Spring Break: Lefkara

For my last day in Cyprus, we spent the morning in Lefkara, a small village in the Troodos foothills famous for its lace. We make the conscious decision to avoid all of these lace shops, the majority of which were highly touristy, and instead focused on the architecture of the town, taking pictures of what … More Spring Break: Lefkara

Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Located in the Troodos mountain range are ten painted churches which make up one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together, they provide brilliant examples of various trends in Byzantine and post-Byzantine art, from the 11th to the 19th century. We were able to see six of them, in addition to a number of traditional, small Cypriot … More Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Spring Break: The Roman Mosaics at Paphos

The Paphos Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of the ruins of the former capital of Cyprus. The site itself consists of the Asklipeion, the Roman Odeon, the Agora, the “Saranda Kolones” (Forty Columns) Castle, the Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, the Hellenistic Theatre and the Paphos Roman mosaics which can be found at the … More Spring Break: The Roman Mosaics at Paphos

Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Located near the sea, the Kyrenia Mountains were of strategic importance. Three castles were built on the peaks: St. Hilarion, Buffavento, and Kantara. All located in the North, I got to see the former two. St. Hilarion The best preserved of the three strongholds, its location provided the castle with command of the pass road … More Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains