Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Paul's Pillar Archaeological Site

Paul's Pillar Archaeological Site is located in the city of Paphos, within the Paphos district of Cyprus.







For more details regarding Paul's Pillar Archaeological Site, please click HERE.

Greek National Day

Greek National Day (also known as Ohi Day) is a public holiday in Cyprus that's celebrated on October 28.

On October 28, 1940, Ioannis Metaxas (the Greek military leader) received an ultimatum by Benito Mussolini (the Italian leader), in which demanded that Greece allow the Axis forces to enter Greek territory.  However, Metaxas rejected this ultimatum, by stating, "Then it is war."  After refusing this ultimatum, Greece's borders were attacked, which marked the beginning of the Greek participation in World War II. 

According to tradition, the Greek rejection was only one word, "No" (or "Ohi" in Greek).  Hence, the holiday name, Ohi Day.

Cyprus, as well as Greece, celebrates Greek National Day (or Ohi Day) with student parades and various festivities.

To view a list of the 2014 public holidays in Cyprus, please click HERE.  As the year progresses, plan to visit this blog to view updates and descriptions of the various Cypriot holidays.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paphos Tourist Area

The Paphos tourist area is situated near the coastal area in the city of Paphos, which is within the Paphos district of Cyprus.

It extends along the harbor with a coastal pathways next to the Mediterranean Sea.  This tourist area includes restaurants, cafes, tourist shops, hotels, and even archaeological sites.




The Paphos tourist area is quite charming with several archaeological sites, and it's a lovely place for locals and tourists to explore. 


Site: Paphos Tourist Area. 

Category: Restaurants, Shopping, and Archaeological Sites. 

Location: Southwestern coastline, within the Paphos district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2008 to 2014.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Agia Barbara Municipal Beach

The Agia Barbara Municipal Beach (also known as Ayia Barbara Beach and Santa Barbara Beach) is located in the Ayios Tychonas region in the city of Limassol, which is within the Limassol district of Cyprus.
This Blue Flag awarded beach in the district of Limassol is covered by sand and gravel areas. At some areas one can notice the wave breakers which protect the shore from the waves. Once there, it is worth visiting the ruins of the old city of Amathounta which are located at an extremely close proximity to the beach. - See more at: http://www.heartcyprus.com/business/agia-barbara-municipal-beach#sthash.lZlsfi0H.dpuf






Since the Agia Barbara Beach is considered a blue flag beach, it's a pleasant area to relax in the sun and swim, and there's a popular seafront pathway along this beach area.


Site: Agia Barbara Municipal Beach. 

Category: Nature. 

Location: Ayios Tychonas region in the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 
Date of Visit: 2010 to 2014.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Limassol Tourist Area

The Limassol tourist area is located along the seafront in the city of Limassol, which is within the Limassol district of Cyprus.


The Limassol tourist area is pleasant for tourists and locals to explore with various restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, beaches, hotels, etc.


Site: Limassol Tourist Area. 

Category: Restaurants and Shopping. 

Location: Along the seafront in the city of Limassol, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2008 to 2014.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cyprus Independence Day

Cyprus Independence Day is a public holiday in Cyprus that's celebrated on October 1.

Even though independence occurred in August, Cyprus celebrates their independence in October.  On August 16, 1960, Cyprus gained its independence from Britain and became an independent country, and Archbishop Makarios III served as the first Cypriot president.
 

The Cypriot flag is white with a map of the island in yellow with two olive tree branches.  The yellow is symbolic of copper, since Cyprus was famous for copper during ancient days.  The olive branches are symbolic of peace, since Cyprus has been ruled by an extensive amount of various empires throughout the centuries.

Cyprus Independence Day festivities primarily include military parades and festivals.

To view a list of the 2014 public holidays in Cyprus, please click HERE.  As the year progresses, plan to visit this blog to view updates and descriptions of the various Cypriot holidays.