‘My Secret Limassol’ with Sylia Panayiotidou of Beat Παζάρ

MY SECRET LIMASSOL

Sylia Panayiotidou
Museologist, Curator, Performer

“A walk along the coastal park of Molos is a must!”

Sylia is from Limassol, where she currently lives and works. She is the manager of the Kapopoulos Fine Arts Limassol Gallery and a curator at Beat Παζάρ. She is also a performer in Pin-Retro, a vintage-style duo.


YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?

Right by the edge of Curium Beach at Episkopi, well after the restaurants. There is amazing energy there, almost tangible, a feeling that the place has seen so much in the passage of time.

Curium Beach, Limassol

YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?

It’s a take-away place rather than a restaurant: Hummus Bar – a paradise for vegetarians & vegans! Yummy gourmet wraps, burgers and bowls with different flavours of hummus to choose from and very reasonable prices.

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO GO FOR A COFFEE?

Mallon Glikis traditional coffee shop is the place to go for a chilled-out Sunday morning coffee, (especially in the springtime) and they also offer a proper Cypriot breakfast. I have to add that Nomad is my new addiction for take-away coffee – top quality!

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?

Vinylio Wine Bar would have to be my choice, as it is a small cosy wine bar in the Old Town of Limassol, which offers quality live shows from Wednesday to Sunday including live Jazz & small theatre productions. It’s also where the idea for our burlesque-themed shows was born & has evolved!

YOUR FAVOURITE CLOTHES SHOP?

I mostly shop online!

YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?

Walking around the Old Town of Limassol is a favourite. Especially in the summertime at sunset, when everything seems quieter, a walk along the coastal park of Molos is a must!

YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?

Road-trip day!! Just driving to different villages, passing through, or having a coffee in the mountain range of Troodos. It’s truly magical.

YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?

Sirius Dog Sanctuary. They do a very serious and important job; the volunteers work hard, and are constantly active, organising fun events to raise funds for our four-legged friends.

YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?

Argyrides Vasa Winery in Vasa Koilaniou is housed in a beautiful stone building full of art – it is a family-run business that uses only local ingredients.

YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?

Kypwell Spa at Germasogeia – a place that offers personalised, holistic wellbeing experiences in premises with a great ambience.

YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?

Mountains, mountains, mountains; there are so many beautiful places to discover in Cyprus; most people have no idea! If I had to specify, a favourite weekend away would be in Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort. The premises used to be an old monastery, so it has amazing vibes. It is situated within nature, a sanctuary for relaxation. Amazing spa treatments and really good food – a must-try is the dinner at the old cellar!

Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, Paphos

Interview by Cyprus in Style Magazine.