Travel

“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...

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 ...

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 ...

Protaras Beach by Harald Illmer

Originally published on Point Touch   “Out of a total of 23 countries worldwide, the Knight Frank Global Lifestyle Review puts Cyprus in fifth place as the best relocation destination in the world. The 2013 Knight Frank Global Lifestyle Review ranks Cyprus as the fifth best place to relocate. Cyprus offers some of the most extensive advantages for entrepreneurs, families and retired cou...

Seaside stories in Cyprus by Maria Moisa

This project explores everyday life moments captured in black and white emotions. Maria Moisa is an aspiring photographer, who doesn’t have a professional camera and yet manages to express through images. Each image has a distanced and yet silenced message by the absence of the colours; beautiful, mysterious, wild and free. “I love the peace and the inspiration that the sea gives me, makes m...

Dakar Rally 2017. Day 9. Uyuni, Bolivia – Salta, Argentina. Sportbooking.com Stage.

Dakar Rally 2017. Day 9. Uyuni, Bolivia – Salta, Argentina. Sportbooking.com Stage. 10th of January saw the continuation of the supermarathon that yet again proved extremely challenging for the team. Speaking plain numbers here: it took the pilots 14 hours of driving without any external help to arrive to the final checkpoint. Sandy dunes, that are abundant in the area, didn’t make it ...

Cyprus Team in Dakar Rally names of the routes HEART CYPRUS!

Dakar Rally 2017. Day 8. La Paz – Uyuni, Bolivia. Heart Cyprus Stage. 9th of January marked the beginning of a supermarathon part of the Dakar. It was an extremely tough day for the team. Due to the harsh conditions en route (the passage laid through the Salt Lake of Uyuni during the rainy season) the leaver of the gearbox got broken. The Supermarathon is always characterised by the prohibit...

Dakar Updates! Stages 3-5

Dakar Rally 2017. Day 3 San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentia – San Salvador De Jujuy, Argentina. Copybet Stage. 4th of January 2017 would be remembered as an extremely dangerous and difficult day for the competitors. Cyprus Team (Autlolife Dakar.Team) was no exception. For Roman and Bert it was a longsome stage, consisting of 16 hours of driving The real test came toward the end of the stage when...