Cyprus is famous all over the world, as the immense beauty of its sights have wooed the entire world, with the island nation having one of the most booming tourist industries in the entire world. However, despite all the beaches, diving spots, ruins, castles, monasteries, and cathedrals, the popular trend of going on shopping sprees has not left this nation alone; rather, it has managed to infect it quite thoroughly, making the island nation one of the most optimized locations for shopping. Keep on scrolling to find out more about our top 10 shopping in Cyprus spots.
1. The Place
Despite Paphos being home to many historical sites and vistas, such as the Village of Theseus, the Trojan War Hero, and others, one of the most popular places in the entirety of Paphos is The Place. Being a quite large affair, this establishment is all about spreading awareness about Cyprus’s very own traditions and culture, which are quite complex. The Place offers many things, such as watching the manufacture of traditional Cypriot Arts and Crafts at the hands of masters and even purchase some of the finest in homemade traditional Cypriot food.
2. My Mall
nown throughout the Limassol district as one of the very largest malls, this place is the absolute number one shopping mall in the entirety of Limassol. Featuring a collection that spans tens of departments dedicated to brands, product types and others, one will find video games, apparel, gadgets, books, appliances, furniture, electrical appliances, smartphones, pottery, food and many other types of items. More than most of the district’s residents do their shopping here, buying quite a wide and varied range of products. Besides the collection, the building is absolutely massive and features an awesome glass roof. It is the premium location for the best shopping in Cyprus.
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3. The Mall Of Cyprus
Like the previous listing, this mall is just as big, if not bigger. Certainly, one of the largest malls in Nicosia, this stunning feat of architecture has managed to make the jaws of many hit the floor, as the sheer grandeur of this place makes people experience a moment of silence. At the time of building, it was envisioned to be the grandest building around for miles (excluding the famous ruins and other landmarks of Cyprus), it really has fulfilled that vision, as not only does it have multiple floors dedicated to an uncountable number of products and brands, it also features a quite large food court that has outlets from the most famous food companies. The Mall of Cyprus is the preferred place for shopping in Cyprus Nicosia.
4. 1001 Airport Mall
This mall is quite a lavishly built one, as no expense has been spared on account of both the exterior and the interior decor. A mall that lived up to inside what it promises outside (a rare enough thing), this mall is the preferred choice for many, as it has several redeeming qualities that distinguish it from other malls. The main one is the toilets, which is a weird sounding reason, but this mall, determined to single itself out, pays utmost importance to its toilets, maintaining a level of hygiene never seen. Another awesome feature of this mall is the play area for children, as busy working mothers can take a short rest from their duties. It is one of the more preferred places for clothes shopping in Cyprus.
5. The Spice House
Unlike some of the previous listings, this is not a mall and is rather a place of culture and food. One of the best restaurants and eateries in the area, their spiced food cannot be matched by any other restaurant, with many prominent customers giving a loud shout out to the Tandoori Sizzlers, a traditional Indian dish spiced up with new oils, spices, herbs and so on. Their staff has been praised as fast, efficient and welcoming, with reasonable prices, making a combo that cannot be beaten. They also offer some of the best hot beverages in the area, making them the ultimate eatery in the whole of Peristerona.
6. Aphrodite Jewellery
While we have listed malls and eateries, we have not listed a single place where one can indulge themselves in that most expensive type of shopping: jewellery shopping. Well, Aphrodite Jewellery is one of the very largest Jewellery stores in the entire country, and are something of forerunners to the Cypriot Jewellery industry, as they have been making, restoring, cleaning, fitting and sizing jewellery for both tourists and natives of Cyprus for decades. They are one of the most masterful jewellery shops, and their master jewel smiths can forge a perfect copy of something they see in a photograph, down to the last detail and rivet.
7. Venus Rose Cosmetics
One of the most tourists favoured smaller industries in the area, Venus Rose Cosmetics are famous for making their very own line of beauty products made only from natural ingredients. They offer a wide and varied range of beauty, skincare, consumable and other sorts of products, such as Organic Cosmetics, Candles, Rose Liqueur, Rose Tea and other products where they have managed to reinvent the product with their trademark rose flavour/twist. Known for capturing the interests of the tourists, they flourish in May, as many tourists offer to sign up for the gathering of roses. While there, these same tourists buy lots of products from them.
8. Julietta Chocolatier
One of the most recognized chocolatiers in the entirety of Cyprus, Juliette is one of the most friendly and welcoming hosts there are. A beautiful woman who is an absolute goddess with her hands, one can see her working in her kitchen, making her famed cakes, chocolates, scones, coffee and other items of a snack nature. Out of all her products and food items, one of the most prominent is her Mini Lemon Cheesecakes, which are famed not only throughout the entire country but also in foreign circles, where samples she sent have received mass popularity. Juliette provides some of the best shopping in Cyprus, along with being the most unique.
9. The Round Tower
This ancient tower had lain defunct for a long time but was repaired and repurposed to be a shop selling popular Cypriot souvenirs. While this idea was not seen as a very good one during the initial repairing, it has proved itself to be one of the best ideas, as this small-scale shop has grown into quite a large affair. While it first sold some of the cheapest souvenirs, it has now established itself as an Arts and Crafts Centre, where one can watch the manufacturing and purchase some of the very finest Cypriot souvenirs, along with some startlingly awesome homemade jam!
10. Barefoot Art Gallery
While art galleries are not exactly high points of the shopping industry, this particular gallery deserves a mention here, as not only are they one of the most famous Handicrafts galleries in the country, but have some of the most beautiful products for sale as well, proving itself to be a gallery that delivers on the quality promised, if not well over. Run by an enthusiastic owner named Samantha, this art gallery has rapidly climbed the rungs of popularity in Cyprus, with their crafts t=being bought by just about every single tourist.
We all know Cyprus to be a land where history is not only seen but is palpable in the air, as all the ruins, castles, fortresses, abandoned villages, cathedrals, churches, shrines, and others come together to create an air of total mysticism. Shopping does not come to mind when one thinks of Cyprus, yet shopping is just a popular pastime there as it is here. The shops and merchants of Cyprus know they are in an almost hallowed land and to provide a quality of service that matches their location. Shopping in Cyprus Larnaca is also a common hobby in Cyprus. So, plan a trip to Europe , head to Cyprus and shop your heart out.
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