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  • Day8

    A day in Cyprus

    October 21, 2017 in Cyprus

    We docked in Limassol Cypress around 9:30. The plan for the day is a guided bus tour we booked from home. There are instructions with pictures that we received by email on how to connect with Spanos, our tour company. It all works according to plan, and we are on our way about 10:15. First stop is a castle built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. It is not the most imaginative design I have seen in a castle. Basically square. Even so, it would have taken some time to construct as the walls are a metre thick and it is 22 meters tall.

    Next stop is the archaeological site of Kourion dating back to pre Roman times. We saw stone mosaics and house foundations from before the birth of Christ. The Romans added to this area with an amphitheater later in time. It is all well preserved by having critical parts of the dig shaded with a canopy.

    Continuing on to the city of Paphos, we saw some more mosaics at the House of Dionysos Mosaics. Sounds like add for bathroom tiles, but it's better than that. Again it predates Roman times, and all the designs are based on Greek mythology. There are generally no happy endings to these stories, and our guide Alexa is good at telling the sad tales. We ate lunch on the waterfront and the final stop is an old (ancient) church.

    This was a good tour. Pretty old crowd on the bus, but I guess I fit in here too.
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  • Day8

    Aphrodites Rock

    October 21, 2017 in Cyprus

    This is the birthplace Aphrodite.....It is a beautiful beach although it is rocky! the story is if you swim around her rock 3 times; you will be beautiful! And this must be done naked on a full moon. I was out of luck as it was daylight and no full moon!

  • Day8

    Paphos, Cyprus

    October 21, 2017 in Cyprus

    House of Dionysos Mosiacs - These are found in Paphos UNESCO Archeological Park. The area has many sites and this is one of them. The story is that a farmer owned the land; one day a goat fell into a hole and his son and him pulled him out. What they found in the hole was pieces of carved stone that led researches to uncover the significance of the site. So the government expropriated the land. He was maybe given a fraction of its value.Read more

  • Day5

    A cloudy day again today so ideal for another walk so we set off back to the Baths of Aphrodite to do the Adonis Trail. It was very warm when we arrived but fortunately this was mitigated by a cool breeze.

    Lovely walk but it did not have the views we experienced yesterday.

  • Day3

    Coral Bay

    February 28 in Cyprus

    It's been a lovely warm sunny day so ideal for getting the beach tent out for the first time in 2018. Coral Bay is just down the road from the flat and was nice and quiet, although the beach bar was closed the facilities were open so ideal for a few hours sun bathing.

    We both had a paddle in the sea and would have had a swim if the sea hadn't been so rough making it dangerous to venture to far out without a life guard on duty.Read more

  • Day4

    Baths of Aphrodite

    March 1 in Cyprus

    This morning it was very cloudy and we decided it was a good day for a walk so we made our way to just outside Polis were the Baths of Aphrodite can be found along with the start of the Aphrodite Trail.

    This is the legendary bathing place of the goddess of love. In the dim and distant past Aphrodite is supposed to have frolicked with Akamas and Adonis and then bathed in the pool which is fed by a spring. Today a huge fig tree shades the romantic spot.

    I explained to Hazel that 'Adonis' actual translates from Greek to 'Stuart' but I don't think she was convinced.😉
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  • Day2

    Lidl and an easy day

    February 27 in Cyprus

    After our long day yesterday we decide to stock up with food at Lidl and take it easy today. It's lovely and warm when the sun is out but it was a bit cloudy today so we had to take the opportunity to sun bath as and when we could. Had a late breakfast on the large sun drenched terrace.

    It's very hilly and our little Kia Picanto does struggle with its little 1 liter engine, although it should be very fuel-efficient. The roads are pretty quiet although they are a little rough in places.Read more

  • Day4

    The Aphrodite Trail

    March 1 in Cyprus

    Our walk followed the Aphrodite Trail which shows off the Akamas region of Cyprus. It's only 5 miles but it climbs 37 meters to the top of Moutti tis Sotiras and then picks up the coastal path to return back to the Baths of Aphrodite's.

  • Day6

    Polis beach

    March 3 in Cyprus

    Having walked the last few days we decided we deserved a rest day so we headed for Polis beach. The beach car park is part of the Polis campsite which is approached by a rather muddy track which our little car only just managed to get through.

    The beach is a combination of fine and pebble sand but the sea is calm although the first few meters is full of seaweed.

    Although there was high cloud it was still warm and we spent a restful few hours on the empty beach.Read more

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