Few days ago I arrived to Cyprus, a magically beautiful, the third largest and most populated island in Eastern Mediterranean. I have been here in past three years numerous times, but it is still exciting to travel to Cyprus, since my husband is playing basketball here for his third season. It is starting to feel like I have known this island for a long time. We stay in coastal town Larnaca, which is claimed to be the oldest city and third biggest city in Cyprus, after Nicosia and Limassol.

For anyone that travels to Cyprus I would recommend taking a walk on Larnaca’s Finikoudes promenade that is lined with sand beach and with various restaurants where you will be able to find any cuisine, many world wide known food chains that children love and exceptional local food restaurants. Besides Finikoudes promenade I never miss to visit Orthodox Church of Saint Lazarus from 10th century, which is situated in the resurrected of Larnaca. Saint Lazarus church was built by Byzantine Emperor and is one of the most important byzantine monuments that has an open tomb of Saint Lazarus that resurrected from the death, and that Bible says , was a good friend of Jesus Christ. In orthodox churches it is a tradition to light a candle for your inner peace and health or light a candle for the ones that passed away. We hold the tradition to go light the candles with kids whenever we come to Cyprus.

When we want to swim in a crystal clear water and
taste golden sand under our feet, we drive to Aya Napa to the Nissi Beach, that has ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the World. Nissi beach connects two beaches, one that is long and has lots of entertainment with water sports, bars and music, and the other one that is quieter and perfect for resting. Another must seen area of Cyprus in Paphos that is most known for its Aphrodite beach that is mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. Since you all know that we strive for love and beauty, that love moves us in all directions, that beauty is within us, but we all want more of it, I will write about Aphrodite beach in my next post….

 

Nada Brezec
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