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9th May 2019

Introducing Cape Aspro Street Eats!

Elevating the excitement and eclecticism of street food to five-star standards, Columbia Beach Resort eagerly anticipates introducing its guests …

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30th April 2019

Columbia Honoured With A New Award & A Host of Nominations!

The Columbia Beach Resort team is delighted to be able to share the news with its valued guests that it has been honoured as Beach Resort Hotel …

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25th April 2019

Easter Traditions in Cyprus

As an island defined by its traditions, Easter in Cyprus is a momentous and magical occasion. Families and friends unite to celebrate, attending …

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24th April 2019

Getting to Know You: Meet our Resort’s Executive Secretary, Yohanna D’Elia

How long have you been in your current role? I have been in this position exactly 13 months to the day! I started as the Columbia Beach Resort’s …

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5th April 2019

The Telegraph Article – Columbia Cat Care Project

The Columbia Cat Care Project (CCCP) started in 2009 and was an idea initiated by Columbia Beach Resort owner, Mr. Heinrich Schoeller. As an …

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29th March 2019

Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank!

Treating the leading lady in your life in honour of Mothering Sunday this March 31 needn’t break the bank. Here at Columbia Beach Resort, we’re …

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27th March 2019

Butterfly Migration: A Secret Spring Treasure in Cyprus!

Spring in Cyprus is in full swing. And for those visiting the island at present, that means sun-kissed days, piercing blue skies, and blossoming …

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27th March 2019

Top Skincare Tips for Your 40s and Beyond

As the years pass, our skin requires greater attention. We may not have much time to devote to skincare the older we get, but it’s a basic fact: …

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1st March 2019

Top 3 Wellness Tips: Spring into the New Season!

As spring prepares to stretch its wings, we felt inspired to share our top tips with you – learned from our time spent at Columbia Beach Resort – …

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5th February 2019

Getting to Know You: Eleni Kanina – Childcare Manager

You have worked extensively in the hospitality industry within wider childcare roles, most recently in Greece. What attracted you to Columbia …

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22nd January 2019

A Top Choice for The Times & The Sunday Times Late Summer Sun Holidays

The Times and The Sunday Times have named us number 3 Worldwide and number 1 in Cyprus, for your best hotel choices for late summer sun holiday …

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22nd January 2019

Words of Wisdom: Top 10 Travel Quotes by Women, for Women

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re presenting 10 powerful travel-related quotes delivered by 10 powerful women Whilst March 8 will see …

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22nd January 2019

International Day of Happiness: What Makes You Happy?

I will try to create more happiness in the world around me: so proclaims the official pledge marking the United Nations’ International Day of …

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22nd January 2019

Golf in Cyprus

In honour of Golf Day, celebrated every April 25th, we’re giving some insight into why Cyprus is an ideal golfing destination, and we’re throwing …

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22nd January 2019

Columbia Beach Resort receives the Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence Once Again!

Columbia Beach Resort has been awarded, for the second time, the Signum Virtutis in the Hotels & Resorts sector at this year’s Seven Stars …

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22nd January 2019

Multi-Generational Travel Made Easy!

Multi-Generational Travel Made Easy! Words of wisdom, different points of view, sharing of common experiences, laughing at endearing differences: …

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22nd January 2019

Winter Wedding Inspiration: How to Create a Wonderland

Destination Weddings need not be limited to the summer months. Columbia Beach Resort plays host to a variety of weddings, of all shapes and …

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22nd January 2019

Why we Chose to Celebrate our Anniversary at Columbia

“It’s all too easy to become swept up in the commotion of daily life and to let the important moments pass you by. But we were resolved: …

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22nd January 2019

Top 5 Summer Wedding Flower Picks

Flowers and weddings have long enjoyed a fruitful marriage, dating back to Ancient Greece when the bride and groom would wear a garland of …

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22nd January 2019

Honeymoon Heaven: Top Tips for a Blissful Getaway

With its sun-kissed days and vast coastline, Cyprus is – unsurprisingly – a favourite hot spot amongst newly wed couples. And we’re happy to say …

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22nd January 2019

Destination Weddings: Why You Should Get Married at Columbia!

