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Walking with a poet…

To celebrate 100 years since his death, Public and Discover Greek Culture are organizing a walk, following in the steps of national poet Vasili Michaelidi. Vasili Michaelidi was […]

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Social Events and Parties…

Today, I’d like to quote Constantine P. Cavafy, one of his less known poems ‘As Much As You Can.’ And if you can’t shape your life the way […]

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Stavrovouni Monastery

St Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, stopped in Cyprus on her way back from Jerusalem, where she had found fragments of the True Cross. She founded […]

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How We Eat…

I’ve always been interested in how people eat. Some fill up their plates, others eat only small morsels of food. Others like sharing food, others hate sharing.Sometimes how […]

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Limassol Folk Art Museum

The museum has operated since 1985 on the ground floor of a large, ornate neo-classical mansion built in 1922 and donated to the municipality of Limassol by its […]

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Holy Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats

The monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats, stands on the Akrotiri peninsula, between the salt lake and the military airport. According to tradition, it was founded by […]

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Larnaca Fort and Medieval Museum

The fort was built by the Ottomans around 1625 on the site of a medieval castle. The castle had been destroyed by Mamelukes two centuries previously. Ships which […]

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Helvis of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Helvis married James I of Cyprus on the 1st May 1365 when she was twelve years old. As they were cousins, a Papal dispensation was required for their […]

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Valentina Visconti…Queen of Cyprus

Valentina was the daughter of Bernabo Visconti and his wife Beatrice Regina della Scala. She was born in Milan into the House of Visconti. In 1373 Valentina was […]

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Eleanor of Aragon

Eleanor was the wife of King Peter I of Cyprus. She was a member of the House of Barcelona as daughter of Peter of Aragon and his wife […]

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