Akamas Wine Route

Akamas Wine RouteWine Route

Laona – Akamas Wine Route
This evocative region with its rugged coastline and charming little villages oozes with culture and lush vines, a place where rustic and contemporary elements nestle side by side.

Situated in the western shores of Cyprus, villages such as Drouseia, Ineia, Kathikas, Pano and Kato Arodes invite you to visit their windswept vineyards. Get to know the Xynisteri, an indigenous grape variety that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breezes, offering cool yet solid wines with a fine aroma, ranked among the best white wines produced in Cyprus.
Sample the rare Maratheftiko, one of the best red wine varieties of Cyprus.
Start Point: Mesogi
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 Fishing(Angling)From trout-filled dams to the briny Mediterranean, Cyprus offers a range of options for Fishing (Angling) Polis Latchi Paphos
Fishing is a very popular leisure activity in Cyprus as the country has a number of stocked reservoirs as well as exotic species in the sea around Cyprus.Freshwater Fishing
Cyprus has over 20 reservoirs open to anglers and most are stocked. These stocked reservoirs contain more than 15 species of freshwater fish, including trout, largemouth bass, carp, pikeperch, and roach.Yermasogeia Reservoir is located approximately 10 minutes from Limassol and offers silver bream, carp, grey mullet and other species.

Asprogremmos Reservoir holds bass, catfish and trout among others. It is the closest reservoir to Paphos International Airport and is one of the largest dams in Cyprus.

The Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association is a non-profit organisation with a Fishing(Angling)particular focus on protecting dams and preventing illegal fishing. As well as a list of reservoirs and other information, they publish a page of contact details for nearby police stations and Fisheries Department Offices.
Freshwater fishing licences
Sports fishing in Cyprus reservoirs and dams is regulated by the government. It is necessary to have a licence to fish.

It is possible to buy a Fishing (Angling) licence online via the Web Portal of the Republic of Cyprus. Licences can also be obtained at the fisheries department offices of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research. Licences are personal – they are non-transferable – and are only issued to people over 12 years of age. A fee can either be paid to fish in a single reservoir, or a higher rate can be paid to access all reservoirs. All licences expire on the 31 December of the year in which they are issued. Short-term group licences are available.


Freshwater fishing regulations
Anyone Fishing (Angling) in Cyprus must adhere to fishing regulations which apply to the following:

Fishing hours: daylight only, including an hour before sunrise and the hour after sunset
Fishing methods: single rod, line and hook per licence holder; no fishing aids or chemicals
Fishing location: from dam banks only
Catch limit: there is a catch limit per species
Size limit: there is a size limit per species
Bank protection: bank-side soil and plants are protected and include a limit on the use of vehicles
Note: fishing regulations often change depending on environmental factors. The rules above are only an overview. Please request more detailed information regarding all restrictions and regulations from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Fishing (Angling) is forbidden in a reservoir, even to holders of valid licences, until it has been declared open by the Director of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Information on reservoirs, their locations, opening dates and times, restrictions and other useful information is provided by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Saltwater/Sea Fishing
The sea around Cyprus is home to more than 250 species of fish, including snapper, amberjack and tuna. Boats can be rented at fishing shelters and stations.

Sea fishing licences
No licence is needed for:

sea angling
fishing with vertical lines
However, a licence is required for:

spear fishing (illegal in swimming areas marked with red buoys)
fishing with longlines and traps
fishing at night with spear guns
any kind of commercial fishing
Licence holders must adhere to the restrictions, which regulate the equipment that may be used and the allowed days to fish and, in certain cases, the allowable catches for each fishing outing.

Licences are available online or in-person from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR):

Head Office of Department of Fisheries and Marine Research
At: 101 Vithleem Street
1416 Nicosia
Tel: 22807868
Fax: 22775955
The Web Portal of the Republic of Cyprus offers the ability to buy a spear fishing licence. For up-to-date information on the conditions of spear fishing, it is recommended to directly contact the Department of Fisheries.

