Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Coffee cultured lifestyle and the brand wars of Cyprus

This drug can turn a profit in a recession, chill the otherwise stressed island people and it's responsible for many hours of idle talk. Yes COFFEE is the drug that I am speaking of!

During the boom years of Cyprus all the major brand names and/or franchises such as Costa Coffee (UK), Starbucks (US), Flo Cafe (Greece), Gloria Jeans (Australia), Coffee Beanery (US), Segafredo (Italy), Illy (Italy), Caffe Nero (UK) and their many copies, actually convinced the population at large in Cyprus that a simple Coffee (however dressed) could or should cost as much as 5 euro. What's more astonishing, is that they got away with it for such a long time and Cypriots/Expats alike were literally  hooked on a Coffee Budget of up to 10 euro per day!

They applied every trick in the book by confusing us with sizes, when small became > large, medium became > extra large (the unusual norm) and large turned into a well, soup bowl! Intense marketing, comfy sofas, wooden decking on the balcony, fancy umbrellas and fake claims of sustainability, all duped us into buying more Coffee than we really needed.

Then came the recession, which started to hit the peoples pocket in 2012 and then it exploded in 2013. Suddenly, even that overly sugary Frappuccino or luxury Frape was at risk of being cut from the dwindling expenses of the average Cypriot household.

The major franchises stuck with their unsustainable prices for as long as they could, to squeeze tevery last drop of money. Occasional special offers and discounts appeared on the market and the people kept drink Coffee to moan about the financial crisis.

Then enter the new wave of Coffee Houses, that understand all the people really wanted was a combination of a decent place to sit outside (perhaps to combine with smoking), quality coffee and a reasonable price, which is easy enough to deliver, as the mark ups are so huge!

All of a sudden here in Larnaca we saw even more trendy Cafe bars opening everywhere, from Ermou Square to Makarios Avenue and of course Finikoudes. Coffee Island (Greece) has already relatively recently opened 7 outlets in Larnaca alone (same as Limassol). In Nocosia they operate 15 outlets and it's easier to partner with them. 

Coffee Island and to a lesser extent Lavazza have understood the pulse of the people by meeting the above mentioned criteria for a decent Coffee in a recession. Many other small individual Coffee businesses have also opened too and the market is going crazy at present (all be at lower prices) even in a recession, such is the love of the Coffee culture among all Cypriots. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sawa, Syrian Restaurant - Special Offer

Membership Benefits
10% Only for lunch - Everyday.

Sawa is the best oriental food in town, offering you the very best of Syrian Cuisine! Is located in the centre of town, in a beautiful and traditional mansion with a cosy garden

In the gardens of SAWA you can enjoy freshly made syrian bread, Syrian dips such as 'hommus' and 'moutabbal', 'fattoush' salad, hot and cold dishes, grill and homemade syrian ice-cream.

Every Friday Now they cater for parties up to 300 persons for weddings, birthdays and christenings!!
Contact Details
Address: Kimonos 21, Larnaca CY
For information and reservations call: 24400420 and 99648270

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Leisure and Lifestyle proud sponsors of Larnaca Parents Network

Leisure and Lifestyle would like to announce to all it's members that we are now officially and proud Sponsors of Larnaca Parents Network, which has nearly 1000 members and counting.

As such all Larnaca Parents Network members are entitled to a free complimentary Leisure & Lifestyle card that can be used to obtain discounts in many Shops, Bars, Restaurants and free day out at the Camel Park.

Very soon we will completely new special offers to benefit families with children, so watch this space for new and special offers.

To take advantage of this great offer contact Monica on monica.whitbread@progresshq.com for further details or call 70000667.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TGI Fridays Larnaca

Membership Benefit
20% Discount on your bill available Monday-Friday at the Larnaca Branch.

Delicious Burgers, Juicy Steaks, Sizzling Chicken Dishes, Fantastic Fajitas , Tasty Ribs, Veggie Meals whatever your preference the only sure thing is that you will find it at TGI Fridays. 
For many years Fridays has provided it's own unique style of Traditional American Cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere, which has made it famous the world over, now you too have the opportunity to experience this for yourself at Fridays in Larnaca, dine in a great environment and enjoy the amazing varied selection of dishes and have an experience that you will always remember!

