Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cyprus... the Island of love

Paphos city in Cyprus is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

The rock of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou, "Stone of the Greek") emerges from the sea. According to legend, Aphrodite rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot

Cavo Greco in Amμochostos.

Cyprus is one of Europe's most sought after vacation countries, and with good reason.

Awasome beauty next to the beach in Paphos.

A modern Aphrodite resting after playing with the waves of the blue sea.

Pool next to to coast.

The cosmopolitan beach of Ayia Napa.

Protaras, summer homes.

Another Aphrodite collecting herself.

Cyprus beauties attract thousands of tourists world-wide on account of its fun-loving outlook by night and its sandy Mediterranean beaches by day.

Ayia Napa famous golden beaches are awesome with thin and soft golden sand.

The water is crystal clear with a lovely blue-green colour.

Even if you are a swimming pool person, visiting Agia Napa’s & Protara's beaches will surely convert you.

Walk around topless and feel comfortable doing it.

The famous beach of Grecian bay is one of the best beaches on the island.

Tha capital city of Cyprus, Lefkosia (Nicosia) is located in the middle of the island.

Fly me to the moon... or to the Island of love...

Κύπρος το νησί της Αφροδίτης...

Η σύγχρονη Αφροδίτη στους αφρούς της γαλάζιας θάλασσας.

Η Πέτρα του Ρωμιού. Σύμφωνα με τον μύθο στις ακτές της Κύπρου στην Πάφο, γεννήθηκε, η Aφροδίτη, η θεά του έρωτα και της ομορφιάς.

Η φημισμένη παραλία της Αγίας Νάπας, Γκρέσιαν Μπέι.

Από τις ωραιότερες παραλίες της Κύπρου, το Φικ Τρι, στον Πρωταρά.

Αγία Νάπα και όποιος αντέξει τις... θερμοκρασίες.

Πανέμορφη παραλία με τα καταγάλανα νερά και τη χρυσή άμμο στον Πρωταρά.

Πανδαισία χρωμάτων, αρωμάτων και της αλμύρας της θάλασσας.

Ωραία παραλία στην Πάφο.

Ομορφιές δίπλα στη πλανεύτρα θάλασσα.

Ακτή... πολύπαθη πόσες ιστορίες καλοκαιρινές θα γράψεις ακόμα;

Αχ, θάλασσα αφέντρα μου θάλασσα αφρισμένη, στην άκρη στ' ακρογιάλι σου ήρθα να με πλανέψεις...

Σύγρχονες, εντυπωσιακές τουριστικές εγκαταστάσεις.

Ξεχύνεται η σκέψη μου πέφτει μέσα στο κύμα...

Η ειδυλλιακή παραλία Σκούταρη, κάτω από το ξενοδοχείο Μάλαμα.

Θάλασσα, μάνα, αλμύρα μου εσύ, γαλάζια μοίρα, για παραμάνα στον ώμο χρυσή τον ήλιο
πήρα.

22 comments:

Janie said...

The beaches are lovely and the Aphrodite legend is fascinating. Everyone looks like they're having a great time.

Debbie said...

The Cyprus beaches look lovely! Great photos and I noticed the word Petra there too. Hmm ...from a Petras.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Janie. The legend of Aphrodite is fascinating indeed! A lot of landmarks are associated with Aphrodite except the birth shore known as the Aphrodite Rocks or "Petra tou Romiou", like the the "Baths of Aphrodite", the "Fountain of Love", or Fontana Amorosa and others.

@ Debbie. The Cyprus beaches are waiting for you Debbie! The word 'petra' in Greek means 'stone'. No doubt your surname has a Greek origin Mrs. Petras!!

Mitr - Friend said...

Nice beach, but seems a bit crowded...

Vaggelis said...

τι μας κάνεις τέτοια ώρα που πήζουμε στο γραφείο!!!

magiceye said...

wow! would love to spend some quality time out there!

Protege said...

Wow, beautiful ocean.;)) I guess I better that the man I love to the island of love.;))
Have a lovely Wednesday.;))

Adamantia said...

Aυτό το Modern Aphrodite collecting herself ηταν ολα τα λεφτά!
Ωραίες φωτογραφίες Φοίβο!!

kyllimarjaana said...

So beautiful . I envy people living in place like this .

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@Mitr - Friend. No wonder why is always crowded!!

@ Vaggelis. Καλύτερα στο γραφείο Βαγγέλη, γιατί σε τέτοιες παραλίες η θερμοκρασία ανεβαίνει στα ύψη!!

@ magiceye. Who wouldn't!!

@ Protege. Ocean and loving man are both living in the island of love:) You are welcome.

@ Adamantia. Τι να τα κάνεις τα λεφτά όταν έχει modern Aphrodites collecting themselves!!!

@ kyllimarjaana. Terve touloa Kyproksen! You are welcome!

A World in a PAN said...

I prefer these beaches to Paris-Plage!!!

Rita said...

It is very nice to see the map of the region here!

Another thing I like is your music; Andrea Bocelli singing Con te partirò with Sarah Brightman is one of my all time favourites :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Rita. Terve Riita! Kiitos for your kind comments. Glad you like the music although I have to find some nice finnish music as well! Rakaoudella!

JamanFou said...

Βαλτός είστε αγαπητέ Φοίβο?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

JamanFou said. Βαλτός όχι αγαπητή Ιωάννα, αλλά 'βάλτος' έχει γίνει η θερμοκρασία μας!!!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Phillip
Absolutely magnificent beaches.You are lucky to be living in the land of Aphrodite & Love. I am taking my next vacation in Cyprus! And you will be my tour guide.
Dhanyavad for a great post. Ram

Phivos Nicolaides said...

R.Ramakrishnan. Namaste, Hi Ram. You are most welcome to come to the island of Aphrodite. Be sure you are bringing with you your swimming costume! I will be definitetly your tour guide with my pleasure. Dhanyavad for your kind comments.

jyothisethu said...

Phivos,

Visited your beautiful travel blog...
Nice and beautiful place full of beautiful people...

Congratulations for the efforts you take to capture this much beauty...

jyothisethu said...

Hello Phivos,

Visited your travel blog which is full of beautiful people and place...

Happy to have a look at such place and people...
congrats...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Jyothisethu. Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment. Your travelling blog is also full of beauties. Best regards.

xrisouax said...

Keep on travelling, sovara den uparxei kalitero pragma, oi empeiries, oi nees koultoures se kanoun kalutero an8rwpo!

http://xrisouax.blogspot.com/2010/06/cheers.html

xrisouax said...

Keep on travelling, sovara den uparxei kalitero pragma, oi empeiries, oi nees koultoures se kanoun kalutero an8rwpo!

http://xrisouax.blogspot.com/2010/06/cheers.html