Note: It is only possible to Spearfish when free diving. No scuba tanks may be used.

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Some of the species in Cyprus

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Coarse Fishing for Carp

Cyprus is an ideal place for those who have never tried coarse fishing or those experienced anglers who’s life are bereft without it. The warm sunny climate here is ideal as you don’t have to spend endless hours sheltering under an umbrella (although we do recommend a sun parasol!) listening to the drizzle, even though that can be a time when you are the bravest fisherman on the best stretch of water. However in our experience the fish like the sunshine as much as anglers do and so if you want to catch a variety of fish ranging from bass, Zander, carp, roach, catfish and many more, we have twenty three well stocked reservoirs with a huge variety of healthy unmarked fish for you to catch, photograph and then return to where they are happiest, their dam.
In 1989 the angling world five-hour match record was set in Cyprus with 323 Ilb 5 ounces. A total of 177 carp was caught to achieve this record. Festivals are organised by Cyprus Angling Holidays, twice a year.

Course Fishing is available Island wide and some of the better-known dams are;

Evratou dam

Mavrolymbos dam

Asprokremmos dam

Kouris dam

Achna Dam

Kalavassos dam

The Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association was born as a brainchild of several freshwater anglers several years ago.

After a many-month period of serious effort, including nonstop and dedicated work, the Association became a reality in October 2005.

The first Association concerned solely with Freshwater Fishing (Angling) in Cyprus has now been created.

This is a non-profit Association, with aims to promoting freshwater fishing, by making sure that the relevant laws are observed (and wherever necessary improved), the better supervision of dam management, the introduction of fishing competitions, the organization of fishing seminars, the suggestions for introduction of new freshwater fish, the better management of existing fish, the development of fishing culture as an active sport, the reinforcement of environmental consciousness, and many more.

The support to the aims of the Association, especially from persons who really love the sport is extremely important, as well as from those who can assist in the Association functioning to the best of its potential by various means.

We want to believe that this sincere effort will be appreciated and reinforced by the whole of the angler population.

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Latchi Polis Watersports Cyprus

There are lots of  Latchi Polis Watersports Cyprus, there are a few companies that offer these services.


Latchi Watersports Centre’s main headquarters is based in the heart of Latchi Marina. We also have two beach water sports centers and have a wide range of activities to offer you.
Experienced and qualified staff lead our diverse program of activities.
All of our water sports staff thrive on passing on their skills, techniques, and experience in an environment that is safe and fun. Our instructors have years’ experience. We can offer a wide range of watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, and parasailing. Continue Reading

Baths of Aphrodite

Baths of Aphrodite

Akamas region

Near Polis, 48km north of PafosBaths of AphroditeBaths of AphroditeBaths of AphroditePath-to-Baths-of-Aphrodite

The northwestern peninsula of Cyprus, known as Akamas, is a wild uninhabited region with spectacular landscapes and beaches, due to be designated a National Park. The area is named after Akamantas, an Athenian warrior, and son of Theseus, who arrived here after the Trojan War. It is a unique area of biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystems. Almost all the geological formations of Cyprus are met here, from narrow deep valleys to caves islets and gorges. There are over 500 different types of plants and nature trails that Chriss cross the peninsula passing through unspoiled areas of extreme physical beauty. The area is ideal for hiking, cycling, diving, and swimming in crystal clear waters.
The “Baths of Aphrodite” is an area in the Akamas between Polis and Cape Arnaouti. It derived its name from a small grotto shaded by an old fig tree, in the waters of which, legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe. According to mythology, this is where she met her lover Adonis. The site is on the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
The Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis. The place is known as “Baths of Aphrodite” and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis. According to legend, after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay, Aphrodite used to bathe in this pond, surrounded by an idyllic landscape with the sweet smelling wild flowers. It is here that she met her beloved Adonis for the first time. Adonis was hunting in the Akamas forest when stopped over the wonderful spring to quench his thirst. He was struck by the sight of the naked goddess bathing in the crystal waters. Aphrodite and Adonis were instantly bewitched by each other’s extraordinary beauty.
The myth lived on through Middle Ages. Another legendary spot is “Pyrgos (castle) is Rigainas” which is linked to the love of Rigaina and Digenis, (the Medieval queen of Cyprus and the Byzantine hero), as well as with Aphrodite. the “castle” which is actually a monastery, now ruins, is in the center of Akamas in a majestic clearing, with a giant oak tree and the bubbling spring. According to the legend, the goddess of Love used the place as a refuge after her bath.

