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... Mycenaean Greeks, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and British). The sites include the church of St Lazarus. Kition (Larnaca’s previous name – 13th Century BC) was the second home of Jesus’ friend Lazarus and he lived here for 30 years. His tomb is under the sanctuary but it is empty!!!! Nice church built in the Byzantine era (9th century) but restored many times so now has a ...
SIDE NOTE: I shared a coffee with my good friends at Imatech Larnaca and they filled me in on life in Cyprus which I really appreciate. Demitrios also pointed us to Zepyrios fish tavern which was the perfect seafood meze to complete our tour of Cyprus on our last day.
The trip home incudes a stop off in Dubai for a few days and we’ll be back on Wednesday sun kissed and reflecting on our eastern Mediterranean adventure. Look forward to catching up with you ...
... also enjoy a glass or two of Efes. As darkness came in it was time to light the candles and and also the mosquito stick to ward off any flying bugs. A lovely chilli supper with wraps, rice and salad was followed by lemon ice cream and some fantastic lokma....or in greek loukmades! Terribly fattening so the ladies say but who cares! A really nice supper was helped by a nice bottle of red and finished off with a single malt and brandies.
Larnaca has for years been the leading city that holds the largest and most important folklore festival in Cyprus.
The so called "Kataklysmos Fair" (Flood Festival) is between 29th and 3rd of June
I was there a week before the above date and there was much going on too. Kiosks set up ...
... rest of the dishes were presented in small plates exactly as the real meze and we had "afelia" which is a local dish made of diced pork marinated in wine with coriander. “Stifado”, “meatballs”, “kupepia” as Cypriots call them. The Greek name that stands for this dish is ‘dolmadakia’ and they are the Staffed Vine Leaves.
“Souvlaki” is kabab. We were also brought ...