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    The Castle in Limassol

    by greekcypriot Written Mar 27, 2011

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    Very near the old port in Limassol you can visit the Castle of Limassol.
    I did not have time to walk inside but I took some photos outside in the garden instead.
    However I put a thread that will take you inside the castle below.

    Entrance fee in January 2011 was 3.40 euro.

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    The Ancient ruins of Amathounta

    by greekcypriot Written Mar 27, 2011

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    Visit the ancient ruins of Amathounta in Limassol.

    When you finish the visit, just cross the road and have a walk next to the beach.
    There is a nice wooden pavement where you can find people exercising.

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    Kolossi Castle

    by Fen Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Kolossi Castle

    A very fine example of military architecture, originally constructed in the 13th century and subsequently rebuilt in its present form in the middle of the 15th century.

    After the fall of Acre in 1291, it served the guard of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.
    In the 14th century it came for a time under the domain of the Knights Templar

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    Kolossi Castle

    by grayfo Updated Jun 24, 2011

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    Kolossi Castle was a stronghold dating back to the 13th century that was fought over as a sanctuary between the Knights Templar and the Knights of St John. The original castle was used for the production of sugar, one of Cyprus' main exports in the Middle Ages. The present castle was built in the 15 th century by the Hospitallers.

    June to August: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
    September to May: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Admission €1.70

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    Amathus

    by cheekymarieh Written Oct 26, 2002

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    One of the ancient city Kingdoms of Cyprus where according to legend, Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be taken care of, after his battle with the Minotaur. There was a very important cult of Aphrodite-Astarte here. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site. Numerous tombs have been found, one of them can be visited in front of the Amathus Beach Hotel.

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  • The Time Elevator or..funny way to discover Cyprus

    by austen1973 Written Oct 5, 2004

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    The Time Elevator is a funny instructive virtual ride that takes you for 45mins through the history of Cyprus. Beginning in the copper mines, it takes you from the birth of Aphrodite to the invasion of 1974 passing by the proconsul conversion to christianity by St Paul .
    While sitting in the "elevator", it will be rainy, windy and you'll sometime feel like you're in a roller-coaster...
    Cost CYP 7

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    Kolossi Castle

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    It is situated just south of Kolossi village amid the vineyards that helped make it famous. The Story of this castle is linked with the Knights Hospitallers, whose commanderie, it was - the name was later bestowed on the rich dessert wine - Commandaria, still made from vines in the Limassol foothills.

    The Knights were first granted land here in 1210 by the Lusignans and the castle that grew up became their headquarters after the Crusaders' final loss of the Holy Land. Today's 3-storey, keep-style structure stands among the ruins of a much larger castle, from the coat of arms of the Grand Master Louis de Magnac

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    Kolossi Castle

    by M.E.R.V Written Oct 16, 2002

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    The castle stands as a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century. It was subsequently rebuilt in the middle of the 15th century to the form it is now. It served first as the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

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    The Old Town

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    In 1974 after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus, Limassol had to change rapidly. Overnight, from a sleepy tiny town it became a major shelter for refugees. Many houses had to be built to give these people homes and stabilise their lives but it all happened at a great cost to historic heritage

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    Wine shopping at Etko winery

    by Zirpsis Updated Dec 10, 2006

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    One day of my holiday, I participated in a trip to Etko winery, the oldest wine makers in Cyprus (since 1884). First pic taken at the bottling unit, second at the barrels (oak vats).
    The trip was very nice because not only did they show us around their cellars, and shop but they also explained a great deal about wines and wine making and I learnt a lot. Well, of course, some wine shopping was done to finish the tour. We could also taste some. Their sherry is good but not inexpensive.

    Etko Tours
    Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Open to public.

