Shops in Cyprus are generally open from 8-9 am until 19 pm. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, most of the shops in Cyprus are open until lunch time (2-3 pm). On Sundays, most shops are closed (stationery, clothing stores, jewelry stores in Cyprus, etc.).
Until late in the evening, there are only some small kiosks in the tourist areas and at the city center (periptera) and bakeries (Sigma, Zorpas and others). Some of them, also work as convenience stores in Cyprus.
During the holidays (Easter in Cyprus, Christmas in Cyprus), stores operate on a different schedule. Few days before Christmas, many shops may close at 20.00. About the same time schedule, is valid also for about 10 days before Easter.
Boutiques in Cyprus, clothes in Cyprus
Cyprus cannot be considered as a traditional place for shopping, as shopping tours in Cyprus are not particularly popular. However, you can buy good furs in Cyprus. Mainly, boutiques in Cyprus are located in Nicosia and Limassol.
The clothes of famous designers, can be purchased In Limassol from First (multi-brand boutique), Splash (multi-brand boutique), Escada (mono-brand boutique), Versace (in addition to the main brand here one can find clothes, footwear and accessories from the collections of the lesser-known Italian designers) and others. More options are available for men and women in Cyprus, in single-brand boutiques like Tru Trussardi, Calvin Klein, Guess, Baldinini and other places).
Large trade centers in Cyprus are located in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos. The most famous of them is My Mall Network, where you can find many brands such as: Zara, Mango, United Colors of Benetton and other popular brands. My Mall Shopping Malls are open Monday to Saturday from 10 am up to 8 pm. On Sundays, you can make your purchases from 11 am until 7 pm.
The entertainment center of My Mall and the restaurants are open from Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm, but in the cafes you may go from 8.30 am.
Jewelry in Cyprus can be purchased in a variety of designer boutiques, where the collections of famous fashion houses and shops are presented. A collection of handmade silver from the local jewelers you can find in small traditional jewelry houses in Cyprus.
Furniture in Cyprus, Home goods in Cyprus
The most popular stores that sell furniture, fixtures in Cyprus, interior parts, accessories for home and kitchen and other things necessary for the household, are located in Nicosia and Limassol, and some of them have also branches in Paphos.
A good choice of quality furniture is presented in various furniture boutiques like: Home & Deco, Andreotti, Bottega and others. Curtains in Cyprus are available in The Mediterranean Home interior boutique. Bedding, home accessories, kitchen and bathroom can be purchased at Zara Home stores, La Maison, Super Home Center, and other stores.
In Cyprus, there is also one popular network, the IKEA store, which is located in Nicosia.
It is worth noting that many private shops in Cyprus, are closed during 10th to 25th of August.
Sales in Cyprus
Sales in large trade centers and small shops, start at the same time like in other European countries. In winter, sales start on the first Monday of February and last for 45 days. Sales of spring-summer collections in Cyprus starts on July 15th and lasts for 45 days. Christmas sales begin few days before December 26th and lasts for some time after the New Year. Another period of discounts, starts before Easter.
Sales in Cyprus are usually on clothes, shoes, home goods and appliances. During this period, customers have the opportunity to purchase goods at a discount of 50-70%.
Supermarkets in Cyprus
In Cyprus there are several supermarket chains, which are Carrefur, Lidl, Alfa Mega, Metro and supermarket Papas in Limassol. These stores are the most popular. Here you can find all the necessary products, household chemicals and everyday cosmetics.
Prices in Cyprus’ supermarkets are slightly lower than what you will find in the small shops, and the variety, of course, is much more. A number of shops are located in the immediate vicinity of the tourist area. For example, from Pizza Hut on the waterfront to Papas supermarket, you can go on foot in 3 minutes.