It dates from 1998, so some of the places and situations have moved on, but that doesn’t detract in any way from a real story, very well told.
It includes: Monuments — Museums — Sites — Places of Interest; A brief history; The town of Paphos — tourist resort; The district of Paphos — touring suggestions covering all the areas of the countryside; What Paphos offers — useful information; The Rites of Aphrodite; This is the best companion for every visitor.
The volatile recent past of Cyprus has turned this island from the idyllic “Island of Aphrodite” of tourist literature into a place renowned for hostile confrontations.
Cyprus challenges familiar binary divisions, between Christianity and Islam, Greeks and Turks, Europe and the East, tradition and modernity.
When we started out on the long journey to buying our villa in Polemi, this was required reading.
Heavily illustrated, it has chapters covering the geography, geology and climate of Cyprus; the vegetation and flora and then goes into detail of the plants you’ll find.