I have just discovered this post I drafted some time ago, but for some reason I never published it. I guess I had intended to improve it in some way, or add some more photos. So now I think I might as well publish it – finally. These photos were taken a few years ago in the Paphos area of Cyprus, where I have enjoyed a few trips in recent years.
“Sol Alter” above, a sculpture by Yiota Ioannidou, next to the castle at Paphos Harbour. One of several sculptures along this coast which were commissioned in 2017 when Paphos was European City of Culture.
The Lighthouse, in the grounds of the Paphos Archaeological Park
I usually visit Cyprus in the winter, when the weather can be unpredictable, but still better than in the South West of Ireland!
Paphos Castle next to Paphos harbour. It was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour. It was destroyed in the earthquake of 1222 and later rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century. In 1570 the Venetians destroyed it, and later it was again restored by the Ottomans. Now a tourist attraction and used as a backdrop for festivals and events.
The harbour has some unusual looking boats, mainly for tourist trips.
Tourists gather below at sunset beside the Castle at Paphos Harbour to take photos.
“Red Poppy” sculpture by Andreas Paraskevas, also commissioned for the European Capital of Culture in 2017, when Paphos had the title.
I have also made several other posts on Cyprus
Thanks for your visit. Do take a look at my website where I many photos from Cyprus available for purchase