Category: Cyprus

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Grecian Park Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Occasion Veronica’s parents were visiting from the U.S., so we made a last-minute reservation at the Greican Park Hotel for a one-night stay to enjoy the area and the well-known hotel. Location The Greican Park hotel is located in the popular Ayia Napa district of Cyprus, which is essentially the Ibiza of Cyprus. Luckily, the …

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Ambelikos Traditional Agrohotel, Potamitissa, Cyprus

Location Ambelikos Agrohotel is in the Troodos forested area, approximately 75 minutes from Nicosia.  This was our first visit to Ambelikos but our second to an “agrohotel,”–a traditional Cypriot villa that has been repurposed into a hotel but maintains local flare and style.  Most of these are small, family-run operations and are popular in the …

Cyprus, Travel

Exploring Agios Sozomenos

Always on the lookout for new things to see in Cyprus, we took a Sunday morning to go explore the small deserted village of Agios Sozomenos, which just just a 30-minute drive outside of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Although not far off of the main motorway, one must navigate small and windy farm roads to reach …

Cyprus, Training, Travel

Running Wild on the Karpaz Peninsula!

Last weekend, I ventured out to the Karpaz Peninsula in Northern Cyprus for a two-day, 95 km (60 mile) trail run to the very tip of the island. I’ll give the details below, but the short story is that I ran 43km (26.7 mi) the first day, got really sick that night, and ended up …

Cyprus, Travel

NYT: 36 Hours in Cyprus – How accurate is it?

The New York Times Travel Section publishes a weekly series called “36 Hours” in which they give a short itinerary of places to see and things to eat if you have just a day and a half in the given city. With these articles, the authors appeal to broad tastes but cover more than just the …

Cyprus, Travel

Staying Local: Büyük Han

This weekend we had some friends in town and decided to show them the Turkish side of Nicosia (the what?!) and some of the great things to see up there. One of our favorite spots is the Büyük Han. Instead of re-hashing information that is widely available, take this short description from Wikipedia: Büyük Han (English: Great …

Cyprus, Travel

Yurts! Hikes! Wines!

It was a long weekend here in Cyprus, and we decided to spend the extra time exploring Paphos and surrounding villages. As part of this, I cashed in a Christmas gift to spend two nights in a real Mongolian Yurt–something I had only seen on TV (e.g. Marco Polo on Netflix). It ended up being …

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