Apostolos Giannakas (Απόστολος Γιάννακας) Today, I had the pleasure of being taken to a village called Koilani, in the Troodos mountains to meet a man called Apostolos Giannakas. He is exactly the type of person I am looking for to participate in my ‘Cypriot Diaspora’ videos. He left the village at 12 years old and went to Limassol to go to school then in 1955 aged … Continue reading Cypriot Diaspora – Apostolos Giannakas
Watch full playlist here: This stunning replica of a Cypriot house was made by a talented lady called Dorothy Allen around 2001/3. It did immediately catch my eye as something special when I moved it to its new location on display at Lavdas Furniture, in Strovolos, Nicosia. However, it was not until I began to ask Dorothy about specific details that I realised just how … Continue reading A Replica Cypriot House
Today, Cyprus celebrates its 56th year as an independent state. Cyprus had officially gained its independence from the British rule on August 16, 1960, when the agreements for the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus were signed. Continue reading “1st October Cyprus Independence Day”
This was taken at a family engagement party, just outside Nicosia. The photographer just vanished and all I had was my Samsung Galaxy S5, so I tried to capture as much video as I could and then make the best of it. Continue reading A Cypriot Engagement Party – Ηλίας και Ηλιάνα
The first inhabitants were shepherds coming from the nearby villages Panayia, Ayios Nicolaos and Ayia Marina. The residents of these villages had to leave the shore to escape from the Arabs and to find rescue on the mountains, together with their animals. Continue reading “Cypriot Villages – Vavatsinia”
Alaminos is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, east of Larnaca. In 1960, prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, it had 564 inhabitants, with a roughly equal number of Greek and Turkish Cypriots. In 2011, its population was 345.
Romantzo restaurant is a beautiful restaurant sitting right on the harbour in Ormidhia, with a beautiful view of the Cyprus fishing boats going out to sea, Romantzo captures the true essence of Cyprus. They have a traditional menu and have a large function room for weddings, Christenings, Fashion shows and parties.