Dear friends of Historic Cyprus


Unfortunately due to personal issues but also due to the current situation

I would like to inform you that I am cancelling

ALL PROPOSED VISITS to the occupied land until the end of summer.

Our wonderful island will be there always a blessing to the difficult days we are all going through.

Thank you for your understanding


Our Guided Tours

Buffavento Castle

Buffavento Castle

Probably the castle that offers the most breathtaking views of the island, perched high upon a windy mountain, a look-out post first by the Byzantines transformed later into a castle by the Lusignan kings so as to protect both the capital and the shores from intruders. The castle is halfway between St. Hilarion and Kantara, at the summit of a crest in the Pentadactylos range.

In this castle, a watch was kept every night and as soon as they descried ships at sea they forthwith lit beacon fires or torches to pass the news to the city of Nicosia and to Kyrenia Castle.

Father Stephen Lusignan, Description ou histoire de Cypre, Paris 1580


Monastery of Panagia Apsinthiotissa

panagia apsinthiotissa

About a mile north of the village of Sykhari, are the remais of the Monastery of Panagia Apsinthiotissa, property of the Orthodox Sea of Jerusalem, and known during the medieval period as the Abbey of the Abscithi. A Byzantine church restored by the Lusignans in the Gothic style in the 15th century. Fragments of wall paintings are seen in the church.

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