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Locals reveal their favourite things to do in Cyprus

We asked locals in Cyprus to reveal what they like doing in their own country when they have available time. We hope to imbue you with our findings. There are plenty of things to do on this beautiful Mediterranean Island to enjoy yourself, to refresh and get inspired.

Asking different people about their favourite thing to do in their own country made us realize that we have so many glorious places.  Some people enjoy a local coffee shop and drink their favourite iced coffee (frappe) in Limassol Marina and some are enamored with the idea of drinking tea in the cosy villages up in the mountains.  

We believe that we are one of the few countries in Europe that have the Mediterranean Sea on the right hand side and the mountains on the left hand side. You literally can go on Monday and swim at the Bath of Aphrodite and 24 hours later be in a local village up in the mountains. Let’s dive in and see what you can do the next time you are in Cyprus.

Troodos and Kykkos. Some people love to drive in the mountains and go to Kykkos Monastery. Kykkos is one of the wealthiest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus. You can enjoy the Holy Monastery and its rich history. There are no remains of the original monastery as it was burned down many times. You can enjoy the fresh air in the mountains and have a cup of Cyprus traditional coffee in the restaurant at the Monastery.

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While you are at Kykkos you can drive and stop for a quick cheeky glass of wine at Omodos Village. George from Limassol loves Omodos Village. We suggest you have a cheeky glass of wine because it’s a wine-making village. It is built near the west bank of the Cha-potami river. This beautiful village is surrounded by tall mountaintops. You can find vines and various fruit-trees (apple, plum, pear, peach and apricot trees). When you have your cheeky glass of wine you can drive carefully to the south, towards Alexander The Great in Paphos.

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Maria from Nicosia absolutely loves the breath-taking views at Alexander The Great in Paphos. One of her favourite things to do is to have a cocktail at the Alexander Bar and enjoy herself. If you book yourself into the Alexander The Great in Paphos Cyprus, you are in for a treat. Once you finish your cocktail you can go to your room and continue enjoying the view from your room. You can order a delicious club sandwich and relax.

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Speaking of Paphos, Chara told us that she loves going for coffee at Oniro By The Sea and enjoying a walk to The Edro III Shipreck. The Edro III was a cargo ship, build in 1966 that had an accident in Paphos on 08th December 2011 in heavy seas. During its voyage to Rhodes, from Limassol full of plasterboard. Today the ship is empty and it offers nice scenery while you enjoy and learn. You can have a drink and have a bite to eat. The view is definitely worth it.

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Louiza shared with us that she loves going for a walk in the harbour for a frozen yogurt. There is also St George in Paphos where you can find the last castle for a great place to have lunch.

Once you enjoy your lunch you can drive down to Petra tou Romiou. Also known as Aphrodite Rock, it is a sea stack in Paphos. It’s located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol. According to one legend, this rock is the site where Aphrodite was born. They say that if you swim around the rock three times you will be blessed with true love. Most probably you are with your true love already so it might be a good idea to swim together!

Let’s travel to Limassol. Johnny’s favourite thing to do is to walk by the beach next to Elias Beach Hotel. If you are staying at the hotel you can enjoy a morning walk there. Maybe you might pick up a new holiday habit. As soon as he finishes his walk he loves going down to Limassol Marina to enjoy a chamomile tea (yes in hot weather as well). Once the walk and the tea are completed a spa at Elias Beach Hotel is the perfect ritual for a perfect Friday.

Anthony is on the other side of the island, he is in charming Ayia Napa. There are so many things you can do in Ayia Napa so we will share with you two things that Anthony suggested. One of his favourite things is to visit Olympic Lagoon’s Restaurant, the Rock N Roll! If you haven’t been to that restaurant and you are in Cyprus, you should definitely go! It’s a diner where you can enjoy a delicious New York cheesecake. The diner has a Rock N Roll vibe as you might have guessed, the interior reminds you of old-fashioned diners in America and the food is just mind-blowing. The second thing you should do is visit Ayia Napa Sculpture Park. The place is full of great surprises, sculptures from artists from all over the globe, some of them are smart, some clever and some crazy as Mike L says on TripAdvisor.

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The sculpture park consists of a large collection of pieces by over 50 artists from around the world who have participated in the Annual Sculpture Symposium held by Ayia Napa Municipality. The expansion of each collection is an ongoing project that is continually being added to and in 2015 artists from around the world created their sculptures on-site over a period of three weeks which turned the park into an open-air workshop.

There you have it, suggestions from locals on what they love to do most in Cyprus. There are hundreds of things that you can do while you are in Cyprus. If you are looking to book accommodation in Paphos, Limassol or Ayia Napa we do have hotels and resorts that you can check out. When you arrive at any of our hotels or resorts you can ask any of our team members for their suggestions, they will be more than glad to share their favourite things to do.

If you have visited Cyprus let us know in the comment section below what was your favourite thing that you did?

