The annual Paniyiri will soon be upon us. Many hours have been spent in the preparation of an exciting programme. Groups of industrious Cypriot women have prepared all the Cypriot delicacies which will be available on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of May 2017. There will be so many food stalls, you will be hard pressed to know where to start. Mark your diaries and make sure you are hungry!
For those of you seeking some intellectual food, let me serve up some tasters. This year's special theme is Crete. Crete is the biggest and most populous of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean and it has attracts lots of visitors. Beaches in abundance, wild mountains and gorges, fabulous food and ancient civilisations, like Knossos, which have stunned the world.
It is also the birthplace of many famous Greeks - El Greco came from Crete, author and acclaimed poet Odysseus Elytis, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Nikos Kazantzakis, famous for his story of Zorba the Greek, musician and singer Nana Mouskouri, Mikis Theodorakis and Xylouris both very talented Greek musicians and unbelievably Jennifer Aniston, whose father Giannis Anastasakis (John Aniston) moved to America and Anglicised his name.