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In the heart of the Cypriot wine country, this attractive village is found.Best
known for its wines produced from grapes grown without the benefit of
chemicals or pesticides,there is also no artifical flavouring or colouring
added to the end product.
Agios Georgios Alamanos Convent
Midway between Amathus and Governers Beach lies this very attractive and
tranquil convent.Honey is produced and sold by the nuns. Icons of various
sizes are also produced and are on sale to the public.
Agios Minas Convent
Lying peacefully in the valley between Valva and Kato Drys, this 15th-century
convent is dedicated to St Minas the Glorious, a 3rd-century martyr.An
immaculately maintained and very tranquil convent,with honey and icons
of the very best quality this convent offers a place to visit that is
both a tourist attraction and a place of great peace.From May to September
the convent closes between 12 noon and 3pm.
Agios Nikoloas ton Gaton Monastery
This monastery was restored back to its original glory of a 13th-century
abbey, having been abandoned during the invasion of the Turks in 1570.
The name means St Nicholas of the Cats referring not only to the saint
himself but also to the cats that were reputedly introduced to the island
by St Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, to rid
the island of poisonous snakes.
A site of intermittent excavation, This is where the remains of a Phoenician
harbour dating back as far as 1000B.C. are found.
This pretty hill village with its attractive open square, is most notable
for the small ancient church of the Panagia Lamatiki. Ajacent to the modern
church of the same name it is said that this is where Our Lady heals the
sick. Every September a festival is held in her honour.
The second of the British Bases found on the island, Episkopi is a small
replica of small English village.
Citrus groves form a dense wedge around the village also known as Phassouri.
Lying west of Limassol it is a very pleasant drive or if you prefer cycling
the numerous orchards offer shaded roads with the fresh smell of the many
citrus trees all around you.
Just on the out skirts of this village is the Germasogeia Lake, where
fresh water angling is on offer. All fresh water fishing is done from
the shore as boats are prohibited on the lake and a permit to fish must
be obtained, Necessary permits may be obtained from one of the Cyprus
Fisheries Departments district offices either in Limassol, Larnaca or
Paphos.Please also note that no person under the age of 12 is allowed
Found to the east of Limassol, this is one of the most popular beaches
found in the area. The sand is almost black and soaks up vast quantities
of solar heat so it is advisable to wear shoes to avoid getting your feet
An old minning village that back dates almost 4,000 years this is a very
pretty little village .
Khirokitia Neolithic Village
This historic site back dates from around 5500 to 58oo B.C. It is located
adjacent to the modern village of Choirokotia, some 6km from the sea in
the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Almost unique among Cypruss ancient
sites. this village gives an idea of life for the inhabitants before the
light of civiisation shone on the island.
Over looking Orchards this castle was origially built around 1291 and
was later restored by the French Grand Commander of the Hositallers Louis
de Magnac in 1454. Today thr remains of a basilica, the sugar cane factory
and an aqueduct may still be seen.
An unremarkable village home to the Cypriot pots called pitharia which
are shaped by hand rather than being turned on a wheel.
Well worth a visit , this ancient ampi theatre is still in use today.Ancient
ruins of a Roman house with Mosaic floors still intact,and samples of
the Hellenistic-era water reresevoir make this really a sight to behold.
Ladys Mile Beach
Fairly deserted, Ladys Mile beach is popular for windsurfing. Used mainly
by the British forces it has very little to offer the tourist.
Within about 1km the two villages of Lefkara are to be found. Known as
Pano( upper)and Kato(lower) L
efkara respectivley, they are home to the famous hand made lace, The ladies
of the village can be seen sitting in the shade working away on clothes.They
will be very happy to show you what they are doing, often inviting you
into their shops for a drink and a look around. Some of Cypruss finest
silver is found here, this is all hand crafted and the intricate patterns
are all native to this village. Turkish or Cyprus delights are also a
speciality of this village.
This is one of the fastest growing towns in Cyprus. Very popular with
tourists Limassol is also the key industrial and commercial hub of the
island. The Limassol Castle can be found near the old harbour back dating
to the Lusignan era of the 13th century with later modifications by the
Venetians, Torks and British it provides visitors with an excellant veiw
from its battlements. The Cyprus Medieval Museum is housed here in a series
of Gothic-arched halls deep in its interior. The old Turkish Quarter is
clustered around the castle and is a wonderful place to browse around.
There is also a quaint Orthodox church and Turkish mosque worth visiting
in this area. To the north of the harbour is the Folk Art Museum and a
little down the road are the Municipal Gardens.
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