Sakis Rouvas in Paphos

Sakis Rouvas in Paphos

Famous pop star from Greece Sakis Rouvas has made his appearance in Paphos on the 13th of August. He has cancelled though his press-conference at the Muse cafe opening scheduled for Thursday because "he was tired". The star was greeted on the steps of Paphos town hall by mayor of Paphos Savvas Vergas and excited young fans.

Cyprus Agrotourism becomes new tourism trend in Cyprus

Cyprus Agrotourism

Agrotourism is becoming a new trend in Cyprus. Even Cypriots discover now advantages of the "new way of holidaying", according to Evi Panayiotou, representative of the Cyprus Agrotourism Company. Demand and interest in agrotourism is expected to increase even further.

'La Boheme' of Giacomo Puccini comes to Paphos

La Boheme Puccini Paphos

Paphos Aphrodite Festival in less than a month will present Paphos with exquisite Opera performance. This year, which is 12th in a row for the Paphos Aphrodite Festival, Slovak National Theatre will deliver Puccini's ‘La Boheme'.

Opera will be awaiting for the classic music lovers on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of September at Paphos medieval castle, where the stage will be set.

Record temperatures in Cyprus

Last Sunday termometers in the Cyprus capital Nicosia showed a record temperature of 46 degrees Celsius.

Weather bureau predicts decrease of the temperatures by Wednesday, however, Mercury bar readings will remain above 37 degrees.

Paphos is known for its mild climate and during the last heatwave temperatures in Paphos remained a few degrees lower than in the other Cyprus areas.

Cyprus is the new top holiday destination for.... ALIENS?

Aliens in Cyprus

It seems that Cyprus is becoming more popular not only among the Europeans. Number of UFO sightings has increased dramatically. Last Monday a few people have witnessed strange orange light moving slowly in the sky above Protaras. Later mysterious object was seen witnesses from Dherinya, Ayia Napa and Oroklini.

New public transport scheme to go ahead

Cyprus public bus service

Yesterday Parliament has approved launch of an island-wide bus network operating from September 2010. In the next couple of months the government will have to decide on the compensation amounts for the private bus companies not willing to participate in the new arrangement, known as OSEL. Debates on the compensation rates have been the main cause of delay of the new scheme launch.

Prehistoric figurines "factory" discovered near Paphos

Idol of Pomos

Cyprus Antiquities Department has announced that archaeology team from Lemba Archaeological Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh found proof of cruciform figurines, similar to the Idol of Pomos, which you can see imprinted on Cyprus Euro coins.

Cyprus Property Price Index

Cyprus Property Price Index

RICS Cyprus today have published second Cyprus Property Price index. First publication was made in February 2010. This index records prices of properties and rental prices across Cyprus. It tracks prices of apartments, houses, retail properties, offices and warehouses.

 

Swimming pool regulations could cost thousands

Swimming pool regulations Paphos

In 1992 a new law has been introduced in Cyprus concerning all shared swimming pools in Cyprus.

According to this law, any swimming pool that is used by two families and more is considered public and all the appropriate for public pools regulations apply. Some of these regulations include separate WC, changing rooms and showers for males and females, as well as a lifeguard on duty.

Knowing that following of these regulations would bring an enormous increase in communal expenses for owners of such properties, local authorities kept ignoring them for a long while.

Today, however, Ministry of Interior is willing to enforce the law and puts pressure on the municipalities with demanding from the companies documents proving that they followed the regulations before issuing an operating license. This law also affects the housing complexes  as they will not receive the final certificate of approval, and as a result - no title deeds.

Average monthly rent in Paphos are €467 for an apartment and €677 for a house

Cyprus Property Price Index - rental prices

RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has launched the first Cyprus property price index, in attempt to turn Cyprus real estate market more transparent.

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