Paradise Kings Club
Travel Blogs from Paphos
Mt. Olympus stands towering over the island of Cyprus reaching 1,952 meters (6,404 ft.). Since Cyprus is at sea level the height of the mountain is the relative increase in elevation. I decided to climb up to the peak of Mt. Olympus today to spend some time alone, to enjoy the beauty of nature, and to just relax and hear from the Lord. The bus ride to the mountain took 2.5 hours being all uphill and in a rickety old Mercedes-Benz van that looked like it was from 1970. I think I ...
Agia Kyiakis is a 12th-century A.D. Byzantine church. It is not overly impressive, but it does have a large basilica and bishop's palace surrounding it from the 4th century A.D. In the front courtyard of the church there stands a white, 1st-century pillar according to tradition, is the place where Paul was tied and scourged. Of course, there is no historical evidence for this claim but the pillar very well could have been around when Paul was ...
These graves are not thought to belong to royalty but to wealthy, prominent families and persons. The tombs date back to the 3rd-century B.C. The most impressive tombs are peristyle with Doric columns encircling an open court or lining the entrance way to the tomb. Each tomb was carved out from native rock and typically contained several graves (burial places). Most, if not nearly all, of these graves would have been present when Paul was visiting the city. ...
... in the early 2nd century A.D. and most certainly belonged to very eminent and wealthy individuals in the city. The mosaics have been well preserved and largely intact. The most impressive is found in what is known as “The House of Dionysius” because the god Dionysius is the central figure depicted in the mosaics. Two other villas are worthy of note: “The House of Aion” and “The House of Theseus”. Specifically, the House of Theseus is the ...
... with Greek and Roman remains including some amazing mosaic floors that had been discovered. Some had been protected with new buildings to keep the weather off but much of the finds have been left exposed or even included in the walk ways of the park. It was far better than we expected it to be and the next best ruins we have seen outside of Rome.
Sitting by the harbour in La Boîte 67 we enjoyed the sunshine and a couple of pints. It was ...
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