Monday, February 18, 2013

St. Hilarion

From where we work on the farm, you can see this castle in the distance overhead in the mountains. What we have come to find is that it lies on the Kyrenia mountain range and was originally a monastery built in the 10th century. It was one of the last castles taken by the crusaders in 1191, and on a clear day it gives wonderful views up and down the coastline.

view of Kyrenia/Girne eastward towards Karpaz peninsula

John in Prince John's Tower. Guards were summoned here and thrown over the edge for suspected betrayal. This is as close as I got. :)

the view to the west

view of St. Hilarion to the sea

The view to southern Cyprus, the Troodos mountains in the backdrop.

"You can have anything you want if you're willing to give up the belief that you can't have it."
-Robert Anthony

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