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Oreites Wind Farm

When you are out exploring the countryside of Paphos, it is always handy to have a few prominent landmarks to help guide you home. One of the most prominent is the Oreites Wind Farm. We visited it a few days ago, as we want to show you what it looks like close up. We will also show you some shots we took several years ago, when they were still constructing it...

Paphos Christmas Lights Switch On

Cyprus is sensible. It only puts up the Christmas Decorations a few weeks before Christmas, rather than in October. This way, you don't get heartily sick of them by the time Christmas Day arrives. Last night, the Mayor switched on the Old Town lights, and we were there to join in the spectacle...

On A Clear Day...

Yesterday was the day after the storm, so we had some clearing up to do followed by a visit to Chrysochou Green Point. We couldn't help noticing how clear the skies were after the bad weather, so decided to take a few pictures on the way back...

Mikri Salamina Sculpture Park

A few days ago we found out about an event organised by Chakra Gallery in the Old Town. A day trip to a sculpture park with a tour provided by the artist responsible for all the creations. We cleared our calender and jumped at the opportunity. We are so, so glad we did...

The Mall Christmas Decorations Are Up

It's that time of year again, and the Christmas Decorations are beginning to appear in the shops. They are still making preparations for the main Old Town Switch On, but the Mall have already decked their halls...

Return to The Abandoned Ranch

The other day we saw an article about a mysterious church that had appeared in the Kouris Reservoir because of the low water level. When we got there it turned out to be a case of bad journalism. However, as we were in the area, we decided to revisit the abandoned Rancho Appaloosa, to see how much it had changed since we first found the place, in 2016.

Peyia Village Market

Village markets come in all shapes and sizes in Cyprus. The other week, we decided to visit the monthly market in Peyia. The ladies wanted some gift ideas, and I wanted some chutney. This is our report...

Simou Church

A few sundays ago we were lucky enough to be visiting Simou when they were preparing for a Christening. The church which is normally locked, was open, so we had a quick look inside, and were stunned with what we found...

Paphos Catacombs

We've been out and about photographing some more parts of Paphos Old Town for our newly launched website. We took some pictures of some of the catacombs, which proved popular when we previewed one on Facebook. So we went back to photograph some more, with surprising results...

Archimandrita Bridge

There are a number of Venetian Bridges dotted around Cyprus, dating from the middle ages. We've already visited some of the most popular one (Kelefos, Roudia and Skarfos etc) but while we were researching the village of Archimandrita, we heard reference of a nearby Venetian Bridge that had previously escaped our radar. So naturally we had to find it...

Take a Virtual Tour of The Old Town of Paphos

It has been several months in the making but we are pleased to announce that our new site on the Old Town of Paphos is now up and running! Now you can enjoy a virtual tour of over 200 panoramic images, and get lost in the winding streets as you take a virtual stroll. All that is missing is the aroma of souvlaki!

The History of Paphos in 16 Pictures

When I was out photographing a new statue in Old Paphos the other week, I stumbled upon a walkway I hadn't seen before. It descended to the lower carpark, by the Turkish Baths. The walkway was adorned with pictures telling the story of Paphos through the ages. Judging by the state of some of the pictures. they had obviously been there for some time, but this was the first I had seen of them. Here they are for your perusal...

Abandoned Villages - Kato Archimandrita

A few weeks ago we visited the sleepy hamlet of Archimandrita. We touched briefly then, on its abandoned neighbour, but got distracted with other things before we were able to visit it and tell you what we found. Better late than never, here is our look at Kato Archimandrita, a village abandoned due to its remoteness and ruled now by goats.

Magic Crystals

Yesterday my wife said she wanted to go out crystal hunting, so we drove into the forest for a scavenge, and followed it with a quick dip in the ocean near Polis. Playing with one of the crystals, I thought I would leave a gift for a random beach-comber, but got a surprise of my own...

Anadiou

According to the PRIO database, Anadiou, tucked away on the edge of Paphos Forest, near Kannaviou Reservoir, has been abandoned since 1974. Well, they forgot to pass the message on to Anadiou, because as you shall see, it is far from abandoned.

The Girl and the Sparrow

A new sculpture has come to Old Paphos. Courtesy of Cypriot artist, Yiota Ioannidou, the piece shows a young girl, sat by an olive tree, with a sparrow in her hands. It is a thing of beauty, I am sure you will agree...

Anadiou Cemetery

We were out exploring the other day, and stumbled across an old, abandoned cemetery near Anadiou, which is a remote village between Panagia and Sarama. I have no idea of the history of the cemetery, but am recording it here because the information may be useful to somebody...