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Happily Ever After

Planning a wedding? Each Olympic Lagoon Resort provides dedicated venues, either in a lush garden surrounding or directly on the beach. Close your eyes and visualize the scene: In the company of your nearest and dearest you will exchange vows under blue skies, only steps away from the Mediterranean. Gentle waves echo your words, while the mild sea breeze whispers in your ears. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will make it happen – hassle-free. She’ll guide you through the minimal formalities and offer suggestions for catering, décor and music to enrich every moment from the ceremony to the celebration with family and friends. At the end of your big day, retreat to your romantic suite in the adults-only wing and enjoy the seamless transition from wedding to honeymoon.

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Best in the World

Hot Hotels Magazine by Travel Weekly has chosen Olympic Lagoon Resort, Agia Napa as the “Best for Weddings & Honeymoons” worldwide, a distinction which makes us immensely proud. Coming ahead of hugely popular global destinations and world-renowned hotels, we have always known (especially after our recent refurbishment) that we are certainly amongst the best, with our great team, incredible location and unique Cypriot hospitality.

Boasting a great choice of settings for wedding ceremonies – from our indoor function halls to the outdoor banqueting areas and the 1,000m2 Olympian Gardens venue with its characterful sunken garden, water features and cave – we provide couples with the services and facilities for their dream wedding. Kristal Fraser from Central England Co-operative Travel, says: “When people come in looking for a wedding or honeymoon, look through the brochures and see the pictures, the Olympic Lagoon Resort, Agia Napa tends to be the one they prefer.” We can’t thank our trade partners enough for this incredible vote of confidence, and promise to continue offering our guests amazing weddings and honeymoons at our unique resort.

 

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More Fun For Kids

Being part of the Kanika Hotels group means that we can learn from our sister hotels, so in the same way that Olympic Lagoon Resort and Alexander the Great Hotel approached their Kids’ clubs, we have followed in turn by opening an indoor dedicated area for children. Now for Elias families we have an extended season, more activities in the programme and a longer day of arts, crafts, dance, puppets, playtime, games…the list goes on and on.

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Serenity Health Club & Spa

Κanika invites you to immerse yourself in peaceful tranquility within the sheltered ambiance of its exclusive Serenity Health Club & Spa. From the gentle incense, to the orchids and lush towels, everything is spotless, meticulously cared for and designed to transport your body and mind. But what will truly set your spa experience apart is an exciting new partnership between Kanika and two acclaimed spa brands, Germaine de Capuccini and Premier Dead Sea.

With over 50 years experience in over 80 countries, Germaine de Capuccini is dedicated to delivering results. Equally distinctive is Premier, with its multi award-winning products drawing on the rare minerals of the Dead Sea, rich in therapeutic and transformative powers.

Nothing makes you feel quite as special as being massaged, contoured and pampered with the best spa elements out there, some of which come with centuries of tradition. Continue reading “Serenity Health Club & Spa” »

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Olympic Soccer Academy… It’s the kick-off that every family has been waiting for!

The Olympic Lagoon Resort’s family entertainment and activities programme has established itself as the richest, most varied and professional resort animation programme on the island. In fact, it is often the X-factor that gives holidaymakers the decisive push to finalize their holiday reservations.
And now, we are proud to announce yet another dimension in the programme: the Olympic Soccer Academy.
What’s the buzz?
It is safe to say that soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world. From Ronaldo to Messi, football idols are what many a child’s dreams are made of; and an hour of kicking and passing can make a youngster’s day complete.
That’s why our entertainment team developed the Olympic Soccer Academy. Comprising three age groups – the Mini Kickers (3 to 6-year-olds), the Junior Kickers (7 to 11-year-olds) and the Kook Kickers (12+ years old) – this holiday academy is a 5-day course, complete with certificate and acknowledgement of progress and performance.
From Monday to Saturday, with a break on Wednesday, the participants enjoy professional training based on the Triple P philosophy: Prep, Practise, and Play. It’s a morning hour (or 45 minutes for the Mini Kickers) of targeted coaching the fun way, where children develop their skills as well as a team spirit, making holiday friends along the way.
Part of the package
Just in case you’re wondering, there is absolutely no extra charge for the Olympic Soccer Academy – it’s just one of the many ways we continuously try to upgrade and enrich your holiday experience.
Although it is not a strict requirement, we do recommend that you register your children before your arrival at the hotel. That will allow you to secure a place in the appropriate group and make sure your children don’t miss a single session.
Our coaches look forward to welcoming you!

