Street in Kakopetria
Street in Kakopetria. The old village lies on the banks of a small river in the northern foothills of the Troodos mountains. The houses are built of stone below and wood for the upper storeys.


Buffavento Castle was originally built in the 12c, enlarged under the Lusignans and dismantled by the Venetians. Its precipitously perched position is the highest (954m) and the most remarkable of the 3 great castles of the Kyrenia range. It is appropriately named after the gusts of wind it defies.  
Buffavento castle


Phikardou Village
Phikardhou Village, a deserted hamlet, has been restored by the Dept of Antiquities. Situated on the northern slopes of Mt Kionia, It contains some 18c houses


This Byzantine fortress was built to protect the port of Paphos. It was reconstructed by the Lusignans in the 13c , dismantled by the Venetians in the 16c, and then reconstructed by the Ottomans at the end of the 16c. Now a national monument It has served as a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt during the British occupation of the island

The fort of Paphos

Lazania Village
The village of Lazania was largely deserted and totally unspoilt when I visited in 1985. Many houses have now been restored.

Othello Street in 1985. A street in the walled city,  ot far from the Green LIne,  showing the old method of construction using sun dried bricks covered with plaster.
Othello St Nicosia