life through the lens
From Athens I flew to Larnaka and made my way to Pafos on the south west of the island - April 2009.
In 2008 Cyprus adopted the Euro.
Pafos lies on the south west coast of Cyprus, a couple of hours drive from Larnaka
The harbour is the most attractive part of town, with several cafes and restaurants lining the seafront - Pafos
Pafos fort lies on the edge of the harbour
There's not much to see inside but the views from the top are worth the entrance fee - Pafos
The lower part of Pafos is known as Kato Pafos
Pafos is a former capital of Cyprus
There's a tourist strip a few minutes walk inland with loads of bars and restaurants - Pafos
Next to the harbour in Kato Pafos is the Pafos Archaeological Site - Pafos
The site is known for its Roman mosaics, dating back to the 3rd century AD - Pafos
The lighthouse lies within the site - Pafos
Looking north west from the lighthouse - Pafos
The Odeon, Pafos
A cut above what I'm used to - the grounds of my Pafos hotel
The rocky shores of west Limassol.
Parking the boat - Limassol
Head into the Troodos mountains for a spot of walking amongst the pine forest. This was taken when walking the Persephone trail - Troodos mountains
I 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
At the end of the Persephone trail are some great views, though it helps if it's not raining as in this photo - Troodos mountains
A radar beacon stands on top of Mount Olympus, Cyprus' highest mountain at 1952 metres - Troodos mountains
Platres is a few kilometres from the village of Troodos itself and has a wider variety of accommodation and places to eat
Kaledonia waterfalls lie on the Kaledonia trail, between Platres and Troodos - Troodos mountains
Walking along the Kaledonia trail, Troodos mountains
Kakopetria is a beautiful village in the Troodos mountains
A close up of the church from the previous photo - Kakopetria
Kakopetria can be seen on the way from Troodos to Nicosia
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