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GIOVANNI MARITI
Travels in the Island of Cyprus
page 57

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eight hours. It is a great convenience to the island to receive frequently by this route letters from Constantinople and Europe generally : two French boats are constantly employed on this service. Other vessels which trade with this side of the island, especially for carobs, stand out to sea about three miles. The landing is bad, and only possible in summer. From the shore near Cerines the Caramanian mainland is visible; lights can be seen across the strait, and are used as signals to the boats, when there are passengers waiting, and both boats are on the same coast. Just outside the town on the west is a small church, now in the hands of the Greeks, formerly in those of the Latins, dedicated to the Madonna, where is a sepulchral stone with the effigy and epitaph of the engineer who completed the fortifica-tions of the castle. Along the shore to the east of Cerines are the villages of Amtara and Accatu (formerly Acte Argivorum), both of them on the site of cities : and Clides, once a large village now called Cape S. Andrea. There is nothing else worthy of notice. VIJI] The Town and Fortress of Cerines 53

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