Eat and Drink in Cyprus
Places to eat in Cyprus, includes classy cafés, family-friendly restaurants and the best fish specialist on the island. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Greece expert.
Cypriot cuisine has a somewhat dubious reputation, as stodgy when not downright, deep-fried dodgy – the legacy, perhaps, of too many mediocre meals at resort caffs.
Happily, city centres and inland villages both have excellent restaurants where locals tuck into homestyle recipes or – for parties of two or more – the mezé, a medley of up to 20 platters, from appetisers to main dishes, meant to show off the kitchen’s finesse.
There’s plenty of foreign cooking too – notably Middle Eastern, Italian and Indian – as well as seafood specialists doing wonders with Cyprus’s somewhat limited repertoire of fish.
The economic crisis, and the local proliferation of all-inclusive resorts, have forced the closure of many restaurants, and the deterioration of others.
The staff are usually friendly and welcoming and many times they will be able to speak two or three languages including English.
At night you can test your singing skills at one of the many karaoke bars in town, meet up with the locals and holiday makers at the busy “Flintstones” bar, grab a delicious cocktail at “Ghetto Cocktail Bar” or even watch your football team playing live at the “Fools & Horses” among many other great places to go out and enjoy a fun night out in Protaras.
Cape Greco, also known as Cavo Greco is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It lies between the towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras, both of which are popular tourist resorts. It is frequently visited by many tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view amazing sights out to sea. According to local legend it is also the home of the ‘Ayia Napa sea monster.