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36 Kypranoros Street, Shops 16-22, 22380707, NICOSIA Style conscious and environmentally aware, sustainable and eco-friendly items with anything from freshly-made face creams to handmade soya candles with products supporting local makers…I don’t know if that caught your attention, [...]

We are very Proud for Made in Cyprus!

Growing up I remember being spammed with mass produced souvenirs, post-cards with topless Swedish girls and “I Love Cyprus” t-shirts (no offense to any Cypriot and Swedish girls- I am Cypriot and Swedish people are very [...]

JAR Preserves- Gourmet Marmalades and Chutneys

Kato Drys village, call Elli on 96476265 Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 Finding and promoting these sort of places is why I wanted to start Cypriot and Proud in the first place. This is exactly [...]

Crafty Ideas

Kyriakou Matsi 32D, 22511455, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 9:30-13:00, 16:00-18:00 (except Wed & Sat half day) When I started Cypriot and Proud I had in my mind that every 3-4 food reviews I would include a review [...]

Bags of Fun

Ellados 44, 25762575, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sat shopping hours (call the number on the door if the lady is not in) A friend of mine who knows my obsession for jewellery (mostly faux bijoux), had once mentioned [...]


Upon my return to Cyprus I was surprised by a lot of developments on the island. Some of these were the openness of people to new concepts and ideas, as well as the implementation of a [...]


Themistokli Dervi 40, 22662660, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 9:30-13:00-15:30-19:30 (except Wed & Sat 9:30-14:00) Coming back to Cyprus after nine years there were a few things that I could not get my head round: 1) how many [...]

Utopia in OHI (OXI) market

next to OHI (OXI) square, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Wed & Sat 7:30-16:30 Food: 3/5 Service: 3.5/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 If you have lived abroad (or before the 80’s) there is a big chance you miss food markets, like [...]

100% GreenT

Did you ever wonder what you would take away from Cyprus as a souvenir if you were a tourist? Something that would last longer than “halloumi”, “lountza” and “tsamarella”… Did you also wonder why there isn’t [...]

Black Celebration

17A Kypranoros 17A, 22767688, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Fri 9:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00, Sat 9:00-14:00 Walking by it is hard to tell if it’s a warehouse, an under-construction showroom or even an office. This brand new store in a quiet [...]


28-34 Kypranoros 28-34, 22679888, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 9:00-19:00 (closed on Thursday) Even though it started as a standard hair salon, it became so much more. Aggelos Pattas, the owner, started off 7 years ago at merely [...]

Cellar 62 & La Bottega dei Sapori

Riga Ferreou 8, 25745566, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Τue, Thu-Fri 9:30-13:00, 15:30-19:30, Wed 9:30-13:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 Some time ago I was told this is a very nice wine cellar, but the first thought that came to my mind [...]