Have fun in Cyprus!

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Archive for September, 2008

Agia Moni Monastery

Posted by admin On September - 27 - 2008
Agia Moni Monastery, Panagia - dating originally from the 6th century.

Agia Moni Monastery, Panagia - dating originally from the 6th century.

The Monastery of the Priests – Agia Moni – is located in Paphos Region between the village of Statos and the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.  It is built in a beautiful situation, far from the bustle of everyday life.

Agia Moni is considered as one of the most ancient monasteries of Cyprus.  It has been rebuilt recently and belongs to the Holy Monastery of Kykkos.  It is thought the name – Monastery of the Priests – derives from the fact that many priests lived there in the past.

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Agios Neofytos Monastery, Tala

Posted by admin On September - 13 - 2008
Saint Neophytos monastery is situated in what used to be a secluded location at the head of a picturesque valley.

Saint Neophytos monastery is situated in what used to be a secluded location at the head of a picturesque valley.

Saint Neophytos monastery is situated about 10 km north of Paphos near Tala village.

The monastery is built in what used to be a secluded location at the head of a picturesque valley.

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Visiting Cyprus Monasteries

Posted by admin On September - 11 - 2008

Take note! Monasteries are very important to the monks - please respect their wishes. Agios Neophytos, Tala, Paphos District, Cyprus

Take note! Monasteries are very important to the monks - please respect their wishes. Agios Neophytos, Tala, Paphos District, Cyprus

If you want to visit the monasteries in Cyprus, bear in mind that the Greek Orthodox Religion is very proper.  What does that mean for visitors?
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Cyprus Water Shortage Latest News

Posted by admin On September - 11 - 2008
Parched and cracking earth in Polemi. When will it rain?

Parched and cracking earth in Polemi. When will it rain?

September 2008 – Cyprus’ dams remain almost dry at just 4.5% of their total capacity and the water shortage remains an issue for the island.

It’s been a difficult summer for much of Cyprus as water shortages have forced rationing in most of the island except Paphos Region. 

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Petra tou Roumio

Posted by admin On September - 9 - 2008
Petra tou Roumio where Aphrodite is reputed to have emerged from the waves in 1200BC

Petra tou Roumio where Aphrodite is reputed to have emerged from the waves in 1200BC

According to legend, Aphrodite mythological goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot on the south east coast of Cyprus.

The Baths of Aphrodite at Polis and the ‘Fontana Amorosa’ – Fountain of Love – also echo her apparent penchant for the island.

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