The pilgrim Bar’s kyj’s left Cyprus on August 13, sailing from Larnaka. He commented on the people of the island and their hospitality but did not neglect to refer to the unhealthy climate of Cyprus:

On this wonderful island...

John Lock made a trip to Jerusalem and, having joined a group of pilgrims, they sighted Cyprus:

The 11 in the morning, we had sight of the Iland of Cyprus, and towards no one we were thwart the cape called Ponta Malota...

Sir Garnet Wolseley writes in his journal about Abbot Sophronios:

The old abbot of this monastery is a nice fellow: he presents me with a bouquet every morning containing jessamin, sweet-smelling verbena, sweet- geranium etc etc. ...

Fra Francesco Suriano visited Cyprus in August 1484 on his way from Jaffa to his native Venice:

We left Jerusalem, or rather Zapho, on the tenth of August, 1484, with the galley of Messer Augustin Contarino, and sailing for six days together over...

Donisthorpe Donne, Police Commissioner of Limassol, wrote in his diary:

Having nothing but a miserable screw to ride the result was disastrous for I spent most of the night on the road only arriving dead tired out at the...

Edith Belcher noted in her diary:

Makarios has flatly rejected the new proposals and everyone thinks things will start again but bot until next week. “Θα βλεπουμε”. Nitza, I and the three boys started off at eleven. The murderer Sergeant Hammond...

Last Governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, records:

The 16th of August came in one of the hottest summers I remember. We signed all the documents at the midnight ceremony. The next day the new President and Vice-President...

Girolamo Dandini, S J, Professor of Theology at Perugia, visited Nicosia: 

There are at Nicosia four kinds of churches, each of which I examined by itself. The Turkish mosques are the most important, both for their number...

William Everett describes a catastrophic incident in the Skouriotissa mine where his grandfather worked:

Night shift blasted beginning of shift cave in #316 drift 820-Six men badly burned on 858 near Incline Shaft. ...

The British journal The Spectator reports:

The London conference on Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean problems opens on August 29, and the British Government will' once again be faced with the task of making up its mind...

George Boustronios in his chronicle of Cyprus mentions the church of St. Francis in Famagusta:

Furthermore, Sir John Arognon died on the 20 August. And he was poor when he arrived in Cyprus but he  was a Catalan from a good family...

The Venetian Fra Frencesco Suriano landed at Cape Gavata, otherwise known as Cape of the Cats, near Limassol:

I heard a marvellous thing. From the said city of Lymisso up to this cape the soil produces so many snakes...