Lorenzo Warriner Pease, an American missionary, takes note of the landscape around the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca:
About 4 o’clock this afternoon I took a ramble over the hills to the south west of this place for my peregrinations. I saw that from a quarter to half mile from the shore the land rises suddenly several feet, in some places 30 or 40, in other less, and that this rise is fringed with a rock composed of pudding stone. In some places I thought that the rock appeared to have been arranged by the hand of art and that a wall had been constructed. On the other side of the hill an arm of the sea runs up into the land beyond which rises the mausoleum which Pierides says is dedicated to a female relative of Mahomet. The shepherds were gathering in their flocks in one place.