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Happy Father’s Day from Villas4kids
13th June 2019

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday – 16th June – rather than resorting to a pair of superhero socks or another mug/photo/box of chocs/novelty bottle of beer, why not treat him to a day out to remember….

Here are our some favourites from Mr Villas4kids (also known as Chris or Dad!) – perfect if you happen to be staying in Cyprus in one of our villas for Father’s Day! But if not, pop an IOU in his card for when you do get here 😉

You may notice there is definitely a beer/food theme to Chris’s favourites…..!

* Trip to old town Famagusta and ice cream treat in Petek’s (the sweet maker) and a gift of Turkish sweets.

* Invite/make(!) him jump off the cliffs at the sea caves and then treat him with a beer and fresh fish meze at Potamos – traditional Cypriot restaurant on the river where the fishing boats moor up.

* A day relaxing at Konnos beach in the Cape Greco national park – treat him to any watersports he fancies at Mikes watersports then a beer at the Konnos kiosk overlooking the bay.

* Or skip the activity bit and just settle down for a Halloumi and Lountza Pitta and ice cream at the Konnos kiosk  – the view from here is better than socks any day 🙂

There are lots more ideas for days out in our blog, you could try Camel Riding , a Boat trip or a trip to Ayia Napa Sculpture park

Perhaps your dad would prefer a Museum or a Castle? Or if you have more of a big-kid kind of Dad there are plenty of Waterparks to choose from; read more here.

Some (of a more cynical disposition!) may think Father’s day is just another excuse for the card industry to sell more cards (it apparently ranks as number 5 in the top selling card holidays) but in Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19th March (Saint Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. The celebration was taken by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where 19th March is often still used for it. But many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date (introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century to complement Mother’s Day), which is the third Sunday of June.

In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Chris may start looking for villas in Germany if we let him read this….

The rose is the official flower for father’s day (white for a living dad and red for a deceased one) and apparently the tie is still the most popular present.

The wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707–c.1782) from Shuya, Russia, holds the world record for the most children at 69! She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. We think Feodor (and his wife!) may have needed more than a day out in celebration… Just remember this and count yourself lucky as you wrestle your little ones down to dinner on Sunday.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure Dads get lots of big hugs on Sunday and Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Villas4kids!