Category : Culture

Reunification

Reunification, the Annan Plan and EU entry The results of early negotiations between Greek and Turkish politicians led to a broad agreement in principle for reunification as a bi-cameral, bi-zonal federation with territory allocated to the Greek and Turkish communities within a united island. However, agreement was never reached on the finer details, and negotiations [...]

Weddings in Cyprus

Wedding Marriages in Cyprus are legally recognized worldwide including in the UK, Ireland, Russia, Europe, Israel and N. America & most other countries. Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite (Greek Goddess of love), also offers a perfect backdrop for couples wishing to marry. Convenient marriage laws and spectacular wedding locations make Cyprus a truly great destination [...]

Tavli

Tavli You can never miss the sound of the counters tapping against wood when sitting in a traditional Cypriot café. The same sound is clearly noticed also when walking along pavement cafés.  What is this? It is called Tavli, the Cypriot edition of Backgammon! Well to be honest Tavli has been played in Cyprus since [...]

Language in Cyprus

Greek Language Guide Worried about not being understood? Nervous about finding your way around? Not sure about the food? Just flick through the page to find the information you need .Or print this quick-reference guide that will help you make the most of your stay in Cyprus. The word for Cyprus is Keepros – ΚΥΠΡΟΣ [...]

Folklore Dances

Folklore Dances Before I start talking about what dances Cypriots perform, I would like to express the feelings I have every time I watch traditional Cypriot dance perform. The traditional multicolored clothes, the remarkable music and the energetic moves of dancers make it only one of its kind. It is stunning. I attended several ceremonies [...]

Etiquette in Cyprus

Cypriot Etiquette General information about Cypriot Etiquette I noticed. Cypriots are very grateful people. You will notice that you are always welcomed when you are there. Cypriot is very “Greek” if I may say that. Moreover, People there are as sweet as the weather of the Mediterranean island! So amazing! Some scientists say that the [...]

Cyprus: Ancient Myths

Ancient Myth Cyprus is the legendary birthplace of the goddess of beauty and love, the beautiful Aphrodite (also known as Kypris or the Cyprian). According to Hesiod‘s Theogony, the goddess emerged fully grown from the sea where the severed genitals of the god Uranus were cast by his son, Kronos, causing the sea to foam [...]