Sanctuary of Apollo is another Archeological Site in Akrotiri, Cyprus. It’s located about 2 km from Kourion. So don’t forget to visit is, while being in Kourion.
Sanctuary of Apollo is a relatively small place, and I had the impression that not so many people visit it; at least it felt quite calm. 🙂
Akrotiri and Dhekelia are actually 2 sites; Akrotiri is located nearby Limassol; Dhekelia is near Larnaca. They both have open borders with the Republic of Cyprus and a few tourist attraction are located there as well.
Akrotiri and Dhekelia is the Sovereign Base Areas or a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus. It was created in 1960; covers about 3% of the land area of Cyprus; and includes British military bases.
It would be natural to think that island of Cyprus belongs to the Republic of Cyprus.
But it’s not true…
There are actually 4 political areas on the island of Cyprus:
-the Republic of Cyprus (recognized internationally);
-the occupied part of Cyprus – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (not recognized internationally);
-the UN buffer zone – kind of border line between the Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (it’s about 4% of the island’s area);
-Akrotiri and Dhekelia – the British military sovereign base areas.
Welcome in August.
This month all my blog is going to be about island Cyprus.
However, I will not cover this time the northern part of the country, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, that Northern Cyprus acts like a separate country, however, technically it’s an occupied by Turks part of the Cyprus.
In August, I’ll show you pictures from the Republic of Cyprus and Akrotiri and Dhekelia (will explain later what it is).