Prod Antzoulis is the embodiment of effortless style. The Dubai-based photographer’s sartorial choices are always on point, making him one of the best-dressed men in any room. But it’s not just his wardrobe that’s impressive – Prod’s photography skills are second to none.And when Prod needs a break from his busy schedule, there’s only one place he wants to be – his homeland, Cyprus. That’s why he’s eager to share his ultimate travel guide with KHAMSA. From the picturesque landscapes to the most aesthetically pleasing locations, Prod has an impeccable eye for the site. So if you’re looking for a perfect refreshing getaway, follow Prod’s scenic route – you won’t be disappointed.

Top must visit food spots in Cyprus?

A Kxoffee Project – A Coffee Shop in Nicosia

Bepa Restaurant – Traditional Mediterranean Cuisine

Skinny Fox – Gourmet Dining

Edems Yard – Breakfast & Brunch

For more places that serve traditional and authentic Mediterranean Food: Stou Roushia, and Pyxida Fish Tavern.

Chill Bars: Lost & Found Drinkery, and New Division.

Best places for shopping?

Bleu Boutique – Mens & Women’s Boutique (Japanese Brands) 

Desert Island Records – Vinyl Store in Nicosia

Leica Store – Camera Shop in Nicosia

Meres Bookstore – Table books, Home Accessories in Nicosia

Metafora – Furniture in Nicosia

Oresteaser – Fashion Brand in Nicosia

The Shopkeeper & Co  – Concept Store & Coffee in Limassol

The Collective – Vintage Store in Nicosia

The Gym Concept Store – Home Decor Accessories, Cocktails, Coffee & Bites

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Rempety – Fashion Brand in Nicosia

Best boutique hotels to stay in?

The Agora Hotel (Pano Lefkara Village)

Casale Panayiotis (Kalapanayiotis Villa)

Apokryfo Guest House (Lofou Cyprus)

S Paul Hotel (Limassol Old Town)

Amara (Limassol) 

Must-visit cultural spots?

A.G Leventis Gallery in Nicosia

Hamam Omerye Spa in Nicosia

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Ledras Street Old Town (The border between the North & South Cyprus)

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Caledonia Waterfall & Hike in Pano Platres

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Avagas Gorge Nature Trail in Peyia

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Vlassides Winery in Limassol

Oenou Yi Ktima Vasiliades (Vineyard) in Omodos

Best Beach/Sunset Locations?

Blue Lagoon Ocean

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Konnos Beach

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Other spots include Salt Lake in Larnaca, and The White Rocks @ Governors Beach

What should you avoid?

Ayia Napa *Tourist Trap!*

Must-pack items?

Articles of clothing: Swimming Trunks, Hiking boots, Sneakers, and Slippers

Sun Protection: SPF Cream, Water Flask, Sunglasses, Mosquito Repellent

For the Vibes: Journal, Sketch Book, 35MM disposable camera, Headphones, Speakers

Extras: Blankets, Drivers License

Tips and tricks to tackle Cyprus?

I would recommend renting a car (Preferably 4×4) if you’re into the outdoors. You can drive from one side of cyprus to the other within three and a half hours!

It also gets quite hot in the summer so always keep water on you.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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