Cyprus in Pictures
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 !
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.
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 in Kolossi area (Limassol).
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.
A pair of flamingos posing in the Larnaca salt lake.
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Birthplace of goddess Venus
According to tradition this spot is the birthplace of the goddess of love.
Landscape during spring time.
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)
A majestic sunset near the Larnaca salt lake.
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I found this to be a really helpful guide. If you are serious about improving your skills you should consider getting it.
This is a seasonal lake. It dries out during the summer months.
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.
Stavrovouni roughly translates as "Mount of the Cross".
Somewhere in the Troodos mountains.