From the private journal of  Lieutenant Donisthopre Donne on taking a  break in Troodos:

I took a run up to Troodos on the 24th for a day or two holiday. Starting at daybreak I rode up to Platres in 5 hours...

The Dominican monk Felix Faber on reaching the harbour of Paphos and beyond:

On June 25, 1483, we came over against the most ancient harbour of Cyprus which is called Paphus; and mentioned in Acts xiii.6 and 13...

The Dominican monk Felix Faber, in a company of eight, woke up at the village of Santa Croce where they had spent the night:

On the 26th, the feast of the holy martyrs John and Paul, when we got up we begged the Greek...

Doctor Pegasiou, from Karavas village, Cyprus, sent a letter to Swedish archaeologist Einar Gjerstad with notes on customs related to marriage:

1) Before the bride and groom enter their new home, they both stand...

Fabriano Falchetti describes the Turks' preparations for the attack on Nicosia:

I, Fabriano Falchetti, of Saluderio, a village in the District of Rimini, who happened to be at Nicosia in the company of Captain Palazzo de Fano...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease notes about Cypriot people: 

It is a custom for the men to sleep for two or three hours in the afternoon through the summer, while the females indulge in naps...

During a visit to Government House, British officer Fred Beul was shaken up:

Rode down to Government House and called on Lady Sendall who seemed very nice, afterwards called on the Bennetts where we stayed...

A gentleman officer of the East India Company wrote in his diary:

About sunset we anchored off the town of Famagusta, formerly the capital of the island, when the Venetians had possession of it, at which period it was a most beautiful flourishing city...