Handmade In Cyprus

G and I recently took a week off to take a break in Cyprus. We usually start our holidays with a donut tradition at the airport. So indulgent!

Krispy-Kreme-Donuts

There was a heatwave for the entire week with temperatures hitting 42 degrees some days!

Cyprus-Views

This pink flower is everywhere and I see it every time we visit Cyprus.

Cyprus-Flowers

We relaxed, ate plenty of amazing food and took bike rides along the seafront.

Cyprus-Outdoor-Restaurant

There are a whole ton of cats in Cyprus and they are super friendly.

Cypriot-Cats

We visited the handmade markets and found some wonderful art shops filled with work from local artists.

Art-Shop-Cyprus

Macramé bracelets were very popular at the market!

Cypriot-Markets-Bracelets

I usually pick up some handmade lace at the markets.

Handmade-Lace-From-Cyprus

Some of the pieces are so intricate and beautiful.

Handmade-Lace-Cyprus

The pretty lace is surrounded by handmade leather sandals, olive oil soaps and herbs.

Lace-Parasols

I also couldn’t resist these handmade pom pom slippers! I will save them for the winter.

Handmade-Pom-Pom-Slippers

The benefits of a heatwave – amazing beach sunsets.

Beach-Sunset

We had a great time and relaxed as much as we could. I’m already planning out next break for 2015 – I’m desperate to go to Disney! Let me know where you are taking your summer holidays this year in the comments below.

Toodles!

Claire

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18 thoughts on “Handmade In Cyprus

  1. Victoria says:

    Such beautiful lace! Its been many years since I went to Cyprus and I would love to go back one day, I particularly liked the area of Polis and Latchi in the countryside. We’re having a late Summer holiday in October when it will be Summer in Australia and Dubai for our seven week trip 🙂
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  2. Ruth says:

    Ah, bougainvillea! such a beautiful Mediterranean plant 🙂 Smells amazing too.

    Looks like you had a fab time 😀 it’s funny how you can find new handmade things anywhere in the world – I love that element of travel!

    I don’t have my summer hols till Sept but it’s the mountains for us. Alps this year.

    x

  3. Katie says:

    Gorgeous slippers! I might have to persuade T to instigate a similar holiday tradition. Something tells me it won’t take much… I’m not sure where we’re going this year- we had a minibreak to Bath a few weeks ago which was brilliant, but I’m currently eyeing up an extra-long weekend to Greece for September xxx
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