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Friday 18 May 2012


Hello everyone

My name is Eva and you know from my previous guest posts on Jill's blog that I am passionate about travel.

How about trying Cyprus for this year's holiday?  Sunshine, crystal clear water, plenty of choices to stay at affordable prices.  Get to know the other Cyprus - the little known, old and romantic Cyprus.

Nissi sunset

Old Monastery

Floating on the waters of the European Mediterranean, but pointing longingly towards the shores of Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is an odd mixture.  Parlimni is the nearest town where you would go for the Easter mass, have your coffee, do your food shopping and have a meal with the locals.

Cyprus, especially Nissi beach is well known for its Irish pubs, English fish & chips and night life.  If this is your thing, then that is fine, in that case it will be great.  However, if this is not your thing, do not let these images put you off.  You will just need to make a little effort to avoid the crowds, but it will be well worth!  Let me show you how.

South Cyprus, especially Nissi beach at Agia Napa has the reputation that it is only for the young and people who want to party.  Yes, the bars are there and the main beaches will be crowded in August.  However, you can easily avoid them by taking a short car drive or a bike ride to visit the small covers and beaches dotted along this clear, cobalt blue seashore.  There is no public transport other than catching a taxi in Agia Napa, so the options are hiring a car, scooter or bike.

If you are looking for a little bit of solitude, hire a scooter and move onto Cape Greco (7km) or Konnos (about an hour) from Agia Napa.  The swimming is good as the water is idyllic in these areas, with Konnos being the best of them all, with a Caribbean-like sea, white sand and fantastic swimming.  There are other numerous beaches dotted along the seashore and if you are organised with transport it is the best way to discover this island.  Then it will feel like any luxurious getaway to the Caribbean.

However, the big advantage is that you do not need to fly 10 hours to Mauritius or the Seychelles to soak up the sun and experience white sandy beaches.  With only half the flying time, you can have the same thing.  White sandy beaches with all the water sports, water-skiing, swimming with dolphins, sailing and surfing, wonderful Mediterranean diet, walking in the mountains, looking at old monasteries and soaking up an old civilisation are all there to explore and enjoy.

Click here for details of Eva's Nissi beach apartment - Nissi Elena Court

Eva;s Nissi beach apartment is located just a short 5-minute stroll from one of the most beautiful crystal clear beaches in Europe, the famous Nissi and Adam beaches.  the complex is situated at the end of Nissi Avenue and just opposite Nissi Beach.  This makes it a very convenient location as everything is within walking distance - from supermarkets to the best hotel bars and restaurants.  It is tucked away on the top floor of the complex, yet only minutes away form the action.  It has easy access to all amenities, including the local fishing port with many excellent bars and restaurants.  All the usual economic airlines go there.

The furnishing of these apartments to to high standards, fitted out with marble-effect floors throughout, air conditioning in every room and all the mod cons you would expect. In ours, we set off the light floors with dark leather sofas and furniture to give a luxurious Eastern-Balinese feeling.  You can take your drink on the top floor terrace and watch the surrounding area of garden and the far-reaching sea views beyond, giving you privacy and comfort.  After you have checked our the bedrooms and their huge white linen-draped bed you can have your first drink - especially if you were well organised and bought them on your way.

Welcome to the real Cyprus

Adam Beach - walking distance from Nissi Elena Court

Wherever you  go for your summer holiday, I wish you an unforgettable time.

Don't forget, I am always at the end of the phone and delighted to help with any travel tips and knowledge regarding visits to my three holiday home sand their local areas.


Detailed information on my website:
Phone: 07816 605362

Twitter: @EvaGodden


  1. A good read Eva could almost have been there

  2. Thanks, Eva. Your description of Nissi beach sounds wonderful. Cyprus has not been on my 'to go' list, but maybe next year.

    Lesley x.


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