An Autumn Akamas Ramble

In the past we have blogged about the lovely spring flowers on the Akamas, and the lush, green valleys. We thought we would go for a wander in early autumn, to see how the countryside compares...

Keeping A Secret

The Learning Refuge is a centre run by Caritas Paphos, our 2018 charity. Last friday, a unique art exhibition took place at Palia Ilektriki to raise funds for the centre. Lloyd, one of our members, was there, to photograph the event...

The Church of Chryseleousa

Wherever you travel in Cyprus, you are never far from a church. Every village has one, and some have several. In our blogs, we've looked at ancient churches, and the highly adorned churches you find in the more populated areas, but we haven't really examined the traditional village church. With that in mind, I am planning a few blogs which will feature such places of worship. So let's start the ball rolling, and travel to Kannivou to visit this lovely church on the hill.

The Statos - Agios Photios Festival

Among the highlights of late Summer / early Autumn in the Paphos region are the village festivals that are held throughtout the area. Statos - Agios Photios has an annual event, and given that we have already visited the deserted forerunners of the twin village, it seemed only fair that we should check out their offering, to show you that the village is very much alive.

The Church of Saints Kerykos and Ioulitta

It's time for another guest blog from Max. He's taken a break from enlightening us about crystals and rock formations in the Paphos area, and has gone in search of some interesting church murals in Letymbou.

Pumpkin House

Paphos Old Town has been transformed over the past couple of years, in a good way, I feel. A walk through its streets will reveal a multitude of delights from beautifully decorated traditional coffee shops to quirky fashion boutiques. You will also find trendy eateries and theatres, not to mention an abundance of art and craft shop offering hand-crafted creations. Today we will be looking at one of these; a very special place, slightly off the beaten track, but well worth taking a diversion to...

Old Town Cementography

You could be forgiven for not knowing anything about Cementography. It is a modern, Cypriot art form, that was celebrated in the dying days of Paphos 2017 by the placement of eight murals in and around Paphos Old Town. You may well have seen some of them on your travels, and some have featured in previous blogs. However, the murals actually depict different stages in a Cypriot fairy tale, so we thought it about time we presented the murals in order, with the accompanying story attached...

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Oreites Wind Farm

When you are out exploring the countryside of Paphos, it is always handy to have a few prominent landmarks to help guide you home. One of the most prominent is the Oreites Wind Farm. We visited it a few days ago, as we want to show you what it looks like close up. We will also show you some shots we took several years ago, when they were still constructing it...

Paphos Christmas Lights Switch On

Cyprus is sensible. It only puts up the Christmas Decorations a few weeks before Christmas, rather than in October. This way, you don't get heartily sick of them by the time Christmas Day arrives. Last night, the Mayor switched on the Old Town lights, and we were there to join in the spectacle...

On A Clear Day...

Yesterday was the day after the storm, so we had some clearing up to do followed by a visit to Chrysochou Green Point. We couldn't help noticing how clear the skies were after the bad weather, so decided to take a few pictures on the way back...

Mikri Salamina Sculpture Park

A few days ago we found out about an event organised by Chakra Gallery in the Old Town. A day trip to a sculpture park with a tour provided by the artist responsible for all the creations. We cleared our calender and jumped at the opportunity. We are so, so glad we did...

Latest News Articles

Man remanded after alleged rape

A 43-year-old man was remanded for six days on Saturday in connection with the alleged rape earlier in the week of a 32-year-old woman in Paphos.

The man was arrested after the 32-year-old reported that she was raped by two men last Monday. She told police she was out walking on December 10 when a vehicle with two men inside approached her.

Activists protest over illegal parking on pavements

Activists in old town Nicosia protested on Saturday over illegal parking on pavements.

The activists placed wheelchairs and child strollers on Nicosia pavements with placards saying “No Parking.”

They wanted to raise awareness over how parking on pavements restricts the mobility of people with disabilities.

Drunk passenger causes havoc in Paphos airport

A 64 year old British woman caused havoc in Paphos airport on Friday, according to philenews.

The woman, who had been reportedly drunk, was shouting and quarreling with other passengers in the departures hall.

Police arrested her, after previously giving her numerous warnings, which she failed to comply with.

Christmas ‘Gift of Love’ urgent appeal for 20 more bags

Organisers of the Gift of Love, an appeal that ensures that hundreds of children of needy families in Paphos will receive a gift bag of presents this Christmas, are just short of their target and are hoping members of the public will come forward to help.