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Walking Festival 2017

By Marieangela - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

As part of the Walking Festival 2017, organized by the Cyprus Tourist Organisation, I found myself on the coach from Limassol early in the morning to take part in a… Read more…

The Venetian Watchtowers…

By Marieangela - Monday, March 20, 2017

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…

Kyrenia Castle…

By Marieangela - Sunday, March 12, 2017

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…

Between Two Ancient Cities…

By Marieangela - Saturday, February 18, 2017

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…

Limassol Walking Tour

By Marieangela - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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…

The Limassol Castle and the Medieval Period…

By Marieangela - Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Medieval Period or Middle Ages lasted from 476 AD until 1500. The oldest written reference to the Limassol Castle is 1228, during the Lusignan king, King Henry I’s reign…. Read more…

What’s in a Gate?

By Marieangela - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The period of Frankish and Venetian rule in Cyprus brought about many changes. The period of Frankish rule saw the building of glorious structures such as the Cathedral of St…. Read more…

Protaras…A Trip Down Memory Lane

By Marieangela - Saturday, July 12, 2014

  This was the time of year in which I always looked forward to, sitting in the stuffy English classroom back in London, wearing my stiff grey uniform, my twelve… Read more…

What’s in a Castle?

By Marieangela - Monday, March 17, 2014

     As we veer towards Spring, what better way to spend your time than a jaunt to one of the castles in the Limassol area? There are two, the… Read more…

Famagusta…A Ghost Town Amongst Us

By Marieangela - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

       When I was at university I chanced across a series of pictures on the Web taken of Famagusta in 1973, one year before the invasion. It was the first… Read more…

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