The Cypriot actress and Sfera radio producer enjoys nature and wildlife tours, especially in Troodos Mountains, an inspiring wanderlust that stems from many wonderful memories.
-Where do you like to enjoy your morning coffee?
-I usually have my coffee on the go, while wandering with my family in Athalassa Natural Forest Park in Nicosia.
-Which is your favorite city yard?
-Well, that’s an easy one! I really love my home yard, even though it’s tiny, since I use to have coffee and cookies with my parents there- a simple but significant ritual for me!
-Where can you find the best souvlaki in Nicosia?
-Definitely Syrian Arab Friendship Club is a top choice for me, where I go not only for souvlaki but also for its excellent grilled variety, mouthwatering dips and bold salads!
-Where do you find authentic Cyprus meze dishes?
– Farmakas restaurant is one of a kind, since here you can discover Maria’s scrumptious local dishes, all made with pure and high quality ingredients.
-Could you reveal a well-hidden city gem?
-When in Larnaca, I always seek to visit Restolake, a family restaurant close to Oroklini Salt Lake. Homemade pizzas are undoubtedly worth a try, while your kids will love the playground. And the best part? It takes only half an hour to get there from Nicosia!
– Which is your favorite kind of cuisine and where you can enjoy it in Cyprus?
-I prefer Japanese and Indian food. For sushi, I usually have delivery from Sushi yum yum restaurant which is located in Kennedy Avenue, while I discover authentic Indian dishes from India India restaurant (both dine-in and delivery).
-Any cocktails recommendations?
-At LOLA bar, owned by my beloved friends Micah and Elena, you can experience some of the best cocktails of all time, just like the extra-mint Hugo that is served there!
-And for delightful sweets?
For delicious desserts and attractive pastries I highly recommend Wood ‘n’ Fire, a cozy bakery in Strovolos, where you can find maybe the most prominent chocolate and cranberry cookies.
-Which corner of the island holds a special place in your heart?
-Troodos mountains, nevertheless! Getting out in nature! Camping and why not: a forest picnic! I’m a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to a forest!
*Eleni Sidera is currently performing at THOC’s play “Stella with the Red Gloves” of Iakovos Kampanellis. (Info at 77772717).
Syrian Arab friendship club, Vasilissis Amalias 17, Nicosia
Restolake, Spyrou Kyprianou, Oroklini
Sushi yum yum, Kennedy 24Β, Nicosia.
India India, Arsinois 5 and Nikis, Nicosia
LOLA Bar, Stasandrou 15, Nicosia
Wood n’ Fire, Vyzantiou 40, Strovolos.