Join the biggest Flood Festival in Cyprus and celebrate Kataklysmos in unique style! What you need, Larnaca has it. Take a walk by the sea and experience a funfair-like atmosphere, with many stalls selling toys, traditional food and many other stuff that you won't find anywhere else!
From: Friday, June 21st
Until: Wednesday, June 26th
President Anastasiades visit to France brings great news since the French Total seems to be interested in constructing a natural gas liquefaction terminal in Cyprus. According to Mr Anastasiades, the company's contribution will help in a faster and more accurate exploration.
After a meeting the company's CEO, Christophe de Margerie, President Anastasiades was assured that "Cyprus is a priority right now for Total." Furthermore, a meeting with the French President, François Hollande took place, with the French President supporting the measures taken by the Cypriot government.
According to Christophe de Margerie, the process for hydrocarbons’ exploration, both natural gas and oil, could take approximately 12 months.
Everyone should understand that Cyprus is going through rough times and no gratuitous compensations will be payed to redundant workers of Cyprus Airways since it is not legally possible, Communications Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos stated.
However, unions keep threatening that strikes will take place if no appropriate measures are taken in order for the government to cover the compensation costs if the airline is unable to do so. The airline confirmed that it cannot pay the compensation.
Christos Stylianides stated that the government hopes that "everyone understands this reality, even late in the day," while rescue plans for the company include staff reduction, with 490 people losing their jobs, salary cuts, and a decrease in the number of planes. It should also be noted that sixty-eight employees have already left the company.
Each town in Cyprus has something different and alternative to show to its inhabitants and to its visitors.
Nicosia, being the capital, is the business centre and where the most important governmental institutions are located.
Limassol, the second largest town on the island, represents fast development and evolution as it quickly became the "in" place for foreign investors and for party animals as well!
Paphos, a traditionally tourist destination, has significantly grown with the development of the new Hermes airport and agreements with low-cost airline companies.
Ayia Napa and Protaras host two different kind of tourists; the crazy ones (young or not) searching for places to have unforgettable summer nights and the mature ones looking for comfort and relax. These two spots have always put Cyprus in the map.
Larnaca, the town that hosts the biggest airport in the country, was for years considered "dead" tourism-wise. Oroklini, which was the subject of major progress and a good tourist base in the '90s, has been witnessing a constant drop in the last 10 years. Phoinikoudes Promenade doesn't excite visitors the way it used to. The one place in Larnaca that manages to truly impress every single one is the McKenzie Beach Road. It's like a small version of a high class Malibu situated near the airport. It's easier to reach from Limassol and from Nicosia. It has the best bars, clubs and restaurants on the islands. The McKenzie Area will make you meet your needs. Name what you desire and you will definitely find it there. Amazing traditional fish and meat taverns, local and foreign plates, fusion cuisine and sushi, brilliant and refreshing cocktails, music to get you into dancing by the beach, handmade Italian ice-screams and goodies to ruin your diet and many more.
The bottom line is that whatever situated at McKenzie is "cursed" to become popular and successful!
This is the result of years of hard work brought and sustained by Larnaca Municipality.
Finally Larnaca is now where it deserves to be; in the centre!
Summer is here and it can be lots of fun, especially here in Cyprus. Parents can enjoy the sun responsibly and the best way to protect children by the sun’s harmful UV rays is by being sun-care savvy.
Here is a stunning fact Just one blistering sunburn in childhood can double a child’s lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Here are some tips to help protect your little ones:
Safe Summer Tips
Time it! Choose to expose children to the sun when UV rays are not so intense, ie before 10am and after 4pm and seek shade at all times.
Sun-protection Clothing - Use sun-protection clothing and swimwear with at least UPF30+ rating. UPF50+ provides the best protection and it means the clothing or swimwear blocks 97.5% of UV rays from reaching the skin. Sunscreen need not be applied and re-applied on covered skin, which provides additional peace of mind at the beach.
Sunscreen - Use sunscreen with SPF15 or higher that is broad-spectrum (ie blocks UVA and UVB rays). Remember that sunscreen should not be used on infants before they reach 6 months of age. Apply sunscreen in all exposed areas, especially overlooked ones like the ears and tops of feet, half hour before exposure and re-apply at least every two hours.
Use a hat - Choose a wide-brimmed hat that covers the face, ears and neck that has a UPF30+ rating.
Protect the eyes! The skin around the eyes, as well as baby eyes are especially vulnerable to UV rays. Children should wear sunglasses starting at 6 months. Look for child-size sunglasses that offer at 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, cover as much skin as possible (wraparound styles are great), and are impact- or shatter-resistant.
What to do if your child gets Sunburn?
Sunburns on children under 1 year old should be treated as emergencies. Call your doctor immediately.
If your child is over 1 year of age, call your doctor is there is intense pain, blisters, the child is lethargic or has fever over 38.3 C.
Sunburns can cause dehydration. Give your child plenty of juices and water to replenish.
Shower your child with lukewarm water that can bring the skin temperature down.
Do not use alcohol.
Do not use lotions containing any pharmaceutical substances unless prescribed by your doctor.
Keep your child away from the sun, until the sunburn has completely healed.