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WELCOME TO CYPRUS

Welcome to Cyprus, the island of beauty and cultural history! With its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and warm hospitality, Cyprus offers a unique blend of Mediterranean charm and rich heritage. Cyprus, an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean, boasts a rich history, stunning natural beauty, and a vibrant culture. The island’s warm climate, beautiful beaches, and crystal-clear waters make it a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore ancient ruins and picturesque villages, experiencing the unique blend of Greek influences that define the island’s identity.

THE CHOSEN MUKHTAR

The New Mukhtar of Pyrgos Limassol

Finally the Community of Pyrgos Limassol has Chosen their new Mukhtar. As from the 1st of July the new mukhtar Neoklis Christoforou assumes duties as the new mukhtar promising a better life to the villagers and many basic projects for the needs of the community. We all wish you success and a fresh start for a bright future. Read More    

Driving in Cyprus

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A Unique Blend of Mediterranean Charm

Driving in Cyprus offers a unique blend of Mediterranean charm and modern convenience. Roads here are generally well-maintained, with clear signage in both Greek and English. Read More

10 Things you Shouldn’t Do When Driving

Driving in Cyprus

No Driving and Texting

No driving and texting. Don’t use your mobile phone while driving. Driving and texting, calling, or using social media can distract you from the road and increase the risk of accidents. Read More

Cyprus Music Ta Rembetika

Cyprus Music ta Rembetika

Rembetika, the soulful music genre of Cyprus, captures the essence of the island’s rich cultural tapestry. Originating in the early 20th century, rembetika blends elements of Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern musical traditions. Musicians and composers, often marginalized and living on the fringes of society, used this genre to express their hardships, joys, and everyday experiences. Read More

Discover the Wines of Cyprus

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Get to know Cyprus’ vineyards and producers

Cyprus boasts a rich history of winemaking that dates back over 6,000 years. The island’s vineyards spread across diverse regions, each offering unique terroirs that contribute to the distinctiveness of Cypriot wines. Read More

Cyprus Smell and Aromas

The Smell of Cyprus

Symphony of Natural and Cultural Aromas

Cyprus, an island with a rich tapestry of history and culture, offers a sensory feast. The smell of Cyprus is a vibrant symphony of natural and cultural aromas that envelop visitors as soon as they step onto the island. Read More

Commandaria the King of Wines

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Commandaria, a sweet dessert wine

Commandaria wine originating from Cyprus holds the distinction of being one of the oldest named wines still in production. It boasts a rich history dating back over 5,000 years, making it a true embodiment of tradition and legacy   Read More

Commandaria the King of Wines

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Commandaria, a Sweet Dessert Wine

Commandaria wine originating from Cyprus holds the distinction of being one of the oldest named wines still in production. It boasts a rich history dating back over 5,000 years, making it a true embodiment of tradition and legacy.

Commandaria, a sweet dessert wine, has a historical connection with King Richard the Lionheart. It is believed that during the Crusades, King Richard the Lionheart was so impressed by the Cypriot Commandaria wine that he dubbed it “the wine of kings and the king of wines.”  Read More

Karseras Family Winery

Karseras Family Winery

Karseras Family Winery is situated in the small picturesque village of Doros, in Limassol region, within the Commandaria region, just 25km from Limassol on the road to Platres. It is next to the 16th century church of Agios Epifanios. For the past 18 years, we have been specialising in producing Commandaria, “the world’s oldest named wine still in production”, a product of controlled origin. The winery is owned by the Community President of the village, Mr Panagiotis Karseras. The winery is producing 100 000 bottles annually. Half of which is produced for large winery ETKO.  The winery uses grapes from vine growers from Doros.

In 1998, Panayiotis Karseras, the village’s community president, his wife Lenia, and their four children refurbished the old winery. They recommenced the production of Commandaria, “the world’s oldest named wine still in production”, a product of controlled origin.

Our winery is the only independent family winery that specializes in Commandaria. We are open daily all year round for free wine tasting and tours around the winery.

The Role of Speeding Cameras in Cyprus

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Speed Cameras to Improve Road Safety

Speeding cameras, also known as speed cameras, are playing an increasingly important role in Cyprus to enforce speed limits and improve road safety. These automated devices are designed to capture photographic or video evidence of vehicles exceeding the speed limit at specific locations. The use of speeding cameras has sparked debate among the public, with some arguing that they are essential for reducing accidents and fatalities, while others believe they are merely a revenue-generating tool for the government.

Implementation of Speeding Cameras

One of the primary reasons for the implementation of speeding cameras in Cyprus is to address the issue of

speeding, which is a significant contributing factor to road accidents. By monitoring vehicle speeds and issuing fines to violators, speeding cameras are intended to deter drivers from exceeding the speed limit, ultimately reducing the number of crashes and improving overall road safety. Proponents of speeding cameras argue that they serve as an effective means of changing driver behaviour and promoting adherence to speed limits.

