28 April 2015

Cheaper flights to Cyprus & Amsterdam

Transavia commences flights from Cyprus to Amsterdam from as little as €95 one way and Cyprus to Paris one way from €67.
The low cost airline, member of the Air France-KLM Group, has already commenced the operation of its routes since April 17, will now connect Larnaca as well as Paphos with Amsterdam.
The direct route will be operated twice a week from Larnaca, every Tuesday and Friday. Flights from Larnaca to Amsterdam will also be available every Thursday and Sunday, but with Paphos as a stopover.
The flights are carried out in code share with KLM which enables passengers to fly from CYPRUS via Amsterdam to all KLM destinations worldwide.

25 April 2015

British Pop Star Alesha Dixon films latest music video in Paphos

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is in Cyprus for a unique music video shoot.

She will be creating the first fan-curated music video for new single called 'The Way We Are'.

The pop sensation has teamed up with First Choice's Summer of Music for her new single, and she will shoot the video on location in Paphos.

Alesha will film three different endings, and it will be up to the fans to decide which one makes the final cut, according to Reveal.co.uk

Alesha said: "Music is such an important part of any holiday whether it's listening to the latest summer tracks by the pool or turning on the tunes as you get ready for a night out.

"I can't wait to get out to Cyprus to film the video for my new single 'The Way We Are' and hope everyone will get involved in choosing the perfect ending in May. I can't wait to see which one you pick. "So I’m delighted to be headlining First Choice’s Summer of Music and helping to give holidaymakers the ultimate soundtrack to their summer.”

17 April 2015

Carob Tree – The Black Gold of Cyprus

Carob – The Black Gold of Cyprus

The Carob Tree’s botanical name is Ceratonia siliqua, also known as St John’s-bread or Locust Bean, (not to be confused with the African Locust Bean). In Greece they are known as “Haroupia” or “Ksilokeratia” and are also referred to as “Teratsia” by Greek-Cypriots.
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The ripe, dried pod has been traded since ancient times in Mediterranean areas and the Middle East. Such was the importance of this versatile crop that the term “Carat”, the unit by which precious metal and stone weight is measured, is also derived from the Greek word kerátiοn (κεράτιον), alluding to an ancient practice of weighing gold and gemstones against the seeds of the Carob tree by people in the Middle East. The system was eventually standardized, and one carat was fixed at 0.2 grams. In late Roman times, the pure gold coin known as the Solidus weighed 24 carat seeds (about 4.5 grams). As a result, the carat also became a measure of purity for gold. Thus 24-carat gold means 100% pure, 12-carat means the alloy contains 50% gold, etc.

13 April 2015

If you’ve tried all the typical meze restaurants in Paphos and you’ve devoured just about as much fish as you can possibly handle, read on to find out about some of My Cyprus Insider’s favourite places offering something a little different!
Here are 5 great places to enjoy in Paphos this summer 

11 April 2015

Paphos gearing up for Hot Dog show

Paphos gearing up for Hot Dog show
PAPHOS is gearing up for the 18th Hot Dog show in May which raises funds for an animal welfare charity. Organisers say this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever and aims to raise awareness and money to help thousands of animals each year.
Paphiakos and CCP Animal Welfare are hosting the event which will be held in front of the castle in Kato Paphos and are hoping to attract 6,000-8,000 visitors this year.
The hugely popular event offers a full day’s family entertainment and will take place on Sunday May 3. The gates will be open from 10am to 4pm.

9 April 2015

CYPRUS: Ryanair launches Paphos winter 2015 schedule 

09 April, 2015
Ryanair, launched its Cyprus - Paphos winter 2015 schedule with 6 routes in total and extra flights to Athens, which will deliver over 650,000 customers p.a. and support 650* “on-site” jobs at Paphos airport. 
Ryanair’s Paphos winter 2015 schedule will deliver: 
- 6 routes in total: Athen, Chania, Thessaloniki, Rome Ciamino, Brussels Charleroi, London Stansted 
- More flights to Athens (1 to 2 x daily) 
- 650,000 customers p.a. 
- 650* on-site jobs 

Ryanair launched its Paphos winter schedule with additional flights but the same unbeatable low fares. Cypriot customers and visitors can now choose from 6 routes from Paphos next winter, while enjoying allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, and Ryanair’s Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families, business and leisure travellers. 

Ryanair celebrated the launch of its Paphos winter 2015 schedule by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from €19.99 for travel in May and June. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight Thurs (9 April). 

Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Maria Macken said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch our biggest ever Paphos winter 2015 schedule, with 6 routes in total and extra flights to Athens (2 x daily), which will deliver over 650,000 customers p.a. and support 650* on site jobs at Paphos airport. 
Simila Cyprus have a superb selection of Holiday Rental Villas available for Winter Rent and many have heated Pool option so making these villas ideal for a warm Winter Getaway Villa Rent Holiday. 
Combining Ryanair Special Offer Winter Flights with Excellent choice of Villa with Central Heating and Heated Swimming Pool , really makes for a great Family Break-away in Cyprus. 

1 April 2015

 Simila-Cyprus are very proud to have Julia Gale as part of the family business. Julia is not only a partner of the business, but also a semi-professional photographer . Her work has been displayed not only in her native country of Ukraine but also at the International Children's Heart Foundation in  Memphis Tennessee in America. This is a link to Julia's American Exhibition Photos and this summer she has an exhibition in a Cyprus gallery.
Simila-Cyprus is a property company specialising in good quality Villas and Apartments in Cyprus. A uniques part of the business is the personal service and the Editors Choice selection of properties are hand picked by the team for their high quality and value for money. Elite & Luxury Villa Selection are high end designer and unique villas for VIP and exclusive clients who want something different .
One of the most popular areas of Cyprus is Aphrodite Hills Golf , Tennis & Spa Resort which is one of the Mediterranean's premier residential resorts.

Julia and the Reservations Team aim to visit most of the properties personally to check the quality and location. Julia has a Property Photography Services business and her latest feature is videos of the properties which show the properties in greater detail , here is an example of their properties in Apollo Heights Apartments which is in Aphrodite Hills.

In the course of her job , Julia has visited many countries across Europe , click on this Link to see examples of the travel photos.

Julia can be contacted via juliagale.photographer@gmail.com or contact her at admin@simila-cyprus.com .