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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...

This is the song which will represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2017

Hovig will take to the stage in Kyiv with the song “Gravity”. The song was written by esteemed Swedish composer Thomas G:son. Hovig, who is a Cypriot performer of Armenian origin, was selected internally by Cypriot broadcaster, CyBC, to represent the country in 2017. Hovig is 27 years old and participated in X Factor Greece in 2009, the same year that Evi Adamou, Cyprus’ represen...

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 ...

Limassol Marathon 2017

Limassol marathon firstly run in 2006. Therefore, this year i​t is the 11th time ​that is ​happening. It is a part of European annual race series including marathon, a half marathon, a 10 km health Race, a 5 km corporate race and a 1 km children’s fun run. The race route begins at the center of the city and follows the Mediterranean coastline along the beachfront, to the ancient ruins of Royal Cit...

Pafos the European Cultural Capital of 2017

by Vangelis Angelides Cyprus, the island known as the island of beauty. The island in which the goddess Aphrodite was born; the goddess of love and beauty. The modern myth says that she actually rose out of the popular “Petra tou Romiou” seaside, one of the most beautiful coastlines of the island which is located in Pafos. Pafos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treas...

The secret to long-living – a message from a great old Cypriot man

By Vangelis Angelides A journey had begun in the narrow streets of Limassol Old Town. As we were exploring every little detail in the town, we came across a brilliant human being. He was an adorable old man. He introduced himself, Kyriakos, he offered us freshly squeezed orange juice and asked us to join him for a mini talk. The first thing he noticed was my photo camera which had been hanging rou...

Cypriot passport ranks 13th on global power scale

The Cypriot passport ranks among the strongest in the world, as holders are able to travel to 146 countries without a visa. According to the updated Passport Index, Cyprus gets a Passport Power Rank of 13, and an Individual Power Rank of 36 globally. Its Global Mobility Score (for visa-free travel) of 146 ranks it above such countries as Lichtenstein, Monaco and Brazil. The German passport scores ...

AMAZING NEWS! Now you can get instant confirmation of your overseas wedding date and venue in Cyprus!

Now you can get instant confirmation of your overseas wedding date and venue in Cyprus! If you are planning on getting married in a romantic overseas setting along a beautiful beach in Cyprus, we have FANTASTIC NEWS for you! By visiting BookYourWeddingDay.com, you can put an end to the weeks of waiting between sending a booking request for your preferred wedding date and receiving confirmation. Be...

Kinetic Pathways art exhibition happening on the 16th of December at 19.30 at Peter’s gallery in Limassol.

Artists are working towards producing there work. Iphigenia, Andrea, Salomi, Michalis, Nefelie, Constantinos, Harry, Electra and Katerina are the Kinetic Team waiting for you to observe their work. Fine Art- Installation, Paintings, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration and Filmmaking. Find us on Facebook at : Kinetic Pathways. group art exhibition and Instangram : # kineticpathways...

Fengaros Festival 2016: A huge sucsess!

by Stavros Poyiadjis Last weekend, an amazing event, Fengaros festival, took place at Kato Drys village. Thousands of people attended the event and many people travelled from abroad to join this huge festival. Many singers and bands from Greece, Cyprus, UK, and Israel and pop/rock, blues, ethnic, psychedelic rock and jazz music filled up the three-days event. Among others, the famous British singe...

Breaking the record: Kypros Karaviotis (DjK), one of the best Djs in Cyprus

by Stavros Poyiadjis  Kypros Karaviotis began to work as a Dj in 2009, when he made his first appearance at Vinyl bar. One year after working with Vinyl, he had many opportunities to work with world known Dj’s. He then entered into the Dee jay radio 93,5 FM family. Born and raised in Nicosia, DjK first started djing in 2006 as resident and music coordinator at “Sushi La Bar & Grill” wher...

Cypriot Artist M. Aristidou gets viral again worldwide, this time for her paintings made with Coffee!

Originally from our city, Larnaka, the famous artist Maria Aristidou (currently UK based) managed to attract once more the attention of the world, this time because of the amazing paintings she created with coffee! “I use [watercolor painting] paper and around five different coffee blends,” she wrote in a blog post about her art. It is amazing how many famous and other people commented...