MY SECRET PAPHOS
Eco B&B & Venue, Yurts in Cyprus
Pawel Sikorski is originally from Poland, but moved to Cyprus in 2009 and started his business, Yurts in Cyprus, in 2013. He is renowned for providing an excellent quality bed and breakfast service and welcomes anyone to join him in his ecological B&B lifestyle venue in Simou Village, Pafos region. Throughout the summer, the space serves as an excellent outside music venue.
YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
Asprokremmos Beach, near the Baths of Aphrodite. I love to snorkel there and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Akamas hills and Tylliria Mountains. I avoid it in August though because then it seems to be everyone’s favourite beach.
YOUR BEST RESTAURANT?
Meraki Market Café – I love their casual setup and great choice of vegan and vegetarian dishes. I enjoy hanging out there, bumping into friends and networking. Their events are also great and give an opportunity to meet like-minded people.
YOUR BEST PLACE FOR A COFFEE?
Deloubak in Paphos – great coffee, cosy atmosphere. They play good music too and when you come down from the mountains, you can indulge yourself in people watching! There’s always a nice crowd hanging out there.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?
I’m not a great fan of cocktails, but when I fancy one I head down to Island Beach Bar in Latchi and watch the sun go down from there. The bartenders make excellent signature cocktails, using some very aromatic local herbs – yum!
YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?
Definitely Aphrodite’s Trail starting at the Baths of Aphrodite! I get a feeling of excitement on the way up to the highest point and the views are mind-blowing! I have done it in different seasons and once, even did it in the middle of the night during a full moon.
YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?
I just go with the flow and sense what my soul needs. It can be staying at home in the heart of nature, going for a walk, reading a book or going for a drive to see friends. Life is full on, so when I have time to myself I like to let go and watch the story unfold.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?
I don’t really have a favourite charity but I am happy to support charities that reach out to me. In the past I’ve contributed to a few through my business or playing in a band – Friend’s Hospice, PAWS or Paphiakos to name a few.
YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?
Vouni Panagia Winery – I appreciate that they use local grapes and it is a family-owned and run winery. I’ve been buying their wines for years for my business and the quality of their wine is always consistent. My favourite is Barba Yiannis – Vintage Maratheftiko.
YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?
Ayii Anargyri Spa Resort – right on my doorstep and set in a tranquil valley, surrounded by nature and the quaint village of Miliou. The sulphur spring has a great history and has been providing healing through the centuries. A great place to relax and recharge the batteries.
YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?
I’m usually busy on weekends, so my week doesn’t break down this way. I love to spend my free time being active, so anything from rock climbing through to sailing, hiking and backpacking, to a road trip – anything goes!
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine