Lifestyle

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...

“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...

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...

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 ...

10 years of Street Life Festival in Cyprus

10 years Street Life Festival, by Gifts and Gadgets and The Copy Shop, for one more year brings the city centre of Limassol back to life! On Saturday 6th of May, more than 20.000 visitors will fill the popular streets of Saripolou and Athinon, in the old town of Limassol. Building walls, sidewalks and abandoned houses will become the canvas and the inspiration for many street artists, from all aro...

Cypriot hospitality welcomes you, each and every visit

By Leila Thanopoulos A story of the warm-hearted people in Cyprus I still remember the first time I visited Cyprus. I didn’t realise there was such a thing as entering a fully heated oven until I walked outside of the airport. There I was, with a suitcase bigger than my body in one hand, and a bottle of water in the other. I was told to wait outside for the bus, however, I wasn’t told ...

Reflections on International Women’s day from the Women of Cyprus

By Leila Thanopoullos     ‘Head-strong’, ‘persistent’, and ‘hard-working’, are just a few powerful characteristics of Cypriot women. On the 8th of March 2017, International Women’s day recognises the significant achievements in women’s equality. Whilst there is still work to be done, the women of Cyprus have come a long way since the days of being full time housewives.   Two generations of Cy...