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Cyprus in Pictures

Updated on February 6, 2013

A photographic journey to the island of Cyprus

Cyprus is located in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. It covers an area of 9,251 square kiometersI and it is dominated by two mountain ranges.Troodos in the centre of the island and the Pentadaktylos range to the North. The highest peak is mount Olympus (yes,we have one too) with an altitude of 1952m.

This is a photo-lens so I will let the pictures do the talking !

If you need more information about Cyprus I have included several links you can follow. All the pictures used are from my flickr photostream and by CostaDinos.Make sure you visit his photostream (there is a BIG link on this lens) - it's worth it !

Flora

Yellow sea of flowers

Spring comes early in Cyprus. This was taken on early February a couple of years ago.

Yellow is everywhere !

Yellow is the dominant colour at spring time in Cyprus.

A late blossom

This one was a bit late. It decided to blossom in the mid-summer heat.

Views from above

View from the peak

Looking down from the Troodos mountains.

Aerial view

Hills

Larnaca as seen from Stavrovouni

The city of Larnaca as seen from the top of mount Stavrovouni (750m).

Remains of the past

The temple of Venus

Ruins at Kouklia, Paphos. This was the location of the famous temple of Goddess Aphrodite.

Kamares (Old Aqueduct)

Kamares (arches) is located in Larnaca. It was the city's old aqueduct and the oldest one on the island.

Medieval Ruins

Medieval ruins in Kolossi area (Limassol).

Fauna

Agrino - The Cyprus Moufflon

The Cyprus Moufflon (ovis gmelini ophion) is one of the ancestors of all domesticated sheep breeds we know today. It basically a type of wild sheep and it inhabits the forests of the island of Cyprus, mainly in the Troodos and Pafos mountains. It is called agrino in Greek which roughly translates as "wild". It is the largest inland mammal of Cyprus and the islands national animal !

Lepus capensis - Hare

This is a very shy animal. It's numbers are declining in the past few years due to an increase in the population of the red fox and hunting.

A herd of domesticated sheeps

A herd of sheeps crossing a dry river.

Flamingos

A pair of flamingos posing in the Larnaca salt lake.

Some excellent travel guides for Cyprus

Landscapes

Birthplace of goddess Venus

According to tradition this spot is the birthplace of the goddess of love.

Landscape

Landscape during spring time.

River Klarios

This is the small Klarios river, passing through a mountainous village.(Kakopetria)

Olympus under snow

Near the top of Mount Olympus, the highest point of the island. (1952m)

Palm trees

A majestic sunset near the Larnaca salt lake.

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Larnaca Salt-Lake

This is a seasonal lake. It dries out during the summer months.

Autumn

This is the "Platania" camping site located in the Troodos mountains.

Sunset by the sea

Another sunset, this time near the village of Kiti in the district of Larnaca.

Road with a view

A road by the Kiti sea area and a lovely sunset in the background.

Mount Stavrovouni

Stavrovouni roughly translates as "Mount of the Cross".

Backlight

Somewhere in the Troodos mountains.

Quick guide to Cyprus

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Comments are always welcome ! - Let me know what you think about this photo-lens.

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      othellos 5 years ago

      Excellent lens. Your pictures really show a part of Cyprus that makes me wonder if they are true. A+ :=)

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Amazing photography :)

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      erini75 5 years ago

      iam also from Cyprus Nicosia. The pictures in you lens are amazing. Cyprus is such a great place :)

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      dave-sutton 5 years ago

      I'm pleased to see that you have visted the real Cyprus. Not many people see the snow at Troodos and the pink flamingos are only seen at a particular time of year on the Salt Lake. I have only ever seen the Moufflon in a section of forest especially fenced off just for them.

      This is a brilliant lens about Cyprus with some great photography.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Amazing photos here, enjoyed how you wrote this article. *blessed*

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      Lindrus 6 years ago

      These are wonderful photos! A different angle to show Cyprus from and very interesting.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      The Photos and video made me want to leave on a jet plane right now! Beautifully done!

      Angel blessed.

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      Monika Weise 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Beautiful pictures -- nice lens!

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