In March 1787 Dr John Sibthorp, a respected English botanist, having sailed through various islands and the coast of Asia Minor, arrived in Cyprus where for five weeks he studied the fauna and flora:

We went on shore, and after waiting...

An early 18th century traveller, Vasyl Hryhorovyc-Bars’ ky, visited Cyprus on several occasions and left the most detailed account of the churches, monasteries and religious life on the island from the period, including the church of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca:

English botanist Dr J Sibthorp visited Fontana Amorosa in the Akamas peninsula:

At six we set out for Fontana Amorosa, which our guides informed us was little more than an hour distant from Poli. We descended towards the coast...

In a letter to his parents, Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus writes about his discovery in Amathus:

Work goes on here at Amathus as usual at a rapid pace, with...

A narrative from George Boustronios chronicle:

In addition, on the 15 May 1461 Sir Sor de Naves arrived at Salines with two galleys so as to remain constant in the service of the king, as the latter had instructed him. And on his arrival at...

The Reverent Levi Parsons had a conversation with a priest in Paphos:

Had some profitable conversation with the priest who accompanied us. I requested him to prove from the scriptures the articles of his creed...

American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes the Salt Lake and his subsequent visit to Tekke:

We passed by the Salt Lake, and observed that its waters have a reddish appearance since the salt has begun...

The British explored the Cypriot countryside but without losing their habits or lowering their standards! Tea was always at hand, as E M Barry writes in her diary: 

When we reached Kolossi we found that the officers had got tea....

The traveller Fynes Moryson, also recorded as Fines or Fiennes, visited Cyprus. He comments on Paphos and its relation to the Goddess Venus: 

On Sunday, the nineteenth of May, we came to the first Promontory ...

Cornelis van Bruyn had embarked on 15 May in a little vessel laden with salt for Antalya. On this morning he saw...

Lumisso or Lymsol, a village with a small fort. The ruined walls of the ancient city...

Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm, writing to his mother, explained his troubles with labour in Cyprus:

Here on Cyprus the harvest has been in full progress these last few days and because of this we have great trouble...

Le Sieur de Stochove arrived in Cyprus after an adventurous journey:

We left Laja, in the ancient province of Caria at Midnight to anticipate the foul wind (ambat) which always prevails in the afternoon. We arrived...