Cyprus is the most easterly island in the Mediterranean with a nine thousand year history of colonization. An island of beauty and contrast, a melting pot of multiple influences at the intersection of both Orient and Occident.
Lefkosia, or, Nicosia, is the capital, completely surrounded by walls. Famagusta Gate is the entrance to the district of Tacht El-Kala with its many narrow alleys, small buildings and handicraft studios. The Icon Museum and old Orthodox John Cathedral form the frame of the central Macarius Square.
The massive construction of the Napa-Ayia Church dominates the old town and the pedestrian zone provides interesting shops, restaurants and street cafes. The city is changing more and more into a modern city.
Outside Platanistasa, the Stavros Tou Agiasmati Church stands alone within the wooded mountain scenery. In Orthodox Christianity the figures were meant to depict images of a true archetype of a divine and holy nature, not one created by man.
In Lagoudera a large barn roof protects the Panagia Tou Araka Church in which once gathered the first people beyond Palestine and the Holy Land, who discovered the Holy Gospel.
Cyprus is an island world with fascinating landscapes and unique historical treasures and a place where summer lasts for ever.