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Jul 5th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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My wife and I want to go to Cyprus in October, but are worried that there are areas that are too Anglicised ie pubs and english food - we want to taste more local cuisine. Which areas would be the best for us?
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Jul 5th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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We have been to Larnaca (twice) and Paphos (once). Paphos is by far the most touristy of the two and has many restaurants, but you can still find excellent local cooking. Larnaca is cheaper and less frantic. Some find it dull, but we love it.

I spent a little time in Limassol. Some of it seemed very anglicised and had little charm, but it is a big city and I saw but a fraction.

Our favourite restaurants were/are Seven St. Georges just outside Paphos and Militzis in Larnaca. Seven St. Georges may be the (or one of the) best Cypriot restaurants in Cyprus.

See our travelogues http://www.sitestory.dk/rejser/cypern2002/indexe.htm, http://www.sitestory.dk/rejser/cypern2004/indexe.htm (Larnaca) and http://www.sitestory.dk/rejser/cypern2005/indexe.htm (Paphos) for culinary impressions.

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Jul 6th, 2008, 04:47 AM
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Anglicised is the least of the worries. Many Russians have taken residence in Cyprus and my relatives who live there complain that it is hard to find a waiter that speaks Greek and/or English.

That said, Greek places still exist, eg in Ktima (upper Paphos) or in the suburbs of Limassol towards the wine villages (eg Lofou). A great place for seafood is Pomos, a mostly deserted place (used to be a mining area) but one of the prettiest spots on the island. My favourite area is the north western corner around the Akamas peninsula and all the traditional villages of that area.

The best Lebanese food I had was in Cyprus, in a restaurant by the Meridien in Limassol. Actually the Meridien has a Greek taverna and the food was very good, very authentic.
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