We visit Cyprus, Rhodes, Malta and Sicily.

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. It was inhabited as early as 8,000 BC. Copper mines generated a lot of wealth for the people here. It has green mountains with little villages. Each village has a craft or product that they specialize in. The island was also the center of the cult worshipping Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Dubbed the 'island of love' it now has liberal marriage laws and attracts couples from Tel Aviv who do not want to go through the stringent rituals of Orthodox Judaism. 

We visit the ancient city of Kourion which has another Temple of Apollo. Apollo was considered to be the God of Light, of sun, of poetry, of music, of the Woodland and the protector of the city.

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Ancient ruins of Kourion.

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Part of theatre with countryside below.

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Mosaic in the bath area.

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More mosaics.

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Map of the Temple of Apollo and area.

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Temple of Apollo - what's left of it.

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Ruins by temple.

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The bath/sauna area. Hot bricks were put on top of these columns to generate warmth. Of course the top was enclosed.

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Wash basin.

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More ruins.

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Leaving Kourion there are rock retaining walls all over the countryside.

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A small winery.

To the Islands:

Cyprus-Omodhos Rhodes Rhodes - Palace Malta Malta scenes Sicily


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