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FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010

Provisional dates have been announced for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) 2010. Round 12 – the final round of the rally – will be the FxPro Cyprus Rally held in Limassol on 4-6 November 2010.
The FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 will again feature a mix of asphalt and gravel surfaces making this a ‘must-see’ event. The [...]

Troodos Rally 2009 – day two

Defending Middle East Rally Champion (MERC) Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar scored an important victory winning the 2009 Troodos Rally and taking the Championship lead ahead of the final two rounds of the 2009 MERC in Jordan and Dubai.
Ahead of this year’s Troodos Rally, Al-Attiyah sat third on the leadership board – eight points behind Yazeed [...]

Troodos Rally 2009 – day one

See all the pictures of the Troodos Rally 2009 Special Stage 5 Panagia
With the FIA Middle East Rally Championship moving to Cyprus this weekend for the 2009 Troodos Rally, Lebanon’s Roger Feghali and co-driver Nicola Arena hold the overnight lead in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX. Feghali delivered an assured drive today and enters Sunday [...]

Troodos Rally 2009

Don’t miss the annual Troodos Rally held in Cyprus on 9-11 October 2009.  Round 5 of the 2009 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, the rally’s special stages take it through the narrow, winding forest roads of the Troodos Mountains – perfect terrain to enjoy rallying at its best.
Cyprus is no stranger to the roar of rally [...]

Cyprus grape harvest in full swing

September is the month of the grape harvest from the vineyards covering the rolling slopes of Cyprus – especially around Kathikas, Stroumbi and Polemi. Families get together to harvest the years grapes before taking them to the local wineries to have them turned into Cyprus wine.
The vineyards have been a hive of activity since March [...]

Kouklia Snake Park, Paphos District, Cyprus

Kouklia Snake Park has an interesting collection of Cypriot snakes including the Blunt Nosed Viper, Montpellier and Whip Snake.  As well as snakes, its also got lizards and chameleons.  All in all, well worth a visit.
Some people worry about snakes in Cyprus – they do exist and they’re venomous so they could kill you in [...]

Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Paphos

Passing through Lempa one day, we stumbled on the Cyprus College of Art.  At the time, we’d no idea what it was – other than totally fascinating.
Some research turned up the Cyprus College of Art was founded in 1969 by the Cypriot painter Stass Paraskos, and is the oldest art college on the Mediterranean island [...]

Paphos Municipal Market, Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos Municipal Market in Ktima Paphos is one of the things high on the tourist trail.  It has a reputation of being vibrant and interesting.  With a reputation like that, we got out early, and headed into Paphos to check it out.  Did it measure up?  Not at all.  In fact, we’d suggest its worth avoiding.
The [...]

Paphos Carnival

Paphos Carnival is a fantastic fun event of lots of traditional and modern activities.  The colours are loud and the music louder.  It’s not Rio de Janeiro, but it’s something you’ve just got to see! 
Cyprus celebrates Carnival with fancy dress, parties and a procession through the towns of Paphos and Limassol.  
The Carnival takes place the [...]

Aphrodite’s Baths, Near Polis

The Baths of Aphrodite is one of the tourist attractions in Cyprus that always seems to get a mention.  Quite why is beyond us!
It’s hard to imagine anybody bathing in this so-called ‘bath’ – in reality a dark and dismal hole in the rocks.  Why some Greek Goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture would [...]