We visit Cyprus, Rhodes, Malta
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.