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A breath taking scene of fishing boats in the background together with enchanting fishing shelters and small harbours, all create an important part of the island’s connection to the sea, which also serves as an important source for fresh fish, served in taverns all over Cyprus.
Curium was an ancient city on the south west coast of Cyprus, near Episkopi. The Ancient Greek historians Herodotus and Stravonas both mention that the city was a colony of the Argion, one of the most rich and powerful kingdoms of Cyprus. It is mentioned in the ‘prism of Asarhadon’ 672-673 BC, along with the other kingdoms of Cyprus (Idalion, Kition, Salamis, Hytroi, Tamassos, Ledrai and Solloi.) According to mythology, the well-known owner of Curium was Curies the son of Kiniras. He was called Curieus and Curias by the city’s residents.
The devastating earthquakes that hit Curium in the second half of the fourth century AD, marks the beginning of the decline of the city. Another reason for the city’s downfall is that the people of the city stopped worshipping Apollo of Hylates due to growing popularity towards Christianity. This meant that the city was now deprived of many benefits that accompanied crowds of pilgrims who came to visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates.
The village of Omodos is situated 42 kilometres north-west of the city of Limassol, in the Krassohorion area. It is located near the western bank of the river Ha, at an average altitude of 810 metres. Omodos is surrounded by high mountain peaks and the highest of these peaks is Afamis at 1,153 metres and Kremmos of Laonas at 1,092 metres.