1. A taste for adventure

    Interview with the Cyprus Mail August 26, 2014 Successful British novelist Victoria Hislop is about to release her new book, set in Cyprus. THEO PANAYIDES meets a woman with a zest for life Victoria Hislop first came to Cyprus in 1978. That’s a story in itself. She was 18 going...
  2. The Sunrise

    Pre-order Victoria’s new novel. Synopsis In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island’s most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony....

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These are a few of my favourite (Greek) things…

Ergon 16 Picton Place, London W1: superb new Greek restaurant and Greek products - highly recommended. For their website click here.

The Life Goddess which offers some of the best Greek food products in London - and also boasts a fabulous restaurant/café, has become one of my favourite new haunts

Athinaikon Restaurant - 34 Mitropoleos Street, Athens. - Beautiful, Greek food with a twist…

Prosopa Restaurant - Konstantinopoleos 4/Megalou Vasileiou 52, Athens - Delicious modern food in great surrounding, good music…

Akadimias Brizolakia, 61 Akadimias Street, Athens - Simple, well-cooked, traditional…

Athens Daily Secret - for visitors and residents, every day, subscribers to the site are sent some glorious tip or recommendation on something delicious to see, do or taste in Athens.

• There is a beautiful new restaurant on the sea front in Thessaloniki - wonderful food and décor, with vintage toys and adverts - really worth a visit - "Ayioli" at 15 Niki Street, Thessaloniki.

• Costas Voyatzis in Athens introduced me to his hugely successful website featuring extraordinary and beautiful design - do have a look!…
www.yatzer.com

• A recent discovery in Athens Chromata, Skoufa 62, Kolonaki - a great restaurant/bar with fantastic music...

• One of the funniest women I have met in years…
Katerina Vrana

• LIQUID GOLD - The most amazing Cretan olive oil is now being imported into the UK - it has a truly exceptional flavour as well as remarkable healthy giving properties. You can buy it from www.liquidgoldproducts.co.uk

• Beautiful olive oil direct from Crete:
www.myolivebranch.co.uk

• "ILaBoom" makes beautiful miniature light boxes to order. I was given one as a gift(see it here) and it's one of the most delightful things I own. www.psyboom.etsy.com

• Bespoke shoes in central Athens. Kozatsa have been creating them since 1936. They're at 11 Kanari Street, Kolonaki, Athens 106 71 or online at www.kozatsa.gr

• The focus of Greek culture and language teaching in Central London, The Hellenic Centre:
www.helleniccentre.org

• Learn Greek! I recommend Hara Garoufalia-Middle's excellent Total Greek

• Hellenic Bookservice: If you want to get hold of any Greek books, contact monica@hellenicbookservice.com
www.hellenicbookservice.com
Tel: 0207 267 9499