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Olympic Lagoon Resort in Agia Napa voted No.1 in the category of ‘Best for Weddings & Honeymoons’

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A survey conducted by Travel Weekly magazine in the UK revealed that Kanika’s hotel in Agia Napa, the Olympic Lagoon Resort was voted No.1 in the category of ‘Best for Weddings & Honeymoons’ around the world.
The survey, which was conducted in September 2014, was open to all UK travel agents, aiming to identify the Top Ten most popular destinations among UK holidaymakers, from the bigger pool of previously compiled Top 100 hotels in various categories.
The Olympic Lagoon Resort concept satisfies the demand for an upmarket all-inclusive holiday with emphasis on superior gastronomy, full-scale activities and entertainment programs for all ages, alongside a choice of luxurious accommodation options. Another special feature is the ‘hotel-within-a-hotel’ concept providing exclusive adults-only accommodation, pools and entertainment, which is clearly appreciated by wedding couples and honeymooners. A second Olympic Lagoon Resort will be opening in Paphos in June 2015, and there are plans for international expansion in the future.
Kanika Hotels’ Group Hotel Manager Christos Pericou pointed out: “It is very rewarding indeed to be voted No. 1 by the UK market, our main market, as the preferred destination in this demanding category.”

http://www.kanikahotels.com/kanika-weddings/agia-napaolympic-lagoon-resort–bay

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LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

Every day in every Kanika Hotel there is the chance to play,to laugh,to sing,to dance,to make new friends. And with an entertainment programme like no other,you can feel the fun from the time you wake up to when yo go to bed with a smile on your face.

Holidays with sun, sea and sand are wonderful, but today’s modern traveller wants more, and Kanika are here to give it.
Each of the five hotels that encircle the coastline of southern Cyprus is designed to offer the best in leisure, sport and
entertainment. And with the family in mind, Kanika have compiled a printed programme of weekly activities for both adults and children to be used as a‘pick and mix’ of holiday fun.

Kids unite
This wow factor continues when kids get their first taste of the extensive kids clubs – The Crèche for 6
months to 3 years, ‘Little Monsters’ for 3 to 8-year-olds and ‘Teenz’ for youngsters up to 17. Each day is a new day to explore activities and games with programmes full of creativity, all supervised by qualified staff. 
Children adore the cartoon characters that greet them when they arrive, but which will they love the most? Will it be Gigi the giraffe, Lucas the lion, Zorba the zebra or Bella the elephant? And which themed day will they enjoy?

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With the day of activities over, it is evenings that so many guests look forward to, for this is when the ‘stars’
come out and in every Kanika hotel there is dancing and laughing. Families can watch their children perform, or there is the ever popular karaoke and quizzes, and of course, the excellent Kanika entertainers. Vocalists, tribute bands, magicians, hypnotists and the famous dance troupes are all hand-picked to suit each hotel. The dancers and singers rehearse their lines and steps for months and then they are ready to give their all, be it ‘Chicago Rouge’ at Elias Beach or ‘Talk of the Town’ at
Alexander the Great or ‘Pop Idolz’ at Olympic Lagoon – this is Showtime!


Games, sports, films, parties, discos, arts and crafts are for the little ones at every Kanika hotel, while ‘Teenz’ at the Olympic Lagoon Resort has Kinect, gaming booths,an internet room and even their own teenage club and bar. There is something for everyone and as one guest remarked

After all, whatever your age, everyone knows that fun makes you feel young!”

Enjoy the Kanika All Stars entertainment and see what awaits you at the New Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos.

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Now that’s entertainment!

Celebrities such as Peter Andre’s brother Chris sing at all the hotels; they encompass the quality that Kanika aims to provide. For 2014, Kanika introduces Joel Jones, whose stylish, seductive voice serenades the crowd with his repertoire of Classic, Swing and Motown. On other evenings, the audience are treated to an extravaganza of song and dance courtesy of Chicago Rouge, The Jersey Boys, Michael Bublé tribute, Rock around the Clock show, Flashback through the Decades and the All Star Movie and Theatre awards, with musicals spanning Lion King, Joseph and Grease. The artists themselves are hand-picked from UK-wide auditions by Claire, and though the selection process is strenuous and the rehearsals gruelling, the final quality makes it all worthwhile.

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A Winning Formula

Kanika Hotels & Resorts continue to reap international awards, reflecting our winning formula for excellence. By May, 2014 accolades had begun to flood
in, representing a heartening mix of comments and votes by satisfied guests, coveted industry awards and independent third-party assessments of our sustainability and environmental awareness policies, working conditions and community involvement.

Meanwhile, Kanika Hotels continue to reap international awards, reflecting our winning formula for excellence. By May of this year, 2014 accolades have begun to flood in, representing a heartening mix of comments and votes by satisfied guests, coveted industry awards and independent thirdparty assessments of our sustainability and environmental awareness policies, working conditions and community involvement.

Our flagship Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Paphos earned the prestigious TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice 2014 Award, ranking first among the overall top 25 best hotels in Cyprus. Olympic Lagoon Resort in Agia Napa was Traveler’s Choice as the No.1 Family Hotel in Cyprus, as well as voted Holiday Check Award’s Top Hotel. Elias Beach Hotel was also a Traveler’s Choice 2014 Winner, ranking fourth among the Top Family Hotels in Cyprus, and 24th among the Top Hotels in Cyprus.

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Kanika Hotel Find affordable hotels in Cyprus? With Kanika Hotels & Resorts you can choose to enjoy any of our four hotels in Limassol, Pafos or Agia Napa.