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The Venetian Watchtowers…

March 20, 2017 by Marieangela

The Venetian watchtowers were constructed over 500 years ago and acted as an early warning system against naval attacks and today they remain intact in four separate villages in the… Read more…

Categories: From Town to Town

Kyrenia Castle…

March 12, 2017 by Marieangela

Queen Charlotte of Cyprus was blockaded there for three years and King Richard the Lionheart captured it on his way to the Third Crusade in 1191, which is when we… Read more…

Categories: From Town to Town

The Lacemakers…

March 5, 2017 by Marieangela

Lacemaking is a tradition said to have begun with the noblewomen of Lusignan and Venetian times. It is rumoured that in 1481, Leonardo da Vinci bought an altercloth made in… Read more…

Categories: People and Faces

Carnival Fun…

February 26, 2017 by Marieangela

It all started last Thursday with ‘Tsiknopempti,’ a day where all around Cyprus everyone had a barbecue, with souvlakia, sausages, halloumi and pitta bread being ravenously swallowed down and enjoyed…. Read more…

Categories: Island Events

Between Two Ancient Cities…

February 18, 2017 by Marieangela

To the east and west of Limassol, lie two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion. To the west of Limassol on the road to Paphos, is Kourion. Visible remains date from… Read more…

Categories: From Town to Town

The Cypriot Flag…

February 5, 2017 by Marieangela

The flag of the Republic of Cyprus adorns government buildings and the Presidential car. It stands side by side with the European flag and other flags on state visits. It… Read more…

Categories: People and Faces

Limassol Walking Tour

January 15, 2017 by Marieangela

If you need something to get you out of the Christmas lethargy of eating and drinking too much, why not go for a walk? The walk is free and happens… Read more…

Categories: From Town to Town

Happy Epiphany!

January 5, 2017 by Marieangela

Epiphany in Cyprus marks the end of the festive period and the slow and gradual return to routines. Epiphany, also known as Theophany or ‘The Day of the Lights,’ is… Read more…

Categories: From Season to Season

New Year’s Hopes and Dreams…

December 30, 2016 by Marieangela

New Year’s Eve always seems to be brimming with magic as everyone around the world leaves another year behind them and looks forward to a new one. In Cyprus every… Read more…

Categories: From Season to Season

Christmas lights, roasted chestnuts and jelly babies…

December 24, 2016 by Marieangela

I’ve spoken of Christmas in Cyprus surrounded by family and food but when I used to live in England, Christmas was a different story. Having close relatives faraway meant Christmas… Read more…

Categories: From Season to Season