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An Excursion to the Troodos

On 5 December 2012 By

Look at a map of Cyprus and you will see the Troodos mountains make up a large part of the island. So this is not a comprehensive guide, but more of a suggestion on planning a quick excursion to get the flavour of the area.

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Paphos Harbour, Kato Paphos

On 16 September 2012 By

The harbour at Kato Paphos attracts visitors all year round, who take the opportunity to walk along the quay and maybe visit one of the fish restaurants, tavernas or cafes. This place is a great location for a super day out.

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The Asprokremmos Dam is overflowing for the first time since 2004. The winter of 2011/2012 has been one of the wettest in recent years, making the overflow of the massive dam a local spectacle.

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Kato Drys

On 24 April 2011 By

Kato Drys is a small traditional Cypriot village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus.

Tucked off the main road to the tourist trap that’s Lefkara, Kato Drys is a sleepy but beautiful village.

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Cyprus’ history is one of wars and invasions – a penalty of being in such a strategic location in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

As recently as 1974 the north of the island was invaded by Turkey – even today the news in Cyprus is dominated by what hope there is for a reunited island.

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Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

On 31 March 2009 By

Coral Bay, just north of Paphos, is a mecca for holidaymakers. 

Technically, it’s a part of Pegeia, but Coral Bay has an identity all of its own based around having a good time in the sun.

One of the reasons people visit Coral Bay in the summer is you can guarantee the weather will be [...]

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The hillsides around Polemi and Stroumbi in Paphos Region are covered in vineyards.

It’s a terrific place to walk in the country at any time of the year, but in autumn the golden colours of the vines add a real vibrancy to the countryside.

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Petra tou Romiou

On 9 September 2008 By

According to legend, Aphrodite mythological goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot on the south east coast of Cyprus.

The Baths of Aphrodite at Polis and the ‘Fontana Amorosa’ – Fountain of Love – also echo her apparent penchant for the island.

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Vretsia, Deserted Village

On 24 August 2008 By

You don’t have to dig very deep to find traces of Cyprus’ recent history.

Pre-1974, villages tended to be ‘Greek Cypriot’ or ‘Turkish Cypriot’. So after the events of 1974, the majority of the Turkish Cypriots left in what had become the Greek Cypriot area fled north, leaving their homes behind. The houses – and [...]

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Venetian Bridges, Paphos Region

On 24 August 2008 By

The hidden Venetian bridges in Paphos Forest are testimony to the Venetians rule from 1489-1571.

The bridges formed part of the old camel trail, built to aid the extraction of anything valuable the Venetians could find on the island, for example copper from Pera pedi.

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