Step Away From The Classics

If you’re in need of a change from all the classical architecture and mosaics then heading to the Municipal Gallery in Paphos may be just the ticket (and it’s free too)! Paphos is hosting the European Capital of Culture 2017 festival and is bursting to the seams with events and exhibitions. The temporary exhibition ‘On […]

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Silver’s In Style

The region of Lefkara in Cyprus is renowned for its delicate lace making and silversmithing. The production of silver jewellery was a fascinating process to watch. Made from the ‘lost wax’ method, the silver is moulded into shape and multiple pieces can be done this way at the same time. They look like a tree […]

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Living A Wild Life

In many countries, stray cats run around free of domestic restraint. In Cyprus, it is possible to see many ferile felines doing just that. Some coffee shop owners take a liking to them but others wave them dismissively away. As a tourist and cat lover, discoving two little kittens hanging about a coffee hut by […]

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Local Landscapes

There are many ways to learn about the landscape from an archaeological perspective; field walking being one of them. Surveying the landscape is important when understanding the initial archaeological phases and evidence of habitation. Oral history is another way to learn about regions which may not have so much written about it. Kato Drys in […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard…

A variety of tourism fills the island of Cyprus each year. For some, the historical and cultural significance draws them in, for others, it is the beautiful beaches that wets their appetites. But for one group, Cyprus means a whole different thing; Ayia Napa. The party capital that is a hub of drunken activity at […]

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Extreme Excavating

Excavating an archaeological site can be demanding at the best of times. Lifting large stones and mountains of soil in almost fourty degrees heat is no walk in the park. It’s definitely a challenge. An interesting and exhausting type of work but worth it at the end of the day (or when you find something)! […]

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What’s That Noise!?

If you go anywhere in the countryside in Cyprus, the buzzing noise of the cicadas will follow you everywhere. It is a reminder of the heat and the song of summer which does not stop, even at night. The noise creates a wonderful atmosphere when walking along dusty roads but driving is a different story; […]

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