Cyprus outside Nicosia

There is a lot to see in Cyprus. Some people are happy to lie on sun bed and drink cocktails all day – which is great as it leaves the unspoilt areas, er, unspoilt.

Fi Cardou

I was taken to an interesting village called Fi cardou, about 50km from Nicosia. It was just getting dark when we arrived so the pictures of the village didn’t come out very well. Instead, here is a shot of the foothills of the Troodos Mountains.

kitten

One of the guardians of the village.

Sandy Beach Hotel

After Nicosia, I travelled to Larnaca and stayed at the Sandy Beach Hotel. This is the view from my room.

moonlight

And later that night… Being there was better.

St.Lazarus

In Larnaca, there is a cathedral called St Lazarus. An oasis of calm – this is a one of the few car-free pictures I managed to take in the area.

butterfly

Just south of Larnaca there is a large salt lake (next to the airport). I hiked around the lake – and took about 30 pictures of this little guy – this was the only one that ‘worked’. Ah, the joys of digital photography.

Limassol Church

This a large Greek Orthodox church in Limassol. Lovely architecture – and part of the old town, which has quite few old buildings, some excellent restaurants and a very talented barber!

sunset

Abiding by the Helsinki Convention on holiday photographs, this is the sun resting on the sea after a long day over Paphos in south west Cyprus.

Ayia Napa path

I hiked from Ayia Napa, close to the greenline back to Protaras, near Paralimni. The first part of the hike was well-paved but it was not a well trodden paved path – most people preferring to lie on a sun bed 5mm away from the next sun bed.

Cap Greco

Later the paved path gave way to a marked (in places) footpath around cap greco. It is not a difficult hike though you should wear hiking boots rather than flip flops.

And you should also bring your swimming stuff. There are beautiful bays (visited by fleets of boats from Ayia Napa and Protaras) and some sea caves.

And you should also bring your swimming stuff. There are beautiful bays (visited by fleets of boats from Ayia Napa and Protaras) and some sea caves.

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