Akamas

The Akamas Peninsula is the last untouched corner of Cyprus. No cars allowed, literally. You need a four-wheeler to travel within its borders, unless you are on foot. We *did* originally plan to spend a day off-roading across the area... that plan quickly dissolved at the airport when we learned that the rental car company [...]

Kato Paphos Harbor

Paphos Harbor is mostly a tourist hub; the street along the water is overflowing with restaurants and souvenir shops. But amongst it all, there are slices of serenity. We loved walking this small corner near the castle, even in the pre-sunset chill. Men came out to fish along the road, staying long after the daylight left. [...]

Tomb of the Kings

There are no kings buried in the Tomb of the Kings, but they're still pretty majestic. In the fourth century B.C., Cyprus' elite were laid to rest here. Archaeologists began to excavate the tombs in the 1970s, and today, they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I read online that one needs hours to spend [...]

Kouklia

The villages of Cyprus. We wanted to get outside of the city of Paphos and experience the smaller towns. In the offseason, they were almost deserted. We couldn't even find a place that was open to sit and have a cup of Cyprus coffee. But the hyper-narrow roads were empty for us, which was wonderful. We [...]

Petra tou Romiou

From snowy Boston to sunny Cyprus in a few short days (via home in Cambridge first). It's been a whirlwind of travelling days, but I'm embracing graduated life and exploring as much as I can. Flights to Paphos from London this time of year are super low, since it's the island offseason. It was noticeably [...]