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Top 4 activities to do in Protaras during winter

The winter season is not usually associated with sunny weather and sandy beaches. That’s what makes Cyprus the perfect mid-season destination, its all-year-round sun-filled sky. Protaras is among many desirable places to visit on the island. Offering more than just a walk on the beach, it lets you diversify your holiday trip. Let’s take a look at some of the top five picks for some ideal visits at Protaras.Profitis Elias Chapel  There are many attractions on the island worth seeing. The Chapel of Profitis Elias in Protaras is one of them. The church was built in 1984 on the site of a smaller chapel from the Byzantine era. If you ever wanted to travel back in time, this place is an ideal historic spot. Visible from kilometers away, the sight becomes more adorned the closer you get to it. To truly experience its marvel, you need to climb the 156 stairs toward heaven. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the 360 ° view, covering the gentle highlands and snoozy seaside. If you choose to visit the chapel during the sun setting, the winter season will reward your climb with a collage of pink and orange scenery. Make sure to bring your phone charged and the camera app open.    Cape Greco  Cape or Capo Greco is a sight with a multitude of wonders surrounding it. The Kamara Tou Koraka is no different. This naturally formed bridge in the south-eastern tip of the island has a height that exceeds 15 meters, while its width is just about 7 meters. If bridges aren’t your thing, Cape Greco offers 9 nature walks for hikers. The scenery is one of a kind and definitely isn’t a boring one, quite the opposite. The Aphrodite Path is dotted with an amalgam of beige rocks and tobacco-colored sand, complemented by the verdant underbrush.    Ayia Napa  Ayia Napa, simply referred to as Napa, is a must go in Cyprus. Most people visit the place for its beaches but if you are not a winter swimmer you can still capture the sea at its best. Imagine, white sand, palm trees, and crystalline water. The beaches are accessible and clean, making them ideal for families. Let the weather grasp your curiosity and the scenery attract your attention.        Scuba Diving  Let’s talk about diving, and no we don’t mean holding your breath for 4 minutes’ type of diving. Scuba diving is a fantastic leisure activity, especially if you take a dive in the area of Protaras. There’s no need to worry about the cold either, the temperature during the winter season ranges from 15 to 17 C–let your wetsuit take care of the rest. Offering over a dozen dive sites, Protaras is a go-to location for the novice as well as experienced divers. The scuba diving experience ranges from an Atlantis like statue microcosm at Green Bay, to uncharted cave passages­­­ of the Cyclops Caves. The Zenobia wreck (residing at a depth of 30 metres) is a fantastic dive site, holding the title of the world’s 4th best dive location. The abundance of sea life dissuades you from ever going to an aquarium if the choice is between that and the real thing. Green turtles, lionfish, octopuses, you name it and there’s a high chance you’re going to see it.   Louis Hotels offers accommodation all around Cyprus, making it ideal for a flexible trip, ensuring you’ll feel comfortable in any region you choose to visit.    

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17 Louis Hotels are awarded by Booking.com for 2021!

We are happy to inform you that 17 Louis Hotels were awarded by Booking.com for 2021!The below Louis Hotels are amongst the best hotels in Booking.com, based on extensive customer feedback and customers’ satisfaction score.Louis Chris Le Mare – 9.4 / 10 The Ivi Mare – 9.4 / 10 Polis 1907 – 9.2 / 10 The King Jason Paphos – 9.1 The King Jason Protaras – 9.0 Louis Paphos Breeze – 9 / 10 The Royal Apollonia – 9 / 10 Sofianna Resort & Spa – 8.8 / 10 Nausicaa Beach – 8.7 / 10 Louis St Elias Resort & Waterpark – 8.7 / 10 Louis Althea Beach – 8.6 / 10 Louis Althea Kalamies – 8.6 / 10 Louis Phaethon Beach – 8.5 / 10 Louis Imperial Beach – 8.5 / 10 Louis Ledra Beach – 8.5 / 10 Amada Colossos – 8.1 / 10 Mykonos Theoxenia – 8.1 / 10

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Green Olives with Coriander and Garlic

For Mediterranean cuisine, Olives are a must. A healthy option, which you can add to any meal, or simply enjoy with some bread. Take a step into the world of Greek cuisine with this simple yet delicious recipe.Ingredients 1 heaping cup of fresh green olives (pick the during October) water For the brine ¼ cup coarse salt 2 cups water 2 tbs lemon juice For the olive dressing (for ½ cup of olives) ¼ clove chopped garlic fresh lemon juice pinch of crushed coriander seeds olive oil Instructions Take the green olives and crush them open with a stone; make sure not to squash the olive pits. Place the cracked olives in a jar, fill with water, and seal the top. Leave for eight days to cure, changing the water every two days. (This removes the bitterness of the olives). On a ninth day, rinse the olives well. In a separate bowl, prepare the brine, add the water, lemon, and salt, stir until dissolved. Place the olives in a jar. Cover the olives in brine, seal, and store in a cool place. When ready to eat, place ½ cup of olives in a bowl. Rinse a bit with water, add ¼ clove of chopped garlic, a pinch of coriander seeds, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Eat them with toasted village bread. In case Louis Hotels are on your budget list for your next holidays you will get many chances to taste the famous Green Olives with Coriander and Garlic.