Also Fridays new Living Well Menu combines all the things you love about Fridays with the freshness and zing of food bursting with vitality.
'Come on in and see how good,Healthy can taste.   
Remember ' It's Tasty, It's Healthy.....It's Fridays
Contact Details
Larnaca, Sea Front, Phinikoudes
Tel: 24 816666

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

L&L Casale Panayiotis Special Offers


1. Ρομαντική Απόδραση 
Απολαύστε μία ρομαντική απόδραση στο Casale Panayiotis Traditional Village που βρίσκεται στο πανέμορφο χωριό Καλοπαναγιώτη στην τιμή των 320,00euro  τα δύο άτομα για δύο βράδια. 
Το πακέτο περιλαμβάνει διανυκτέρευση για δύο βράδια σε δίκλινο δωμάτιο τύπου στούντιο με πρόγευμα, σαμπάνια, σοκολάτες και λουλούδια κατά την άφιξη σας, ένα ρομαντικό δείπνο για δύο άτομα στο εστιατόριο Βυζαντινό , ένα χαλαρωτικό μασάζ για κάθε άτομο και δωρεάν χρήση σάουνα και ατμόλουτρου. 

2. Stay 3 Pay 2 
Διαμονή για 2 βράδια ελάχιστον και δωρεάν το τρίτο βράδυ. 
Η προσφορά ισχύει για αφίξεις από Κυριακή και αναχωρήσεις το αργότερο μέχρι Παρασκευή. Η διαμονή περιλαμβάνει πρόγευμα. Παιδιά κάτω των 12 ετών που μένουν στο ίδιο δωμάτιο με τους γονείς είναι δωρεάν. 

*Η κράτηση επιβεβαιώνεται ανάλογα με τη διαθεσιμότητα των δωματίων κατά την τελική γραπτή επιβεβαίωση από το τμήμα κρατήσεων. 

Για Κρατήσεις 



1. Romantic Break 
Bring a touch of real romance with a very special romantic treat at the Casale Panayiotis at the beautiful village Kalopanayiotis at the price of ¤320.00 for two persons for two nights. 
The package includes a two night accommodation for two persons in a studio type room with breakfast, champagne, chocolates and flowers upon arrival, one candlelit dinner for two persons at the Byzantino Restaurant, one indulgent relaxing massage per person and free use of sauna and steam room. 

2. Stay 3 Pay 2 
Stay a minimum of 2 nights and take advantage of an additional night with our compliments. 
Our special offer is valid for arrivals on Sunday and latest departure on Friday. The accommodation includes breakfast. Children under 12 years old are free of charge when sharing parents room. 

* Reservations are subject to availability at the time of Booking. 

For more information on this fantastic offer please call our Reservations Department: 
on Tel: 70000667

Friday, August 26, 2011

Astra Car Rental - Special Offers

Membership Benefits
25% Discount on car rentals in presentation of the Leisure& Lifestyle membership card

Quality, reliability and excellent service is what makes Astra so unique. Now with your car rental you'll get to see why Astra guarantees, a service to remember always.

Contact Details
24HR call center: 77777800

George's Sunbeds - Special Offer

Membership Benefit
2 Sun-beds & 1 umbrella 5 EURO on presentation of the Leisure & Lifestyle card

Take advantage of this special deal with our friend George's sun-beds which can be found on the famous Finikoudes Beach close to the Larnaca fort.

Earth Spa - Special Offer

Membership Benefit
10% Discount in all masage treatments

A serene oasis of beauty and calm, the spa's landscape reflects nature's four elements: earth, water, air and fire. For thousands of years as far back as ancient times, these natural elements have provided a deeper understanding of the world around us. Now, using the same philosophy, Earth Spa and Wellness Centre will transport you to another world.

Contact Details
Address: Costa Markidi 10, Panorama Court 6028 - Makenzi, Larnaca
Telephone: 24658808
web: www.earthspa.com.cy

Studio Gym - Special Offer

Membership Benefit
3 months-Get one month Free, 6 months-Get 2 months Free

  • Personal Training
  • Sports Enhancement Training
  • Rehabilitation & Kinesiology
  • Pilate-Semi Private & Private Training on equipment
  • Group Classes: TRXU,bound,Fit Box,Top Ride
  • Wellness Studio: Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Flow Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Pi9lates, NIA

Contact Details
Address: 14, Praxitelous Str. 6047 - Larnaca
Telephone: 24819896
email: the_studio@cytanet.com.c

Camel Park, Mazotos Larnaca - Special Offer

Membership Benefits
Free Entrance if you have the Leisure & Lifestyle membership card.


