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Information on Sotira

The village is often regarded as one of the prettiest in Cyprus. Rich in history, Sotira was named after the Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros which is to be found within the village centre. Sotira has an ancient meaning of Saviour in Greek. The church itself hosts wonderful displays of Komninian art (early 13th century), and is dedicated to the transfiguration of Jesus Christ the Saviour.

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Sotira village has a thriving community centre offering a scattering of local coffee shops were a cold beer or glass of local wine can also be enjoyed, and some wonderful restaurants and tavernas.

Additionally, there are ample supermarkets (Lysiotis being the largest), a bakery selling yummy fresh bread, savouries, cakes, pastries and biscuits, a butchers and a green grocers for your fruit and veg.

Additionally we have florists for seasonal blooms, an efficient pharmacy, an interesting mix of individual clothing boutiques, and even a Stanley betting shop should your needs require – all of which we feel offer an adequate and ample distraction to what is a traditional, friendly Cypriot village

5 minutes by car along the main Paralimini road you will find the much larger hyper-markets Kokinnos, Orphanides, Carrefour and Xenis.  It proves much cheaper and offers greater value to stock up on essentials here – fill the fridge and cupboards!

Overall, prices in the village are very reasonable, especially in comparison to the neighbouring resorts.  A large local beer from 2€, local wines from 10€, mezes from 10€.

For food lovers there are some wonderful restaurants and tavernas….

A minute’s stroll from the villa and serving up an authentic, exhaustive meze, which represents excellent value for money is Costas Square Tavern. The bar is self-service, the atmosphere is relaxed and the meze changes from day to day, dependent upon what has been brought in fresh that day. Away from the traditional meze, there is also the option to eat from a menu.

Ploumin Taverna – In the nostalgic setting of a village house, completely restored to its original glory and housing numerous family antiques and local memorabilia, lies this most authentic Cypriot taverna frequented by locals and tourists alike. Here you can enjoy the most genuine of Cypriot homemade dishes, cooked in a most traditional way and served in a most enchanting atmosphere reminiscent of days gone by. Additionally there are over 80 local wines to choose from.  Folkloric nights with live music and dancing, and local artist exhibitions are scheduled regularly and only add to the unique appeal of this truly wonderful place.

If Al-a-carte is your thing, then head to internationally renowned Vasiliskos – an award winning restaurant where pleasant gastronomic surprises await. In contrast to the perception most people have about Greek cuisine, you will discover this it is not just ‘moussaka’, ‘kebabs’ and ‘village salad’. Instead you will discover it is made up of a large variation of dishes that will satisfy all gastronomic demands, be it vegetarian or meat eating.

To catch live Premiership football with a cold beer and bar snacks, then Old Symos is the place for you. It also has a full extensive menu if you prefer something more substantial, again it gets quite busy so always ring ahead to reserve a table.

Sotira is a year round destination as it is a working village; there are always plenty of people out and about. Come in the winter time and you can enjoy milder temperatures with lots of sun.