Staying at a CVR villa you’ll want to make the most of the authentic al fresco dining — Cyprus style. The villas all have kickass kitchens with moreish bean-to-cup coffeemakers. There are terraces, balconies and outside seating. So you enjoy lots of little holiday moments from morning coffee to a nightcap. For most of us, that means stocking up on all the island has to offer. And that’s where the very super Philippos Supermarket comes in.
Fruit & Veg
You’ll have noticed straight away that the Cyprus climate is a grower’s heaven. With banana plantations, fruit groves, and lovely summer veg. It’s fresh. It’s simple. And it’s hard to beat. Personally, I’m pretty happy anywhere the tomatoes and cucumbers are good. Add on fresh fruit and you’ve got super healthy and super good! Fruit and veg are on the right as you go into Philippos. The perfect place to start. Oh, and don’t forget to check what’s growing at the villa. Most CVR properties have lemon and lime trees, orange and mandarin, even bananas.
We also love this region for its baking, its bread, and succulent sweet pastries. Past fruit & veg you’ll find the bakery with its aroma of freshly baked bread. I love Cypriot pitta bread. It’s thick and fluffy, more like leavened bread. But you’ll also get rustic dark loaves of rye for example. To go with coffee or mint tea you might like to try the Cypriot take on baklava. Filo pastry, honey, pistachios and lots of yum. As Homer says: Mmm!
From Deli to Belly
Towards the center at the back of the store, you’ll find the deli where you can stock up on meze. Perfect for snacks, aperitifs or the beach. You’ll want pitta bread from the bakery to mop up pots of humous, tsatsiki, potato salad and dolme. You’ll want to prime your dishes with fresh lemon and lime from the villa garden. Serve with local wines. An absolute must to get that island feel.
Meat & Fish
While there are plenty of veggies like courgettes, peppers, and halloumi that go well on the grill, most of you will go traditional and opt for meat & fish. All our properties have BBQs for traditional grilled dishes like pork or chicken souvlaki. And some even have traditional wood-fired ovens for slow roasting dishes such as kleftico. Accompany with fresh bread, greek salad, meze and local wines for an “on point” lunch or dinner.
The Very Super Philippos Supermarket
So happy hunting! And enjoy your time together. As you come together round the table. As family and friends.