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    Useful info for Agros

    by budapest8 Written Dec 2, 2006

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    RESTAURANTS / TAVERNS
    "Pantheon"/ Markos Constantinou 25521889
    "Linari" / Aimilios Panteli 25522215
    "Aidonia" / Maro Christofi 25521707
    "Koilada" / Cultural Center / Nikos Sofroniou 25521303
    "Rematia" / Panagiotis Constantinidis 25521233

    DISCOTEQUE
    P.P.K.S. Disco Ltd 25522150

    PROVISIONS STORES
    "Agios Ionas" Minimarket Androula HadjiPetri 25522058
    Nikos Latsias 25521318
    Michalis Michail 25522500
    Nikoletta HadjiKyriakou 25521380

    PORK MEAT FACTORIES / DELICATESSENS
    Kafkalia Ltd. 25521426-25522228
    Magda Papachristoforou 25521443
    Petros Stavrou 25521827

    BUTCHERS' SHOPS
    Kyriakos HadjiKyriakou 25522327
    Ioannis HadjiKyriakou 25521384
    Georgios Agathokleous 25521010

    NURSERY GARDENS
    "Malais" Nursery Gardens 25521007

    HAIR-DRESSERS' SALOONS
    Evi Latzia 25522325-99355667
    Eleni Menelaou 25521381-99350029

    CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR ITEMS
    Bonny 25522519
    "Athlima" Ltd
    DAKA
    Maro Efthimiou 25522207

    CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
    Charalampous Andreas & Papanikolaou Georgios 25521011
    Papadopoulos Andreas 99617865

    AGRICULTURAL PHARMACEUTICALS AND MACHINERY
    Co-op Credit Society of Agros 25521352
    Kannaouridi Bros Ltd. 99618522-99698239

    FRUITS TRADING
    "Agroparadeisos" 99698445
    SEDIGEP of Agros 25521704
    Co-op Society of Rose Growers 25521224

    FURNITURE FACTORIES / WORKSHOPS
    Pavlos Vakanas 25521396
    Dimitris I. Koufou 25521487

    GARAGES
    Marios Spyrou 99561393

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    Friends of The Cyprus Donkey

    by clmbsb Written Jun 27, 2005

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    This is a Donkey Sanctuary that is in the little village of Vouni on your way into the Troodhos mountains. It is a lovely place that cares for old, sick and unwanted donkeys from all over Cyprus. There are lots of donkeys there for you to see and feed, treats can be bought from the little shop for 50c.

    This is a very well worth charity as donkeys are still used in Cyprus to do lots of farm work etc etc. We visited and had a wonderful 2 hours watching and feeding the donkeys. If you ring ahead or sponsor a donkey you could also take them out for a walk.

    All details on how to find them and more about what they do can be found at the website, address below.

    This place is well worth a vist as not only are you helping a worthy cause the trip into the mountains is wonderful too.

    Clare.

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    Kourion & The Sanctuary of Apollo

    by gigina Written Nov 19, 2007

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    The most spectacular of the South's Archeological sites. It consists of two sites: the ancient city and the sanctuary of Apollo Hylates. This sacred precinct was consecrated during the 8th Century BC but the present buildings are early Roman, flattened by the great earthquake of 365 AD. The two columns, a wall corner and an angle of the pediment enclose the altar area - the most holy to appease the god's wrath.

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    Tasting delicious oranges

    by gigina Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Just finishing from sight seeing Kolossi Castle, don't miss out on tasting some delicious oranges. Once you get out from the castle, there's a wooden kiosk where a nice old Cypriot man sells oranges (either squashed or whole) for ridiculous prices.

    It is know that giant cypresses were planted long ago as windbreaks and these have grown up to form lofty tunnels over the road leading to Kolossi village. Eucalyptus clumps drained the swamps here and allowed extensive orange groves to flourish, most of them originally planted by Jewish settlers at the end of the 19th Century

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    Amathus

    by gigina Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Ancient Amathus us among the oldest if Cyprus's city kingdoms. Founded by a son of Hercules who was revered as a god here. The remains of this city are dominated by a vast paved agora studded with a dozen restored and re-erected columns, including 3 spiral-fluted and 2 square foundation filled with rubble and masonry fragments. Its original function is uncertain though it was probably a fountain.

    There are also what appear to be waterworks system, the terminus of an acquaduct which supplied the city from the north.

    Daily - June - Aug - 9am - 7.30pm
    Sept - May 9am - 5pm
    CYP£1.00

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