For the lovers of the Mediterranean the island of Cyprus is an absolute must. The legendary birthplace of Aphrodite is famed for its spectacular beaches, its breathtaking sceneries and the warmth of its people.
Ayia Thekla flea market (Paralimni District)
Beach club by the church in Ayia Thekla, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8am -1pm
Held Wednesday mornings at the beach club by the church in Ayia Thekla (located outside Ayia Napa, past the waterpark), the Ayia Thekla flea market has recently become so popular that organisers are now opening twice-weekly. This market has a bit of everything but can sometimes be part car boot sale.
Expect clothing, books, dvd’s, general bric-a-brac, jewellery and all sorts of other goods. Since the market is located just by the beach, visitors can sit at one of the sea front bars and restaurants to taste fresh smoked fish and delicious home baking. Visitors will find a very friendly bunch of local and expat traders, who have built up a large weekly following of residents and even tourists who venture down for a wander round the stalls or a cool beer by the sea.
Asomatos just outside Limassol, Saturdays and Sundays
Located at Asomatos just outside Limassol, this well-organised flea market features both indoor and outdoor areas. Stalls sell jewellery, antiques, fresh produce, electrical appliances, clothes, shoes, CDs and much more. Also features a coffee shop and children’s play area. The Fassouri flea market is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Tel. 77778828
Limassol Municipal Market (Limassol District)
Old town center, Every day 6am-3pm
This recently upgraded traditional market at the centre of the old town is housed in stone-walled preserved building originally built in 1917. Vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional Cypriot foodstuff and handicrafts. Features coffee shop and tavern. Every day 6am-3pm
Linopetra Boot Sale (Limassol District)
Linopetra high-school. Sunday 8am-3pm
The mother of all bootsales in Cyprus has evolved into a large open-air market with 100 stalls selling clothes, antiques, collectibles, fruit and vegetables and anything you can imagine. Located in an open field next to Linopetra high-school. Sunday 8am-3pm
Paphiakos Animal Welfare Boot Sale (Paphos District)
Paphiakos Welfare Centre, Saturday 8am until 12 noon
At the “Paphiakos Animal Welfare Boot Sale” visitors can find quite a pretty interesting variety of things ranging from traditional cakes, savouries, vegetables, pet food and accessories, to books, tapes, DVDS, jumble, plants, bric–a-brac and household goods. This flea market/boot sale is open every Saturday and is located at the Paphiakos Welfare Centre (opposite to the big church on new duel carriageway).
Sellers usually set up their stalls at around 7am, so you’d better arrive early to be among the early birds! The “Paphiakos Animal Welfare Boot Sale” runs from 8am until 12 noon. Tel: 99 151996
St Paul’s Thrift Shop (Nicosia’s Anglican church)
A different range of goods can be found at St Paul’s Thrift Shop, a Saturday tradition held in the grounds of Nicosia’s Anglican church. Relatively new to the ‘market’ market with just two years of operation, the donations of used books, second-hand clothes and household items make this place a necessity for those on a budget as there are bargains galore to be had. Run for charity and staffed by volunteers, under the cool shade of the trees, the thrift shop, bric a brac stall and bookshop create a world far away from the cosmopolitan streets of Nicosia.
A quick rummage through the St Paul’s Thrift Shop, and it’s a wonder how fashion-obsessed Nicosians are yet to source out this unique thrift shop that will, in some cases, produce rare commodities such as fur coats and vintage pieces.
Flea Market of Nicosia
The “Flea Market of Nicosia” opened on December 1, 2012 in Καimαkli, a large North Eastern suburb located within the Municipality of Nicosia. Housed in an old factory which was redesigned specifically for this purpose, the “Flea Market of Nicosia” is the first indoor Flea Market in Nicosia, which hosts over 60 vendors on a 900 square meters venue, offering a variety of different of items each week.
At the «Flea market of Nicosia» visitors can expect to find clothes, shoes, old records, cds, televisions, computers, mobile phones and other gadgets. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 8pm.