The island of love has captured your heart, and as fully formed dreams of a destination wedding now swirl enticingly in your mind’s eye, you …

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22nd January 2019

Destination ‘I Do’

Perhaps you’re considering a destination wedding but simply don’t know where to start? You’re overwhelmed with ideas, you’re trolling through …

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22nd January 2019

A Day in the Life of a Columbia Beach Resort Bride & Groom

Weddings are a unique opportunity to celebrate life and love and, as such, in honour of Celebration of Life Day, we present a day in the life of …

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22nd January 2019

Feel like royalty when you stay with us!

Get the royal treatment every time you stay with us! In 2013 MoltonBrown was granted a Royal Warrant in recognition of their status as “Supplier …

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22nd January 2019

Cyprus Featured in List of Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations

Famed for its summer sun, travellers aplenty have long flocked to the island of Cyprus in search of sand and sea. And, yet, the island is a …

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22nd January 2019

Cyprus Hailed as Best Value Winter Sun Destination

It’s official: Cyprus has been named the best value winter sun destination for 2019! Research undertaken by Post Office Travel Money has …

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22nd January 2019

Columbia’s Irish Coffee

Ingredients: – 4 ounces of freshly brewed coffee – 1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey – 1 teaspoon brown sugar – A dollop of …

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22nd January 2019

Columbia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

You will need: Mixing bowl Wooden Spoon Baking Tray Greaseproof paper Ingredients: Butter175 gr Brown sugar188 gr Salt 4 gr Baking soda 4 gr …

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22nd January 2019

Columbia Halloumi Bread

Suggestion: Serve your halloumi bread with an olive salad You will need: – Large mixing bowl – Bowl – Clingfilm – Baking …

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22nd January 2019

Chef Ioannis’ Top 3 Barbecue-Inspired Dishes

In many countries and cultures, the word ‘summer’ evokes a longing for warm days, balmy nights, and a barbecue on the go with family and friends …

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22nd January 2019

Traditional Cypriot Melomakarona

Melomakarona Ingredients: – 250 g olive oil – 250 g corn oil – 125 g orange soft drink – 1 t/s orange zests – 1/2 …

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22nd January 2019

The Original Carbonara: Pure Simplicity

Unbeknownst to many, the original, traditional Carbonara recipe beloved throughout Italy is the purest expression of fresh, healthy eating. …

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22nd January 2019

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

With their sumptuous, deep crimson colouring, and elegantly white frosting, nothing says “Valentine’s Day weekend” more eloquently than red …

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22nd January 2019

Raspberry Lemon Muffins

Raspberry Lemon Muffins -recipe for 10 Ingredients: Butter – 200 gr Caster sugar -200 gr Salt -1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest -2 lemons Eggs -4 …

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22nd January 2019

Pina Colada Recipe

Summer has most definitely arrived in Cyprus, and a firm favourite at our Bars is our Pina Colada, here’s our recipe for you to make your …

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22nd January 2019

Pancake Day Recipe: Chocolate Chip, Coconut & Almond Butter Pancakes

The pancake: universally loved and lusted after, and yet lashed for its breaking-the-diet ingredients. If you’re anything like a good number of …

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22nd January 2019

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 10 minute Yields: Approximately 28-32 cookies Ingredients: • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened • 2 cups …

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22nd January 2019

Olive Bread Recipe

Gourmet Made Easy! Another staple of Cyprus cuisine are olives and anything that can be derived from them so Chef Ioannis has chosen to share a …

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22nd January 2019

Traditional Cypriot Breakfast Goodies Galore!

Tasked with breaking the fast of your nighttime slumber to reignite and re-energise your body’s functions, it is no wonder that breakfast is …

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22nd January 2019

Mojito -the minty cocktail!

Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar 1/2 lime, juiced1 sprig fresh mint, crushed 1/2 cup crushed ice 2 fluid ounces white rum 4 …

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22nd January 2019

Impress Your Guests: 3 Gourmet Cocktail Appetisers

Whether you’re planning a simple get-together of your nearest and dearest or throwing an extravagant free-for-all party, these three gourmet …

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22nd January 2019

Get Happy: Five Ways to Health & Happiness this October

Every October, the world unites to campaign for the education of people everywhere regarding the importance of early screening and detection of …

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22nd January 2019

Gingerbread Recipe: Baking Fun for All the Family

With gingerbread having become so closely associated with Christmas, it is no surprise that December is now littered with official days honouring …

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22nd January 2019

Brandy Sour Recipe

A typical recipe for a Cypriot Brandy Sour should include: You will need: High ball glass Plate (for sugar) Ingredients: • 5 cl (2 parts) Cypriot …

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22nd January 2019

Aperol Spritz: Dazzle Your Guests with this Sparkling Cocktail

Spring’s arrival inspires an engorgement of days making way to striking turquoise skies and crisp summer evenings. As family and friends gather …

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22nd January 2019

Cyprus Featured in List of Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations

Famed for its summer sun, travellers aplenty have long flocked to the island of Cyprus in search of sand and sea. And, yet, the island is a …

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22nd January 2019

Packing List 101: Travel Light Thanks to Columbia Beach Resort

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” –Cesare Pavese …

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22nd January 2019

Your luxury holiday begins as soon as you arrive!

We truly believe your luxury holiday should begin as soon as you arrive at our Resort, so impersonal rushed check in’s (like this) is …

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22nd January 2019

World Poetry Day: How Inspired Do You Feel?

Close your eyes. Listen. What do you hear? What do you feel? Open your eyes. Look. What do you see? What are you thinking? Breathe in the air, …

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22nd January 2019

Words of Wisdom from those who have Lived and Learned

Far from something to be feared, these five pieces of life advice from those who have lived and learned prove that age is an asset. Heed these …

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22nd January 2019

Women in Business: What Inspires You?

Columbia Beach Resort prides itself on delivering an inimitable holiday experience. A great deal of hard work goes into the creation of this …

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22nd January 2019

What Kind of Holiday Are You In Need Of?

As the cold bites at your toes, the wind sweeps in from the west, and blankets of snow settle stubbornly on the ground, indulge yourself in …

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22nd January 2019

Best Advice Given by Fathers Around the World

In honour of Father’s Day, we’ve sourced some of the best pieces of advice from fathers around the world. What’s the best piece of advice your …

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22nd January 2019

Are you a ‘good’ traveller?

The Huffington Post’s article entitled ’24 Signs You’re a Good Traveller’ induced a meditative state here at Columbia. Is there such a thing as a …

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21st January 2019

5 Tips for Staying Healthy on Holiday

Don’t compromise on your fitness regime and feeling of wellness whilst on holiday: it’s time to invigorate yourselves with these 5 …

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17th January 2019

Introduction!

COLUMBIA MOMENTS A warm welcome to Columbia Beach Resorts’ official blog! Besides putting you closely in touch with the developments that …

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16th January 2019

Top 3 Creative Activities for Children

Columbia Beach Resort has long been a staunch supporter of ensuring its younger travellers are given a safe and stimulating space in which to …

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4th December 2018

Drinking Wine Stimulates the Brain More than Doing Maths!

Oenophiles, rejoice! With the festive season upon us, the impulse to indulge may seem impossible to quell. And whilst you may feel guilty …

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1st November 2018

Columbia Beach Resort adds Haute Grandeur Global Excellence award to its accolades

Columbia Beach Resort has received the Haute Grandeur Excellence Award for Best Family Hotel on a Global Level. Picking up the 2018 accolade at …

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1st November 2018

Columbia Beach Resort is honoured by the industry

Our award-winning resort has been honoured on many occasions for industry excellence, team expertise and our luxurious all-suite product …

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2nd October 2018

Green initiatives see Columbia Beach Resort reduce its environmental footprint

Columbia Beach Resort is proud to announce a significant reduction in its carbon footprint in the 12 months since it reopened its doors following …

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2nd October 2018

Green initiatives see Columbia Beach Resort reduce its environmental footprint

Columbia Beach Resort is proud to announce a significant reduction in its carbon footprint in the 12 months since it reopened its doors following …

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6th September 2018

Why Making Your Bed Makes You Happier

Make Your Bed Day observed on September 11th, is a fun reminder that a little routine goes a long way in making you more productive and – overall …

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4th September 2018

Cub Life Crèche: Celebrating Columbia’s Youngest Guests

Did you know that September 9th marks annual Teddy Bear Day? “What an odd thing to celebrate!” some of you may think. Conversely, we couldn’t …

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2nd July 2018

Columbia Beach Resort scoops two prestigious wins at World Travel Awards 2018!

