The holiday weekend turned deadly for a 33-year-old aircraft engineer, who died on his way to enjoy an outing with friends when his motorcycle collided head on with a car on a main road east of Paphos.
According to police, Haris Drousiotis from Paphos was riding his motorcycle on the Nikokleia-Fasoula main road on Sunday, when around 11:35am he collided with an oncoming vehicle heading north driven by a 67-year-old woman.
Drousiotis was critically injured in the crash, while the woman and her 89-year-old husband, who was a front seat passenger, were seriously wounded.
Media reports said Drousiotis was joining fellow bikers on their way to celebrate the Orthodox Pentecost holiday
Paramedics rushed all three of them to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital, where Drousiotis succumbed to his injuries around 2pm.
The elderly couple was kept in hospital for further treatment, with the driver suffering a bone fracture on one side and her husband sustaining light injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, while the driver has been placed into police custody.
Drousiotis was an aircraft engineer at the Andreas Papandreou military air base.
Media reports said he was joining other friends and fellow bikers on the way to celebrate the Orthodox Pentecost holiday.