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In the winters 2017/18 and again in 2018/2019 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. 

Aerial View Cyprus ..

Cyprus from a plane.

Amphitheatre, Papho..

Ruins of an ancient amphitheatre, Paphos.

Saranta Kolones, Pa..

Saranta Kolones, or otherwise called Forty Columns Castle, is a ruined medieval ..

Saranta Kolones, Pa..

Saranta Kolones, or otherwise called Forty Columns Castle, is a ruined medieval ..

Mosaic Floor, Archa..

Paphos has some of the most splendid mosaic art of its time.

Mosaic Floor, Archa..

Paphos has some of the most splendid mosaic art of its time.

Mosaic Floor, Archa..

Paphos has some of the most splendid mosaic art of its time.

Paphos Lighthouse, ..

The lighthouse from Paphos Archaeological Park, in moody winter weather.

Paphos Lighthouse, ..

The lighthouse from Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos Odeon, Archa..

The Odeon, a restored amphitheatre in Paphos Archaeological Park, with the light..

Paphos Archaeologic..

Ancient ruins in Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos Archaeologic..

Ancient ruins in Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos Archaeologic..

Ancient ruins in Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos Archaeologic..

Ancient ruins in Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos Archaeologic..

Ancient ruins in Paphos Archaeological Park.

Paphos 6740

Paphos, viewed from the Archaeological Park.

Paphos Lighthouse 6..

Paphos Lighthouse, in the Archaeological Park.

Paphos Sunset 6695

Sunset, Paphos.

Paphos 6678

Tourist place, Paphos.

Sunset, Paphos 6645

Winter sunset, Paphos.

Evening Light Papho..

The warm evening sun lights the grassy foliage in the foreground. Paphos castle ..

Tombs of the Kings ..

As the sun sets, the tourist's stone piles are silhouetted against the brigh..

Tombs of the Kings ..

An external view in the fading evening light of the rock cut structures at the T..

Stone piles and Cir..

Stone piles in the vicinity of the Tombs of the Kings, with a beautiful Cirrocum..

Tombs of the Kings,..

Stone piles in the vicinity of the Tombs of the Kings. The lighthouse is in the ..

Tombs of the Kings,..

Tourists are building stone piles in the vicinity of the Tombs of the Kings. The..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Steps into a tomb, hewn from the rock, and still surviving, if a little wonky no..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Burial chambers. The tombs of the Kings date back from around the 3rd century B..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Separate burial chambers within a tomb. The tombs of the Kings date back from a..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Remains of some architectural features. The tombs of the Kings date back from a..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Dating from around the 3rd century BC. Despite its name it's unlikely that a..

Tombs of the Kings ..

View of the Doric columns inside one of the tombs, seen through a hole in the wa..

Tombs of the Kings ..

Doric columns inside one of the tombs. Dating from around the 3rd century BC. De..

Old Boat at Latchi ..

This old boat is at Latchi Harbour, in the west of Cyprus. Beautiful in its coat..

Old Boat at Latchi ..

This old boat is at Latchi Harbour, in the west of Cyprus. Beautiful in its coat..

Old Boat at Latchi ..

This old boat is at Latchi Harbour, in the west of Cyprus. Beautiful in its coat..

Troodos Mountains 6..

Winter landscape of the lushly forested Troodos Mountains.

Troodos Mountains 6..

Winter landscape of the forested Troodos Mountains.

Troodos Mountains 6..

The richly forested landscape of the Troodos Mountains in winter time.

Troodos Mountains 6..

The richly forested landscape of the Troodos Mountains with winding mountain roa..

Troodos Mountains 6..

The richly forested landscape of the Troodos Mountains in winter time.

Troodos Mountains 6..

The beautiful landscape of the Troodos Mountains in winter time with fleeting li..

Troodos Mountains 6..

The beautiful landscape of the Troodos Mountains in winter time.

Troodos Mountains 6..

The beautiful forest landscape of the Troodos Mountains in winter time.

Tombs of Kings 1497

An ancient burial ground with lovely rock hewn arch.

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......

Sculpture 2039

This is a beautiful sculpture by Yiota Ioannidou, entitled "Sol Alter"..

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 Rock cut Ca..

These rock cut structures are to be seen in many places, apparently hewn by huma..

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..

Landscape 8166

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

Menogia Street 8201

Village street in Menogia village.

Menogia Street 8195

A street in Menogia village

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