  • Games area
  • Swimming pool
  • Camel riding
  • Cafe/Bar Restaurant
  • and lots more
Contact Details
Telephone: 24991243 - 99416968
email: info@camel-park.com

Wanted Saloon Bar & Grill - Special Offer

Membership Benefits
10% Discount on meals and drinks everyday.


An All American Bar & Grill in Larnaca bringing the Wild West to the middle of the town.

Contact Details
Address: Apostolides & Kalogera Corner, Larnaca 
Telephone: 24653636 
email: www.wantedsaloon.com.cy

Barrel House - Special Offer

Membership Benefit 
10% Discount on drinks and food (except Friday-Saturday)

Barrel House will revive the true bar concept in an old mansion building located in the center of Larnaca.
Designed to satisfy, Barrel House, is the ideal place to chill, have a drink and taste quality food while listening to some of the best music in town. More over Barrel House will host a variety of special events and live music nights filled with passion and undiscovered talent!
Additionally here at Barrel House you can enjoy important and not so important football & basketball matches, including champions league, UEFA, etc with 6 screens and the capability to show up to 5 different matches at the same time from all divisions.

Contact Details
Address: 3, Ioanni Sikoutri-Larnaca
Telephone: 24622455 - 99331088

Restorante Italia Spaghetteria - Special Offer

Membership Benefit
10% for lunch & 5% for dinner, Friday & Saturday are not included in the offer.

Italia Spaghetteria is located in the centre of Larnaka and is surely one of the best Italian restaurants in Cyprus. Toni and his Italian born wife Daniella guarantee to deliver fabulous, authentic Italian cuisine directly to you.
The finest products and best ingredients are always selected and the rich menu includes fresh Italian antipasti, salads, Italian cheese plates, real Italian pizza, delicious pasta, al forno, fish and meat dishes. Enjoy your food with a good Italian wine. Try the amazing Italian desserts: do not miss my personal favourite 'Tiramisu'!
The quality of food, great attention to service and cosy atmosphere ensure a pleasurable and relaxing time.

Contact Details
Academia  Center - Stylianou Lena 50-51 Larnaca
Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00, 18.00 - 23.00
Sunday: 18.00 - 23.00

Friday, September 10, 2010

African Safari

10% Discount on all Products.
This offer cannot be accompanied by any other discount or offer.

African Safari offers a modern house, a house with character, with national data, with stunning décor!
By curio furniture and other decorative items and kitchenware and electrical goods at African Safari Shops there is a wide variety of quality products for every taste!
African Safari Gifts Co Ltd was established in 1983 with the return of brothers George and Chrysostomos Hadjivasilis from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
The shop started and continues with the same purpose, to offer low prices on best quality and greater variety to suit all tastes and all budgets!
The primary goal of the company was to establish the Cyprus market as the largest importer of both seasonal items like Christmas and Easter and to organize a strong and healthy wholesale distribution market.
The above objectives have been achieved fully with distribution all over the freedom of Cyprus with headquarters and warehouses in their homeland Athienou, initially with two shops in Nicosia and Athienou.
From October 2008, the new department AFRICAN SAFARI GIFTS & DIY LTD in Larnaca expanded the company in the retail market.
AFRICAN SAFARI shops you can find a huge range of quality and stylishly species for each home. You can choose kitchen, candles, cutlery, lamps, furniture, glassware, bipelo, electrical goods.
In the
Department store of AFRICAN SAFARI GIFTS & DIY LTD in Larnaca you will also find indoor and outdoor types DIY, offices and household linen.
The interior of the company create flower creations and will gladly prepare your own order.

Where to find:
Tel.: 24641400 - 24522643
Tel.: 22498131
Τηλ.: 24522643

Ότι έλειπε από το σπίτι σας είναι εδώ!

Ότι χρειάζεται ένα μοντέρνο σπίτι, ένα σπίτι με χαρακτήρα, με εθνίκ στοιχεία, με εντυπωσιακή διακόσμηση θα το βρει στα καταστήματα African Safari!