Revenue for the Government

In addition to their role in promoting road safety, speeding cameras are also seen as a means of generating revenue for the government. Fines collected from speeding violations contribute to the state’s finances, prompting some to criticize the motive behind the widespread use of these devices. Critics argue that the primary focus of speeding cameras is revenue generation rather than accident prevention, leading to scepticism about their true impact on road safety.

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High Technology Cameras

Furthermore, advancements in speeding camera technology have led to the development of sophisticated systems capable of not only capturing speed violations but also detecting other traffic offences. Some modern speeding cameras are equipped with additional features such as red-light enforcement, license plate recognition, and even vehicle insurance validation. This multifunctionality is intended to enhance the overall enforcement capabilities of these devices and address a wider range of traffic violations.

Dangerous Spots

The new Cyprus traffic cameras have been installed mainly at traffic light junctions and known as ‘Dangerous spots’. These high-tech cameras are placed in all the cities of Cyprus. In many cases, drivers are receiving fines also for getting too close to the stop line without passing a red light. Motorways continue to be monitored with mobile camera vans situated at various locations all over the island.

In conclusion, the role of speeding cameras in Cyprus extends beyond mere enforcement of speed limits. While they are aimed at curbing speeding and improving road safety, concerns about their impact on revenue generation persist. The ongoing debate surrounding the use of speeding cameras underscores the importance of striking a balance between enforcement objectives and public perception. With continued public dialogue and transparent policymaking, the role of speeding cameras in Cyprus can be effectively aligned with the common goal of creating a safer and more compliant driving environment for all road users.

 

High-Risk Areas

Despite the controversy surrounding their use, speeding cameras have been increasingly deployed in high-risk areas and accident black spots across Cyprus. These locations are carefully selected based on accident data and speed-related incidents, to maximize the cameras’ effectiveness in reducing speeding and improving driver compliance with speed limits. By strategically placing speeding cameras in critical areas, authorities aim to create a safer driving environment and reduce the likelihood of accidents caused by excessive speed.

Kataklysmos Festival in Cyprus 2024

KATAKLYSMOS in Cyprus

A Variety of Events And Concerts on The Waterfront

Celebrated early June 50 days before Easter, Kataklysmos is one of the most anticipated holidays in Cyprus. This year Katakysmos is celebrated on 21 -24 of June It’s a unique festival with its origins tied to ancient Greek mythology and Christian traditions. The holiday involves a lot of water-related activities, music, dancing, and delicious local food.

The Flood Festival known as “Kataklysmos”, is a watery festival with an ancient historical background which represents the Old Testament tale of Noah’s Ark and the Greek myth of Deukalion. Read More

The Village Life of Cyprus

Life in Cyprus

If you are considering a move to a new country, Cyprus is a great place to be your potential new home. The country’s stunning Mediterranean island offers a high quality of life, a warm climate, and plenty of cultures to explore.

However, before packing your bags, it’s very important to know what living in Cyprus is actually like. This guide aims to give you a clear picture of what to expect living in Cyprus.                Read More

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Exploring the Rhythm and Passion. A Deep Dive into Cyprus folk dancing

Cyprus folk dancing is a vibrant and dynamic expression of the island’s rich cultural heritage, blending elements of tradition, rhythm, and passion. The traditional dances of Cyprus are rooted in the island’s history and reflect the diverse influences that have shaped its identity.  Read More

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Banking in Cyprus

Since the the years of 2009 – 2013 economic crisis and subsequent EU bail out Cyprus’ Banking and Finance sector has been transformed.  Read More

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Investing in Property in Cyprus

By today’s standards the real estate market in Cyprus is very active with a good response from buyers in the field of buying both houses and apartments.  Read More

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Artefacts in Pyrgos, Limassol, Cyprus

Pyrgos is a picturesque village located in the Limassol district of Cyprus. This charming village is not only known for its beautiful surroundings and traditional architecture but also for the rich history and archaeological artefacts that have been discovered in the area.  Read More

The Ancient Water Mill of Pyrgos Limassol

The Medieval Water Mill in Pyrgos Limassol is a captivating glimpse into the past. This ancient structure is one of the medieval water mill which was constructed by the Cistercian monks who employed groundbreaking technology for that time. Read More

PANAGIA PYTGOTISSA CHURCH

Panagia Pyrgotissa

 Panagia Pyrgotissa is a historic church located in the village of Pyrgos Limassol in Cyprus. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and it is a significant religious and cultural landmark in the area.  Read More

Panagia Neroforousa

Panagia Neroforousa Pyrgos Limassol

Panagia Neroforousa is a beautiful and historic church located in the village of Pyrgos Limassol, Cyprus. This church is a significant religious and cultural landmark in the region, attracting visitors from all over the world.  Read More

Pyrgos Municipal Park

Pyrgos Limassol Municipal Park

It is situated at the entrance of the village, opposite the municipal offices of the Pyrgos.  Read More

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