HISTORY ETHNOGRAPHY NATURE WINE-MAKING SITE MAP
Selected and rare materials, excerpts and observations from ancient, medieval and contemporary authors, travelers and researchers about Cyprus.
 
 
 
 
uses Google technology and indexes only and selectively internet - libraries having books with free public access
 
  Previous Next  

GIOVANNI MARITI
Travels in the Island of Cyprus
page 87

View PDF version of this page

xvi] to the City of Limasol 83 remains of ancient buildings. It is governed by a Com-missioner : there is a Qazi also, but cases must be referred for decision to the Governor at Nicosia. The roadstead is convenient, being sheltered from the fiercer winds : so that vessels take refuge here from the bad weather outside. Carobs are largely exported, for the best crops are gathered here. Salt too is collected from a salt lake not far off, which is not so large as that near Citti. A custom-house, with a chief or Agha, regulates the trade. Cotton, wheat, barley and mulberry trees are cultivated with care and yield abundantly. And other food stuffs are produced. Among the hills and mountains which stand at some distance from-Limasol is made the best wine in Cyprus. It all comes down in due season to the town, and is sent thence to Larnaca, where are the largest cellars, and the most considerable wine trade. 6—2

View PDF version of this page


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 
Our banners   Bibliography   Global Folio
All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated.
If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate Cyprus Explorer as a source and place link to us.
Created at June 2008
              Яндекс.Метрика