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Location - Eastern Mediterranean; Capital - Nicosia (Lefkosia); Population - 780,000; Currency - Euro MORE CYPRUS

From Athens I flew to Larnaka and made my way to Pafos on the south west of the island - April 2009.


euroIn 2008 Cyprus adopted the Euro.
Cyprus' Euro coins are inscribed in both Greek and Turkish, though the currency of Northern Cyprus is the New Turkish Lira.










cyprus14Pafos lies on the south west coast of Cyprus, a couple of hours drive from Larnaka



cyprus10The harbour is the most attractive part of town, with several cafes and restaurants lining the seafront - Pafos


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cyprus13Pafos harbour
















cyprus7aPafos fort lies on the edge of the harbour
















cyprus7bThere's not much to see inside but the views from the top are worth the entrance fee - Pafos



cyprus2The lower part of Pafos is known as Kato Pafos $600 Bonus



cyprus4aPafos is a former capital of Cyprus
















cyprus16There's a tourist strip a few minutes walk inland with loads of bars and restaurants - Pafos















cyprus18Next to the harbour in Kato Pafos is the Pafos Archaeological Site - Pafos



cyprus23The site is known for its Roman mosaics, dating back to the 3rd century AD - Pafos




cyprus19The lighthouse lies within the site - Pafos
















cyprus20Looking north west from the lighthouse - Pafos















cyprus21The Odeon, Pafos



cyprus26A cut above what I'm used to - the grounds of my Pafos hotel


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cyprus27The rocky shores of west Limassol.
The town has a sandy beach further east.















cyprus30Parking the boat - Limassol

















cyprus32Head into the Troodos mountains for a spot of walking amongst the pine forest. This was taken when walking the Persephone trail - Troodos mountains



cyprus31I was surprised to come across patches of snow in April. Troodos village is 1676 metres above sea level but daytime temperatures were easily into the teens centigrade - Troodos mountains



cyprus36At the end of the Persephone trail are some great views, though it helps if it's not raining as in this photo - Troodos mountains















cyprus37A radar beacon stands on top of Mount Olympus, Cyprus' highest mountain at 1952 metres - Troodos mountains















cyprus40Platres is a few kilometres from the village of Troodos itself and has a wider variety of accommodation and places to eat



cyprus44Kaledonia waterfalls lie on the Kaledonia trail, between Platres and Troodos - Troodos mountains



cyprus46Walking along the Kaledonia trail, Troodos mountains



















cyprus57Kakopetria is a beautiful village in the Troodos mountains



cyprus53A close up of the church from the previous photo - Kakopetria



cyprus54Kakopetria can be seen on the way from Troodos to Nicosia































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