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Wine sinking an ageing experiment for Pafos 2017

Back in 2015... TWO HUNDRED and eighty bottles of Cypriot red wine were immersed in the sea at an artificial reef off Geroskipou in Paphos at the weekend, as part of a cultural programme linked to Paphos’ year as a European city of culture in 2017.

Sunken Yeroskipou wine being retrieved

As part of Paphos’ role as a European Cultural Capital, 280 bottles of wine – purposefully sunk at Yeroksipou’s artificial reef in 2014 – will be retrieved over the coming days.

Paphos2017 events disrupted by delays to completion of venue

DELAYS to restoration works on a historic building due be used as one of the main venues for Pafos2017 events have caused some to be postponed or relocated.

Strong winds accompany drop in temperature

Strong to very strong west to north-westerly winds are accompanying a sharp drop in temperatures around Cyprus on Sunday.

Any remaining light dust in the atmosphere is expected to be gone before the afternoon.

State proposing tougher traffic offence penalties

The Justice and Transport Ministries will shortly be proposing significantly more severe penalties for road safety offences, including a 500% rise in some fines.

UK election hope for Cyprus

 

The snap British election called by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for June 8 has raised hopes that it could lead to a ‘soft’ Brexit that would limit the damage to Cypriot businesses and expats living in Cyprus.

‘Happy’ dolphins filmed off Cyprus (VIDEO)

Amateur footage of dolphins swimming alongside a boat off Cyprus are making the rounds on Twitter.

Drone confiscated

Police in Paphos confiscated a drone on Tuesday night from a tourist who was caught operating the device without any permit.

Cyprus ready to welcome warm weekend

Maximum inland temperatures could climb to as a high as 30°C this weekend, for a short spell of warmer than usual weather across Cyprus.

The usual seasonal average for this time of year is around 24°C inland, 22°C -23°C on the coasts, and 13°C in the mountains.

BirdLife Cyprus condemns Easter Tuesday illegal killing of birds

BirdLife Cyprus has taken aim at an Easter custom specific to the village of Omodhos that the organisation says harms birds that are not legitimate game species.

Brother and sister die in Limassol fire

Police say the bodies of a brother and sister have been discovered in a house which was burnt in a fire in the Limassol village of Vouni on Tuesday morning.

Easter food drive hailed as a success

By Lucie Robson

An Easter food collection drive for families and individuals in need has been a huge success said Paphos Municipality with the added good news that the number of annual benefactors has dropped considerably.

A Paphos culture shock

 

Residents and visitors have been voicing their dismay about the state of the town centre as a shambolic backdrop to an impressive Pafos2017 cultural programme.

Former resident and regular visitor Michele Witthaus spent two weeks in the town in March.

Cyprus plays down new Turkish threats over drilling

The government on Thursday sought to play down Turkey’s latest warning that it will not stand idly by while Greek Cypriots press ahead with gas exploration off the island’s southern coast.

Rain and possibly hailstorms set to lash Cyprus

Cyprus should brace for scattered showers and maybe even some hailstorms in the days leading up to Easter, according to the latest weather forecast.

Automated passport checks set for Cyprus airports

Automated Passport Control systems (APC) are set to be introduced at the airports in Larnaca and Paphos in an effort to speed up procedures for the nine million travellers this summer.

One in hospital and two arrested in Lysos brawl

Two men have been arrested and a third taken to hospital after an argument over money turned violent in the Paphos village of Lysos.

Police warn public about door-to-door hawkers

Police on Tuesday urged the public to be vigilant following an incident in Paphos where a 79-year-old woman reported that €390 went missing from her home after she let in two people selling religious icons.

Dusty and wet Easter week anticipated

Wet and stormy weather over the coming week is expected. Light dust also anticipated in the atmosphere in the days leading up to Easter.

Paphos is ready for summer tourist arrivals

 

Paphos Airport is ready for the expected rise in passenger numbers this summer season following several incidents of poor passenger management in 2016 that have led to a slew of complaints from travellers.

Light showers to end warmer days

The weather today and over the weekend will be mainly fine although some light, localised showers are forecast to put in an appearance tomorrow.

Fire damages restaurant in Kato Paphos

A fire caused extensive damage to a restaurant in Kato Paphos in the early hours of Friday, police said.

The fire service was notified at 4.50am about a fire at a restaurant on Posidonos Avenue, in Kato Paphos.

High price of Cyprus meds due to monopoly

Condemnation of high med prices in Cyprus is picking up steam, as state auditors go public with a report pointing to monopoly and special interests in the pharmaceutical industry.

Akinci welcomes Enosis bill ‘corrected mistake’

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Friday welcomed Parliament’s majority vote undoing a bill honouring an Enosis plebiscite in schools which triggered Cyprus talks to be suspended.

Latest Blog Articles

Paphos Murals

If you take a wander around the streets of Paphos, both old and new, you will occasionally stumble upon some random art installations.The patchwork tree is one such example, but there are other exhibits too numerous to mention here. Today, we are going to have a look at a subset of these works, and examine some of the murals you will find. Most of them are situated in a small area to the west of Kennedy Square. However, there are a few others scattered around, so it pays to explore...

Exceptional crystals from Konia area (Paphos)

Today we have a special treat. One of our forum regulars is a bit of an expert on the local crystals you can find in the hills around Paphos. He has kindly agreed to share some of his photos. Over to you Max...

Happy Easter

We were out doing our Annual Easter Egg Hunt this morning. It took us down through the Esouza Valley, and finally to the sea. I won't be doing a blog article on the final part of this journey, as it isn't in the same league as the two sections I have previously blogged about. However, we did stumble across this shrine. At first glance, I took it as a typical shrine you see fairly frequently in Cyprus. However, a second glance revealed it to be rather unusual.

The Gateways To Paphos Revisited

A while ago we published a blog showcasing the Ten Gateways To Paphos which were under construction at the time. Well, they have all been finished for some time now, so we thought we should take another look at them, to see what they look like when properly illuminated.

Latest News Articles

Wine sinking an ageing experiment for Pafos 2017

Back in 2015... TWO HUNDRED and eighty bottles of Cypriot red wine were immersed in the sea at an artificial reef off Geroskipou in Paphos at the weekend, as part of a cultural programme linked to Paphos’ year as a European city of culture in 2017.

Sunken Yeroskipou wine being retrieved

As part of Paphos’ role as a European Cultural Capital, 280 bottles of wine – purposefully sunk at Yeroksipou’s artificial reef in 2014 – will be retrieved over the coming days.

Paphos2017 events disrupted by delays to completion of venue

DELAYS to restoration works on a historic building due be used as one of the main venues for Pafos2017 events have caused some to be postponed or relocated.

Strong winds accompany drop in temperature

Strong to very strong west to north-westerly winds are accompanying a sharp drop in temperatures around Cyprus on Sunday.

Any remaining light dust in the atmosphere is expected to be gone before the afternoon.