Limassol Castle, Cyprus

January 2018-Overnight flight from Nova Scotia to Heathrow. We took the National Express bus to Gatwick and took the train to our Hotel. Best way to escape our Jet Lag. Next morning we flew with Easyjet to Cyprus. We shoved everything into our small carry on suitcase and shoved it under our seat…we are always worried about loosing our luggage ..happens often .

When we arrived our taxi driver was waiting for us. One hour and 43 euros later we checked into our Kapitanos Hotel. Great Food and Great Location.

Day One – Historic Site

The medieval Castle is situated in the old historic area of Limassol. This is where King Richard the Lionheart was married during the Crusades in 1191. Many replicas here dating back from the 3rd century…. weapons, Medieval pottery, tombs, crosses etc. The Castle was rebuilt in 1590 during the time of Ottoman rule. Its architecture definitely transports one to a different space in time.

Grand Mosque

It is now raining hard. We make our way to the Grand Mosque in the old Turkish quarter. We learned later it was built in the 16th century. We waited here for 20 minutes to try to escape the pounding rain. Rain continued so we walk back to our hotel. We spent the whole afternoon drying our shoes with the hairdryer!

Dinner WOW!!

The best part of the evening was this amazing restaurant “Charcoal Grill” Wine, beer, 11 varieties of grilled meats, Greek Loukaniko Sausage which is a highlight for me, Greek salad, home cooked pita, fries, all for 26 euros. When we finished we were stuffed and contented!!!

20 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing!!… as I grew up I were always fascinated by history and the stories told.. I always dreamed of visiting those places.. thanks to you I can follow my dream!… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your spirit only know peace
    May your heart only know love
    May all your dreams come true
    May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
    And life is all that you wish for it to be….
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  2. Looks a fascinating place despite the wet weather, and that meal both looks and sounds delicious! I had to smile at you drying your shoes with a hairdryer – I spent ages doing that when we got soaked at Victoria Falls, only to be told by another guest later that the hotel had a shoe drying service 😆

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  3. This sounds like a great place. I’ve read quite a lot of Richard the Lionheart of England and would love to see where he got married. I had to laugh when I read you dried your shoes with a hairdryer after the rain, because I did that last December, when my family went away for a few days, and we had the worst weather LOL!

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  4. Anita,
    I was reading about Cyprus today. It has such a rich history. Herodotus writes about it. I didn’t know Richard the Lionhearted was married in a castle there.
    pax,
    dora

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