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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...

Kannaviou Countryside

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Ezousa Valley runs from the sea to Episkopi Village. But it continues through Letymbou all the way up to Kannaviou. And guess what? It's just as lovely up there.

Akamas Sunshine

The sun shone brightly this morning, so we took the opportunity to go for a drive on the Akamas. There's been a lot of rain, but as a result of this, the Akamas is looking gorgeous at the moment...

Love Is Like A Butterfly

The butterflies have been keeping us all amused over the last few weeks. The Painted Ladies have been flying from Africa to Continental Europe, and stopping off in Cyprus to say hello...

Evretou Reservoir Is Full!

She took her time, but Evretou Reservoir is now full! On a glorious, sunny Friday morning, I took my camera out to record the moment, and Evretou didn't disappoint. It has taken me a long time to whittle down the pictures I took for this blog, but here are a selection of the best.

Chasing a Rainbow

This morning I set off with a view to photographing Evretou Overspill, as it is due to overflow any moment now. I got a bit distracted along the way, and ended up chasing a lovely rainbow...

The Easter Decorations Are Beginning to Appear

A recent trip to The Mall revealed that the Easter Decorations had been put up, so we had to photograph them for posterity...

Archimandrita Surprise

Why is Freddy the Frog smiling? He's just visited one of Archimandrita's hidden jewels, and hasn't all the winter rain brought it up a treat?

The Xeros River Flows!

The River Xeros flows into the Asprokremmos Reservoir, and when that is full, it flows right out again. So where does it go once it leaves? We decided to find out...

Happy Mothers Day!

In the UK it is Mothers Day today. Cyprus celebrates this wonderful day along with much of the world on May 12th, but as we hail from England, we thought it appropriate to salute mothers today.

Playing With The Vretsia Donkeys

We meet any number of animals when we are out on our travels. On the last bank holiday, we thought we would pay some of them another visit, so we packed a picnic and headed off to Vretsia, to say hello to the donkeys...

Cyprus Giant Fennel

The spring flowers in Cyprus are starting to bloom, and some are more prominent than others. The giant fennel is one such plant. It can dominate an area and put on a stunning display, as we shall see...

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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.

Latest News Articles

Flu vaccination programme begins on Friday, 10,000 shots in stock, more to come

The health ministry received 10,000 flu vaccines on Monday, and another batch of 10,000 will be delivered by the end of this month, it said.

According to an announcement, the remaining 58,000 will be delivered in the coming weeks and the process will be completed by mid-November.

MPs to ditch 20-year-old law banning electric cars on highway

AMENDMENTS to a 1999 law forbidding electric cars on highways are expected to be discussed by the House plenum in one of its coming sessions.

Parliament guarantees rights of UK nationals for GMI and employee rights

Two regulations guaranteeing the rights of UK nationals living in Cyprus were passed by the House plenum on Friday.

The first regulation guarantees that UK nationals who by the date of Brexit, set for October 31, are beneficiaries of a guaranteed minimum income (GMI), will retain the right to continue receiving the benefit after the UK’s exit from the EU.

Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is f

A group of organisations has asked the attorney-general to suspend the prosecution of a 19-year-old British woman charged with public nuisance after she claimed she had been raped by 12 Israeli tourists in July in Ayia Napa.