Cyprus Mail

We all scream for Heraclis ice cream

When walking down Ledra street on a hot summer’s day, the thought of ice cream is usually not far behind. And for anyone who likes a bit of tradition with their ice cream, a few scoops from Heraclis Ice cream parlour is what will cool you down.

For 79 years, the famous ice cream parlour has been making sure our walks down Ledra street have been sweet ones. This is why the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in Nicosia will take us on a trip down memory lane during a lecture on Thursday by historian Dr Evangelia Mathopoulou, who will cover the enterprise’s history, starting from the period of British rule. Mathopoulou will also talk about the history of ice cream in Europe and Cyprus.

In 1939, Heraclis Demetriou, owner of a coffee-shop in Ledra street, launched a small family business manufacturing ice cream and soon gained the public’s trust with the authenticity and purity of his products. Today, Heraclis ice cream is the longest living business of its kind in Cyprus.

The lecture is part of a series of events that aims to support artisans and professionals that bring life to the historical centre of the old city of Nicosia.

Heraclis Ice-cream
A dedication to the ice cream shop in Nicosia. May 31. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 7.30pm. Free. In Greek. Tel: 22-128157

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