My trip to Cyprus in 2010 – part 3
I was well into exploring Cyprus by now and so I decided to rent a car for four days so I could get around to see the sight and sounds of the island.
My first day of the car rental peroid, I went to Kolossi Castle. This castle was a stronghold from the Crusades peroid.
The Kolossi Castle is a few kilometers outside the city of Limassol.
The castle was built in 1454 by the Hospitallers.
Next to the castle was a small chapel that was locked then a local priest invited me inside this charming chapel.
Afterwards I then went to Kolossi village to see the village square and church.
After visiting Kolossi, I then went to the ruin city of Kourion which is located on south shore of Cyprus near Limassol. The city is believed to have been destroyed in the 4th century by a number of earthquakes.
The most spectacular site at Kourion is the Greco-Roman theatre that has been completely restored.
The restored theatre has modern speakers and sound equipment installed which makes photography difficult to get a sense of history.
The International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama has this theatre as one of it venues.
My foster auntie whom I was travelling with made me do a singing performance which she had video recorded *blushs*.
The ruin city has a number of attractions such as the public baths, the mosiacs, the House of Gladiators and more.
These chambers produced the steam for the public baths.
There is a lot of walking when visiting these ruins.
The whole city has beautiful floor mosaics.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored stone.
The House of Gladiators has my favourite mosiacs in Cyprus but that because I like fighting warriors images. Most people say the mosiacs in Paphos are better than Kourion.
The next attraction on my list was Paphos and the Tombs of the Kings.
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To be continued….