During a visit to Government House, British officer Fred Beul was shaken up:

Rode down to Government House and called on Lady Sendall who seemed very nice, afterwards called on the Bennetts where we stayed...

A gentleman officer of the East India Company wrote in his diary:

About sunset we anchored off the town of Famagusta, formerly the capital of the island, when the Venetians had possession of it, at which period it was a most beautiful flourishing city...

Marian Engel, author of Monodromos’, describes one of her weekends at a beach near Davlos:

There is a village nestled up against the mountain, safe from the pirates, but the hotel is the only building on the water. It is a shabby...