The group’s report also contained something of...

Special Quality Distinction for Louis Hotels 

The Annual Quality Event, an event organized by the Cyprus Certification Company (CCC) and the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS), was held in a hotel in Nicosia on the 7th of March 2017 with absolute success. “Louis Hotels”, member of the LOUIS Group of Companies, which has a long history and has played a leading role in the Cypriot and Greek tourism industry, received the Annual Speci...

It’s not all about Sheftalia & Lountza, Cypriot baked goods are one of a kind, and they’re vegetarian!

By Leila Thanopoulos ‘Eliopita’  This one’s for the olive lovers. An ‘eliopita’ is a Cypriot olive pie which is made with basic components of the Mediterranean diet, such as olive oil, onion, flour, mint, and of course, olives!   ‘Tahinopita’  No authentic Cypriot entree dish is complete without a dip of tahini, but it’s even better when it’s used in sweets and pastries like ‘Tahinopita’ an a...

A record-breaking 15,000 participants embraced Limassol’s coastline – The 11th Opap Limassol-GSO Marathon 

  By: Leila Thanopoulos Feelings of triumph followed the sweaty exhaustion of 15,000 athletes who participated in the 11th Opap Limassol-GSO Marathon. Running a marathon isn’t the average persons morning forte, but when scenic views of the Mediterranean sea act as a motivator, amazing things can happen. The marathon spread along the scenic coastline of Limassol, and had International pa...

Cyprus: Europe’s hidden treasure unveiled

By: Leila Thanopoulos A prospective future for the Eastern Mediterranean island Some of the most common tourist attractions in Europe often include heavenly sunsets in Greece, the snowy Alpine region in Switzerland, and the authentic culture in Italy – but there is no mention of a country that combines all of these elements, and more, into one. A country where the mountains meet the sea, whe...

Amazing news: Limassol in the list of best 100 cities!

Once again Limassol is in the list of 100 cities around the world, offering the best quality of life for 2017. According to previous reports, Limassol was in the same list in 2016, claiming the 88th position of the cities with the best quality of life. As stated in the survey conducted annually by the prestigious international firm Mercer Consulting Entrepreneur, Limassol ranks in 89th place in 20...

Cyprus in the Spring – 340 days of pure sunshine are ahead

By Leila Thanopoulos If there’s a season that awakens the senses and revitalises the earth, it’s spring. The sun’s rays have already begun peaking through and lathering our cold shivers with warmth. The snow is melting away up in the mountains of Troodos. It’s time to wave goodbye to our pine-eyed snowman friends as the short-lived Cypriot winter comes to an end. On the bright side, over 300 days ...

Paphos in the making – presenting its best version yet in 2017 

By Leila Thanopoulos  Interviews from the locals in town  After being selected as Europe’s cultural capital, a huge spotlight of opportunity shines over Paphos to showcase its beauty. We had a chat with three young ladies born and raised in the heart of Paphos, who shared their thoughts on their city and how it’s evolving. Marina Spanou left Paphos five years ago to study abroad, upon moving back ...