The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease on the origins of the people living north of Limassol who are believed to be descendants of the Crusaders as it is thought that Richard the Lionheart’s army camped in the area:

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary the functions of the Athienou muleteers: 

The muleteers of Athienou appoint one of their number annually to go to Nicosia to live...

Fynes Moryson, a fellow of Cambridge, published his itinerary to Europe and the East between 1591 and 1596 in 1617. In it there is a short reference to his visit to Cyprus:

In twilight (for the nights used not...

Lt Colonel Donisthorpe Donne described in his diary the Queen’s birthday in Cyprus:

The next great event at Nicosia was the Queen’s Birthday, for which the Zaptiehs and Troopers had to be drilled up a day or two in advance. ...

From the diaries of US Consul General Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher:

Early to Kyrenia and preparation for Paul’s party – will be a terrible horde of us- nearly thirty – five. We went swimming before lunch...

The Dutch traveller Cornelis Van Bruyn reached Paphos:

Opposite the entrance of the harbour there are two little rocks. In the afternoon I landed to see the place, which is close to to the sea: the houses as usual ...

George Boustronios describes how the Venetians steadily took over the island:

In addition, on 26 May 74 ships arrived from Venice along with a captain, as well as top secret letters and 200 men, who had come to stay in Cyprus. ...

The Chronicler from Lysi writes about this month:

It was a good year. From the 26 May until 10 June we had much rain which flooded the fields of cotton. There were scandals in Nicosia and the icon was taken back to the monastery. ...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Alethrikon and Lefkara to look at a summer residence. He describes the place, the people and life conditions: 

Br. Thompson preached an exegesis of the 1 Thessalonians 5...

ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs Rupert Gunnis reflected on an adventure around Akamas:

No black ink! Started at 4.30am in Frangos boat first to the bath of Venus, as lovely as usual, then Ay Nicholas, Fontana Amorosa...

Frederic Hasselquist, a Swedish doctor of medicine was in Cyprus waiting for a ship connection for Europe, and visited Larnaca:

On the 28th we anchored in the roadstead of Larnaco, a village where the European Consuls...

FH Guillemard in his diary:

[At Kykko] The mules haven’t come so I suppose the keradji must be away. Hope they will come tonight, for there is that about this place that is enough to make one cut one’s throat. The life these monks must lead...