Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

The demise of Orphanides


Orphanides Supermarket - 11 May 2013

Orphanides Supermarket – 11 May 2013

This is how the Limassol (New Port Road) store looked today. Only 1 checkout was open for both the upstairs and downstairs parts of the store…

A very sad sight to behold as a visit to Orphanides when we came on holiday was the “must do” part of our tour of the island.

The demise of Orphanides, a set on Flickr.

The news befell us in December 2012:

“ORPHANIDES supermarkets, in the red for over €200m, are to be placed in receivership, the company has announced.

The largest supermarket chain is indebted to banks to the tune of some €140m; additionally it owes suppliers €85m and €10m to other creditors.

The decision for corporate bankruptcy was announced yesterday by Andreas Andronikou, of UK auditing firm UHY Hacker Young.”
Read the full article produced in the Cyprus Mail.

Orphanides supermarket, Limassol New Port Road

I wonder what will replace it?


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “The demise of Orphanides

  1. don’t think that’s the hotel I am looking to stay at :-))

  2. I have just found this whle searching. It is really sad. I was always visiting Orphanides whle on Cyprus. I am going to visit Cyprus very soon – is there any other supermarket in the same place?

    • Hi there,
      As far as I know, no other supermarket has taken the space yet…
      Orphanides opened several Express supermarkets (one in the tourist area on the exit road from the highway at Mouttayiakka), one at Skarinou (Limassol/Larnaca district) and one in Kolossi. The 2 in Kolossi and at Skarinou have been replaced by AlfaMega supermarkets and the one near the seafront (not far from Mcdonald’s) is now a Metro supermarket.
      The closest big supermarket to the Orphanides by the New Port road roundabout/highway is probably Carrefour which is on the old Paphos/Limassol road… you can exit the highway at the Limassol General Hospital exit then follow the signs towards the industrial area.

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