Wednesday, 1 August 2018

LIMASSOL

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"Holidaymaker Craig Taylor wrote to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation to 'express my absolute disgust at the amount of human excrement floating in the bays and beaches around the St Raphael / Four Seasons beaches in Limassol.'"

Limassol sea filth a growing cause for concern - Cyprus Mail



"Cyprus is a part of Eretz Yisrael."

Cyprus in Jewish eyes 

"Limassol is where by my rough count there must be over 1,000 Israelis working in the internet sector.

"Most of the internet industry in beautiful Limassol focuses on forex trading, porn (companies like Coolvision) and internet gambling..."

Limassol, The Internet Capitol of Israel



"In April 2018, the counter terrorism unit held a drill at the marina in Limassol to test its readiness to respond to incidents similar to those that took place in Europe recently.

"The scenario involved a van ploughing into pedestrians at the marina and followed by an exchange of fire with police officers."

Counter terrorism drill in Limassol - Cyprus Mail


Limassol.

"In Cyprus, 2018 tourism continues to smash records.

"Tourist arrivals during the first three months of 2018 were up 29.3 per cent over the same period last year.

"Tourist traffic increased from Russia (+13.7 per cent), Germany (+107.3 per cent) and Israel (+53.6 per cent)."

2018 tourism continues to smash records - Cyprus Mail



Limassol promenade.

"In a 2015 global survey, based on data on population, CO2 Emissions, Police personnel, traffic deaths, thefts, assaults and life expectancy, Cyprus ranked as the 5th safest country in the world." [21]


Limassol

"In terms of Tourism Infrastructure, Cyprus ranks 1st in the world." [15]



In Limassol, a few of the older houses still survive.


Tunnel complex hidden under the sink

In Limassol you can visit the house where George Grivas, leader of the EOKA terrorist group, hid from the British military.

Georgios Grivas

Cypriot politician Dr Vassos Lyssarides said: 'We have a lot of evidence that money was transferred to EOKA-B by the CIA.'



Limassol is to have a number of new seafront towers.

Real estate speculation is big business in Cyprus.



The very friendly Erifilis BookCafe is on Irinis Street, fairly near the castle, in Limassol.

(It is very near the Sykaminia Restaurant, on Eleftherias Street.)

Limassol Carnival

The Kyriakou Bookshop is at Georgiou Griva Digeni 3, Limassol.

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People of Limassol.

Over the years, Cyprus has been hit by earthquakes, locusts, drought, plague and various foreign invaders.

Under Turkish rule, "the abductions of beautiful youths, male or female, to satisfy carnal desires of men of the ruling class, were concealed." 

- Takis Georgiou in his book 'Cyprus'.


Limassol - the friendly Twin's Cafe and Agia Napa Cathedral.



The Bishopric building of the Holy Bishopric Church of Panagia Katholiki in Limassol.



Left: the Holy Bishopric Church of Panagia Katholiki in Limassol.

There is a fine cafe with a small garden within this church complex.



The Holy Bishopric Church of Panagia Katholiki in Limassol.



Above, we see the Kapetanios Odyssia hotel in Limassol, which is within walking distance of most of Limassol's attractions.

Limassol's Five Star hotels are too far away from the centre of Limassol.



The Kapetanios Odyssia hotel in Limassol overlooks the building site where the Trilogy towers will rise.



Limassol seafront.


Limassol seafront.

To the west of Limassol is the Akrotiri Area of the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.



A few parts of old Limassol still survive.



Most of Limassol's old buildings have been destroyed and replaced by tower blocks.



Relaxing in Limassol.



Limassol's wooden pier.


Aphrodite - Limassol archaeological Museum

Near Limassol, the sea, impregnated by Uranos, gave birth to Aphrodite, aka Venus, aka Cypris.

Luigi Palma di Cesnola carried an enormous amount of Cypriot antiquities to New York where he founded the New York Metropolitan Museum.

The Amathus Monolith, the biggest carved vessel in the world, was taken to the Louvre.


Limassol's New Marina.

According to the French architect, Xavier Bohl, the Limassol marina plan was based on the Marina of Monte Carlo in Monaco model and Port Grimaud in St Tropez.



Limassol's New Marina.



Limassol Municipal Gardens.



The somewhat underfunded Limassol Municipal Gardens, which is next to the somewhat underfunded Limassol Zoo.



Limassol Town Hall.


Lido Restaurant in Limassol.

For Greek Cypriot food, try the Sykaminia Restaurant, on Eleftherias Street, not far from the castle in Limassol.

Le Frenchie restaurant is very near the Castle in Limassol.



The Limassol Oval office block.



Agia Napa Cathedral and the Twin's Cafe.


Grigoris Afxentiou statue, Grigoris Afxentiou square, Anexartisias Avenue, Limassol.

Grigoris Afxentiou was an Eoka guerrilla fighter who fought against the British rule in Cyprus. He was second in command to general Georgios Grivas.



In 'Limassolgrad', Ukrainian, Belarussian and Moldovan prostitutes work the beachside drinking spots.


In Cyprus, more than 25% of bank deposits and about one-third of foreign investments come from Russia.


aangirfan: ISRAEL IN CYPRUS


5 comments:

  1. Dont forget that part when the CIA (and most likely other Western secret services) set fire to the churches and blame the Cypriot Turks and did the same to mosques by putting the blame on Greek Cypriots then. Those scums clearly dont love peace, its not in their advantage, never has been, as u know.

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  2. "Those scums clearly dont love peace, its not in their advantage, never has been, as u know."
    Sure, good comment !

    And good post about Cyprus, Aanir !
    This beautiful island became a playground for russian mafia and a kinda shelter for russian middle class, or holidaymakers.
    BTW : world powers prefers to keep Cyprus divided, as always divide and rule, so the cooment above applies, sadly, as well.
    Ommm, peace...

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  3. First sight I got after disembarking to the beach boardwalk was a money exchange souk with Hassidic jews scurrying all over the place like termites. What a shame

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  4. Cyprus introduced a tax in the 1970's on the British bases with historic repayments (alot of money), presently they were tax free - the British contacted their lacky's the Turks who were allowed to promptly invade right upto the British bases and not beyond - and this of course divided the island in half and the taxing of the British bases became a thing of the past.

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  5. Before the financial 2012–2013 crisis - at least a month before it broke (around march) - HSBC would not pay me any money out - it had blocked all transactions thru Bank of Cyprus ATM's and others - when I got back to the UK I wrote to them and they said they would reply with a full investigation but never did. HSBC was fully aware ahead of time what was about to go down.

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