Temple of Apollo

A to Z Challenge: C = Cyprus

C = Cyprus

A to Z Challenge: C

On my first cruise in 2009, I visited the island of Cyprus. this was my first visit to a Mediterranean Island and I was struck by its beauty and its beaches.Here are some of the highlights of my visit   — a place I want to visit again!

Cyrpus
Cyprus from sea to sky
Snow-capped mountains in Cyprus
Snow-capped mountains in Cyprus

Roman Villa
The Roman Villa contained some very beautiful mosaic floors, a series of heated pools, and a beautiful view of the sea.

Peacock mosaic floor in Roman house
Peacock mosaic floor in Roman house
View of the Sea from a Roman Villa in Cyprus
View of the Sea from a Roman Villa in Cyprus

 

Roman Theatre
Who wouldn’t want to attend a concert in an ancient Roman theater — complete with a backdrop of the sea? It is stunningly beautiful and the sound is perfect. We even tried out talking on the stage and could hear from the back row with no modern sound equipment!

Testing out the sound on the stage of a Roman theater in Cyprus
Testing out the sound on the stage of a Roman theatre in Cyprus

Temple of Apollo
In Greek mythology, Apollo is usually associated with the sun, music and poetry. In Cyprus, he is also associated with forests and animals.  At his temple complex, there were guest houses and training facilities for athletes. And, of course, a temple. Notice that the tops of the columns are unique to Cyprus.

Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo

C is also for Cats!
And Cyprus has a special saint just for cats — St. Nickolas. Here are just a could pictures of the cats of Cyprus.

Cat at the Temple of Apollo
Cat at the Temple of Apollo — looks like one of my cats!
Village cats in Cyprus
Village cats in Cyprus

Here is more information on the #atozchallenge.

 

8 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: C = Cyprus”

  1. Wow! This is beautiful and I loved the peacock mosaic. Must visit Cyprus sometime! I’m doing the A to Z challenge as well!

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