My trip to Cyprus in 2010 – part 4
Today I was going to drive to Paphos on the West coast of Cyprus. The town of Paphos is a World Heritage Site listed with UNESCO.
In Greco-Roman times Paphos was the island’s capital. The remains of the governor’s palace with it mosaics is the main tourist attraction here.
However, today I was going the see the castle, the harbour and the Tombs of the Kings.
When I got here, it just started to rain! Rain in Cyprus in the middle of the summer!?!
Apparently the British used this castle to imprision people!
Despite the rain, I went to a wee walk around the harbour.
It was very quiet on the quayside.
After a coffee on the quayside, I went to the Tombs of the Kings.
The tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries but it was in the 1970s to 1980s that they were excavated.
The tombs date back to the 4th century BC.
It is thought the tombs are the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats.
The tombs were carved into the rocks.
However some of the tombs were feature Greek style Doric columns.
It was nice looking at these tombs but one must remember these tombs are actual burial places.
I had decided that I am going to write a letter to Edinburgh City Council asking for the construction to begin of my very own tomb to be built on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Afterall, I am a very important cuddly toy.
The next day I was going to be trekking in Troodos Mountains.
For more information about Paphos, Paphos Castle and the Tombs of the Kings please visit:
To be continued….