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Polemi Lockdown

Cyprus is in lockdown, for its own good. We are allowed to leave the house for exercise, so a brisk walk around the block was in order. And fortunately, we have a very scenic block...

Exploring Evretou

We never get bored of exploring the Cyprus countryside in Springtime, This is a good job, as social distancing prevents us from blogging about anywhere vaguely populated. The other day we took our swanky new 360 camera for a spin. The pictures proved popular, especially to people pining for a holiday cut-short. So here are the pictures we took with our usual camera as we were on our travels.

From Toumpallos to Saranta Kolones

This is the final stage of our detailed tour of Paphos Archaeological Park, and we have saved some of the best attractions to last. So come with us as we finish the journey in style...

The Church of St George Nicoxylitis

Spring is in the air, so on Sunday we took a drive to blow the winter sniffles and colds away. On a scenic route to Polis we stumbled upon this church and an old abandoned monastery, not to mention some stunning countryside...

The Lighthouse and Beyond

The third blog on our Archaeological Park walkabout takes us from the Lighthouse, along the ancient city wall, to the far corners. The going is a bit trickier here, and not suitable for wheelchairs, but if you fancy a stroll it is well woth the walk...

Paphos Carnival 2020

Paphos Carnival 2020 has been and gone, and a good time was had by all. The weather was sunny, the noise was deafening, the outfits were outstanding, and Paphos had a party. These are our shots..

The House of Dionysos

The House of Dionysos is the jewel in the crown of Paphos Archaeological Park - a fine collection of well-preserved mosaics, conveniently located under one roof." When people refer to the mosaics in Paphos, they are usually talking about this place. So let's take a look.

The Houses of Aion and Theseus

It's time now to start our detailled look at the Archaeological Park, so let's begin at the beginning. Once you enter the Archaeological Park, if you keep left, the first sites you will arrive at the The Houses of Theseus and Aion. Let's take a look at their mosaics and other attractions...

Paphos Archaeological Park - Summary

We first blogged about the Archaeological Park a couple of years ago. It was a short blog, and focused mainly on the pretty spring flowers. Now we are returning, to give the rest of the park the attention it so richly deserves.

Pomos Reservoir Church

Panagia Chrysopateritissa Church is tucked away on the banks of Pomos Reservoir, in the outskirts of the Paphos Forest. If you fancy a break from the summer heat, or just like exploring hidden Cyprus, then it is well worth a visit.

Polis Surf

Last weekend we drove down to Polis and Limni for a nice stroll along the beach. Naturally we took our cameras with us, and you may have already seen our film and virtual tour, but here are some of the pictures we took.

Archaeological Park Flowers

We're putting the final touches to a number of articles on the Archaeological Park at Paphos. We returned recently for some final filming, and Alex couldn't resist photographing some of the Spring flowers that are starting to appear...

Abandoned Villages: Alevga

Alevga was abandoned as a result of the Battle of Tillyria in 1964. Nestled close to the border with the Occupied Area, it now lies in ruins save for barns which have been used by nearby farmers. We took a look over the remains of what must have once been a beautiful little village...

The Reservoirs Are Full

Following our recent trip to Pomos we thought it would be nice to present all the full reservoirs we have visited in one blog. We will concentrate on the ones you haven't seen yet, so start at Pomos Reservoir and work our way back to Paphos.

The Pomos Coast

Pomos is quite a trip from Paphos, but it is most definitely worth it. We were up that way to visit some abandoned villages and overflowing reservoirs this week, but stopped to take in the coast along the way. The countryside up there is breathtaking, and well worth a visit. Here's a short selection of what to expect.

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...

Latest Blog Articles

Polemi Lockdown

Cyprus is in lockdown, for its own good. We are allowed to leave the house for exercise, so a brisk walk around the block was in order. And fortunately, we have a very scenic block...

Exploring Evretou

We never get bored of exploring the Cyprus countryside in Springtime, This is a good job, as social distancing prevents us from blogging about anywhere vaguely populated. The other day we took our swanky new 360 camera for a spin. The pictures proved popular, especially to people pining for a holiday cut-short. So here are the pictures we took with our usual camera as we were on our travels.

From Toumpallos to Saranta Kolones

This is the final stage of our detailed tour of Paphos Archaeological Park, and we have saved some of the best attractions to last. So come with us as we finish the journey in style...

The Church of St George Nicoxylitis

Spring is in the air, so on Sunday we took a drive to blow the winter sniffles and colds away. On a scenic route to Polis we stumbled upon this church and an old abandoned monastery, not to mention some stunning countryside...

Latest News Articles

Coronavirus: Two arrivals and departures at Paphos airport on Sunday

Two arrivals and two departures are expected Sunday at Paphos Airport.

All of the flights are two and from Gatwick

An easyJet flight is expected to arrive at 6.30pm with 40 passengers from Gatwick who qualify for entry under government measures.

A non-passenger flight is also expected to arrive.

New info numbers for restriction measures-where to call

The Interior Ministry and the Civil Defence today set up two new direct lines that people can call for information, queries or clarifications on the restriction measures.

Post office says parcels to be delivered as from Tuesday

The Postal Services have announced that every effort will be made from Tuesday, March 31, to deliver as many parcels as possible to people’s homes so that members of the public do not need to go to the post office to pick them up.

The measure aims to bolster efforts to ensure people stay at home.

Cyta suspends disconnections to June 30, doubles mobile internet for all its cli

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) announced on Friday that to support its clients during the Covid-19 emergency it suspends disconnections due to unpaid bills until June 30, 2020.