The Seigneur de Villamont recounts his first impressions of Cyprus, a stop on his journey from Brittany to Jerusalem:

On Ascension Day, Thursday, May 11, 1589, about mid-day we arrived at the first point of the kingdom of...

The English botanist Dr J Sibthorpe, who travelled in Cyprus and collected notes concerning the natural history of the island, describes Paphos and his discoveries at a modern Greek church:

Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi describes the marriage of Richard to Berengaria:

In the month of May, on Sunday the 12th of the same month, the feast of St Nereus, Achilleus and Pancratius, Richard, King of England married...

In March 1787 Dr John Sibthorp, a respected English botanist, having sailed through various islands and the coast of Asia Minor, arrived in Cyprus where for five weeks he studied the fauna and flora:

We went on shore, and after waiting...

An early 18th century traveller, Vasyl Hryhorovyc-Bars’ ky, visited Cyprus on several occasions and left the most detailed account of the churches, monasteries and religious life on the island from the period, including the church of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca:

English botanist Dr J Sibthorp visited Fontana Amorosa in the Akamas peninsula:

At six we set out for Fontana Amorosa, which our guides informed us was little more than an hour distant from Poli. We descended towards the coast...

In a letter to his parents, Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus writes about his discovery in Amathus:

Work goes on here at Amathus as usual at a rapid pace, with...

Swedish Archeologist Alfred Westholm wrote to his parents emphasising the growing popularity of the Swedes in Cyprus:

Our life here at Amathus is easily studied by all who pass by on the road, and my simple reed...

A narrative from George Boustronios chronicle:

In addition, on the 15 May 1461 Sir Sor de Naves arrived at Salines with two galleys so as to remain constant in the service of the king, as the latter had instructed him. And on his arrival at...

The Reverent Levi Parsons had a conversation with a priest in Paphos:

Had some profitable conversation with the priest who accompanied us. I requested him to prove from the scriptures the articles of his creed...

American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes the Salt Lake and his subsequent visit to Tekke:

We passed by the Salt Lake, and observed that its waters have a reddish appearance since the salt has begun...

The British explored the Cypriot countryside but without losing their habits or lowering their standards! Tea was always at hand, as E M Barry writes in her diary: 

When we reached Kolossi we found that the officers had got tea....