Entries by Gerry

Great News for Scuba Diving in Cyprus

The first of four boats to be used to create artificial reefs off the Cyprus coast is due to be sunk on Friday, December 20. The Cyprus Dive Centre Association (CDCA) said the Nemesis III has been cleaned up according to the UN Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan relevant guidelines, as part of the establishment […]

Cyprus: Incredible Island

With a tradition of celebration and hospitality, Cyprus is every traveller’s dream destination Located at the crossroads of several civilisations, Cyprus is a land of snowcapped mountains, pristine beaches, historical locales, exotic wildlife and ancient traditions. Lush, verdant and authentic has become the hallmark of the island nation, catapulting it to one of the most […]

Russia boost for winter tourism

Nicosia and Moscow have agreed on the complete liberalisation of charter flights to Cyprus for the winter season. The move was announced Friday evening by Transport Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos and will be signed on Monday in Nicosia. The deal is likely to most benefit the Famagusta region, according to reports. Destinations in that district are […]

Mighty Moufflons eye 20th straight win in Slovenia

THE Cyprus national rugby team, current holders of the world record for consecutive international wins (19), take on Slovenia on Saturday (2.30pm) determined to extend their record to 20. Known as the Moufflons, the Cypriots begin the second leg of their 2013/14 season having achieved a clean sweep in the first part of 2012/13 with […]

Israel’s EL AL restarts Cyprus flights

Israel’s national carrier EL AL has restarted flights to Cyprus after around six years, with the first aircraft arriving at Larnaca airport on Wednesday evening. Fire engines formed a water arch to welcome the flight, the first since 2007 when the airline cut the route as part of its reorganisation plan. Airport operator Hermes expressed […]

First penguins for Paphos

New arrivals in Paphos The Pafos Zoo on Tuesday showed off its first penguins. The four ‘Humboldt’ penguins are a South American species and are used to hot weather, according to the zoo’s chief curator, Spaniard Jose Perez. Full story in Wednesday’s edition.  

Bar review: Yialos Taverna Bar, Coral Bay

Stunning sunsets and fantastic views accompany drinks or a meal at Yialos taverna and bar in Coral Bay, Paphos. This place is family run and is suitable for families, romantic moments or a leisurely drink with friends. It’s also a great place to take visitors if they want to experience the relaxed and traditional atmosphere […]