There is a great variety of wines, old and new, sweet and dry, white or red, locally produced as well as factory-made. Wine making in Cyprus is one of the oldest industries. Cyprus wines rank among the best in the world, often being awarded with gold and silver medals. “Commandaria”, a dessert type of wine, is unique in the world, bearing this name since the Middle Ages. There are four big wineries in Cyprus: ETKO, KEO, LOEL, SODAP as well as many small wineries recently established at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, Arsos, Agios Amvrosios, Anogyra, Pelendri, Koilani, Kathikas, Pafos, etc.
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Brandy is locally produced and is either served on its own or as brandy sour when it is mixed with lemon juice, bitters and soda water.
Ouzo is an aniseed-flavoured drink produced locally.
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There are two excellent types of beer locally produced and very refreshing on hot days, Carlsberg and KEO.
In addition you can find in Cyprus all types of refreshments ranging from colas to lemonades and fresh fruit juices produced in Cyprus and recommended for the foreign tourists.
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Restaurants and their price-lists are controlled by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.
Lunch is normally served in restaurants between 12.00 and 14.30 o’clock and dinner from 19.00 o’clock till late in the evening.
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There are many places where a visitor can enjoy his evening. Apart from the numerous restaurants, tavernas, fish taverns and pizzarias, there is a number of pubs for a drink or a snack with European atmosphere. Besides, cabarets, discos and several places with Greek and pop music can be found all over Cyprus.