It is said that if you bathe in the water you will be given eternal youth or you will fall for the next person you see, but unfortunately, bathing is not permitted

Tips when trying to sell your home

Tips when trying to sell your homeTips

A lot of us are a little scared at this time because of the present Cyprus real estate market. It may be true, even with the present market and the few problems what’s good for a seller can be good for a buyer, and if you know how to take advantage of this, you can get your property sold. Let’s have a look at 10 simple ways to help you sell fast!

Do a check on the agent’s online marketing.
An astounding 92% of people who buy homes in Cyprus look up houses online. This is why it is good to have a look at the online marketing strategy of your agent or if you feel you are up to it do it yourself.

Get your price right. 
A lot of us think it’s a good idea to set a high price at the start and then to lower it if they don’t get hits. This will lead to a delay in the selling of your property, there is also a matter of what image are you showing when if people continue to see your property price going down, this leads to insecurity and doughts they will assume that it’s not worth what you’re asking for or that there is something wrong with it. Be careful this can cause delays and eventually your home won’t sell.

Make a video. Or 3d
Videos are extremely popular these days, and a video can manage to convey what words and pictures cannot. Your phone will do even and walk around the neighbourhood. Talk about the home, the neighbours, what you loved and what not. Make sure that whatever your video recording device of choice is, it’s of high quality. The quality of the video is the first thing that people will notice and if you show them a low-resolution video of what you’re trying to sell, it’s not going to translate well. High-quality video recording options are very affordable today and you should aim to make at least 1080p videos (that’s full HD and will convey a message of quality).

Make it look nice. 
This doesn’t mean to renovate it completely, but a new paint layer and some flowers can change the entire aspect.

Use your neighbours. 
Throw a huge block party before selling the house and let your neighbours spread the word. They might have friends or relatives willing to buy a new home, so why not take advantage of that?

Offer a clean home. 
A potential buyer needs to imagine himself living in that home. If the home is filled with your personal belongings, it will be hard for him to do so, so make sure you let him see a clean and decluttered home.

Use Facebook. 
In case you didn’t know, the huge social network is used for most anything. Look up real estate groups and ask people to share your announcement.

Be flexible. 
You should try to adapt to your prospective buyer’s schedule since it’s in your best interest. Going a little out of your way can help you a lot.

Offer to leave good things for the future owners as part of the sale! A small gift or something you leave behind can mean a lot, such as stainless steel appliances or some nice decorations.

Take good photos. 
Quality and professional photos can attract many people, so don’t let this opportunity slip away and invest in that if you can truly afford it. Or you could ask a friend who loves photography to help you with that.

Offer cash back as an incentive
A good incentive would be to offer a form of ‘cash back’ to your buyer. First-time buyers who generally have little upfront cash would welcome this. Cash back can be used to pay for new furniture, carpets or other items necessary when buying a new house. Most of the popular mortgage providers and lenders allow up to a 5% cash back as part of the transaction.


Hospitals Medical Centers

Hospitals Medical Centers Medical

Medical Clinic care on the island is very professional and most importantly, socially oriented. The general level of health care, data and statistics are at the level of developed European countries. The good quality of life and the high level of health care are the reason of the high average age of life — men 79 years and women-82 years.

