Monday, 16 October 2017

A Postcard From Cyprus..


A while ago I found an idea on Pinterest that inspired me.. Whilst you were on a trip, you were to send yourself a postcard from where ever you were, detailing what you did that day. Once you were home you had an instant scrapbook of memories complete with photos, stamps and a run down on each days events. 

I fell in love with this idea and a couple of years ago started my own scrapbook. I send myself one postcard from each destination I travel to and write down my favourite moments of the entire trip and post it back home. I have three postcards so far and this will be my fourth. 

I recently travelled to Paphos and during my time there I explored Cyprus, immersed myself in their culture, explored their sites and monuments and took photos throughout my trip. I wanted to document my trip on my Blog, so I have posted my favourite photos and moments from the trip.









We spent the day exploring the sites and monuments of The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, we were in complete awe of the sites and monuments that date back from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Including The Pafos Odeon, a 2nd century Odeon and The Byzantine Castle, built in the 13th century. 






Limassol was our starting point, visiting the Village of Pissouri and stopping off at a Citrus Plantation. We meandered through the plantation, picking fresh fruit and tasting their grapefruit, oranges, grapes and freshly made lemonade.

We travelled into the Troodos mountains, visiting the Village of Agros and stopping off at Niki Agathokelous, a traditional sweet industry. We watched them make their sweets and got the opportunity to taste some of them. 


Just a stone throw away was the The Rose Factory. We had missed their annual picking of the Rosa Damascena Roses in May, but we saw how they made their Rose Candles and tasted their Rose Wine, Liquor, Nectar and Jam. 





We spent an afternoon in Tsiakkas Winery, touring the vineyards, the winery and wine tasting on the veranda. We tasted their Xynisteri a white wine, Rodinos a rosé wine, Porfyos a red wine and Commonderia a desert wine. 


I really wanted to see the birth place of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Fertility, Love and Beauty. She was born from the foam in the waters of Paphos. Her birthplace is a geological formation of rocks, called The Rock of Aphrodite.



Exploring The Archaeological Site of Kourion, we came across the Theatre, which was an impressive size, it was built towards the end of the 2nd Century BC. It has been destroyed, abandoned and has had a series of restorations.






The Castle of Kolossi was an interesting visit, originally built in 1210 and rebuilt in 1454. Serving as the Grand Commandery and the surrounding land was cultivated with vineyards, from which the Commandaria wine was produced.




We whiled away our last afternoon in the Mountain Village of Omodos in the Troodos Mountains. We wandered the quaint, winding streets, shopping and trying the local delicacies. We stopped for a break in a cafe to watch the world go by before saying goodbye to the Island and starting our journey Home. 

Have you been to Cyprus? What is one of your favourite moments from your trip?
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15 comments

  1. My parents have been to Cyprus but I have never been! looks so so nice! And sunny and warm! I wish I could go on holiday again, really! xx corinne

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    1. It was lovely, I would definitely recommend! :)

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  2. Those pictures are so nice and love your idea of the post! I used to write all my grandparents a card on each holiday! Need to start doing it again.
    Lea, xx

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    1. Thank you! Yes you definitely should, it's such a lovely idea :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures and the postcard is a lovely idea :) x

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    1. Thank you, it's my first time taking photos, so I'm glad you all like them! :)

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  4. lovely post! i really enjoyed looking through your photos, looks like you had a superb time! xx

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    1. Thank you, yes it was lovely! Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Best time to go as well as it wasn't too hot.

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  5. It sounds like you had a fab time and your pictures are just stunning! I would love to visit Cyprus.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I did, really didn't want to leave!

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  6. I have never been to Cyprus but it is one of the places on my to-go-to list. Love your idea and I think I'd definitely do that when I go on holiday overseas next time. Glad you had an amazing time and really lovely pictures too! :) x

    (www.captaineverland.co.uk)

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    1. Yes, you definelty should! Thank you, I don't know what I'm going to do with them after I've got so many, I'll have to have a little think! :)

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  7. Wonderful idea and some of the places look stunning.

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  8. I have never been to Cyprus but your photos look beautiful. I love the postcard idea, might have to steal it too! I am going to San Francisco in a few weeks, so I might just collect postcards rather than sending them home, but it's such a fun way of documenting the trip!

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