MY SECRET PAPHOS
Owner, Temple Bar Café, Paphos
“When I get a rare day off I like to go on a road trip.”
Solis Papasavvas was born and lives in central Paphos. He is the owner of the very popular Temple Bar Cafe in the Old Town of Paphos which he has run for the last ten years. The venue is a beautifully restored traditional building and is renowned for its weekly live music events.
YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
My preferred beach is most definitely Latchi Beach. It is very clean and the water is always a perfect temperature. I also like the variety of restaurants there.
YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
Without hesitation I really like Meraki Cafe. It certainly stands out from the crowd. They offer a wide range of healthy food choices that people should be choosing. I really like the variety and quality of the food at this vegan restaurant.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO GO FOR A COFFEE?
When I have the chance to enjoy a coffee, I like to go down to the castle at the end of the harbour. I enjoy many of the places down there but favour Steve’s Cafe Bar because they serve great coffee and the view is amazing. It is nice to absorb the atmosphere, which is a mixture of tourists and Cypriots. It is a nice place to relax.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?
It is rare that I am able to go out in the evenings with my own business, but if I do, I like The Monroe Bar. They do excellent Mojitos.
YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?
The area by the lighthouse in Paphos is a great place to walk, due to the scenery and open spaces. You are close to the sea and archaeological sites and the vibes are very good.
YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?
When I get a rare day off, I like to go on a road trip. My perfect trip would include both the mountains and a beach destination. Up to the Troodos Mountains and then down to Polis is a great combination.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?
PAWS Dog Shelter is a great charity. They do a lot of good work looking after the dogs. I like all animals.
YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?
I enjoy wine and favour red. I particularly like Tsangarides Winery in Lemona and like their Shiraz Rosé.
YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?
The Elysium Hotel has a wonderful Spa called The Opium Health Spa. It is very clean and luxurious, and a great place to chill and relax.
Photography of Solis Papasavvas by Victoria H Calderón
Further information can be found regarding weekly live music events at Temple Bar on Facebook: @TemplePub
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine.