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Walk with Aphrodite, A: A Memorable Journey Through Thirty Seven Idyllic Paphos Villages in Cyprus

Walk with Aphrodite, A: A Memorable Journey Through Thirty Seven Idyllic Paphos Villages in Cyprus

Author: Peter Breakwell
ISBN: 996357159X
Publisher: Kyriakou Books
A journey through mountain villages, hushed valleys and coastal plains. It is also the story of a mans courage to overcome disability. With a lifelong bronchial condition, the author's quest to raise funds for a Paphos hospital is set against huge odds
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Ancient Akamas: Settlement and Environment Pt. 1

Ancient Akamas: Settlement and Environment Pt. 1

Author: Jane Fejfer
ISBN: 8772884819
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
This title is based on studies carried out by the Danish Akamas Project during the years 1989-1994. It describes the history and development of the Akamas Peninsula in Northwestern Cyprus during the Roman and early-Byzantine period.
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The Back of Beyond (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 1)

The Back of Beyond (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 1)

Author: Sheila Hawkins
ISBN:
Publisher: Sheila Hawkins
The Hawkins settle in a remote village where donkeys were the main form of transport and ploughing was done by oxen and a wooden ploughshare. Here they built their dream home and, in this warm and funny book, Sheila Hawkins portrays a rapidly disappearing way of life as she follows events in their lives up to the present day.
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Beyond Our Dreams (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 2)

Beyond Our Dreams (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 2)

Author: Sheila Hawkins
ISBN:
Publisher: Sheila Hawkins - Back of Beyond Publications
The book, sequel to its bestselling predecessor, THE BACK OF BEYOND, takes a compelling view at the way of life in a remote Akamas village in Cyprus, where Sheila and Harry Hawkins built their dream home.
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Beyond Compare (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 3)

Beyond Compare (Back of Beyond Trilogy Book 3)

Author: Sheila Hawkins
ISBN:
Publisher: Back of Beyond Publications
You are taken back to the undivided Cyprus of 1971 where colourful scenes of old Limassol, together with some of its unforgettable characters, are portrayed alongside beautiful descriptions of the north of the island. Full of warmth and humour, this account shows the author's great love for the island, its people and wildlife.
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Author: Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0571201555
Publisher: Faber & Faber
A beautifully written book which records Durrell's experiences of living in what is now Turkish-occupied Cyprus in the years 1953-6. It isn't a political analysis but puts the events of the 1950s in the context of ordinary people, their fears and hopes and the impact the situation had on them.
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Painted Churches of Cyprus: Treasures of Byzantine Art

Painted Churches of Cyprus: Treasures of Byzantine Art

Author: Andreas Stylianou,Judith A. Stylianou
ISBN: 0950802611
Publisher: Trigraph Ltd
This book comes highly recommended by some of our audience. With over 500 pages including many illustrations and a folding map, it is an extremely useful guide to the churches of Cyprus.
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Traditional Greek Cooking from Cyprus and Beyond

Traditional Greek Cooking from Cyprus and Beyond

Author: Julia Chrysanthou,Xenia Chrysanthou
ISBN: 0953060608
Publisher: Olive Tree Books
The recipe for excellent traditional cuisine is the use of the finest and freshest ingredients, classical yet easy to follow recipes and a lot of love and attention. This book shows in an inaccurate and imaginative manner how to bring all three together to provide delicious Cypriot cooking.
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Cyprus, as I Saw It in 1879

Cyprus, as I Saw It in 1879

Author: Samuel White Baker
ISBN:
Publisher:
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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Cyprus (Classic Geology in Europe)

Cyprus (Classic Geology in Europe)

Author: Stephen Edwards,Karen Hudson-Edwards,Joe Cann et al
ISBN: 1903544157
Publisher: Terra Publishing
If you have explored Cyprus at any length you cannot fail to have noticed the huge variety of geological formations. In the southwestern part of the island, the colourful jumble of rocks records the breakup of a former continental margin as a consequence of plate collision. Let this book be your guide.
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Keep a Green Tree in your Heart and Perhaps the Singing Bird Will Come

Keep a Green Tree in your Heart and Perhaps the Singing Bird Will Come

Author: Brian Ellis and Darrel Staley
ISBN: 1786938243
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
An Up-To-Date Guide to the Environment and Energy for Mr. Everyman. This book was co-written by forum regular "Devil". Factual, scientific but totally accessible, this work offers the layman a whistle stop tour of all environmental issues set against the modern political backdrop of our age.
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Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language (Routledge Essential Grammars)

Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language (Routledge Essential Grammars)

Author: David Holton
ISBN: 0415232104
Publisher: Routledge
Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of Modern Greek. It is very useful at clarifying points that weren't made clear when following Greek learning courses.
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Journey Into Cyprus

Journey Into Cyprus

Author: Colin Thubron
ISBN: 0099570254
Publisher: Vintage
The account of a unique journey - a six-hundred-mile trek on foot around Cyprus in the last year of the island's peace. Colin Thubron intertwines myth, history and personal anecdote in a quest from which the characters and places, architecture and landscape all spring vividly to the reader's eye.
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Learn to Read Greek in 5 Days

Learn to Read Greek in 5 Days

Author: Georgios Papadakis,Wolfedale Press
ISBN:
Publisher: Wolfedale Press
This book will not teach you how to speak Greek. It will teach you how to read it, by explaining, letter by letter, how the Greek alphabet works. You will need other material to actually learn the language, but with this book you will at least be able to read it.
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Cyprus Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)

Cyprus Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)

Author: Marco Polo
ISBN: 3829767536
Publisher: MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG
A good map is essential if you are exploring in Cyprus. Even if you rely on Satnav, a map will show you sites and routes you might otherwise miss. An up-to-date map is also essential however; new roads are appearing all the time, and old ones get abandoned. The Marco Polo map has always done us proud.
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The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

Author: Lucinda Riley
ISBN: 1509824758
Publisher: Pan
It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family...
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Only in Cyprus: A hilarious guide to living in Cyprus

Only in Cyprus: A hilarious guide to living in Cyprus

Author: Chris Christodoulou
ISBN: 1502333430
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
After eleven years of observing the Cypriot people, of which the author is one, he have written this book as a humorous, very much 'tongue in cheek' guide on Cyprus living. It is not meant to offend in any way, but what he has written is, he claims, absolutely true.
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Only in Cyprus - The sequel: Another humorous insight into Cyprus living: Volume 2

Only in Cyprus - The sequel: Another humorous insight into Cyprus living: Volume 2

Author: Chris Christodoulou
ISBN: 1532891504
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Take another journey with Chris Christodoulou for another insight into in his opinion a unique people on a unique Island. Written once again very much ‘tongue in cheek’ but nonetheless true events, traditions and idiosyncrasies of the Cypriot people.
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The Orchids of Cyprus: A Guide to the Cyprus Orchids

The Orchids of Cyprus: A Guide to the Cyprus Orchids

Author: Yiannis Christofides
ISBN: 9963854206
Publisher: Giannes Hristofides
Guide to all the currently known Cyprus Orchid species. The essential characteristics of each species are given, along with colour photographs allowing easy identification. Check-lists are included for each type of habitat, detailing flowering times for each species.
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The Night The Owl Cried: A Taste of Cyprus

The Night The Owl Cried: A Taste of Cyprus

Author: Androulla Christou Layton,Michael Layton
ISBN: 1549649485
Publisher: Independently published
This book tells the story of Andry’s life in Cyprus between 1965 and 1983, beginning with the creation of the Christou family, and then moving on to the generations that followed. If you like history, culture, customs, and food mixed in with a real-life story, and the odd ‘fairy tale’, told in a simple fashion then this is a book for you.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WILDLIFE OF CYPRUS (Cased)

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WILDLIFE OF CYPRUS (Cased)

Author: Dr. David J. Sparrow
ISBN: 9963601456
Publisher:
This Unique book on the Wildlife of Cyprus is an introduction to the natural fauna of the island. Chapters include Invertebrates and Vertebrates, plus chapters on Climate, Geography, Geology, Habitats and Taxonomy.
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Chrysochou

Chrysochou lies nestled between Goudi and Polis, on the North West Coast of Cyprus. From the B7, where you will most likely have seen it, it is notable for the well preserved mosque that dominates its skyline. But Chrysochou has other points of interest, and a few surprises should your curiosity entice you to explore, including a fully restored water mill!

Fasoula

Fasoula is nestled in the Diarizos Valley, between the abandoned villages of Souskiou and Maronas. We visited it in the Spring time, but have saved the blog for now, so you can remember how green Cyprus was just a few months ago, as you sit by the pool relaxing in the summer heat...

Abandoned Villages - Faleia

Faleia lies close to the abandoned village of Agios Fotios. It is abandoned because of the troubles, not because of any threat of landslides. According to online records, it has a population of two, and is in a desolate state. Judge for yourself just how desolate...

Chantara Falls

This waterfall, tucked in the woods behind the mountain village of Foini, has long been a favourite of ours. You can either pay it a quick visit, and have a paddle in the lower falls, or, if you are a bit more adventurous, you can climb the steps to the upper falls, and take a dip. The really adventurous can go beyond that, and have a stream-hopping adventure through the ancient woodland...

Latest News Articles

Temperature to hit 41C inland on Sunday

Temperatures inland are expected to rise to 41C on Sunday, the met office said.

Coastal temperatures will rise to 33C on the west of the island and 35C on the east while mountain temperatures will go up to 31C.

On Sunday night, temperatures will fall to 25C inland, 24C along the coast and 30C in the mountains.

Police arrest man found stealing from hotel apartment

Paphos police arrested a 42-year-old man suspected of having broken into and stealing from a hotel apartment on Friday morning, authorities said on Saturday.

According to police, at approximately 9:45am a 32-year-old woman reported that upon her return to her apartment, she found the man.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the man immediately.

British woman arrested in Paphos for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police o

A 29 year old British woman permanent resident of Paphos is under arrest  for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police officer during her arrest, the Cyprus News Agency said on Saturday.

Cigarette butts, straws, plastic collected as part of Geroskipou beach clean up

Volunteers who cleaned up Rikkos beach in Geroskipou on Friday have collected 2,072 cigarettes butts, 104 straws, 45 plastic bottle caps, 18 metal bottle caps and 104 pieces of paper. The list of shame also includes 85 napkins, 96 wrappers, 18 plastic bags, 8 balloons, 74 small pieces of plastic and 2 car tyres.