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Skarfos Revisited

It's been quite some time since we visited Skarfos Bridge. One of the most accessible of the Venetian Bridges in the Paphos region, it is nevertheless off most people's radars. It has recently had a bit of a face-lift, so hopefully that will change. Skarfos Bridge is definitely open for business...

Winter Wonderland 2020

It's time for our annual trip to the Troodos Ski Slopes, to have our winter snowball fight and partake in a bit of tobogganing. We've already published a film of the drive, so here are a selection of pictures that we took when we got there...

Kouris Dam Overflows!

Last year it held firm, but now even the great Kouris Dam has succumbed to the inevitable and overflown in the rain. We were there with our cameras. You've seen the film, now read the blog...

B7 Closed For Repairs

The B7 has collapsed again, just outside Giolou. It will be closed for a couple of months, and diversions are in place. We thought it would be prudent to show you what you can expect...

More Stormy Seas

We had hoped to have some Epiphany Day Celebration photos to show you today. Unfortunately, the wind cooked up a storm and the celebrations had to be cancelled for safety reasons, though they did have a scaled-down version at the port. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade, we say. So we took some pictures of the wind to show you instead...

Winter Water Features

The Asprokremmos Dam is due to overflow any time now, and the vendors are already setting up stall in anticipation. For many people this will be the beginning and their end of their water-based sight-seeing tour. However, last year revealed that Paphos has a lot more to offer than just overflowing dams, so we decided to check up our personal favourite of last winter.

Stormy Seas

Paphos took a bit of a battering over Christmas. The storms were relentless and nature put on a display the match of any New Year's Eve pyrotechnics. Once the dust had settled, we took our cameras out for a spin. This is the blog of the film we published a couple of days ago...

From Ayios Ioannis To Vretsia

As the Xeros Valley gives way to Paphos Forest, two old Turkish Cypriot Villages stand on either sides of its slopes. We took the long-neglected road from Ayios Ioannis to Vretsia, and discovered not only beautiful countryside, but another abandoned village, and several ancient mills along the way.

The Abandoned Village of Theletra - Part 2

In our last blog we started exploring the abandoned village of Theletra. There was a lot to explore, so we split the blog in two. In this, the second part, we examine buildings behind the church, visit an old, abandoned school, and risk fig pimples to bring you splendid views from the top of the town...

The Abandoned Village of Theletra - Part 1

Old Theletra was abandoned several decades ago. The threat of landslides drove the population up the hll to a new settlement. Since then the village has mainly been left to crumble, save for its church and a few buildings which are still inhabited. At first glance, there is not much to see here, aside from some picture-postcard views. But get adventurous, and there is a whole host of places to explore...

Paphos Christmas Lights Switched On!

Tonight the Mayor of Paphos switched on the Paphos Christmas Lights, accompanied by marching bands and performing artists. We went along to take a look, and have a gander at some of the other lights around Paphos this Christmas.

From Miliou To Theletra

While we were exploring the sulphur springs of Miliou a few weeks ago, we couldn't help but notice a village in the distance. When we realised that it was the abandoned village of Theletra, we were surprised, as we hadn't appreciated how close the two places were. So we thought we would find a scenic route between the two locations...

The Church of the Prophet Elias

As you drive to Polis on the B7, past Miliou, you will see a sign pointing to a church. If your Greek is as basic as ours, you will need Google Translate to tell you that it is the Church of the Prophet Elias. This is good to know, because you won't be able to find it on the map. When you see how small the church is, you will understand why...

Paphos In Autumn

We took the scenic route home to Polemi today, through Foinikas and part of the Ezousa Valley.We took some snaps along the way and present the nicest ones here...

Agia Marina Reservoir

Agia Marina is a small, picturesque village to the east of Argaka on the Polis coast.It's farms are irrigated by the nearby reservoir, and as we were in the area we decided to take a look at it...

Evretou Reflections

We went for an early morning walk this morning, and on the way we passed Evretou Reservoir. There was virtually no wind so the waters acted as huge, accommodating mirrors, giving us some beautiful views...

