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Selected and rare materials, excerpts and observations from ancient, medieval and contemporary authors, travelers and researchers about Cyprus.
 
 
 
 
 
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KYRENIA AND AROUND
Cyprus as I saw it in 1879

SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
Cyprus as I saw it in 1879., London, 1889

Bellapais Abbey

MALLOCK W. In an enchanted island. London, 1889
Bellapais Abbey - founded ca.1200 on magnificent site

 

Places of interest

Kyrenia Castle - Byzantine Castle. Reconstructed in Lusignan and Venetian periods; has a stormy history

Lambousa - important city and port in Roman and early Christian periods; by Lapithos

St.Hilarion Castle - early 13th c. on Byzantine foundations; dismantled by the Venetians; a romantic, fairy-tale place

Buffavento Castle - bleak mid-Byzantine fastness, dismantled by the Venetians

Monastery of Ayios Khrysostomos - Koutsovendis. 11th century foudation with several churches and chapels; important early 12th c. wall painting

Church of Christ Antiphonitis - near Kalogrea. Built ca.1200 with later additions. The magnificent wall painting have now been destroed.

 
 
 
 
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