‘My Secret Nicosia’ with Maria Christou, Author & Poet

MY SECRET NICOSIA

Maria Christou
Author & Poet

Maria is the author of ‘No Longer Black and White’. Poetry has always been her favourite medium to explore and, as a lover of art and emerging artists, she is an active member of the art community in Cyprus. She also teaches English online to Chinese students and loves spending quality time with her wonderful children and partner. Maria’s book is available for purchase on Amazon.


WHAT IS…

YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?

Golden Bay Beach. It is not a busy beach and so it is a lot easier for me to keep an eye on the kids. Not so stressful for mummy! We have enjoyed many great days there as a family.

YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?

Bastione in Nicosia for its delicious black seafood risotto. This is one of my all-time favourite dishes. Nobody cooks it like they do.

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO GO FOR A COFFEE?

Great company is a prerequisite! Anywhere where someone is making for me or buying! I really enjoy the Ice Voltage Coffee at Gloria Jeans.

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?

I am not a massive cocktail fan but I do like Skinny Fox in Nicosia – they do great cocktails.

Skinny Fox

YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?

Kalopanayiotis, which is in the Troodos Mountains about 70km from Nicosia. The scenery up there is breathtaking. It is one of the most beautiful places to relax away from work and go for a long walk.

YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?

Scuba diving! I love being underwater as I find it rejuvenating for the soul. I really enjoy going to the MS Zenobia wreck in Larnaca. It has been rated as one of the best 10 dive sites in the world.

YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?

Pasykaf for their ongoing and amazing work.

YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?

I really enjoy the white wines from Zambartas Winery in Agios Amvrosios. 

Zambartas Winery

YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?

Anywhere with my partner! Amazing company is all I need. Anywhere in Cyprus that includes adventure! Quad bike safaris in the mountains or scuba diving by the beach. These simply can’t be enjoyed without the perfect company! 

YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?

Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. This recently opened in Limassol and the spa is out of this world.


Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine