There is so much to see and do here in Cyprus, including doing absolutely nothing but lounge by the pool in the heat, and fortunately we are here long enough to do a little of everything each day.

On Wednesday we started the day with a trip up to St. Hilarion – one of the three castles that are perched on the mountains around Kyrenia.  The children loved it and did great climbing the steep access to the Royal quarters.  Poppy was spurred on by her desire to be a Princess for the day.

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Up and up we went with lollipop rewards at the top.  Well worth a visit for the views alone.  The drive up there is interesting too – through a Turkish military zone with shooting ranges on the side of the mountain.

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For this trip I wore my J.Crew Factory shorts (only $19.50 in the sale right now!!), Gap t-shirt (just $15 in the sale with another 35% off today using GAPMORE) and M&S sandals – though as you can see the Newtons were required for the climb.  (Sorry about the blurry photo I was being rushed out of the door!).


Yesterday we hung out at the pool until the heat subsided in the early evening.  We then headed off to Bellapais Abbey which is just stunning, if a little touristy due to the many people searching for the Tree of Idleness from the book Bitter Lemons.

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We had some fun amongst the ruins.

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Yes that sign behind her says ‘dangerous stairs’ – she’s a rebel and will do anything for the right shot.


I wore harems from Next, T-shirt from Zara (old) and sandals from M&S, and Poppy is wearing a t-shirt from Target, harems from Zara (similar here) and Havaiana flip flops.

After Bellapais we drove into Kyrenia for another wander along the harbor.  We ate kebabs and lamaçun with the locals, and then I had my brandy sour at The Dome as I did 15 years ago.  Apparently Kyrenia has some of the best forgeries in the World – there were a couple of ‘Birkins’ that caught my eye.  Might be time to do some bartering tomorrow.

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8 thoughts on “Sightseeing.

  1. Lin

    Hi – I love your blog! Your holiday looks fab, thanku for sharing it with us! Wot gorgeous weather! I must also comment that, I’ve been umming and arring about harem pants for wot seems like ever, however, inspired by yourself and your lovely black harem pants – gorgeously styled – I’ve taken the plunge and ordered same, on line from Next! Thanku!
    Next are fab, in that, you order, and get FREE next day delivery in a store local to you, and only pay when you get your statement through later in the month!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Lin – thank you – what a lovely comment – thank you! I hope you love the harems as much as I do – I’ve just ordered the navy too after the US site held a 50% sale for Independence Day! xx

  2. treasuresnpleasures

    I love seeing pics of poppy, she’s such a little cutie and never fails to make me smile! Holiday looks great, lounging and learning, perfect combo! The hair is looking great too! X

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      She is cute – and she is a minx too:) It’s a fun age but I have to keep her in line:) I’m hoping the hair will be in a pony tail by Christmas!

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