Κυριακή, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

Cyprus geology 1

Large rocks at Petra tou romiou (rock of the greek ) site
Peyia's sea caves
Avakas gorge at Akamas-paphos
Petra tou romiou (rock of the greek)
Shell fossils in the walls of Ladopouli cave, at Anogyra, paphos

Κυριακή, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

Koulas at Alaminos, Larnaca

"Koulas" is considered as a 15th century structure and is an oblong, parallelepiped, stone-made castle. It was used by the village's inhabitants, during the old times, so as to observe their enemies coming from the sea and confront them. It was a significant structure for the village's inhabitants, since there were underground tunnels and paths that led from the village to the sea.

 ^ you can see how the enntrance is actually high from the ground

 ^bird's nest

Τρίτη, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Limassol's flower festival

"Yermasoyia celebrates the arrival of springtime with its annual flower market on Saturday and Sunday, at the Yermasoyia river banks (in Yermasoyia tourist area) and spectacular parade of flower decorated floats (on Sunday, at 6 pm in Georgios A’ Avenue, Yermasoyia tourist area)."

unfortunately, in order to "Save money", this year's flower festivaldidn't include a parade and the festival itself was a couple of stores in the germasoyia parking. So the pictures are from previous years

Τρίτη, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2013

chirokitia fire aftermath

at 19 june of summer 2013, a huge fire broke out at chirokitia village/area. Houses and lives were in danger and the ancient site as well. As you drive from larnaca to limassol you can even see where the fire crossed the street

these pictures were taken at 24 of the month

The neolithic unesco site also got threatened
the entire mountain
 the river bed

the gorge got burned as well

Κυριακή, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Amathus gate cemetery at Kourion

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Found at the bottom of a beautiful limestone cliff, right below the kourion ancient site.

The Amathus Gate cemetery. Stone-cut cists, used for small numbers of burials, are cut into the heavily quarried site of older chamber tombs, the arcosolia of which are visible in the background

Τετάρτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2013

Limassol carnival parade part 1

Every spring, one day before the Green Monday, there is a carnival parade. From the cities of Cyprus, Limassol is known for the biggest parade