13.04.2016 – PAPHOS

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WAKE UP 8:20. WE HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH RUDE FOR BREAKFAST AT 9:00 IN THE HOTEL BAR.
TODAY IS AN IMPORTANT DAY. 13TH APRIL – RUDE’S WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WOMBAT HAS BEEN COMBINING HOW TO CELEBRATE IT FOR WEEKS. IT’S A SIMPLE MATTER, BUT WHEN YOU’RE FLYING WITH THE WIZZAIR ONLY WITH HAND LUGGAGE, THE PROBLEM BECOMES SERIOUS. NOT ONLY THAT YOU CAN NOT CARRY TOO MANY THINGS WITH YOU. FLYING, YOU COULD NOT HAVING SOME PRODUCTS NEEDED TO MAKE COOL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

YEAH, HOWEVER NOW WE’RE IN PAPHOS. WE HAVE BUBBLES, A SPECIAL CANDLE AND A E. WEDEL CAKE. WE STILL NEED MATCHES AND SCISSORS TO CUT THE STAND FOR A CANDLE.
AS BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL WE HAVE A BUFFET MEAL. I AM GETTING THE THINGS I NEED FROM A SUPER POLITE SERVICE. AFTER EATING, WE INVITE THE JUBILARIANS TO OUR ROOM TO DRINK THEIR HEALTH. THEN WE SET OFF TO EXPLORE THE SURROUNDING MAGNIFICENCE. THEOSKEPASTI – THE ORTHODOX GREEKS CHURCH RIGHT NEXT TO OUR BEDROOM IS CLOSED. WE PROCEEDING TO AYIA KYRIAKI CHRYSOPOLITISSA, AROUND WHICH THERE ARE DISCOVERED REMNANTS OF MUCH EARLIER BUILDINGS WITH VARIOUS MOSAICS AND OTHER CURIOSITIES. ADMISSION FREE. THE TOUR TAKES ABOUT 35 MINUTES. VERY INTERESTING.

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PAPHOS – AYIA KYRIAKI CHRYSOPOLITISSA – WE STARTED TOUR HERE

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WALKING WE CROSSED THE DISTANCE SEPARATING US FROM ANOTHER TOURIST ATTRACTION – A MEDIEVAL FORT PROTECTING THE HARBOR. ADMISSION € 2.5 / PP. SIGHTSEEING (WITHOUT WATCHING A MOVIE ABOUT THE FINEST CYPRUS MONUMENTS) TAKES A MAXIMUM OF 15 MINUTES. NOT VERY INTERESTING. FROM THE TOP A GREAT VIEW OF THE ENTIRE PORT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

A FEW HUNDRED METERS AWAY IS THE ENTRANCE TO A LARGE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK. WHEN DECIDING TO ENTER IT, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW THAT IT IS A HUGE, NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE AREA FOR EVERYONE. A LOT OF WALKING, USING STAIRS AND HARD TO REACH PLACES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE. SIGHTSEEING TIME: AT LEAST 150/180 MIN. COST: € 4.5 / PP. GREAT PLACE, AND WHEN IT COMES TO MOSAICS, IT’S FANTASTIC. THEY ARE BIG AND BEAUTIFUL.
WE HAD ENOUGH OF SIGHTSEEING FOR NOW, SO WE RETURNED TO THE HOTEL TO DRINK SOMETHING AND DISCUSS FURTHER MOVES.

IN THE EARLY EVENING, WE WALKED TO DISTANT AT 4 KM AWAY – RECOMMENDED BY LONELY PLANET, OF COURSE – THE “7 St. GEORGES TAVERN“.  RIGHT NEXT TO THE TAVERNA (SOME 300 / 400 M FURTHER UP) IS THE CHARMING LITTLE CHURCH OF EFTA AGIOI GEORKIDES, SURROUNDED BY SMALLER AND LARGER CAVERNS FILLED UP WITH VOTIVE PICTURES. ATTENTION !!! DO NOT MISS THE TWO LARGEST CAVES LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 80 METERS FROM THE CHAPEL, PASSING IT.

WE’RE GOING BACK TO THE TAVERN. THE TABLES THAT INTEREST US ARE RESERVED. WE MUST CHOOSE SOME OUTSIDE OR IN THE FIRST MAIN ROOM. WE DECIDE ON THE SECOND OPTION. THE OWNER OF THE RESTAURANT APPROACHES EACH TABLE PERSONALLY EXPLAINING THE SYSTEM THAT IS IN FORCE IN HIS RESTAURANT. WHAT RESTAURANT SERVES, GENERALLY FALLS UNDER THE TERM “MEZE”. THERE ARE DIFFERENT DISHES SERVED IN THE FORM OF SNACKS. GUESTS EAT UNTIL THEY HAVE ENOUGH. YOU LETTING THE WAITER KNOW YOU FULL, PAYING AND OFF YOU GO …

SO IT WAS WITH US … WHEN WE COULD NOT EAT ANYTHING MORE, WE ASKED FOR A BILL. WE HAD A GREAT TIME FOR € 92. EATEN AND REFRESHED WE WENT A LONG WAY BACK TO OUR BEDROOM. RETURNING, WE WALKED TO THE BAR FOR STRENGTHENING COFFEE.
IN THE HOTEL – AS USUAL – WE SET A PLAN FOR THE NEXT DAY …

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