Posts Tagged ‘Protras’

Freddo cappuccino at patisserie amelie

September 22, 2015
fredo cappuccino

freddo cappuccino

Freddo cappuccino at patisserie amelie.

They need though to up their game, quality beans from an independent roaster, grind beans fresh for each coffee.

Nappa King – Protras – Famagusta – Cape Greco

September 28, 2012
Nappa King setting sail for Famagusta

Nappa King setting sail for Famagusta

Nappa King about to set sail

Nappa King about to set sail

Famagusta seen from afar

Famagusta seen from afar

The Nappa King sails from the pier at Protras to Famagusta, then to Cape Greco.

On the way to Famugusta, passengers are picked up from a little jetty at Penera. This saves a 15 minute walk along the coast path. A pleasant enough walk, but not so pleasant when the temperature hits 40C.

Famagusta is viewed from afar.

Famagusta is a ghost town. It has been left in a derelict state ever since the Turks invaded the island in 1974. An illegal invasion to which the rest of the world turns a blind eye.

Caves are viewed at Cape Greco. Napa King then drops anchor in Blue Lagoon for swimming.

The trips last two hours. Two sailings from Protaras Pier, one in the morning at 11am and one in the afternoon at 2pm. On Tuesday and Saturday evening there is a trip at 6pm to watch the sun setting, then as it turns dark, to view the stars.

Dinner at Nicolas Tavern

September 26, 2012
salad

salad

stuffed tomatoes

stuffed tomatoes

Dinner with Russian friends at Nicolas Tavern a traditional Greek-Cypriot restaurant.

We ordered salad, cream of mushroom soup, chicken soup, stuffed tomatoes, sea bass (or was it bream), kleftico, sirloin steak.

Kleftico is a traditional Greek-Cypriot dish, lamb cooked slowly, slowly over many hours in a wood-fired clay oven.

For drink: water, house red wine, house white wine, Keo (a local lager).

Food as always at Nicolas Tavern was excellent. Portions are large, food was taken away for later.

To finish off, I had brandy sour (a local drink).

Nicolas Tavern is a traditional Greek-Cypriot restaurant in Protaras in Cyprus.

Fake reviews are being posted on TripAdvisor. These stand out like a sore thumb. It does little for the credibility of TripAdvisor that they are failing to root out these fake reviews.

Top Story in The Waverley Daily (Monday 8 October 2012).

Top Story in The Cyprus Holiday News (Tuesday 9 October 2012).

Nappa King – Protaras – Famagusta – Cape Greco

September 26, 2012
Nappa King about to set sail

Nappa King about to set sail

a relaxing boat trip

a relaxing boat trip

swimming in the sea

swimming in the sea

Nappa King sets sail from the pier at Protaras to Famugusta, then to Cape Greco, late morning and early afternoon, a round trip of a little over two hours.

On the way to Famagusta, more passengers are picked up.

Famagusta is seen from afar. At Cape Greco anchor is dropped to allow swimming. At this time of year in the sheltered cove the sea is lovely and warm.

On Tuesday and Saturday Napa King does an evening trip to watch the sun setting.

Top Story in The Waverley Daily (Tuesday 9 October 2012).

Top Story in The Cyprus Holiday News (Tuesday 9 October 2012).