Thursday, November 06, 2008

Vacation Pics

Docked at Limassol, Cyprus.  The city spreads for 10 miles along the coast

and is the largest seaside resort

on the island.  At the foothills of the Troodos mountains is where most of

the country's grapes are grown (I can vouch for the quality of the wine



We visited the ancient city Kingdom of Amathus.  High on the cliff a temple

was built to Aphrodite and Adonis, excavations are still continuing.


Our next stop was the medieval castle of Limassol built by the Byzantines in

1,000 AD.  In it's chapel is where Richard the Lion Heart allegedly married

Princess Berengaria of Navarre in 1191 and crowned her Queen of England -

the first coronation and royal marriage to take place outside England.  The

museum houses a variety of antiquities from 400 to 1820 AD.


Limassol is very clean and caters to tourists from all over the world.


Next stop Turkey


Thanks Barry & Louise D.


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