Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Kastelorizo – a small island haven

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We’ve just returned from a short cruise from our own small island in the Med to another two even smaller islands.

One is so tiny that there are less than 500 permanent residents located in just one town. The island is known as Kastelorizo or Megistri and the main town is incredibly beautiful.

We sailed on Friday afternoon from the port of Limassol and arrived in Kastelorizo just as the sun was rising over the coast of Turkey near Kas.

             

See the rest of our flickr photos – Getting ready to leave Limassol Port ready for our first destination of Kastelorizo.

We disembarked the ship (the MV Calypso operated by Louis Cruises) and took a stroll in the opposite direction to everyone else and climbed upwards above the mosque to the castle. Fantastic views over the harbour and the town!

              

More flickr photos of Kastelorizo here

We slowly made our way back down and stopped for a drink at one of the harbour cafes before making our way over to the opposite side of the port where there is a fairly newish hotel.

It was very hot and a swim was most definitely the order of the day so off we popped back onto the ship to get changed and had a cool dip in the clear sea from the steps just below the mosque – see the photo below.

Kastelorizo – gorgeous!

We departed Kastelorizo all too quickly and set sail in the early evening heading towards the island of Rhodes (Rodos). Somewhere we haven’t been in a long time but always remembered the walled city of Rhodes Town and Lindos. Both of which we were planning to visit on our arrival.

More photos of Rhodes have arrived!

              

Dinner was being served before our arrival so it meant we could jump ship straightaway and head off into Rhodes Town for a walk round and a few drinks before heading back for a well earned sleep!

Next day we had an excursion planned for a visit to Lindos with its’ narrow winding streets and donkeys…. On the way back to the ship we stopped off to visit the monastery Panayia Tsambika where an icon originating from Cyprus made a mysterious reappearance marked by a lighted flame – or so the tale will have us believe. It all sounded good until we were informed that the village in that locality all speak with the Cypriot Greek dialect, which made us think that perhaps the icon was relocated from Cyprus with more than a little assistance 😉

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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