ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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 !


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


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).


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.

Some excellent travel guides for Cyprus


Birthplace of goddess Venus

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


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.

An excellent guide to help you improve your photography skills

Improve Your Photography: How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results
Improve Your Photography: How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results

I found this to be a really helpful guide. If you are serious about improving your skills you should consider getting it.


Larnaca Salt-Lake

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.

Mount Stavrovouni

Stavrovouni roughly translates as "Mount of the Cross".


Somewhere in the Troodos mountains.

Quick guide to Cyprus

Did I convince you ? Would you like to visit us some time?

See results

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

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      5 years ago

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

    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      Amazing photography :)

    • erini75 profile image


      6 years ago

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

    • dave-sutton profile image


      6 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.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

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

    • profile image


      6 years ago

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

    • LaraineRoses profile image

      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.

    • Monika Weise profile image

      Monika Weise 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Beautiful pictures -- nice lens!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)