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Christmas villages to return for a second year in a row

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File photo (Eugenia Mateou)

For the second year in a row, Christmas villages will be set up in Derynia, Polis Chrysochous, Fikardou, Agros, Kyperounta, Kalopanayiotis and Kalavasos throughout the festive period, the deputy ministry of tourism announced on Tuesday.

“The deputy ministry of tourism invites you to discover seven beautiful traditional villages and towns of Cyprus, which in turn will wow you with an array of authentic Christmas experiences to participate in and where you will make memories that last a lifetime,” a statement said.

The Christmas villages will be open from November 26 to January 15 and will operate between 11am and 4pm on weekdays and from 11am to 6pm on weekends.

“Cultural events, stands with local products and handicrafts, gastronomy and crafting workshops, organised nature activities, guided village tours, local restaurants and hotels with delicious holiday menus and many other surprises await to be discovered for a unique Cypriot Christmas experience,” the deputy ministry said.

The initiative is part of the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy 2030 and aims at the development of winter tourism and the promotion of rural, mountainous, and remote areas.

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