Where do you live?
I am an Australian Born Cypriot. Lived in Australia for 28 years, moved to Cyprus and have been living in Limassol now for 7 years with my wife and two boys (2 and 9 years old)
Best childhood memory?
Pretending to be the 3 amigos with my twin brother and best friend on my grandmother’s farm
Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
Xasteria – Souvlakia, and I love Makaronia Tou Fournou.
My son calls me the rubbish bin because I eat pretty much anything and everything
What did you have for breakfast?
I don’t eat breakfast often during the week as I am always rushing off to work. If I do, it would be the traditional ‘Kapira’ with my wife’s homemade jam.
Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Definitely a night person. I do my best at around 12-2am when everyone is asleep. My Perfect night out is going for a light walk with my wife and two boys down by the bay stopping to get some ice cream.
Best book ever read?
Sophie’s World, a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder. The concept of a philosopher who introduces philosophical thinking and the history of philosophy.
Favourite film of all time?
Bad Boys – Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are two of my favourite actors, side by side in a comedy of a love/hate friendship between two friends that would do anything for each other.
Best holiday ever? Favourite holiday destination?
My favourite holiday destination would be Mauritius (I have never been and would love to go). My best holiday that I have taken was a 10 day cruise to the islands on the east coast of Australia.
What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
RnB Classics and ANT1 radio
What is always in your fridge?
Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
A large, Cyprus style, traditional stone built house in the mountains of Troodos where it is tranquil, peaceful and not to mention cool.
If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
At this point in my life it would have to be Frank Wang the DJI CEO creator of the Phantom Drone, I would love to pick his brain on how he perceives the future of drones and to get an insight of what is next to come. Tinkering with the concepts of drones is something I have been doing since 2002 as a part of a University Project, the leaps in technology that DJI’s Frank Wang has made in such a short period has enabled this niche hobby to be accessible to consumers and opened up a window to a myriad of endless possibilities.
If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Take my family, go to church to pray!
What is your greatest fear?
Not being ready…
Tell me a joke…
It’s only fitting to say an Australian/Aerial Joke I guess:
How did the Koala fall out of the tree?
ANS. It Died
How did the second Koala fall out of the tree?
ANS. It was stapled to the first one
How did the third Koala fall out of the tree?
ANS. Peer Pressure.
Demetriou’s drone photograph of a ‘Where’s Wally’ group during the Limassol carnival this year was recently awarded first place in Dronestagram’s annual competition, which was judged by National Geographic senior staffers. Dronestagram is an app devoted to drone photography.