Giolou

Published 9th of July, 2017

Continuing our look at Cyprus villages, we are paying a trip to Giolou, which lies on the B7 between Stroumpi and Polis. What drew us there, you may ask? Read on and find out...

Giolou from Afar

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Giolou certainly looks nice. We drive through it nearly every time we go to the North Coast, unless we are off-roading. But today, I needed a reason to visit, as I had to keep our 12 year old daughter entertained.

Coming in to Giolou

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We certainly weren't going to visit the betting shop. For a start, there is one in Polemi.

The Barber Shop

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We certainly weren't visiting the Barber's. As a confirmed slaphead, I have no need for such establishments.

This Place is Out Too

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Her mother is responsible for taking our daughter for hair cuts, so this place was out too.

Flag Day

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And we weren't here for the fried chicken.

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