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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...

The Cats of St Theodosius

A few weeks ago we visited an Eastern Orthodox Church near Paphos Airport, as it had some interesting murals. Well, we came and saw the murals, but were conquered by a host of cute kitties that lived in the church grounds...

The Polemi Countryside

The last couple of blogs have been a bit intense, so we thought we would chill out and go for a stroll through the Polemi Countryside, and take a look at the flora, fauna, and interesting gypsum formations that can be found in our beautiful Cyprus scenery...

The Paphos to Polis Motorway - Part 2

It's time for the concluding part of our look at the planned route of the new Paphos to Polis motorway. So join us as we take a bumpy trip from Minthis Hills to Stroumpi, climbing a mountain along the way to enjoy the view...

The Paphos to Polis Motorway - Part 1

A new motorway is coming to Paphos. It will link the existing A6 motorway to the North West coast of the island, reduce travel time, and aid congestion on the B7. That's the plan, anyway. Alternatively, it will destroy precious natural areas and be an expensive waste of money. We decided to take a look at the proposed route for ourselves, so now at least you will know exactly where the motorway will go. Possibly.

The Paphos Chinese Garden

A new park has sprung up in Paphos. The Chinese Garden (or China Park) is located not far from the central Paps Supermarket. It was officially opened last week. We let the dust settle, then went down to take a look...

The Necropolis in the Neopolis

A new Business Park is coming to Geroskipou. The Neopolis is a huge project which will transform the area. However, while studying an old map, we discovered that there was more to the area of wasteland designated for development than immediately meets the eye...

White River to Arodes

After a recent swim on an Akamas beach, we drove back to Polemi over one of our favourite off-road routes. Let's see what the Akamas had to show us along the way...

Geroskipou Antiquities Under Threat

There's a very nice church on the front at Paphos. It is built next to an area of land that until now has been empty, save for some archaeological ruins. There are now plans to build on the site, and protests are also planned to prevent any such development. We took our camera down to get a first hand view...

Kato and Pano Kivides

Nestled in the hills to the north west of Limassol, Kano and Pano Kivides are two abandoned villages that have different stories to tell. A couple of weeks ago we visited them to see what they had to say...

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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...

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Scattered showers and light snowfall in mountains as unstable weather continues

After yesterday’s first snow in the Troodos Mountains, the weather will remain unstable with scattered showers and possible sleet in the mountains in the afternoon, and light snowfall tonight.

In its early morning weather forecast, the Met Office said weak low pressure is affecting the area while a low pressure system is expected on Thursday.

First snow in Troodos Mountains (video, photos)

Snow has fallen in the Troodo Mountains as shown in the video by

It comes during a generally overcast day, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms forecast for much of the week.

Paphos court acquits Rottweiler owner of manslaughter

The Paphos criminal court on Monday acquitted 28-year-old Marios Panayiotou of the manslaughter of Petrana Milchova Nikolova, who is believed to have been mauled to death by dogs on February 22, 2018 near Geroskipou.

Peyia: Resident returns home to find burglar

A 43 year old Paphos resident is under arrest as police investigate a case of burglary, possession of an offensive weapon and illegal possession of property.

Police said that at around 9 am a Peyia resident returned to his home where he found the man inside the house, holding a camera.