Gialia Monastery

In the northern reaches of Paphos forest lies an ancient monastery built over 1000 years ago. In ruins for over 400 years, Gialia Monastery was rediscovered in 1981, and excavated about a decade ago. It now provides an interesting and unique destination for the curious traveller...

The Semi-Abandoned Village of Mathikoloni

Mathikoloni is situated in the Limassol District of Cyprus. It is a very picturesque blend of modern houses and abandoned ruins. It featured in the 70s BBC series "The Aphrodite Inheritance", so lets take a walk down memory lane...

Halloween Mysteries

As it is Halloween today I thought I would tell you about the spooky railway we discovered beneath our feet a while back. However, as we haven't been able to find out anything about it we thought it prudent to throw in some ruins for good measure...

The Anerades Nature Trail

Continuing our look around the countryside near Miliou, we are going on a walk up this gorgeous nature trail. You have three options on this route. On this occasion we take the blue pill, so join us as we ascend a lovely gorge...

St Anastasia Sulphur Spring

If you have driven from Paphos to Polis along the B7, you will probably have smelled the Sulphur Springs around Miliou as you drove past. It is a bit challenging but is thankfully soon replaced by the smell of the orange orchards which make up most of the surrounding farmland. When we we visiting the area a few days ago, we spotted a ramblers' sign pointing to the spring, so naturally we stopped to investigate...

Pano Akourdaleia Craft Fair

Christmas is getting closer, so it is a perfect time to visit one of the craft fairs around Paphos to stock up on some unique gifts and decorations, not to mention a decent pud. Today we visited Pano Akourdaleia, and this is our report...

Check out the Eco Art Show at the Shrine Caves!

We visited the Ayios Georgios Shrine Caves quite a while ago, but returned recently to make a virtual tour. We were pleasently surprised when we did so to find that the area now hosted an outdoor Eco Art Exhibition. This place is really worth checking out, and makes a lovely walk.

The Fishermen's Shame

The other day we popped down to see what Evretou looked like now that the reservoir water levels had receeded. We couldn't believe the mess we found when we got there...

Latest Blog Articles

Skarfos Revisited

It's been quite some time since we visited Skarfos Bridge. One of the most accessible of the Venetian Bridges in the Paphos region, it is nevertheless off most people's radars. It has recently had a bit of a face-lift, so hopefully that will change. Skarfos Bridge is definitely open for business...

Winter Wonderland 2020

It's time for our annual trip to the Troodos Ski Slopes, to have our winter snowball fight and partake in a bit of tobogganing. We've already published a film of the drive, so here are a selection of pictures that we took when we got there...

Kouris Dam Overflows!

Last year it held firm, but now even the great Kouris Dam has succumbed to the inevitable and overflown in the rain. We were there with our cameras. You've seen the film, now read the blog...

B7 Closed For Repairs

The B7 has collapsed again, just outside Giolou. It will be closed for a couple of months, and diversions are in place. We thought it would be prudent to show you what you can expect...

Latest News Articles

Mainly fine today, colder weather forecast for tomorrow

It will be another mostly sunny day with the possibility of showers and light snowfall in the higher Troodos peaks in the evening.

In its early morning weather bulletin, the Met Office said that weak, relatively low pressure is affecting the area today while a very strong northerly air stream is expected from late tonight until early on Friday afternoon.

Pissouri water supply restored

Authorities have restored water provision at the village of Pissouri but alternative sources will be sought in a bid to avoid supply problems in the future, the Cyprus Mail has learned.

Remand for man after house burgled

Paphos district court on Tuesday remanded a 38-year-old for three days for a house burglary in Peyia.

The suspect was arrested on Monday following testimony linking him to the crime.

Unidentified injured man in Paphos hospital

An unidentified man is in serious condition in Paphos hospital after being injured.

According to police, it was reported at 9.50pm on Sunday that an injured man had been taken to the A&E department of the hospital a little earlier.

He sustained stomach injury and underwent surgery due to the seriousness of his condition.