Κυριακή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Atalante nature trail Troodos 1

from the website

"It's a 12km circular walk around Mount Olympus starting from Troodos Square and the maximum elevation change is only 50m. Walking or biking at a height of 1700-1750m is pure pleasure as you negotiate rocky tracks among the dense forest of Pinus Nigra and Juniper Pheonicia.
Views of the entire island (including the North on a clear day) are simply spectacular and half-way round you will see the entrance to a disused chromium mine which ceased operations in 1982.
Allow 4-5 hours for this walk which, though only 12km long , can be tiring for people who have never walked at altitude before."

I only went halfway, because I am not very fit and it is indeed tiring.

Κυριακή, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Τετάρτη, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Elia venetian bridge 1

The elia venetian bridge is located very near the kelefos bridge, and though not as impressive as that one,. I believe it is worth a visit. As always, depending on when you visit the level of the water in the river varies

Παρασκευή, 15 Αυγούστου 2014

Geroskipou folk art museum part 1

from the website:

"The Folk Art Museum in Geroskipou belongs to the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and is housed in a traditional 18th century building, known as the “House of Hadjismith”. This building belonged to Andreas Zimboulakis, a rich and educated man who was appointed British Consular Agent for western Cyprus and was responsible for the provisioning of the British troops. The name Hadjismith derives both from Zimboulakis' close relations with the British Admiral sir Sidney Smith and to the fact that a member of this family had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (“hadji” means a pilgrim).
The “House of Hadjismith” is a grand house by the standards of its time and was originally part of a larger complex of buildings. It is listed as an Ancient Monument and has been restored by the Department of Antiquities. It has been a Folk Art Museum since 1978 and it contains a large and diverse collection of exhibits originating from all over Cyprus and representing the daily life, the various crafts and activities and the different expressions of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th centuries."