Abandoned Villages - Foinikas
Foinikas has a special place in our family's hearts. It was the first abandoned village we explored in Cyprus, some ten years ago. We have returned to it each time we visited Cyprus, and consquently have more pictures than we could ever possibly want of the village and surrounding area. We posted some of them on our blog about the Asprokremmos Reservoir. We wanted some up-to-date photos for the Abandoned Village blog series. So last saturday we revisited Foinikas, and couldn't believe what we found when we got there...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow...
We took this shot a few months ago. We were already surprised with how green Foinikas looked. Up until now, we had always visited between June and November, when most of Cyprus is a lot browner.
Foinikas in February
Returning later, in the new year, we have a similar scene. However, there is now a definite river running behind the village,and the reservoir is slowly refilling.
Foinikas in March
When we returned on the 25th March, we stopped off at the dam to take some photos. We could already see in the distance, that Foinikas has a surprise in store for us.
Independence Day Celebrations
Today was Greek Independence Day, and many local Cypriots celebrated by going fishing. We featured a similar shot in the reservoir blog, but the bridge road is now submerged. Hopefully, with more rain, this route will all disappear. When it does though, a new one will spring up in it's place.
A Blanket Of Yellow Awaits
Already we could tell we were in for a treat.