Mountains


Troodos Mountains

Troodos Mountains

Located in the center of the island of Cyprus, Troodos is the largest mountain range on the island. The highest peak of Mount Olympus is at 1952 meters above sea level, and hosts ski slopes for winter skiing. The Troodos Mountains stretch across the western side of the island and there are many ski resorts, winter retreats, and interesting churches and mountain peaks to visit. Panoramic views of the whole island can be seen from the mountain tops that host numerous springs, waterfalls, and wildlife which includes the authentic Mouflon which is a type of deer indigenous to Cyprus. This area was the center of Byzantine art which can be found in the numerous churches and monasteries around the area.


Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos is a Mediterranean coastal town on the southwest corner of Cyprus. Palaepaphos or old Paphos which is now the area of Kouklia has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. This area was the centre of the cult of Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and old Paphos was the most important place of worship for the goddess in the ancient world. Archeologically there are findings of this cult as far back in time as 700BC and in 391AD when the Romans inhabited the island.