Category Archive: Heritage

North Cyprus : the Canakkale POW Cave

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By Chris and Fred (alias Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern) The Canakkale POW Cave.  Or:  How to get fooled by the Ministry of Tourism I had heard some rumours about a POW cave… Continue reading

Richard Chamberlain – Cyprus Scenes and Way of Life in 1954

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By Richard Chamberlain … I was only 18 years old when I arrived in Cyprus on 28th May 1954 and landed at the old Nicosia International Airport.  There were about 100 soldiers on… Continue reading

Cyprus walking tour of Kyrenia Castle with Tuncer Bagiskan

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By Chris Krzentz…….. For this walking tour, I visited the ancient Kyrenia Castle which stands guard over the old harbour where today many charter boats are moored and tourists and locals sit and enjoy… Continue reading

Cyprus Veteran Richard Gofton and his Calypso for the Dome Hotel

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard ….. I love writing about the Cyprus Veterans who did their National Service in Cyprus, they have so many wonderful memories of those days of their youth and the… Continue reading

Walking through the Armenian Quarter of North Nicosia

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By Chris Krzentz…….. This is my documentary about the Armenian Church and Monastery of Notre dame de Tyre, Victoria Street, and the Armenian Quarter in the North Part of Nicosia, Cyprus. Joining me are… Continue reading

13th Tepebaşı Tulip Festival 18th/19th March 2017

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By Margaret Sheard ….. Spring is just around the corner and the time when the flora and fauna of North Cyprus is at its best. This is Festival time and we can look… Continue reading

North Cyprus : where was Sigouri Castle?

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard ….. We met Chris and Fred (alias Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern) some years ago and were fascinated to hear of their journeys around North Cyprus discovering some of… Continue reading

Cyprus Regiment at the British Governors House Nicosia, 1947 to 1950

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By Sermen Erdogan……… Cebbar Eyyam who is originally from Chryschous, Altıncık or Hirsofu village near Polis village in Paphos migrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He lives in Melbourne and is about… Continue reading

Nord Zypern and Kuzey Kibris at Osman Aga Kultur Evi

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By Margaret Sheard ….. A day out with Nord Zypern and Kuzey Kibris We spent a lovely Sunday with Fred and Chris (alias Nord Zypern and Kuzey Kibris) who are very keen on… Continue reading

Walking through North Nicosia, Cyprus, October 24th 2016

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By Chris Krzentz…….. This video starts when I walk through the Kyrenia Gate into the old city of Nicosia and we walk down  Kyrenia Avenue the first ancient building we see on the left… Continue reading

Chrysokava the Cave of Gold in Kyrenia, Parts 1 and 2

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By Chris Krzentz…….. I am showing in this article two of five videos that I filmed in Chrysokava (Cave of Gold), in Kyrenia, Cyprus with Turkish Cypriot Retired Archaeologist, and Cyprus Culture group member, Tuncer Huseyin… Continue reading

North Nicosia Walking Tour with Turkish Cypriot Tuncer Bagiskan

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By Chris Krzentz…….. This is my 2013 four hour walking tour documentary of North Nicosia, Cyprus with Turkish Cypriot Retired Archaeologist Tuncer Bagiskan. It features the Armenian Church and Monastery, the Arabahmet area and… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus, a country with Abandoned History

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By Chris Elliott……. We have received news from Oya Kutsal of a book-signing event which will be held on 24th January at the Pia Bella hotel at 17.00pm where there will be a guest… Continue reading

TRNC Public Information Office online exhibition of photographs

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To commemorate the 5th year anniversary of the death of Rauf Raif Denktaş and the 33rd year anniversary of the death of Dr Fazıl Kűçűk, the TRNC Public Information Office have put together… Continue reading

Kyrenia, Cyprus Walking Tour (Oct 19, 2013)

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By Chris Krzentz……. This is one of my most popular Cyprus videos that is posted on my global youtube channel. It is my one hour Kyrenia documentary with my very dear friend retired… Continue reading

Childhood Memories 1950-1962: The Cypriots who worked at Government House

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By Sermen Erdogan……. There is a whole lot of stories written about the building or history of Government House of Cyprus, now the Presidential Palace. Probably the reason for this is the political… Continue reading

The history of St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia

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By Chris Elliott….. There may be old or even ancient buildings where some of us live and we may know something of them but where does this knowledge come from? Around the world… Continue reading

Major George Samuel Thomas Woods MBE, Welch Regiment 1911 – 1994

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard….. I have been involved with writing various accounts of military service, including members of the Welch Regiment and a recent article (see link below) was instigated by information received… Continue reading