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Vasilias Nikoklis :-
Situated on the edge of the village of Nikokleia, is the charming Vasilias Nikoklis Inn. This small family owned and run hotel, located six kilometers inland from Pafos International Airport and twenty minutes drive from the town of Pafos was previously an ancient khan, a place for travelers to rest and feed both themselves and their animals. The Inn stands on a bend on the west bank of the Dhiarizos river with views up the valley to the Troodos mountains and down the valley to the sea. Hemmed in by lemon and olive groves, it is profusion of plants of every hue, from bougainvillea to fig trees and cool, grape covered dining terraces.
The term originates from the sixteenth century. At that time a small piece of bread would be placed in a goblet of wine. The goblet would be passed from guest to guest until it reached the person being honored who would drain the goblet and eat the morsel of bread in the bottom. This tradition is practiced at weddings today - usually in the form of one or more champagne "toasts". The best man has the honor of giving the first toast. Usually the bride and groom remain seated for the toasts while all the guests are usually standing to honor them. The couple may then make a few remarks thanking their families, wedding party members, and guests. They may also "toast" each other or share a "toast" together. Often special glass or silver goblets are used by the bride and groom.