Cultural Pursuits

Posted on 2013/05/30 by


Androula's Kitchen - Cyprus on a Plate

While staying with Androula at To Spitiko tou Archonta recently, Rosie, Androula and I made a little excursion one day to Platres. From Treis Elies it only takes about twenty minutes to reach Pano Platres, perched on the Troodos mountainside, with spectacular views around. This town became well established as a holiday resort at the time of British rule on the island from 1880; a favoured spot because of its temperate climate, low humidity and cooling breezes; very welcome at the height of the summer when temperatures in Lefkosia and lowlands could reach and sometimes exceed 40〫C . It gradually became a favoured watering hole of the well-heeled travellers from Egypt, Palestine, Sudan as well as Lefkosia and Limassol.

Although there is a history of a village here from as early as 1100AD to all intents and purposes today it exists purely as a holiday resort and nearly all…

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