Από έπιπλα μέχρι μπιμπελό και άλλα διακοσμητικά αντικείμενα αλλά και κουζινικά μέχρι και ηλεκτρικά είδη, τα καταστήματα African Safari προσφέρουν μια τεράστια ποικιλία ποιοτικών προϊόντων για κάθε γούστο και κάθε τζέπη!

Η εταιρεία African Safari Gifts Co Ltd δημιουργήθηκε το 1983 με την επιστροφή των αδελφών Γεώργιου και Χρυσόστομου Χατζηβασίλη από τη Ροδεσία (σημερινή Ζιμπάπουε).

Ξεκίνησε και συνεχίζει με τον ίδιο σκοπό, να προσφέρει σε χαμηλές τιμές την καλύτερη δυνατή ποιότητα και τη μεγαλύτερη ποικιλία, ώστε να ικανοποιεί όλα τα γούστα και όλα τα πορτοφόλια!

Πρωταρχικός στόχος της εταιρείας ήταν να εδραιωθεί στην κυπριακή αγορά ως ο μεγαλύτερος εισαγωγέας τόσο στα εποχιακά είδη όπως Χριστουγεννιάτικα και Πασχαλινά όσο και να οργανώσει ένα δυνατό και υγιές δίκτυο διανομής χοντρικής αγοράς. 

Οι πιο πάνω στόχοι επιτέυθηκαν πλήρως με δίκτυο διανομής σ'όλη την ελεύθερη Κύπρο με κεντρικά γραφεία και αποθήκες στη γενέτειρα τους Αθηαίνου, και αρχικά με δύο καταστήματα σε Λευκωσία και Αθηαίνου.

Απο τον Οκτώβριο του 2008 με το νέο πολυκατάστημα AFRICAN SAFARI GIFTS & DIY LTD στην Λάρνακα, η εταιρεία επεκτείνεται στη λιανική αγορά.

Στα καταστήματα AFRICAN SAFARI μπορείτε να βρείτε μια τεράστια ποικιλία από ποιοτικά και γουστόζικα είδη για κάθε σπίτι. Μπορείτε να επιλέξετε: Κουζινικά, κεριά,  μαχαιροπήρουνα, φωτιστικά, μικροέπιπλα, γυαλικά, μπιπελό, ηλεκτρικά είδη.

Στο πολυκατάστημα AFRICAN SAFARI GIFTS & DIY LTD στη Λάρνακα θα βρείτε ακόμα, έπιπλα εσωτερικού και εξωτερικού χώρου, είδη DIY, γραφεία και λευκά είδη. 

Οι διακοσμήτριες της εταιρείας δημιουργούν ανθοδημιουργίες και με χαρά θα ετοιμάσουν και την δική σας παραγγελία.
10% έκπτωση σε όλα τα είδη.
Η προσφορά αυτή δε συνδυάζεται με οποιαδήποτε άλλη έκπτωση ή προσφορά.

Που θα το βρείτε: 
Τηλ.: 24641400
Τηλ.: 24522643
Τηλ.: 22498131

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quality Group

Quality Group, one of the most respected property developers in Cyprus and the Mediterranean builds its performance on years of experience through an uncompromising approach to quality that extends beyond construction.

Quality Group offers an extensive portfolio of luxury villas, contemporary houses and spacious apartments, all with guaranteed Title Deeds in enviable locations covering the Nicosia, Larnaca, and Limassol districts.

Professionalism and customer service remain at the core of our business philosophy. With associates in more than 20 countries around the world and partners who are market leaders in the fields of finance, property law, and interior design we are able to provide a complete package for our clients.

Our extensive market research, along with our local knowledge and industry experience, benefit our clients through strategic placement of properties, mainly in locations along the coastline, within traditional villages and sites of future national investment.

Our clients are further rewarded through unrivalled customer service and after-sales benefits including mortgage and investment schemes, property management, rentals and lifestyle programs. Quality Group recognizes the importance of treating each client with courtesy and respect, while satisfying their individual needs. It is therefore no surprise that 30% of all new clients stem from client referrals.