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The 5 best places to visit in Rhodes

If you’re planning a visit to Greece, Rhodes is one of the best places to start. It packs an experience full of great food, fascinating culture, and mythical scenery. Let’s look at the five best places to visit while you’re here.Ancient Acropolis of Lindos Some things in life are just jaw-dropping. The ancient Acropolis of Lindos is one of those places. Permeated rock formations surrounding the city or ‘Acropolis’ resemble a canvas of copper-brown brush strokes. Enhanced only by the temples from the 4th Century BC and ruins of the ancient Greek goddess Athena, with some structures dating as far back as the 9th century BC. Butterfly Valley This lush heaven, more commonly referred to as Petaloudes, is home to a diverse array of butterfly species; which gather there in large numbers during the last period of their life cycle. The site offers more than just butterflies. In fact, it is the only site in the world with a natural forest of Oriental Sweetgum trees. The forest, alongside the small yet picturesque waterfalls, makes it the perfect place for a walk or even an entire day out for those with the time and passion for it.    A Day at the Agios Pavlos Beach   Beaches. Who can get enough of them? The Agios Pavlos, or St. Paul’s beach is something taken out of a novel and placed into reality. Unpopulated during mid-season, it’s a fantastic location to take a dip into the crystal-clear Aegean water. Museums If you’re looking for a detour from all the ancient history and sightseeing, you can do so at the toy Museum in Archipoli. A great place to take your little ones to, the museum holds an interesting collection of Greek toys from the 1930’s all the way up to the 1990s. Another place to stop at is the Modern Greek Art Museum. It showcases some of Greece’s best 20th Century artists, including Vasiliou Spirous, Giannis Gaitia, and Karaki Vaso. If art and culture are your things you don’t want to miss this one out! Old Town The Rhodes Old Town is the largest medieval city in Europe. Once home to a massive statue of Helios (The Colossus of Rhodes), the city was named a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The buildings and monuments date back over 2,000 years, and are some of the best things to see during your trip on the island. So where would you stay in between visiting? Louis Hotels has you covered, check in to our quality accommodation and feel as comfortable as one can be during their trip.

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4 romantic escapes in Cyprus

When we think about February, we think about love and romance, right? In February we celebrate Valentine’s day, we celebrate love. Cyprus is the island of Aphrodite, the ancient Goddess of Love and there so many romantic places to see or do.Wine Extravaganza Road Trip   The wines in Cyprus just hit different, especially if you enjoy them with your loved one. Their heritage is unique and immersive at every instant. Some of the best local wines are produced non-commercially by the locals themselves. For couples seeking a romantic escape and an adventure, taking a drive around the Limassol district is an ideal way to discover some of them. One place to start would be the hospitable village of Pareklissia. A 15 to 20-minute drive from Limassol will transport you to a completely different setting. Grass fields and low hills paint the scenery and set the scene for a pleasant picnic with your partner. The beautiful mountain village of Farmakas is only an hour away from Pareklissia. One of the best wineries in Cyprus resides here. The wine selection, tailored for all, including those with a taste for romance. Their Malaga Classic white wine beams with floral aromas and romantic notes, making it the perfect drink for a couple. Aphrodite’s Rock  The birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty herself, Aphrodite’s Rock, is located on the pebbly shore of Paphos. According to local legend, anyone who swims close to the rock will be blessed with eternal beauty. Greek mythology aside, the vivid scenery, clear waters, and beautiful beach are very tangible. When you and your partner finish admiring each other, take the time to take in the magnificent view of the white cliffs on the horizon, especially during the sunset.Days and Nights at The Beach Cyprus is home to many secluded beaches, making it the ideal romantic escape for any couple seeking one. A perfect getaway from the crowds and parasols is the Pachyammos ‘Blue Flag’ beach. It allows couples to enjoy each other’s company on a private stretch of sand amidst truly serene scenery. Limassol by Night  In the 12th century, Limassol was famed for Commandaria wine and the center of commerce and transportation during the medieval era (1175-1507 AD). The city is a tourist hub for those who come to experience its unique culture. Renowned for its city life, Limassol is full of bars, cafes, and restaurants that stay open until the early hours. The stretched-out seafront makes it ideal for romantic walks on the beach, while the quaint streets of the old town are perfect for a stroll after dinner or a night out. Can’t get enough of each other? Continue your romantic experience at one of the Louis Hotels!