Columbia Beach Resort has been named a winner at the World Travel Awards 25th annual event. Announced as the winner of ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury …

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13th June 2018

International Yoga Day: Top Tips to a Happier You

It is perhaps fitting that International Yoga Day is celebrated on the same day as the summer solstice, June 21st. The longest day of the year, …

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31st May 2018

PRESS RELEASE: COLUMBIA BEACH RESORT EARNS 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Pissouri Bay, Cyprus – 28th May 2018 – 5 star Columbia Beach Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of …

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27th May 2018

Travelling with a Baby Made Easy

Are you travelling with a baby, perhaps even for the first time? We’ve got you covered! In honour of Baby Day – celebrated every May to pay …

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27th May 2018

5 Top Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun

The sun: we worship its rays, embrace its warmth, and long to behold the beauty of sun-kissed days, illuminated by its soft beams. Yes, …

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7th May 2018

Columbia Beach Resort launches new culinary concept at Cape Aspro

Columbia Beach Resort has introduced a sharing concept at its speciality seafood restaurant Cape Aspro, with a brand new menu dedicated to …

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17th April 2018

World Heritage Day: Explore Cyprus’ Best Archaeological Sites

In honour of World Heritage Day on April 18th, why not abandon poolside lounging for an afternoon of exciting exploration of Cyprus’ best …

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17th April 2018

Explore Cyprus’ Best Archaeological Sites

In honour of World Heritage Day on April 18th, why not abandon poolside lounging for an afternoon of exciting exploration of Cyprus’ best …

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12th April 2018

Bicycle Day: Head to the Pissouri Hills!

Embrace the yearly celebration of Bicycle Day this April 19th, and make your way down to Columbia Beach Resort’s in-house cycling centre, …

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27th February 2018

Columbia Beach Resort’s Hébe Spa named winner at prestigious industry awards

Columbia Beach Resort’s Hébe Spa has been recognised as one of the leading spa and wellness providers in the world and announced as the Resort …

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27th January 2018

Easter in Cyprus Part 1: Green Monday & Carnival Time!

Easter is a profound and prominent holiday on the island of Cyprus. Greek Orthodox Easter falls on April 8th this year, and yet beloved …

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27th January 2018

Easter in Cyprus Part 2: Green Monday Traditions

With carnival now a colourful kaleidoscope of memories, Green Monday is in full swing, and families and friends are gathering together …

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27th December 2017

Bubble Baths: Top Elemis Picks

What better way to soothe a tired soul, and relax a weary body than by taking an indulgent bubble bath, with a glass of wine in tow? Our …

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7th December 2017

Christmas Traditions in Cyprus

Traditions abound during the festive season, which are passed down from generation to generation in preserving a culture’s identity, and the …

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16th November 2017

Get Back to Nature: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts!

Have you ever felt the pressure of modern life –with the hubbub of near constant calls, emailing, social media, and building professional and …

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16th November 2017

Doing it for the Kids!

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated each year on November 20th, hailed by the UN as an inspirational entry-point to advocate for children’s …

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26th April 2017

Hello, Happiness! 10 Simple Steps to Make You Happy

With a hop, step, and a leap, happiness may not be as elusive as we sometimes fear. In fact, it is in taking small steps –and appreciating the …

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20th March 2017

Top Tips to a Perfect Family Holiday

Try these simple tips in ensuring that the holiday of your dreams comes true Inspired to invest in your family in the most valuable way possible, …

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18th March 2017

What’s Your Favourite Pancake Filling?

