Latest Blog Articles

Roudia Bridge Time Warp

An old photograph, showing a young man standing on top of a broken Venetian Bridge got us excited recently. It looked a bit like Roudia, but the rock outcrop in the background seemed in the wrong place. There was only one way to find out for sure...

Maronas Time Warp

A new member of our chat group, Tommy Nilsson, was stationed with the UN in Cyprus in 1964. Fortunately for us he liked taking pictures, and he has been sharing them. One picture caught my eye, as it showed the now abandoned village of Maronas as it used to look. I decided to revisit it to get a comparison shot...

Abandoned Villages: Zacharia

Nestled on the side of the Stavros tis Psokas valley, it is easy to miss Zacharia. To get to it you have to drive through the nearby ghost village of Melandra, and you might be tempted to end your adventure there. But if you persevere, you will find another abandoned village waiting to tell its tale...

Xeros River Ruins

It looks like the sun is here to stay now, and Cyprus is quickly turning brown. The Asprokremmos is no longer overflowing, and soon, the rivers will no doubt start to run dry again. Before that happens we decided to go for a drive up Xeros Valley, and explore some ruins by the river. If you fancy a paddle, don't wait too long...

Latest News Articles

Israeli tourist hospitalised after fall in Akamas

A 47 year old Israeli holidaymaker is in Paphos Hospital with fractures after he fell on rocks near Aphrodite’s Baths in the Akamas and was brought to safety by the fire service and the coastguard late on Wednesday evening, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

Roads claim 18 lives since beginning of 2019

There have been 18 road fatalities in Cyprus so far in 2019, six of them in the past 19 days.

Tasos Asikkis from the traffic police unit at police headquarters told Radio Active that 18 people were killed in 18 collisions since the beginning of 2019.

2020 also a difficult year for Cyprus tourism

Cyprus hoteliers and tour operators are admitting that the peak summer season’s reservations are down and hopes to maintain last year’s record numbers now depend on last minute tourism.