According to George Boustronios, the last Queen of Cyprus...:

And on the first of March 1489 after Christ, she went on board the galley and sailed for Venice.

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease tries to descirbe the system of governance on the island:

The island of Cyprus is farmed out by the Sultan to whoever will give the greatest sum. Sometimes the Caputan Pasha, or a rich banker...

In describing the situation on the island, American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease wrote:

Received a letter of thanks from the deacon of the Archbishop for some books I sent a few days since. Mr Charalambos finished the contract...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs, was very interested in icons:

In the afternoon I took Mrs Monekton and Mrs Helen Percy round the town. I myself examined more carefully the church of Ayios Cassianos. ...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake’s impressions of the north coast of Cyprus after visiting Kyrenia:

After having remained several days at Larnaca and Lefkosia, we arrived to-day at Tzerina, on our return to Constantinople. The purity of the air ...

The British Consul to Aleppo, Alexander Drummond, included in his book “Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and Several Parts of Asia as far as the Banks of the Euprhrates”, a long description of Cyprus which he visited twice:

Travelling around the island, Edith Belcher, wife of the US Consul, had an interesting experience: 

Off to Greek orphanage with Iro at five. When we left, Iro pointed out caves across the way where the people live. She and I and a woman from...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher comments on his first meeting with Archbishop Makarios:

As with most people meeting Archbishop for the first time, I was most impressed with magnetic personality and warmth of his manner. His...

Ali Bey, a Catalan, landed in Cyprus after a terrible storm which almost destroyed the ship he travelled in. His description points to the dangers that travellers such as him had to face:

How can I describe the frightful state...

Seigneur de Villamont from Brittany arrived in Cyprus:

On Ascension Day, Thursday May 11 1589, about mid-day, we arrived at the first point of the kingdom of Cyprus, which seamen call Cape S. Piphani and coasting along came near...

Alfred Westholm, a member of the Swedish expedition to Cyprus, wrote about Menelaos Markides, the Director of Cyprus Museum:

This was the last day that we were all together here. In the morning we held a little demonstration for...

William Turner, a member of staff at the British Embassy in Constantinople, described Larnaca from the sea:

The whole of the coast that we passed today was very verdabt and varied by moderate mountains and rich valleys...