Clinics in Cyprus

The system of health care in Cyprus is very extensive. Medical Clinics are divided into public and private. The public include the municipal medical institutions, i.e., the inner-city hospital and polyclinic services. Also in the villages of Cyprus there are health centers, each of which is able to assist the people of two-three villages. Cardio surgery, Oncology, thoracic, vascular, radiology angiographic and radioisotope Departments of Central Hospital in Nicosia, accept inhabitants and tourist from all over the island Continue Reading

Polis & Latchi Bus Routes from the Polis main bus station.

Polis & Latchi Bus Routes from the Polis main bus station.Paphos Latchi Bus

The station is situated in Polis Chrysochous Area, in the centre of the town.

Polis station links Latsi (Aphrodite’s baths) and all the villages of Polis Chrysochou Area and towards Paphos. As you can see there is a lot available, and often.

Bus Tickets and Cards

PRICE:                   € 1.50      € 5.00   € 2.50    € 20.00        € 40.00      € 400.00

PRICE:                 €15           €75            €225          €2250

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Maintaining Your Swimming Pool in Summer

Maintaining Your Swimming Pool in SummerBlue pool

Its great having a swimming pool on your property can be a fantastic way to cool down during those hot summer months. But like most things things, a swimming pool requires quite a bit of maintenance and attention to detail. Many people choose to enlist the help of pool professionals, but if you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person read on to find out how to keep your pool’s water sparkling clean.

Understanding Your Pool’s Water Needs

Become familiar with your pool’s total alkalinity and pH levels. Total alkalinity is a way of measuring the water’s ability to neutralize acidity. Your water’s alkalinity levels are directly related to your water’s pH; the higher the total alkalinity, the higher the pH levels of your pool’s water will be.

  • pH levels measure how acidic or basic substances are. The pH scale has a range between 0 and Chemical check list14, with a neutral pH at 7.

 Know your pool’s chlorine, calcium hardness, acid, and total dissolved solids levels. Besides the pH and alkaline levels, these are also important considerations. Make sure you understand what they are and how they benefit your water.

  • Chlorine is used to disinfect and sanitize the water.
  • Calcium hardness refers to the amount of calcium present in the water. If the calcium levels are too low your water will become corrosive, potentially ruining the body of your pool.
  • Acid protects the chlorine in the water from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
  • Total dissolved solids are mainly composed of inorganic salts (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulfates) and small amounts of other organic materials Pool Chemicalsdissolved in the water.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Latchi Dive Centre is located in the picturesque fishing harbour of Latchi, along with their Watersports and Boat Hire office. Scuba-DivingThey have two further beachfront Watersports operations located at La Plage and Anassa Beach.
Latchi is located on the Akamas Peninsular on the north west coast of Cyprus. It’s just a short boat ride away from the Akamas National Park and its stunning coastline, the best in Cyprus.
Latchi Watersports currently operates a fleet of twenty five rental boats, three commercial dive boats, marina and beachfront watersports. We have three ski boats offering a whole spectrum of watersport activities, including wakeboarding, waterskiing, parasailing, ringo and banana rides. RYA sailing and powerboat training courses are available along with 24 hour boat watch and full marine services.
Highly trained, competent, friendly and professional staff look after your every need to ensure your time on the water with Latchi Watersports and Latchi Dive Centre is the highlight of your holiday. Read More

Camping in Latchi Polis Cyprus


Camping Site


If you enjoying a twilight meal sitting on a sandy beach and then stretching out beneath the stars to a symphony of night crickets if this sounds like your idea of heaven, a camping vacation in Cyprus might just be just for you. Nature really comes alive when you experience it first-hand. What better way is there to commune with the outdoors than to pitch a tent and take in the profound beauty of an Eastern Mediterranean island? It will give you a vacation to remember.

Cyprus has several licensed campsites accommodating both tents and touring caravans. Most of the sites have showers, washing facilities, toilet blocks, snack bars/restaurants, and a mini-market within easy reach.  Read More