Captain Charles Colville Frankland comments on the “beauty” of the Cypriot women:

In the morning the British Consul came on board... I went on shore in the evening with Bailing. The Marina of Larneca is a wretched place...

Captain Charles Colville Frankland  wrote of the architectural style he noticed in Cyprus:

I observed that in most of the houses at Larneca the ceiling of the large rooms is supported by a Gothic or rather a Saracenic arch. The beams ...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition described to his parents how the expedition was entertained at Mersinaki:

This last Sunday and the two nights I had the entire expedition out to visit here.Erik had sent word that...

John Locke was one of a number of pilgrims who anchored at Limassol and made a short tour of Cyprus:

This town is ruinated and nothing in it worth writing, save onely in the mids of the towne there had been a fortress, which is now decayed...

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...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease, the first American missionary to Cyprus, learnt of the custom of sanctifying the water:

Mrs. Ladd wrote us that they attended the church at Lefkara, in the morning when the cross was dipped into 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...