Cyprus Photo Diary

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In my last post I promised to show you a few photos from my recent trip to Cyprus. This is going to be a bit of a mish-mash and fairly image-heavy, but here goes! Grab your passports and let's head off to the sunshine together. (Virtually speaking, of course.)


First stop, Limassol. When I first met my husband and started to get to know Cyprus, I didn't like this town, but I kind of love it now. If you prefer sleepy little resorts and unspoiled fishing villages, this is probably not the place for you, but I find the chaotic urban sprawl has a charm of its own. We were based here for the week and spent most of our time here. One of my favourite things to do was walk along this promenade.

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus

We stopped every so often to take a quick outfit photo. As you do. 

#OOTD featuring Miss Selfridge Maxi Dress

Dress - Miss Selfridge, SandalsBag - Topshop, Hat - Accessorize, Sunglasses - H&M, Watch - Jord

A lot of eating and drinking was done on this trip. In fact, I was so focused on the food that it almost never occurred to me to take any photos in restaurants. I definitely forgot to "think like a blogger" when mealtimes were involved! I did, however, manage to capture evidence that my chocolate milkshake obsession is still going strong, not to mention a chicken caesar salad the size of my head.

Chocolate Milkshake and Freddo Cappucino

Chicken Caesar Salad

I'd heard about a new development at the Limassol Marina, with luxury villas, shops and restaurants being built, and I was curious to see it. Much of it was still under construction, but we had a good nose around anyway!

Exploring Limassol Marina

 
Limassol Marina

Limassol Marina

Limassol Marina

This place is clearly going to be the perfect spot to moor one's yacht once it's complete!

In the evenings, I found the drop in temperature from the heat of the day left me feeling like I wanted to cover up, much to the amusement of my husband, who was still boiling. I didn't get chance to take any proper outfit photos in this get-up, but here's a little Instagram snap to give you an idea of what I wore out to dinner most nights.

#OOTN featuring River Island Ripped Jeans

Jeans - River Island, Top - Oasis, Blazer - Zara, Shoes - New Look, Bag - Topshop (I'm obsessed with this bag. I only bought it recently, but I can only find the black version online at the moment and even that is currently out of stock! How dare they?!)

One thing Cyprus certainly has no shortage of is ancient sites. I've visited a few over the years but this was the first time I'd been to the Sanctuary of Apollo, near Limassol. It was deserted when we were there and we really made the most of having this amazing place to ourselves. You can walk along the pathways that would have been in use at the time and try to imagine the ruins on either side as fully functioning buildings. The Roman temple at the heart of it is just stunning.

The Sanctuary of Apollo, Limassol

The Sanctuary of Apollo, Limassol

The Sanctuary of Apollo, Limassol

We spent one lovely day in Paphos. Paphos has a different vibe to Limassol - it's a lot more relaxed and laid-back. In many ways it's possibly my favourite of the main resorts.

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus


Giving the menu in a fish restaurant some serious attention!

Paphos, Cyprus

And finally, I will share just a couple of shots taken in Larnaca, where we dropped in for lunch one day. This is also a lovely resort and has a different vibe again - More of a buzz than Paphos, perhaps, but more "manageable" than Limassol. A nice balance of the two to finish with!

Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca, Cyprus

And that's pretty much how I spent my week! Have you visited Cyprus? Which are your favourite places?

Kate x
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  1. We visited Polis last year and loved it!
    Jennie Emma
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    1. I love Polis, and Latchi which is nearby. This is the area we stayed in last time we visited, a couple of years ago now. x

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  2. Lovely photos Kate, I can't believe they have a Wagamama over there that's so funny!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. They have a lot of familiar places! Topshop, Accessorize, M&S, Costa Coffee...it's like a home from home! x

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  3. I've never been to Cyprus but what a beautiful place to spend holidays! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  4. This looks so beautiful! I've never beem to Cyprus but I'd love to! Xx

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    1. It's well worth a visit Rita! x

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  5. Wow this place looks so beautiful! Also love all your pics <3
    Nati xx
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    1. Yep! Wishing I was back there! x

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  7. I've been to Cyprus twice and think the beaches are among the most beautiful I've seen! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. They do have some beautiful beaches, with very clear water. x

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  8. Sunshine, food and some ancient ruins - sounds like the perfect mix.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  9. These pictures are absolutely breathtaking <3 I have such wanderlust! Will def have to put this on my bucket list of must-see places! Btw, adore your outfits xo
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  10. I saw some of your picture posted on twitter :) They all looked lovely & I googled the place & found out that Cyrus is pretty close to Syria. owh wow! Aren't those area are pretty tense with all the political issue/power? Did you take a cruise/ferry to Cyprus? Where from? Turkey? I would love to go there one day :)

    | Bold Expression | Hana

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    1. Hi Hana, the problems in Syria actually have nothing to do with Cyprus - it's just close geographically, that's all, and is perfectly safe to visit. We flew over from the UK. x

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  11. What a gorgeous place to visit! I also love your daisy maxi dress!

    Paulina

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  12. Cyprus looks gorgeous! I love your sandals in the passport photo! :)

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  13. I'm going to be in Greece in about a month, and your photos made me even more excited! :)

    Characters & Carry-ons

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    1. Oh Greece is also lovely - hope you have an amazing time! x

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  14. The view looks amazing<3 thanks for sharing you look STUNNING<3
    Follow for follow?:)

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  15. Looks amazing!!! I love these pictures!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  16. THAT MISS SELFRIDGE MAXI IS ALL SORTS OF PERFECTION!
    (Sorry for the caps, but I feel it was needed!)

    Style Sunrise☀

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  17. Beautiful photos! It looks like you had an amazing time! I've been to Cyprus twice and loved it both times, I can't wait to go again one day :) xx

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    1. It is a lovely place. I hope you get to go again soon. x

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  18. wow Cyprus looks amazing! I'm in love with the floral dress you're wearing in this first few pictures, it's so pretty! That looks like an amazing holiday! x

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    1. Thanks very much! Yes, it was a good week! x

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  19. wow! thank you so much for showing us Cyprus through this post! :)
    I have never been there but with your photos, its like "we" your readers also went there.

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  20. I have never been to Cyprus and now am adding it to my bucket list of places to see! Your photos beautifully capture the ambiance of Cyprus! Thank you for the beautiful desktop travels this morning!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  21. Have a great holiday! Beautiful shots! Love your sandals!

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  22. I live in the centre of Nicosia and all these places are fairly easy to get too. A really beautiful country!

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