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Top 4 activities to do in Cyprus all year round

Cyprus is a one-of-a-kind destination for various activities during winter or summer, no wonder its slogan is the ‘Year-Round Island’. Here are some of the best activities you can do.Water Sports Let’s start with a truly year-rounder activity, the water sports. Some of the most popular ones can be carried out in all the seaside cities of the Island. Ever wanted to try wakeboarding, windsurfing, or maybe take that jet-ski for a spin? Now’s your chance, and you can do it any time of the year. Feel the refreshing breeze of the ocean and the cool wind on your face.  A number of licensed water sports operators can be found directly on public, organized beaches, where a selection of fun sea activities can be booked on the spot, including banana boats, tube rides, pedalos, water skiing, wakeboarding, bodyboarding, SUP, parasailing, jet-skiing, flyboarding, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking. Hiking There is no better way to explore nature than hiking. Although Cyprus is a small island, it counts many natural trails awaiting to be explored by the locals and visitors. One of them is the Avakas Gorge Natural trail located near Peyia, Paphos. The trail is accessible all year-around for hiking, walking, and nature exploring. Points of Interest: The area is rich in flora and fauna as it follows the course of Avgas river, where the gorge got its name from. The gorge is a Natura 2000 area and while hiking, one can study the unique beauties of Cyprus’ nature. Length: 1.2km Estimated duration: 45 minutes Difficulty rate: 1 – 2  Historical Sites Even though small, Cyprus is rich in history. Influenced by various civilizations, it offers a buffet of culture and historical sites. Kourion Archeological site is a prime example of this cultural and historical richness offered by the island. It is located in Episkopi Village, in Limassol. The history of this archeological site ranges from the end of the early Christian Period to the end of the Hellenistic period (320 BC – 32 BC). This magnificent site features Greco-Roman like the house of Eustolios with its famous mosaics, an Early Crhistian Basilica, a Roman Agora, as well as baths and remains of the small Nymphaeum temple. The Stadium of Kourion lies 1km to the west, on the right side of the road towards Pafos. A must-see for all the history and art enthusiasts out there. Commandaria Wine Route Cyprus is known, for its historical and picturesque villages and especially for its “commandaria villages”. You can take a trip back in time and discover the secrets of the ancient and famous wine – the sweet dessert wine of Commandaria – that has been praised for centuries. During your trip along with the 14 villages, you will get the chance to taste some commandaria from local wineries, you will be impressed by the rural architecture of the area and you will explore some of the most important medieval sites on the island such as the Kolossi Castle. This historic Commandaria Wine Route passes through Lemesos (Limassol), Kolossi, Erimi, Monagri, Agios Georgios, Silikou, Doros, Laneia, Trimilkini, Agios Mamas, Kapileio, Zoopigi, Kalo Chorio, Agios Pavlos, Agios Konstantinos, Louvaras, Gerasa and Apsiou. Louis Hotels are located in some of the most privileged areas in Cyprus and they can be your comfortable happy place for exploring every corner of the island and doing the activities you love.

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Louis Group donated €100.000

At a modest ceremony held on December 29 at the Hilton Nicosia hotel, the Louis Group donated a total of €100,000 to the Polis Chrysochou Municipality and the Community Council of Kato Pyrgos. The donation from the tourist group was made to support the efforts and the work of public hospitals in the remote areas of Cyprus.The amount will be used to cover the needs of the General Hospital of Polis Chrysochou and the Rural Medical Centre of Kato Pyrgos. After consultation between the Louis Group and the State Health Services organisation (OKYPY), the equipment needs of the two hospitals were recorded. In the coming weeks, among other items, medical equipment and tools, monitors, and other necessary equipment will be purchased by the local authorities – under the supervision of OKYPY. Delivering the donation, Mr. Jason Perdios, CEO of Louis Hotels, a member of the Louis Group, said: “We are very pleased that, as Louis Hotels and Louis Group, we are actively participating in the state efforts to meet the growing health needs that have arisen. Today we join forces with the local authorities and the citizens with the aim of strengthening the work of hospitals in remote areas of our island. Always standing by the side of the community, our Group reciprocates the timeless trust of the public. At this point it would be an omission not to thank the President of the Louis Group, Mr. Costakis Loizou as without his creative contribution this donation would not have been possible”.Receiving the donation checks, the Mayor of Polis Chrysochous, Yiotis Papachristofi and the President of the Community Council of Kato Pyrgos Tyllirias, Nikos Kleanthous expressed their gratitude to the Louis Group for its valuable contribution and assured that the amount will cover significant needs of the two hospitals that currently serve more than 30 communities. The donation is part of a series of corporate social responsibility actions by the Louis Group, which recognises the importance of active contribution to the society.

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