Let's take a little break from flowers. I know that Cyprus looks lovely in the Spring, and that it abounds with colour and life. But it's time to take a break. With the Polemi Tulip Festival fast approaching, and the knowledge that another road trip from Max is just around the corner too, I think we need to look at something without petals...
Where is Agios Charalambos?
Agios Charalambos is a funny little church. It is in the middle of nowhere, near Lysos. We only ever seem to find it by accident, but once you have found it, you certainly won't forget it...
The last time I stumbled upon it, I was showing my parents around the countryside near Skarfos Bridge. So that's where I headed first. In the middle of the picture, on the left, you can just make out the water mill above it. I drove past that, and past the yurts, through to Sarama, and then up to Istinjo. Now, instead of turning off the main road there, I continued.
I could see Filousa in the distance, and if you aren't in a 4x4, you might want to consider coming from that direction.
Follow The Sign
I did this journey today (27/03/2018), and Cyprus, and a lot of other countries, are currently experiencing very high dust levels as a result of cyclones in Africa. Hence the reason I wanted to blog about something indoors!
Anyway, when you come to this sign, follow it. It points to Agios Charalambos. I remember our first visit. We were exploring the area and were puzzled by some strange tyre tracks we saw. They didn't look like any car or bike we had ever seen, and were much too small for even the daintiest of quads.
Green And Pleasant Land
It may be dusty, but it is still nice and green. The outhouse next to the church is a little toilet. Unfortunately it is locked.
Despite the dust, Cyprus was still looking pretty.