Cyprus Journals

Cyprus - where the love was born

A travel journal to Cyprus by Ioanda

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Quote: They say that Aphrodite, the Greek Goodness of Love, was born in this place.

Cyprus - where the love was born

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Overview

Cyprus Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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9,000 years of constant invasion: Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks Romans French crusaders, Genoese, Venetians, Turks, British...Crusader castles rub shoulders with ancient vineyards, frescoed monasteries overlook citrus orchards, and sandy, sun-soaked feet tread Roman mosaic floors... The birthplace and centre of worship of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty... Picturesque harbors, long, sandy beaches, charming villages in its mountains (here life has gone unchanged over the years), famous monasteries... 800.000 inhabitants and 2.500.000 tourists every year. The island of Cyprus (Greek Kípros, Turkish Kibris) lies in the eastern Mediterranean, about 64 km. south of Tur...Read More
The trout pools Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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One of the most known paths (except the highway, of course) is, maybe, the Limassol - Troodos road. It drives you to the highest point on the island: Olympos Peak (1,953m). Only 50 km is the difference between a sunny beach and a ski-snow, of course, in winter. (If you are lucky, at the end of March you can enjoy a see bath and a ski ride on the same day!) 10 km before reach Troodos, you we'll find, near Platers village (another beautiful place to visit), on the right hand, the Trout Farm, with its trout pools and the "Philo Dendro" restaurant. You can leave your car in the parking here and take the footpath to Troodos. A nice hike through forest and water falls. At "Phil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2001

Kato Paphos - an open-air stage

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Attraction

Kato Paphos Castle ready for show Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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Cyprus is a small island so you’ll not find here local theatre, opera or ballet troupes. But, if you want to see a great spectacle, it is not a problem: many big actors companies come for fantastic performances. There is no a big theatre building, so medieval or ancient sites create interesting open-air stage. This September, Verdi's "Nabucco" was the fourth opera to be staged in Kato Paphos with the Medieval fort as a giant backdrop. After "Othello" and "Aida", it is also the third Verdi masterpiece, and coincides with the centenary of the composer's death. In Cyprus "Nabucco" was being staged by the Polish National Opera Company. "Nabucco" is a love story based in Jerus...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 22, 2001

OMODOS - The Village of the Holy Cross

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Attraction

Central Square  Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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Omodos is a wine-producing village. It can be admired for its gravel-paved central square and its rich architecture.

According to tradition, the village accepted the Christian faith around 150 AD. One night, the inhabitants saw a great fire and after search the area, they discover a small cross hidden in a cave. A chapel was built near the cave and with the passing of time a monastery was built to accommodate the pilgrims who sought a cure from the Holy Cross. The history of the Monastery of the Holy Cross is long and dates back to 327 AD when Agia Eleni (Saint Helen) visited the island.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 6, 2001

Limassol Promenade

Attraction | "Art Promenade"

Limassol Promenade Photo, Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol Promenade... Usually crowded by tourists and locals, a 2 km-long esplanade ideal for walking, fishing and relaxing. Here is a big open-air permanent art exhibition. Stone, metal, wood, water and even air, gray and colors, strange and usual, all are present. Let’s look around.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2002

Limassol Promenade
Esplanade
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol Municipal Gardens

Attraction | "The Lost World"

Limassol Municipal Gardens Photo, Limassol, Cyprus
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Dinosaur Park at Limassol Municipal Garden. A small exhibition for a big lost world. It is not Jurassic Park, but children will love it for sure.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 17, 2002

Limassol Municipal Gardens
Olympion
Limassol, Cyprus
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A Piece of Peace

Story/Tip

Blue infinity Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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October may be is the most beautiful month to come to Cyprus: friendly sun, not so hot temperature, good seawater, not so many tourists. (Do Not forget: The public transportation is not well developed here. Ask a Cypriot friend, rent a car, book a taxi or even take a walk: there are many nice places to see.)

Lets look to simple things around us and learn to love a little more... We all have one single Earth.
Pussy King Photo, Cyprus, Europe
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A long time ago, I had chance to visit some town in the world. You can find, in many of them, unknown emblems: the "community pets". Let's count: dogs in Bucharest, swans in Prague, rabbits in Dresden, crows in Tokyo, and so on. Limassol is the town of the cats.

Love Story

Story/Tip

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If you are for the first time on the way from Limassol to Paphos (or from Paphos to Limassol) do not take the highway. The old road is more beautiful. One of the famous places is Petra Tou Romiou, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty... (For sure, after first ride, you’ll never take the highway.)