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A Last Look At The Old Old Paphos

Old Paphos is undergoing a transformation. Not only that, but in a few days time, Paphos 2017 will officially get underway. So we thought we would take a last stroll and a few snaps of the area before the transformation is complete.

The Ten Gateways To Paphos

New art installations are being erected at the ten entrances to Paphos Town. The monuments have been designed by a group of Paphos architects and are made of concrete and corten weathering steel. They depict the letter 'P' (π) in Greek, the first letter of Paphos, and so have been crafted in this shape.

The Necropolis at Meletis Forest

If you drive to the Akamas along the coastal road, you will eventually come off the main road and onto a side road leading to the Akamas proper. Before you go past the Searays cafe bar, you will see a nondescript sign on your right, next to a layby.

An Old War Relic?

One thing Cyprus is very good for is geocaches. There are a a variety of caches out there to suit all abilities, and some of them can take you to places and things you would never ordinarily discover.

Liesegang Rings in the Akamas

As 2016 draws to a close we decided to take a final trip to the Akamas. We have been trying to locate some interesting fossils we saw a few years ago, and the last couple of times we had tried we had ended up somewhere else. We found the right route this time though.

Ancient Millstones

In a recent blog we showed you the sugar factory at Kouklia. We mentioned at the time that we would do another blog showing where the mills might have originated from. I would imagine that the millstone in this blog was probably destined for somewhere nearer than Kouklia, as it would be a fair haul from Episkopi. However, you can at least see how the millstones were made.

Sick of the Rain?

If it seems like it will never stop raining, take heart and consider what it was like in 2015. We took these when we were caught in a cloudburst while waiting for a kebab.

The Patchwork Tree in Ivis Maliotou Park

I noticed this tree when I was out logging shops for the Paphos Life Directory. I was intrigued by it so thought I would take a closer look.

The Ancient Sugar Factory At Kouklia

As you drive along the A6 from Paphos to Limassol, you will pass the Asprokemmos Dam on your left. Just after that you will see some old ruins. This is the site of an ancient sugar factory.

Troodos Winter Wonderland

Thanks to the Troodos Webcam we were able to see that it had been snowing in the hills, so we packed our jumpers and headed off for some winter fun.

If You Go Down To The Woods Today...

If you have ever driven to the Blue Lagoon via the coastal road, you can be forgiven for not spotting this delightful little church en route.

Should We Be Worried About Our Water?

Over the last few years, the water level in the Asprokremmos has gotten lower and lower. Should we be alarmed? Has it been this low before?

Festive Santa Spotting

Christmas is here! And with it, out come the traditional decorations. So how do Paphos decorations compare to the UK offererings we have grown accustomed to over the years?

Is this the Oldest Olive Tree in Cyprus?

We were out exploring in the Akamas the other day, and we came across this lovely old Olive Tree. I can't help wondering how long it has stood here...