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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...

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...

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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.

Latest News Articles

Paphos: British woman reported missing (photo)

Police are asking for the public’s help to find Briton Kylie Anne Coobs, 63, who has been missing from her home in Paphos since 6 pm on Tuesday.

Coobs is 1.50 metres tall, of slight build with long brown hair.

She was last seen wearing red pyjamas with a pattern of white stars.

Paphos: 39 drivers booked in 18 hours

Traffic police in Paphos booked 39 drivers for a range of traffic offences in two campaigns in town and in the district’s secondary road network from 7 am on Monday to 1 am on Tuesday.

Charles and Camilla to visit Cyprus next month

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will undertake an official visit to Cyprus from Wednesday March 18 to Saturday March 21, it was announced on Tuesday by the British High Commission (BHC).

Burned Akamas area to be restored

The Forestry Department has prepared a plan to restore a forest area at Akamas destroyed at a fire proven to be arson that broke out on November 13, 2019.

Meanwhile, suspicions that the incident was underpinned by economic interests that wanted to develop the area have not yet been investigated.