Recent photos from Cyprus
This Medieval Castle is one of the most recognizable landmarks from Paphos. It is situated on the side of the harbour and is an absolute must-see for visitors (also from inside) in this town. The Paphos Castle dates back to Byzantine Times when it was built as a fortress for the city. Today, the Castle serves as an artistic centre.
There are not many areas in Nicosia that allowed for a real panoramic capture of the city. Fortunately for us, we managed to find one… The Shacolas Museum and Observatory is located on Ledra Street – exactly in the heart of the Southern part of Nicosia in Cyprus. We had to pay an entrance fee, but the views were so worth it. We were able to see the Capital at an almost 360˚degree angle.
The Orthodox Church of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca dates to the 9th Century and it was supposedly set to be built over the grave of Lazarus from Bethany, who was raised from death by Jesus Christ. This legend is so famous that the market surrounding The Church is filled with tourists from all countries around the world. I could understand it – that first, Lazarus is a known Bible character and second, there is something timeless and mystical in this church.
I love castles (and of course my camera does too) and I love beaches (my camera is not so fond of sand) but an idea came to mind… why not combine both? The Larnaca Castle is the perfect location that faces the sea. The sky wasn’t perfect and there was a strong gust of wind from the sea. Once passing The Castle though, the sun shone through the clouds for a brief moment, adding a unique structure.
The remains of The Archaeological Park in Paphos (also known as The Ketos Archaeological Park) dates back to the 4th Century BC. This was when the last King of Paphos Nicocles built “Nea Paphos” – a new city. Today, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage and during our stay, was a paradise display in my camera’s eyes.