Majestic Beach Hotel
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Not much excavation has been performed at Kition. The foundation of the temple of Astarte is uncovered with a few capitals and pieces of the walls, and there is courtyard with sanctuary and place of sacrifice adjacent to the temple (12th century B.C.). Also, part of the original city walls still stand from the Mycenaean or Achaean settlement (13th century B.C.). ...
... the Jews for his and they chased them to the northern coast of Cyprus where Barnabas' followers escaped to Egypt.
Thus, St. Barnabas's grave site remained unknown for 432 years until it was revealed to Archbishop Anthemios of Constantia (Salamis) in a dream. Anthemios went to the site and opened the cave and found the remains of St. Barnabas and St. Matthew's Bible. He took the remains and Bible to Emperor Zeno ...
... in it but covered in a shrimp oil sauce, an interesting concoction that left the chicken tasting like fish. We asked for some Caesar dressing to go with the "Caesar" salad. They came back with some yogurt. It did help take away the fishy taste, but how they could call it a Caesar salad was beyond us. Philip even asked why they didn't call it a chicken and shrimp oil salad since that would be more accurate, but that seemed to insult them.
My salad arrived but I ...
... to park the car. Holy ****, that stressed me! I can't park a ******* bicycle, never mind a vehicle in narrow roads with no clear concept of one way and a general free for all parking policy. Eventually we found a place to leave the car, thankfully before I ended up curled up in the foot well weeping, and went to find a feed. Shups didn't want to check out the Greek side, Loody did but agreed there was probably not enough time and I was too traumatised ...
... world, but the views? Holy ****, the views are just stunning and I'm a sucker for pretty things. I contented myself with crawling all over the ruins and drooling over the epic views before I headed back to the beach to pick the girls up.
On to the last stop, Cyprus' capital, Nicosia, or Lefkosia, perhaps Lefkoşa. Conquerings, buying, selling, invasions and renaming cities. Dude. It's always a ******* drama with this bloody ...