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In the winter 2017/18 I spent some time in the Paphos area of Cyprus and there are several photos here from that region. Most of these photos are of the coastal region of Paphos, and many are of the numerous archaeological sites in the area. 

The photos near the Larnaca region were taken in the wintertime - December and January 2016/17/. Although there was plenty of sunshine, there was a lot of rain and thundery weather, which offered some dramatic lighting conditions. I found the rural villages very charming and interesting, and the mountain landscapes were quite stunning. The Cypriot people were the friendliest you could meet. 

Tombs of Kings 1497

An ancient burial ground 

Watching the Paphos..

A woman sits by the coast watching the beautiful Paphos sunset.

Boat 1939

This tourist boat appears to have been converted to a traditional tall ship.

Tourists at Paphos ..

Tourists gravitate to the area around Paphos Castle at the harbour enjoying the ..

Tourists at Paphos ..

Tourists generally gravitate to the area around Paphos Castle at the harbour. 

Paphos Castle, 1902

Paphos Castle at the harbour. It was originally a Byzantine Castle. It was built..

Taking Photos, Paph..

Taking photos with her mobile phone......

Paphos Sunset, Kato..

A glowing orange sunset over the Mediterranean Sea at Paphos.

Paphos Sunset, Kato..

Figures walk along the coastal path as the sun sets on Kato Paphos over the Medi..

Evening Sunlight on..

The warm pink light of the evening winter sun, in patches with shadows on the wa..

Medieval Baths, Kat..

Medieval Baths of the Ottoman Period, Kato Paphos, Cyprus.

Ancient Remains, Ka..

Some of the architectural features of early construction on the site of St. Paul..

Agia Kiriaki Church..

This church has its origins in the 4th century AD, and has undergone much transf..

Agia Kiriaki Church..

This ancient church has undergone many transformations and renovations over the ..

Ancient Remains, Ag..

Ancient columns and other architectural features of the original Christian Basil..

Mosaic floor, Kato ..

Mosaic floor of the ancient Christian Basilica that was the original building on..

Beach Rocks and Ger..

An interesting assortment of rocks on the coast of St. George, Peyia, with Geron..

Ancient Limestone C..

These limestone rocks are to be seen in many places, apparently hewn by human ha..

Yachts Resting 1618

Yachts with their covers during the winter at St. George's Harbour, Peyia.

St. Georges Harbour

St. Georges Harbour, Peyia.

Beach Rocks 1589

Unusual geological structures, west Cyprus.

Geronisos Island 15..

The Island of Geronisos off the coast of Pegia. The coastline here has unusual g..

Interesting Geologi..

Interesting coastal geological structures, St Georges Beach, Pegia.

Colourful Geologica..

Geological structures with amazing colours, west Cyprus.

Church of St. Georg..

I love the style of these Cypriot churches. This one is on the coast of the vill..

Stavrovouni Monaste..

Stavrovouni Monastery, on it's amazing site.

Stavrovouni View 86..

The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain, near the monastery.

Stavrovouni View 87..

The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain. Cloud shadows and sunny patches enhance..

Stavrovouni View 87..

The landscape as seen from Stavrovouni Mountain. Cloud shadows and sunny patches..

Stavrovouni View 86..

The stunning and colourful landscape as seen from Stavrovouni Mountain

Stavrovouni Monaste..

A stunning location for this ancient monastery, dating from the 4th century AD, ..

Stavrovouni Monaste..

A spectacular location for this ancient monastery, dating from the 4th century A..

Kalavasos Landscape..

A late afternoon sun was shining on this colourful forested landscape

Kalavasos Landscape..

This colourful forested landscape near the Kalavasos Dam, was illuminated by a s..

Kalavasos Lakes 840..

The lakes at Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the village of Kala..

Kalavasos Lakes 842..

This lake is at the Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the village ..

Kalavasos Lakes 842..

This is a lake at the Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the villag..

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Landscape with ancient olive trees, and Stavrovouni monastery in the background,..

Menogia Street 8201

Village street in Menogia village.

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A street in Menogia village

Village Church 8179

Menogia view, with village mosque and football pitch.

Village Church 8182

Village Church, Menogia. A charmingly asymmetric building. The Christmas lights ..

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Village Church, Menogia. A charmingly asymmetric building.

Village Mosque 8173

Village Mosque, Menogia.

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Landscape in the vicinity of Menogia.

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In the vicinity of Menogia.

Rainbow at Zygi 254..

A rainbow rewards us for the thundery, wet weather.

Old cottage, Kivili..

Derelict dwelling house, in the village of Kivilisi. Like most of the villages, ..

Old cottage, Kivili..

Old derelict dwelling house, in the village of Kivilisi. Like most of the villag..

Salt Lake 8276

Flamingos on Salt Lake, near Larnaca

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Rainbow on Salt Lake, near Larnaca

Pervolia Sunset 812..

On the coast near Pervolia. Pervolia is south of Larnaca.

Kiti 0944

Some buildings in Kiti.

Pervolia Sunset 810..

Sunset near the village of Pervolia.

Pervolia Sunset 810..

Near the village of Pervolia.

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View of the village nestling in the valley.

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Many of the charming older buildings in the village had interesting doors.

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The village mosque. Also I was fascinated by the house on the left with such a v..

Kalavasos 3811

Beautifully presented house with potted plants.

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Potted plants are very popular here in this village.

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A street with steps in the village.

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A street in the village.

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Village supermarket at Kalavasos.

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This landscape is close to Kalavasos, on the way to the dam.

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The landscape around this village is stunning

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A very unique and creative back garden in the village.

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Village house in the village of Kalavasos, 

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 A very old stone building in the village of Kalavasos, 

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 A typical narrow, crazy paved street in Kalavasos, a traditional cypriot villag..

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 A typical crazy paved street in Kalavasos, a traditional cypriot village. 

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Kalavasos is very interesting traditional cypriot village. Here is a picture of ..

Agios Theodoros 881..

The late afternoon winter sun casts a beautiful light on the landscape around Ag..

Agios Theodoros 886..

Beautiful landscape around Agios Theodoros.

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The crumbling old buildings, neglected and overgrown.

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Landscape at Agios Theodoros

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Rural landscape at Agios Theodoros

View from Stavrovou..

The late afternoon sun of a January day casts its rays over the Stavrovouni Moun..

View from Stavrovou..

The amazing landscape of Stavrovouni Mountain, on a January afternoon

View from Stavrovou..

The colourful landscape of Stavrovouni Mountain in the late afternoon winter sun..

View from Stavrovou..

The landscape from the dizzy height of Stavrovouni Mountain is really spectacula..

View from Stavrovou..

The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain is really stunning. Every way you look t..

View of Stavrovouni..

View of Stavrovouni Mountain. The monastery is shrouded in mist at the top.

View from Stavrovou..

View from Stavrovouni Mountain. The monastery's helipad can be seen in the p..

View from Stavrovou..

View from outside the Stavrovouni Monastery

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