I have another well hidden secret in Paphos to share with you – Oniro by the Sea.
I remember walking around the place few years back when we still lived in Kissonerga and heard a lot about it. Last year or so it got a little face lift and I couldn’t wait to finally check it out.
Oniro is quite unique in few respects – the sea view is something you can get almost anywhere, but the view from here has one major landmark – the Edro III shipwreck. It is an 80 meters long cargo ship that was en route from Limassol to Rhodes and got into trouble during stormy weather on 8 December 2011. The crew was airlifted to safety and the cargo and fuel was also removed, but the ship is still there and dangerous to enter.
It is not a particularly pretty sight, but something quite unusual. On the other hand, there aren’t many seaside restaurants of similar type anywhere in the area of Sea Caves or St George, so Oniro is one well located gem.
As you enter the restaurant you can see that someone put their heart and a lot of effort into the decor, something that you don’t take for granted especially in Paphos. The nautical and seaside theme complements the location beautifully and thanks to generous outside space it’s great also for kids. There is even green grass! <covers her mouth in surprise>
The food menu is very short, sweet and you will certainly find something you like. I was in love with my shrimp and mango salad, one of the best salads I had in Cyprus. Simple food cooked to perfection. If that wasn’t enough, you can select from a long list of wines or cocktails.
Here are few photos from our first visit on Saturday night.
I have a feeling I will be coming back here very soon!