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Foinikas Views

We just can't keep away from Foinikas. Somebody posted some pics of the abandoned village on our Paphos Chat facebook group, and people were asking how to get there. We bumped an old blog showing the route, but decided that a film was also needed. While we were out shooting it, we decided to take some more shots, but this time we went for some outstanding views...

The barbaric frescoes of Agios Georgios Tou Sporou

It's time for another guest blog from Max. He's been out visiting some old churches and has uncovered some gruesome scenes...

Paphos Blue Flag Beaches

Paphos doesn't have much of a reputation for the seaside, but there are in fact 17 Blue Flag Beaches in the region. We've put them all in an easy-to-use directory, and we present them here for your delectation, so you can see for yourselves that Paphos Beaches are in fact, not shabby at all.

Old Paramali - Aphrodite meets Call of Duty

Fancy a trip that starts with a romantic trip to Aphrodite's Rock and ends up in a Call of Duty game? It's got to be worth a look, so let take a look at the old, abandoned village that lies on the opposite side of the motorway to Paramali.

Ayios Georgios Koumanon Monastery

The Paphos Countryside is full of surprises. On any journey, you can guarantee that you will pass many interesting places without realising it. However, sometimes, if you go in search of a known location, it can prove elusive. Join us as we stalk this elusive old church through the Diarizos Valley countryside, before finally succumbing to its mysterious charms...

Limni Crystal Hunting

We've long been fans of hunting for exotic crystals in the countryside of Cyprus. Half the fun of it is finding an interesting geological location. But it can also be a lot of hard work. So we thought we would show you it is possible to find some nice crystals with nothing more than a little hammer. They won't win any awards, but they are easy to find, and make a change from looking for shells on the beach...

Pafos Zoo

Paphos region is full of beautiful countryside, interesting villages and historical sites but earlier this week we decided to take our daughter to visit Pafos Zoo.

Mousere

If you are driving to Troodos on the Kouklia - Dora road, you will pass through Mousere just after Archimandrita. It isn't a very big place, but it is worth a look around, as there are some nice views coupled with some interesting ruins. Plus, the locals are very welcoming...

Polis Beach

Polis Beach took a bit of a battering over the winter months. An unexpected river came for a visit, and left it in a bit of a state. We were curious to see if it was once again beach fit...

Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 2

This is the concluding part of our blog on our latest stroll around Old Pafos. We start in Kennedy Square and head via a roundabout route to the indoor market, before concluding the walk at Ibrahim's Khan. On the way we shall revisit some old friends and look at some of the shops and restaurant that are helping to bring life into the new Old Paphos.

Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 1

It's a year since we had a proper look around Old Town, so we thought another blog was due. We won't be revisiting every place we visited in the previous blogs. Instead we will be focusing on new additions and places we missed last year. Even so, we took nearly 100 pictures for this blog, so we have split it in two. Part 2 will be published on monday.

The Murals of Agios Nikolaos

We've featured a lot of churches in our blogs. This is not surprising, as they are lovely building ornately decorated, and great places for quiet reflection on a hot summer's day. The more modern churches often have fantastic murals which take your breath away. But this is not a new tradition. A visit to the remote church of Agios Nikolaos, near Galataria, will show you that fully immersive church murals have been around for centuries...

Kouris Reservoir

We've neglected the dams for a while. They've overflowed, and now the waters are subsiding, ever so slightly. But what of the reservoirs further afield? Kouris has a church which is nearly submerged when it is full. So we thought we better photographed this semi-submerged church while it is still semi-submerged.

From Pentalia to Polemi

A few weeks ago we produced a rather long film, showing a drive from Pentalia to Polemi. I was going to do a sped-up version, but I found the full version quite relaxing, especially with the soothing soundtrack, so I have left it alone. People were curious as to the route we took, so I retraced our steps, and stopped to take some photographs along the way...

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...

Cyprus Road Trip #2: Paphos - Coast to Coast

It's time for another road trip! This time we are going Coast to Coast, from Paphos, to Agios Georgios, and across the island to Latsi and the Baths of Aphrodite. We are also stopping at lots of fun locations on the way, so buckle your seatbelts and let's get started!

Kato Arodes

Kato Arodes is the sister village to Pano Arodes, which we recently visited. The main difference is that Kato Arodes was Turkish Cypriot before the troubles began. However, while there are signs of abandonment in places, the village certainly isn't dead...

Geroskipou Mini Golf

The other day my daughter and I had some time to kill, so we took a trip to the Island Cove Adventure Mini Golf Park in Geroskipou. As I had my phone with my I thought I would take a few pictures so I could show you what it was like...

Foinikas by the Lake

The abandoned village of Foinikas lies on the banks of the Asprokremmos Reservoir. Now that the waters are lapping at the village boundaries, we thought we would pay it another visit, to see how it looks now.

Pano Arodes

Pano Arodes is one of the gateways to the Akamas. It is a charming village between Kathikas and Droushia. We will be featuring it in our next eBook, so recently visited it to do some research. Naturally enough, we took lots of pictures while we were there...

Cyprus Spring Flowers

As the sun has finally started to make an appearance, and Cyprus is warming up, we decided to take a proper look at the Spring flowers now adorning the hills and hedgerows of Paphos, before they wilt in the increasing heat...

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Foinikas Views

We just can't keep away from Foinikas. Somebody posted some pics of the abandoned village on our Paphos Chat facebook group, and people were asking how to get there. We bumped an old blog showing the route, but decided that a film was also needed. While we were out shooting it, we decided to take some more shots, but this time we went for some outstanding views...

The barbaric frescoes of Agios Georgios Tou Sporou

It's time for another guest blog from Max. He's been out visiting some old churches and has uncovered some gruesome scenes...

Paphos Blue Flag Beaches

Paphos doesn't have much of a reputation for the seaside, but there are in fact 17 Blue Flag Beaches in the region. We've put them all in an easy-to-use directory, and we present them here for your delectation, so you can see for yourselves that Paphos Beaches are in fact, not shabby at all.

Old Paramali - Aphrodite meets Call of Duty

Fancy a trip that starts with a romantic trip to Aphrodite's Rock and ends up in a Call of Duty game? It's got to be worth a look, so let take a look at the old, abandoned village that lies on the opposite side of the motorway to Paramali.

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Rape claim case postponed to give extra time to woman’s defence team (Updated)

The hearing for the case of a 19-year-old British woman who was detained on charges of public mischief after withdrawing a gang rape claim was postponed on Monday until August 27.

Fires in Lara, Pelathousa out of control

Two fires in the areas of Lara and Pelathousa are out of control, the fire service said on Sunday afternoon.

According to the department, the fire in Lara broke out at about 2.25pm while five minutes later a second fire broke out in the community of Pelathousa.

Fire engines and helicopters are fighting the blazes but strong winds are making the job difficult.

Man drowns in Polis Chrysochous

A 73-year-old man lost consciousness while swimming at a beach in the Polis Chrysochous area on Sunday.

It was around 17.30 when he was spotted by other swimmers who brought him to shore and called for an ambulance.

He was taken to Paphos Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

First public statement by Bishop of Morphou after his remarks on gays

Without commenting on his previous remarks on homosexuality which had triggered a range of responses, Orthodox Bishop of Morphou Neophytos has issued a statement highlighting his respect to the ongoing police investigation.