Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Greek Cyprus


Latchi Harbour

The last installation of vacation pictures takes us to Cyprus, where I went to visit a Cypriot college friend for a few days while my family stayed in Athens.


Monastery in Agia Napa

Christos took me all around the Greek part of Cyprus, which has been independent from the British since 1960. The Turks invaded soon after (the mid-70s) and the capital of the island, Nicosia, is the last remaining divided capital in the world (until recently there was a wall through the city).


Latchi Harbour

We saw all of the major cities on the island and had lots of water-based adventures in those three days (there was little sleeping).


Latchi Harbour


Monastery of Machairas

There were also a few beautiful monasteries in the mountains and along the coast. We stopped in two of them and heard monks at evening prayer and enjoyed the deep shade.


Monastery in Agia Napa


Monastery of Machairas

There was delicious food to eat, as one would expect. We ate home-cooked food the first day and yummy leftovers the rest of the time, along with fish meze (which is basically like ordering a little bit of everything, seafood-wise).


Fish meze at Latchi Harbour


coast between Nicosia and Polis

The island of Cyprus is beautiful and harsh; it was at least ten degrees hotter than Greece. Thank you Christo, for a wonderful trip!

1 comment:

J.W. said...

i LOVE that first pic, fuz ... what blue!