Entries by Gerry

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Appealing to the budget-conscious holidaymaker, low-cost flights with short journey times are available to many European destinations. This ease of travel, coupled with an abundance of affordable holiday rental apartments and villas in popular beach resorts such as Paphos, Coral Bay and Larnaca, secures Cyprus second billing on the list. Revealing its predictions of the […]

Guinness Book of World Records, Cyprus is home to the oldest wine produced in the world

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Cyprus is home to the oldest wine produced in the world. Commandaria is a dessert wine that tastes like a sweet liqueur, rich in flavor and history. It supposedly got its name from the Crusaders knights of the 13th century, but it appears that it was discovered […]

Pafos – The Perfect Wedding Destination

The beautiful town of Pafos (Paphos) nestles on the west coast of the island of Cyprus and regularly appears in the list of most popular ‘location wedding destinations’. Pafos is definitely a great choice because it is bathed in warm sunshine for more than 330 days each year, it has a great variety of holiday […]

Flamingos return to Cyprus for annual sojourn

Pink flamingos were back at the Larnaca Salt Lake yesterday during their annual stopover on their journey of migration. The lake was declared a protected area in 1997 and in 2005 the first evidence was presented that the flamingos not only stop in Cyprus there but also breed here

Peyia attracting newlyweds

Peyia Municipality carried out 650 civil weddings in 2013, making it one of the most popular wedding destinations in Cyprus and earning much needed revenue. Maria Yiangou, the officer in charge of civil weddings at Peyia told the Cyprus News Agency that most weddings involved Britons and Russias, though there were also couples from Romania […]

PADI recommended

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI,) one of the world’s leading scuba diving training organisations, recently promoted diving in Cyprus to its members. An article on PADI’s Christmas newsletter recommended Cyprus in a prominently-displayed ‘Vacation Spotlight’ section saying: “From simple, sandy-bottom dives for beginners, to excellent enriched air diving on the Zenobia, one of […]

Top Traditional Cypriot Dishes and Where to Try Them in Paphos

Trying new cuisines is surely one of the best things about holidaying abroad. For the ultimate gastronomic experience, why not visit Paphos to discover some of Cyprus’s most popular dishes, which combine Mediterranean flavours with hints of the east? You’ll be able to sample all kinds of world foods at the restaurants and cafes based […]

Travel trends for 2014: private vacation rentals on the rise

As active or Lazy as you want to be[/caption] As 2013 winds down the travel pundits and industry insiders are making their annual predictions for travel trends that will shape the coming year. Apart from some of the continuing trends, such as the role of social media and technology in informing and shaping travel decisions, […]