From Kamares with Love

A few years ago,  my father visited Cyprus on holiday and fell in love with the country, so much so that he ended up buying a house out here in a small village called Kamares. Tucked up in the hills about half an hour from the bright lights of Kato Paphos,  lies this little gem. It is certainly true that the sun never stops shining here, and with spectacular sea views, a gentle breeze and utter peace and quiet, it has quickly become one of my favorite places, and right now there is nowhere in the world I would rather be. 

Kamares is inhabited by friendly locals and chilled out expats, meaning that you can just do your own thing, soak up the sun and live in confidence that nobody will bother you. For me, the beauty of having a home abroad is that there is no pressure, and you can just completely relax. You don't feel as though you have to be out doing things the whole time, filling every spare second. You can just get up and see where the day takes you. So on wednesday afternoon we packed up our things and headed out here. That feeling you get as you step out the plane on the other side and the hot air hits you never gets old. its like a warm embrace, welcoming me back time and time again. 

Kamares is situated about a 10 minute walk away from the centre of Tala, where the local square is packed with quirky little local restaurants and narrow old stone streets. It epitomizes exactly what Cypriot culture is about, and is a far cry from the built up fairground that is Kato Paphos. It is pretty and authentic, with bright colored flowers and rickety old buildings. Surely this is exactly what you want when you venture abroad? You want a taste of that country, not a sunny version of what you have back home. You certainly get this here, and that is something that I love so much about this little part of Cyprus.

Moreover, there is no shortage of things to do in the area, from visiting the monastery to swimming in the Adonis baths, giving you a much more cultured experience than the normal hustle and bustle of your typical all Inclusive holiday. Kamares is a little diamond in the Paphos rough, and I don't think I will ever grow tired. I always leave feeling relaxed, recharged and ready to return again. :) 

And of course, it's the Little Things in Life, like how great you feel when the sun is shining! 

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