Baroness Annie Allnott Brassey arrived with her yacht in Limassol:
Limassol, where we arrived at about 10.00 a.m. is a long low white town, stretching along the seashore, with domes and minarets interspersed among the houses and palm trees. Never was anything so blue as were the sky and the sea this morning; but if the colouring was beautiful, the heat was disagreeably intense. The very small landing stage was decorated with vines and olive branches, the remains of a triumphal arch prepared two or three days ago on the occasion of the visit of the Governor and the Lords of the Admiralty. The mayor and the whole of the population came down to see us land, thinking probably that we were another party of distinguished English visitors, to whom more addresses should be presented.