"KOPIASTE" is a word you will often hear while in Cyprus, and when you do, rest assures that you are in the best of places to be.You have come across genuine, open-hearted Cypriot hospitality.
What does it mean ? It's rather difficult word to translate, as it's more of a welcoming expression for "come and join us" may it be for coffee or in one's home.
What should your reply be, you ask? Simple, "efharisto, ti kanete'?". which translates into "thank you, how are you ?"
But let's not waste any more time. To help you befriend locals, who are always proud when a foreigner addresses them in their mother tongue, we've prepared a crash course in basic Greek words.Try using them first and be sure a Cypriot will immediately become your friend.