Makrasyka Coop

The Makrasyka Coop founded in 1947 and has since remained the rise and rapid growth.
Featuring is the anthropocentric nature of which led to the establishment of collaborative between institutions of our country.
It offers a comprehensive range of services covering both personal and professional needs, to be close to people in all circumstances.
Η Συνεργατική Μακράσυκας ιδρύθηκε το 1947 και απο τότε σημειώνει συνεχώς ανοδική πορεία και γρήγορη ανάπτυξη.  Χαρακτηριστικό της γνώρισμα είναι ο ανθρωποκεντρικός της χαρακτήρας ο οποίος την οδήγησε στην καθιέρωση της ανάμεσα στα συνεργατικά ιδρύματα του τόπου μας.

Προσφέρει ένα ολοκληρωμένο φάσμα υπηρεσιών που καλύπτει τόσο προσωπικές όσο και επαγγελματικές ανάγκες, έτσι ώστε να βρίσκεται κοντά στους ανθρώπους σε κάθε περίπτωση.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

20% Discount at TGI Fridays- Larnaca

Membership Benefit
20% Discount on your bill available Monday-Friday at the Larnaca Branch

Delicious Burgers, Juicy Steaks, Sizzling Chicken Dishes, Fantastic Fajitas , Tasty Ribs, Veggie Meals whatever your preference the only sure thing is that you will find it at TGI Fridays. 

For many years all over the world with a tradition in American cuisine Fridays promises you a pleasant atmosphere with modern decoration, East sofas and a staff full of surprises. 

' It's Tasty, It's Healthy.....It's Fridays'

Fridays new Living Well Menu combines all the things you love about Fridays with the freshness and zing of food bursting with vitality.
'Come on in and see how good,Healthy can taste.

Contact Details
Larnaca, Sea Front, Phinikoudes

Friday, August 7, 2009

Italia Spaghetteria - Special Offer

Membership Benefit
10% discount with your Leisure & Lifestyle card

Authentic Italian atmosphere and extensive menu combined traditional and modern Italian recipes, which includes amazing Italian pastries and cheeses and a large cellar of Italian wines.The affordable and discreet luxury surprise you!

Contact Details
Tel: 24629450
Academia Center
Stylianou Lena 50-51, LARNACA.

Hobo’s Steakhouse

A new age Argentinean restaurant that puts great emphasis on the «location». Apart from being the center of the tall trees, and indeed, even the outer rails are made of glass! If you have never been, imagine what offers views ... We recommend: The Cheese twist (various cheeses in filo pastry and sauce), stuffed mushrooms with cheese and tomato basil sauce and steaks from the T-Bone (£ 11,20, 600gr), the Hobo's special and the steak from deer (£ 11,80). In the menu you will find a selection of chicken, pork, fish, pasta, and succulent desserts. Try anyway: The Southern Comfort Steak (£ 11,60). Traditional recipe from Tennessee with balsamic vinegar, honey, fresh cream and Southern Comfort whiskey. Tip: In a rich wine list, next to each wine is the description. Athens, 14 Palms, Larnaca.


Ενα new age Argentinean εστιατόριο που δίνει μεγάλη έμφαση στο «location». Πέρα από το ότι βρίσκεται στο κέντρο των Φοινικούδων και μάλιστα ψηλά, ακόμα και τα εξωτερικά κάγκελα είναι γυάλινα! Αν δεν έχετε πάει ποτέ, φανταστείτε τι θέα προσφέρει...
Προτείνουμε: Το Cheese twist (διάφορα τυριά σε φύλλο κρούστας και σάλτσα), τα γεμιστά με τυρί μανιτάρια με σάλτσα ντομάτας και βασιλικό και από τα steaks το T-Bone (£11,20, 600γρ), το Hobo’s special και το steak από ελάφι (£11,80).
Στο μενού θα βρείτε ακόμα επιλογές από κοτόπουλο, χοιρινό, ψάρι, pasta και ζουμερά γλυκά.

Δοκιμάστε οπωσδήποτε: Το Southern Comfort Steak (£11,60). Παραδοσιακή συνταγή από το Tennessee με ξίδι βαλσάμικο, μέλι, φρέσκια κρέμα και Southern Comfort ουίσκι.
Tip: Στο πλούσιο wine list, δίπλα από κάθε κρασί υπάρχει η περιγραφή του.

Αθηνών 14, Φοινικούδες, Λάρνακα.
Δ-Σαβ 16.00-24.00 & Κ 11.00-24.00.