Ali Bey el Abassi left Limassol for Paphos and reached the village of Episcopi:
Episcopi is larger than Colossi and most pleasantly situated. Every house is surrounded with gardens, trees, plots of cotton and sown fields. The village lies at the foot of the mountains which slope down to the seashore, and commands a view a fine plain and of the sea. There is water in abundance, the soil is excellent – advantages which make Episcopi a delightful place, infinitely more worthy of the goddess of the isle than Idalium and Cythera. It was formerly a very rich town, with large sugar works. One sees still the ruins of an aqueduct, immense stores or vaulted halls, and several Greek churches with fresco-paintings. Today it is a village of little importance, inhabited by Turks and Greeks, each in their own quarter. The women appeared to me to enjoy considerable liberty, but I saw no beauties – perhaps my unlucky star kept them out of my sight.