Today, 25th March, is a bank holiday across Cyprus. We are celebrating the Greek Revolution, probably because the man famous for saying “NO” to the Italians, a man named Metaxas, now has a very tasty brandy named in his honour!

Seriously, today is a celebration shared with our neighbours across the mainland of Greece and the Greek islands. National parades will take place – and probably some brandy supped too!

The village of Peyia is very peaceful today. Businesses are closed, men are sitting outside of the kafenes, enjoying coffee and reminiscing /correcting one another about the stories passed on about the Revolution! – Tourists are meandering the streets and enjoying the calm and warmth of this welcome Spring day. Its a joy to experience – as is every day here.

Also the celebration of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, the village church bells have sounded out since 6.30 am, with Barney T Rubble accompanying their chimes with his soulful howl! In all, a great day to be alive and be in Peyia!

With many more celebratory days to come, you should come to Cyprus too! Email to us on enquiries@cyprusvillas.uk. com and I’ll share the fun calendar and villa availability with you!

sunshine at deck