In honour of Shrove Tuesday, we asked our team to share their favourite pancake fillings: a little inspiration goes a long way! 1. “I don’t think …

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16th October 2016

Chocolate For Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight!

If you’re someone who prefers the sweeter side of the breakfast food spectrum, we have good news for you. There’s a new food trend on the rise …

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13th October 2016

Drinking champagne is good for you!

New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help …

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4th July 2016

Put Your Best Skin Forward Part 2: Choosing the Right Skin Care Products

Considering how everyone’s skin is unique, it goes without saying that there can be no singular product that will work miracles on every skin …

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27th June 2016

Put Your Best Skin Forward Part 1: Identifying Your Skin Type

Glowing skin can help us turn our face towards the world with grace and gusto. Seemingly inconsequential, it’s only in suffering from …

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1st June 2016

A Familiar Face: Meet Our Front Office Supervisor

Working at the Columbia reception for many years, Christina Zachariou –whom no doubt many of you will recognise, thanks to her unfailingly warm …

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4th April 2016

8 Reasons to Love Coffee (Even When on Holiday!)

The smell of freshly brewed coffee is seldom easy to resist, even when you’re on holiday and the intent of putting your body and mind to rest …

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29th March 2016

Chocolate Can Improve Your Health: True or False?

As you contend with the guilt of having gorged on (far?) too many chocolate Easter eggs, take refuge in the below list of 5 reasons why –in fact …

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3rd March 2016

World Book Day: Books Inspired by Cyprus

World Book Day: Books Inspired by Cyprus In honour of World Book Day, we have put together a trio of books that have been inspired by or set in …

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25th February 2016

Cycling in Cyprus: Try Something New On Holiday!

With its rugged terrain and agreeable winter climate, Cyprus has won the heart of many a cyclist in search of fresh horizons to explore. Further …

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3rd February 2016

Food Synergy: Why Columbia’s Mediterranean diet is good for your health!

What is food synergy? Well, the idea is that certain components of different foods can work synergistically to bring greater nutritional benefit …

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5th November 2015

Green Tea: 5 Ways to Use its Superpowers!

Unbeknownst to many, green tea possesses superpowers that elevate it beyond the realm of being a mere beverage. And, as the days begin to cool …

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22nd October 2015

Corporate Party Packages Complimentaries

A gift from us when you book your corporate party! Early check in / late check out subject to availability Free WiFi in all suites and resort …

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22nd October 2015

Columbia Honoured for Commitment to Sustainability

Columbia Hotels & Resorts’ management team has been formally acknowledged for its commitment to enhancing its knowledge on sustainability. …

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17th September 2015

Dimitris Ioannou: Lasting Impressions

Columbia Beach Resort Front Office Manager, Dimitris Ioannou, has dedicated his life to the hospitality industry: read on for his top tips for …

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14th September 2015

Yoga: The Perks of Being a Poser

Whilst many are familiar with yoga –a physical, mental, and spiritual practice originating from India –the Western world is only now opening its …

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17th April 2015

The Naked Chef

No, it’s not Jamie Oliver, but our very own Executive Chef, Ioannis Giakoumidis, who bares himself for us in sharing insight into his culinary …

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4th March 2015

Love Cats

Witnessing the ever increasing number of cats on the island – with no place to formally call ‘home’ – Columbia Hotels …

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20th February 2015

Clean Monday: Lent Begins in Cyprus

The spring of the Fast is set to bloom, and, for the more devout, Kathara Deutera(‘Clean Monday’) marks the commencement of a nearly 50-day …

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20th February 2015

Carnival in Cyprus: the Rio of the Mediterranean?

In bidding farewell to meat and other foods deemed rich and indulgent in anticipation of Lent, the sleepy, Mediterranean island of Cyprus becomes …

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11th February 2015

Getting to Know You: Costandinos Christofi

An exclusive interview, our Sales Manager, Costandinos shares with us tales of his past, insight into his present, and hopes for his future …

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12th April 2014

An Interview with Hébe Spa’s Manager~Vilmante

What makes Hébe Spa so unique and beloved of Columbia Beach Resort guests? I believe that HébeSpa is unique for three main reasons: It’s …

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