USA ambassador Taylor Belcher sent to the Secretary of State the following report:

British here inform me governor’s meeting with Makarios yesterday in Athens amounted only to opportunity both men state their case...

Camille Enlart in "Gothic Art and the Renaissance in Cyprus":

In 1425, in the course of the disastrous invasion which led to the captivity of King Janus, Limassol was one of the first places in the island ravaged by the Egyptian Mamelukes. ...

Captain Charles Colville Frankland comments on the “beauty” of the Cypriot women:

In the morning the British Consul came on board... I went on shore in the evening with Bailing. The Marina of Larneca is a wretched place...

Captain Charles Colville Frankland  wrote of the architectural style he noticed in Cyprus:

I observed that in most of the houses at Larneca the ceiling of the large rooms is supported by a Gothic or rather a Saracenic arch. The beams ...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition described to his parents how the expedition was entertained at Mersinaki:

This last Sunday and the two nights I had the entire expedition out to visit here.Erik had sent word that...

John Locke was one of a number of pilgrims who anchored at Limassol and made a short tour of Cyprus:

This town is ruinated and nothing in it worth writing, save onely in the mids of the towne there had been a fortress, which is now decayed...

American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease commented on religious customs and respect for the clergy in Alethriko village in Larnaca:

Last night the priest told me that the people do not keep oil burning...

The pilgrim Bar’s kyj’s left Cyprus on August 13, sailing from Larnaka. He commented on the people of the island and their hospitality but did not neglect to refer to the unhealthy climate of Cyprus:

On this wonderful island...

John Lock made a trip to Jerusalem and, having joined a group of pilgrims, they sighted Cyprus:

The 11 in the morning, we had sight of the Iland of Cyprus, and towards no one we were thwart the cape called Ponta Malota...

Sir Garnet Wolseley writes in his journal about Abbot Sophronios:

The old abbot of this monastery is a nice fellow: he presents me with a bouquet every morning containing jessamin, sweet-smelling verbena, sweet- geranium etc etc. ...

Fra Francesco Suriano visited Cyprus in August 1484 on his way from Jaffa to his native Venice:

We left Jerusalem, or rather Zapho, on the tenth of August, 1484, with the galley of Messer Augustin Contarino, and sailing for six days together over...

Donisthorpe Donne, Police Commissioner of Limassol, wrote in his diary:

Having nothing but a miserable screw to ride the result was disastrous for I spent most of the night on the road only arriving dead tired out at the...