For our first full day in Cyprus, we decided to get up and dressed, and do a bit of exploring. We’d heard that Limassol was meant to be lovely. We thought we could walk to it from our hotel; turns out we were wrong, very wrong… We wandered around the nearby streets, taking in the beautiful neighbouring houses. I’d love to live in a colourful house!
Our first port of call was a cool ice cream parlour. The scorching weather was quite a shock to me, as I’d never travelled to such a seriously hot country before, so that ice cream was just what I needed! We took a wander around the cute little souvenir shops, trying not to spend all our money within our first day on the Island. The independent shop keepers are quite possibly the nicest people I’ve ever come across! We were welcomed in with little gifts, and one lovely sweet young lady even came looking for us a couple of shops away when she forgot to pack the plate stand for Brendan!
Every street was more beautiful than the last, with pretty painted doorways on fresh white houses. Limassol is quite a colourful city, with sky blue being the main colour of choice. I fell in love with the teeniest, tiniest kitten roaming the streets. Just look at his sad little eyes. He’s clearly telling me to bring him home, but alas, I was good and refrained. Pretty little cafes lined the ever narrowing streets and walkways.
I seemed to have dressed perfectly for the occasion as I found that I was well coordinated with a lot of the houses. You may remember around Christmas last year, I won vouchers to spend in Pop Boutique. Here’s one of my purchases.
We finally made it down to the marina which is just beautiful. I’ve never seen water so blue! After all the walking, we were starving so decided to get a bite to eat at a traditional Greek restaurant.
The food at Derlicious was de(r)licious, with creamy hummus filled sausages and succulent meat kebabs. Also, I’d never really been a fan of salad until I ventured to Cyprus. They’re so fresh and tasty over there. I’m still trying to recreate them back home but failing miserably. After our feast, we took a wander around Limassol marina, taking in all the beautifully colourful buildings. I even spotted this bright teal staircase! I felt right at home amongst the boats bobbing up and down in the beautiful blue sea.
This was just day 2 of my holiday in Cyprus. We still had another 4 days of exploring the Island, plus the wedding in between. Having gotten a little bit of a taster, I was excited to see what else there was to offer. Be sure to check back and see what else what got up to!