Malls have become a big thing in Cyprus over the past decade, providing hours of entertainment under one roof. If you’re planning a trip to one of the island’s major malls, try and make a day of it on a weekday as weekends tend to get packed with families and teenagers.
Providing happy shoppers with underground parking and an air conditioned environment, the island’s malls are particularly popular in the summer months when temperatures soar and a cooler indoor environment provides for a welcome escape. Here’s a quick glimpse of where to go in each town.
Nicosia: The Mall of Cyprus
If you’re driving in or out of the country’s capital, The Mall of Cyprus is a perfect place to stop off for a purchase or two. Conveniently located at the start of Nicosia just off the main highway, this mall boasts a number of well-known fashion brands, mostly consisting of high street labels. Then there’s a supermarket chain, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a cinema and a variety of other convenient services catering to your every need. IKEA is also part of the same complex, if you want to get hold of any household accessories.
Shacolas Emporium Park, 3 Verginas Street, Nicosia
Limassol: My Mall
Just a stone’s throw from the Limassol port in the area of Zakaki, you’ll stumble upon a mall that entices crowds from around the island simply known as ‘My Mall’. On par with the Mall of Cyprus, you can get hold of all sorts of foreign high-street brands with a few designer boutiques also sprinkled into the mix. There’s also a wide variety of entertainment options for the young and young at heart including bowling, arcade games and ice-skating.
285 Franklin Roosevelt Av, Limassol
Tel: (+357) 25-343777
Paphos- Kings Avenue Mall
If you’re doing a spot of sightseeing around Paphos or just looking for somewhere near your hotel to enjoy the day, the Kings Avenue Mall is bound to impress, standing as the largest and newest of the island’s malls. Right in the heart of the town not far from the well-known Tombs of the Kings, it offers visitors the ultimate shopping experience. Step inside to get your fill of leading international fashion brands, high end boutiques, speciality stores and a great variety of world renowned cafes and restaurant chains. There’s also a cinema, arcade and children’s indoor play area to keep the wee ones happy.
Corner St. Paul & Tombs of the Kings, Paphos.
Tel: 7000 7777