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Nov 27, 2018 - ABC - Art in a Byzantine Church

After checking out of our great apartment in Paphos we had about five hours before checking in to our Larnaka Air BnB. We made sure to see sights we had skipped on our way there Nov.21. The first stop was just a couple of kms away, in the village of Geroskipou. Geroskipou means “sacred garden. As with almost everything in Cyprus one can infer “...of Aphrodite” and Here we visited a lovely little church. Although the bell tower on Agia Paraskevi, a five-domed barrel-vaulted Byzantine church, is dated 1886, the pre-extension chapel itself is...

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Nov 23, 2018 - Pafos Archeological Park

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Cyprus chapter Pafos & The West has to say about the Pafos Archaeological Site: Nea Pafos (New Pafos) is, ironically, the name given to the sprawling Pafos Archaeological Site, to the west of Kato Pafos. Nea Pafos was the ancient city of Pafos, founded in the late 4th century BC and originally encircled by massive walls. Despite being ceded to the Romans in 58 BC, it remained the centre of all political and administrative life in Cyprus. It is most famed today for its mesmerizing...

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Nov 22, 2018 - Cypriot Crafts - Beer, Textiles and Wine Roadtrip

To get out of town once more we followed a day-trip route out of Paphos as suggested by Lonely Planet. Our first stop was Aphrodite’s Rock Brewery. Here we enjoyed a “paddle” of five beer samples. The four of us agreed we liked the variation named Octoberfest best and that, of course, is what was taken back to the apartment to enjoy later. Next we stopped in the little village of Fyti which is recognized for its variety and colours of weaving since medieval times. It was underwhelming. My sister Vicki tried her hand on a spinning wheel....

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Nov 21, 2018 - Pafos (Paphos)

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Cyprus chapter Pafos & The West has to say about Pafos: “Pafos was nominated joint European Capital of Culture for 2017 in recognition of its extraordinary archaeological sights. Unsurprisingly, these have attracted tourists for decades – as have more hedonistic pursuits. If you find the beach strip at Kato Pafos (Lower Pafos) too developed, duck into the back streets or head up to Ktima (Upper Pafos) on the hillside, which has a more traditional feel. More beach resorts are strung...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Paphos' historical sites, wine-tasting, and snorkeling on Cyprus

Ryan air decided where we were staying in Cyprus. In our quest to see all of the European countries, we wanted to make sure to include Cyprus. The cheapest flights were via Ryan air, arriving and departing (super early) from Paphos. So Paphos it was! An inexpensive bus regularly runs from the Paphos airport to the main bus station in the "old town," as well as the harbor area. Unfortunately, our flight out of Cyprus left very early in the morning, too early to take the bus, which meant an expensive taxi ride back to the airport (like at...

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May 17, 2007 - Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos,Cyprus I arrived at the Venus Beach Hotel at 8:30 pm on Friday night after 24 hours of flying. Bangkok-London-Paphos with a change of airports at London! When I checked in the staff mentioned a local dance group would be performing in the bar at 9:30. So I dumped my bags and went down-my current theory on jet lag is to be really tired! The dancing was fun to watch and in the course of the evening I met Val Mundy from London who was also here on her own and Andreas an 80 year old local character (you can see their portraits in the...

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Dec 9, 2006 - Over the green line; coming home

Welcome back - This will be my last entry for this trip. I arrived home last night after a fairly brutal 36 hour marathon from Cyprus, via 7 airports, by taxi, bus, plane, and finally, the Margaret Redmon limo service ("Cheap at half the price.") Since I can't sleep and there's not much else to do at 5am, thought I'd add my final segment. Over the next week I'm determined to add photos to all the entries that don't have visuals to go along with the narrative. The time involved in downloading photos from internet cafes with slow connections...

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Jul 10, 2004 - Flogging the Bishop

Trip to Paphos today. Started off with the quintessential travel story: so, we got this flat tire in Limassol. Well, that's about it. We had a flat tire, fortunately we were right across the street from a garage, so we were on our way in 20 minutes. Went along to the ancient city of Kourion with its beautiful theater and wonderful mosaics. Man, those ancient Greeks knew something about real estate, let me tell you. After that we proceeded to Petra tou Romiou, the place where Aphrodite was supposedly born out of the waves (OK, so it's one of...

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