Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures
Arches frame a street in Limassol, Cyprus—also called Lemesos—in this photo from the 1920s. An ancient port city that’s home to numerous archaeological sites, Limassol today is the Mediterranean island’s wine capital and a popular beach destination.
Just back from a week in Cyprus- what a lovely place! The main purpose of our trip was for a wedding and I wasn’t expecting to like the island so much- my pale English Rose skin is not cut out for too much sun. The scenery was beautiful, the people were so charming and friendly and the food (oh the food!) was so tasty- we sampled our weight in meze dishes.
We rented a car and drove from Paphos in the West to Protaras in the East, stopping off at Ancient Kourion, Kalidonia Waterfalls, Limassol, Nikosia, the deserted town of Famagusta and the salt lakes of Larnaca, amongst other places along the way. There are so many things we didn’t get to see so I’d love to go back one day. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Sunset in the beautiful village of Pentakomo
Our lovely Airbnb apartment in Pentakomo- complete with terrace overlooking the mountains!
The amphitheater at Kourion
Ruins at Kourion
The view from Kourion
Trekking up to the waterfalls in the Troodos mountains
Goats on the road!
Beautiful blues in Agia Napa
On the trail to Cyclop’s cave
Leafy building in Nikosia
Cape Greco, the furthest point East
Our trusty rental car
The eerie sight of the abandoned city Famagusta, under Turkish occupation since 1974
The Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque on the edge of the salt lake, Larnaca