At the beginning of the month, my better half and I managed to get away for a few days in Cyprus. There are a number of places that we always seem to go back to, with Pafos Castle (below) and Kourion (I’ve blogged about it here) high on the list. But if I’m being honest, you can definitely have too much history and culture (especially if it’s hot), but you can never have enough good food …
Pafos harbour is a wonderful place to be in the early evening at this time of year. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, but Theo’s Seafood Restaurant, a few metres stroll from the castle, is definitely our first choice. The fish meze (at €22 per person) is excellent, but make sure that you haven’t eaten for several hours beforehand if you really want to do it justice!
In Pafos old town is Let Them Eat Cake. The Cyprus Mail review gives a good flavour of what they offer and while I’m sure their cafe food is excellent, we go there simply for the cake and coffee. This year their American-style cheesecakes and cherry cupcakes were very, very good indeed. An excellent place to relax in, especially if you’ve just been to visit the nearby Ethnographical and Byzantine museums.
Finally, along the old (B6) road heading away from Pafos towards Limassol, just past Aphrodite’s rock, is the village of Pissouri. Although the restaurants in the main square hold a popular weekly ‘Cyprus Night’, the restaurant we like most is slightly away from the crowded centre. The Bunch of Grapes Inn has a covered courtyard and an excellent selection of food, including the local favourite Kleftiko and a delicious mixed grill. Their main courses all come with roast garlic potatoes, which are brilliant in their own right.
I’m hungry. When can I go back?