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useful words or phrases in greek?
Me and my friend are flying to larnaka tomorrow and we thought it would be very nice to know some few words. And if someone could be kind enough to translate this?:
"Erheste ligo parakalo"
"strose to stoma sou"
thanks a lot / Paula
Re: useful words or phrases in greek?
Well, the first sentence " Erheste ligo parakalo" actually it is said when somebody tells you " Could you follow me please" ?
The second one " Strose to stoma sou" I believe it is wrong. It is "Strose to stroma sou" which means " Set your bed.
The word stoma is mouth, so it cannot be this. It is a spelling mistake I am sure.
Travel Tips for Larnaka
Church of St. Lazarus
This magnificent Orthodox Church was built in the town over the tomb of St. Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha. He died here and was buried in the church named after him. In 890 A.D. his tomb was found bearing the inscription "Lazarus the friend of Christ". The marble sarcophagus can be seen inside the church under the Holy of Holies.
Hala Sultan Tekke
Hala Sultan Tekke is about 5 kilometers west of Larnaka, on the banks of the Salt Lake. It is equivalent to the Christian "monastery". Within the precincts of this Tekke is the tomb of Umm Haram, said to be the foster mother of Mohammed. According to Muslem tradition Umm Haram died on this spot in 647 A.D. while accompanying the Arab invaders. She was buried here and later the Ottomans built the present mosque in her honour.
The salt lake
The salt lake is near Larnaka International Airport. It fills with water during the winter and is visited by flocks of flamingoes who stay here from November till the end of March. It dries up in the summer. It used to yield a good quality of salt which was is scraped from its dried up surface.The salt from this lake is now considered unfit for human consumption.
Old Aqueduct known as "The Kamares", stands outside the town on the way to Limassol. It was built in Roman style in 1745 to carry water from a source about 6 miles south of Larnaka into the town. The aqueduct is illuminated at night.
Arriving to Larnaca
Larnaca is the oldest living town of Cyprus. Its one of the most touristic areas and its beautiful beaches extend for 25 kilometers.
Along the Larnaca bay there are luxurious beach hotels.Larnaca being in the center of the country is the ideal base for exploring the rest of Cyprus. Its international airport lies a few kilometers from the center of the town.
Popular Hotels in Larnaka
Palm Beach Hotel
Larnaka Dekelia Road , P.O. Box 40394, Larnaca, CY 6303, Cyprus
6-8 Tyrimou Str, PO Box 42318, Larnaca, 6533, Cyprus