2018 In Pictures

Published 31st of December, 2018

Paphos Caving

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This blog in February was a surprise hit, and was one of our most popular. We investigated a cave behind a church near Paphos Town Centre. Rumour has it that at the end of the cave is an old abandoned chapel. The narrowness of the tunnel and the depth of the water prevented me from exploring that far, but I managed to get some nice pictures...

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Paphos Carnival

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This is always a great spectacle, and what seems like the whole of Paphos appears to wave on the floats. This year it was delayed a day because of predicted bad weather. The predictions were bang on, and what would have been a washout turned into a triumph. Our blog captured Paphos at its best.

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Green Monday

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Green Monday is a public holiday in Cyprus. Traditionally kites are flown in the countryside. We did our bit to uphold that tradition, and even managed to fly the kite from our car. We had a lot of fun on this trip, and can't wait until next February!

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Abandoned Villages: Maronas

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In March we spent a lot of time in the Diarizos Valley. There are several abandoned settlements, as well as fascinating points of interest and villages to explore. As you can see from this image, the scenery is breathtaking. In this blog we visited Maronas, but in other blogs we went to Souskiou, Prastio and Trozena.

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Cyprus Orchids

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In Spring, Cyprus comes a-bloom with an abundance of wildflowers. If you are lucky you will find some orchids growing in a hedgerow or an unploughed field. They may not be as spectacular as some of the orchids you can find around the world, but they have their own charm. The one in the photo is called a Naked Man Orchid. No further comment is necessary.

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Evretou is Cut Off!

Now that the Asprokremmos has well and truly overflowed, we thought we would pay another visit to our old friend Evretou. The abandoned village is sited on the banks of the reservoir of the same name, and until recently was a popular destination for weekend fishing fans. Now though, the waters have risen...

Asprokremmos Dam Revisited

The Asprokremmos Dam first started to overflow over a week ago. We filmed it at the time, but vowed to return once it had got into full swing...

Tsiknopempti Day Drive

A couple of weeks ago Cyprus celebrated Tskinopempti. Like a lot of Cypriot festivities, this involved social eating. We instead opted to go for a drive, as the sun was making an appearance and we wanted to see the sea...

Ezousa Washout

On our numerous visits to the dam over the last few days, we have also taken the opportunity to explore the countryside between the Asprokremmos and Polemi. How had the rains affected the Ezousa Valley? Was one of our hidden picnic areas still intact? Could I even get from Ezousa to Kallepia, like I had done on a previous blog? Would I rescue some German tourists? The short answers are badly, ish, no and yes. For a more in-depth discussion, read on.

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The tulips are beginning to appear!

The tulips are beginning to appear in the tulip fields of Polemi. Don't rush to see them just yet though, as they are still a bit shy.

Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

A stretch of the Limassol to Nicosia highway has been reopened after it was closed on Saturday morning because the road was covered in oranges.

According to the police, a large quantity of the fruit had fallen off a truck, resulting in the road surface becoming dangerous.

Road Closures announced ahead of 21st Paphos Annual Marathon

The 21st Paphos Marathon is due to run on Sunday 17th March, and it will have an effect on bus services and traffic in the area.

Man arrested for stun baton

Paphos police arrested a man for being in possession of a stun baton on Thursday evening.

Members of the police force stopped the 24-year-old driver for a routine check in the Kato Paphos area at 10.40pm.

When checking the vehicle, they found a stun baton, used for delivering electric shocks.