Looking for something different to do over your weekend? Love to find bargain goods, second-hand items and general knick-knacks for your home? Then read all about some fantastic places where you can indulge the shopaholic in you!
1. Nicosia Flea Market
Vintage typewriters, old sewing machines, rare books, retro posters, vintage calendars, chairs from the 1960s: you name it, you’ll find it here! Weekend in and weekend out, this gem of a place in the Nicosia suburb of Kaimakli is packed with treasures.
The only indoor market of its kind in the capital, the Flea Market of Nicosia hosts over 60 vendors offering a variety of different items each week.
Where? 2 Yianni Koromia, Kaimakli (opposite the Nicosia Municipality Industrial Zone). 10am – 7pm. Tel: (+357) 22432478
2. Limassol Sunday Market
Right on the Limassol seafront, this spot forms a hub of activity come Sunday, situated right in front of the Ayia Napa church, just a couple of minutes from the Old Town roundabout. The focus of this Limassol Sunday Market is that everything is really low cost, whether you want to get hold of a hat, a watch, make up or even, a mobile phone!
There’s also plenty of ethnic food to tuck into from Cyprus, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, India and more!
Where? Limassol seafront road, just in front of Ayia Napa church. Every Sunday.
3. Livadia Sunday Market
Outside Larnaca, in the Livadia district, people from near and far gather together to get hold of all sorts of products at the Livadia Sunday Market, with over 120 regular stall holders selling a whole range of low priced goods.
But there’s also something rather different about this market, with a dedicated car boot section, as well as an antique fair section and arts and crafts area. Enjoy!
Where? Livadia, Larnaca. 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. Every Sunday. Tel: (+357) 99-629327, (+357) 99-308997
4. Paphos Municipal Market
The so-called ‘agora’ has long been part of the history of Paphos town, and while the interior of the municipal market is currently being revamped, the streets surrounding it lure both locals and foreigners with a Paphos Municipal Market that’s open from Monday to Saturday, 6 days a week.
A bit different to the other typical ‘markets’ mentioned in the article, this one is all about little shops side by side selling all sorts of goods, from leather jackets and souvenirs to arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, cosmetics and more.
Where? Agoras, Nea Paphos. Tel: (+357) 26-946075
5. Farmers Market at ‘Simply Irresistible’ Herb Garden, Akourdalia, Paphos district
The sleepy village of Pano Akoudarlia, just a stone’s throw from Kathikas, is home to a wonderful Herb Garden Market.
The new owners have done a wonderful job; head to the gardens and cafe and you can enjoy a walk around the gorgeous grounds as you catch a good glimpse of all the fabulous herbs and flowers that call the place their home. The coffee shop is open daily (except Mondays) for delicious lunches and afternoon teas in the shaded veranda, while pop up ‘gourmet’ evenings are also arranged a few times a month. The on-site gift shop will also delight you, filled with handmade gifts and a selection of herbs and spices.
On the third Sunday of every month, you can enjoy a great Farmers Market held here, with all sorts of local produce being sold. Make a day of it and stay on for a cup of freshly brewed tea with authentic Cornish scones served with the obligatory clotted cream and jam.
Where? Simply Irresistible Herb Garden, Pano Akourdaleia. Tel: (+357) 97 655190/ 97 848749