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Cyprus experience. Mountains

Mountains were crucial part of my Cyprus experience. It’s a place where you can hide from high temperature and humidity, see some green plants, prepare souvla and fry halloumi. Astonishing view on other mountains, villages, reservoirs.

Artemis trail. A circle trail of 8 km around mountain of Olimpus. Must-visit place if you have a car. Easy trail, nice weather (in summer and autumn) and breathtaking views.

Are you tired dear traveler? Here’s a bench in the middle of the route. Have some rest and enjoy the view

At some places you forget that you’re still in Cyprus. It’s so wet and green around.

Kelefos bridge

Rains are is only source of drinkable water in Cyprus. Winter is a rainy season. Mountains “catch” rainy clouds, water drains with streams and end up in reservoirs.

Let’s get down and check it out

Another reservoir near Limassol. You can see that it’s quite empty. Recent years were not generous in terms of rains.

View of Limassol from the same spot

Let’s go to the Latsi and walk to the mountain. Part of straight tail.

And look from above. Trail is on the right.

It’s not lense effect. It’s halo.

Look from the other side of the mountain is gorgeous.

During other trip I swam in that water. Here’s photo from the mountain I took previous picture from.

At least 3 meters deep

Back to heights. Cape Greco. White wave foam in bottom right corner for scale.

Shoreline for scale

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Cyprus experience. Animals

Name of this lovebird is Pardon. At pet shop he looked so sick he might not survive not speaking being bought by somebody. Kate’s heart could not resist this situation. She brought this guy home. We gave him to our friends when left the island.

Padeniy. Our first pet. Later we brought lady friend Marina. They spent long hours outside of cage flying around. Inexpressible experience for owner and for birds. And yes, bird shit on walls. We gave them to friend when left as well.

Last thing I expect to catch in mountain river. Freshwater crab. This buddy was released after photo session.

Geсkos. Frequent flat guests. Night creature, perfect climber (met several in our flat which was on second floor).

Tiny lizard.

Huge ant.

Boris the mantis. Caught this guy when he was 1-2 moults old. About 4 moults later he grew up wings. It’s time to release him into the wild. Released him into green area in Ayia Napa.

Wild boars near the abandoned village.

And of course cats. There are numbers of cats leave in Cyprus. Years back they were released into wild to fight venomous snakes and succeeded. Unfortunately tons cats live in the streets.

There is even a cat monastery. A way to appreciate cats effort for fighting snakes. But conditions are way worse than in sanctuary.

Our friends volunteered for cats sanctuary. Sanctuary is a home for 300 cats. They have doctor, enough food and shelter. Sanctuary is ran on donations and with help of volunteers. We put our small contribution as well.

Cicada. Loud small creature. Sings in summer. I never forget this experience: 40 degrees, high humidity and tens of these little fellas chirping shit out.

Watch out renting a flat for a long period near tall trees. If you rent in winter or spring, you might be surprised with choir of cicadas in summer.

Paphos zoo.

I love serpentarium.


White wallaby.

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