Since we are not allowed to travel abroad, in the next few posts I will take you on a trip across my island, Cyprus. A small island in the Mediterranean with many hidden gems. It took us a travel ban to discover them. One of those hidden gems is Agios Sozomenos.
Agios Sozomenos is an abandoned village near Dali with a population that consisted mostly Turkish Cypriot. All the villagers of Agios Sozomenos left after the Turkish invasion of 1974. Even though the place became quite popular during our lockdown days, it is still a non touristy place. We were the only ones there and not only did we had time to take our photos but also just walk around and explore the place. We wondered through the village’s ruins and then spent some time at Saint Mamas church. Even though this church is also in ruins, it lives you in awe. It still looks glorious. Its double arches look beautiful and they are super photogenic! :)
In the photos that follow you will notice that I included some that have no ruins in them. I saw those palm trees on our way to Agios Sozomenos and I needed to go there and take a photo with them. I was so desperate to travel to a tropical country, that when I saw the palm tree, the crazy-travel-girl inside me wanted to run towards it and hug it!! Imagine that double palm tree on a white beach instead of the field. Does it not remind you of Bora Bora????
Love, Lucy xxx
P.S. For more photos of the ruins and for more story details, visit My Cyprus Insider