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Guest 03-Apr-2016 20:35
Hello Alexis, my name is Gregorios Economides. I am the son of Dr Dionysios Economides. We are trying to locate an old friend of his Sotiris Hadjisoyeriou. They are both from Yialousa and they attended the gymnasium in Famagusta together in the 40s. I don't suppose you are related. If you can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated. My email address is
Meg McNaughton 27-Sep-2015 15:30
Thank you for some wonderful memories. I lived in Akrotiri in the 60s and we had our summer holidays in 1968 at the Grecian Hotel in Famagusta! I also had many friends in Famagusta and Dhekelia.
militaire16-Sep-2015 13:17
Thank you for your pictures.
Catholique02-Sep-2015 09:03
Thank you for your pictures.
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:50
De superbes photos, que dire d'autre ?
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:09
I just want to say that I realy like your pictures
Guest 15-Apr-2015 17:15
hello, i came on your site while searching for Nikki Koutourza…Now,she must be in her late 70's.She was studying chemistry at the friendship university of moscow,Russia around year 1969…please if any information about her,please let me know…MS
Victoria 29-Nov-2014 11:16
I am also looking for my very dear friend, Maro Moore (KOUTROUZA). I lost contact with her in 2010 when she went overseas (from Australia) to teach English. I wish she would get back in contact with me. If Poly Georgiou knows where she is, could you please let me know or tell Maro that I would love to hear from her. Thank you.
Eleni Peskia 02-Mar-2014 14:01
My name is Eleni Peskia. I finished Hrisi Akti in 1974 and I am looking for my friend in the my class
Guest 25-Feb-2013 23:41
Hello Alexis,
My name is Emilia Philippou and I would like to know if you are a relative of my mothers. Her name is Niki Hadjisotiriou (Philippou) (DOB: 01/10/1964) and her parents are Androulla (Proestou) and Christos Hadjisotiriou. She has two sisters Irene, Demetra and a brother Peter.

We live in Sydney, Australia and would like to hear from you,

Please contact me through this address:

Thank you,
spencer elster 20-Sep-2012 13:32
Hi Alexis ,I am going to Cyprus in a couple of weeks time and staying at the Cavo Maris hotel in Ayai Napa,could you please tell me were the sailing club is located as I would like to sail a catamaran or a similar boat to a GP14 that I sail at my club in London.
Thanks very much

Spencer elster.
Wolf 27-Jun-2012 17:45
Interesting, sad, But much pretty things.
markos 02-Nov-2011 23:49
I have always wanted to visit the old nicosia airport , how did you get to walk round it ?
Nikitas Kypridemos 01-Nov-2011 21:34
My eye just fell on the name Maro Koutrouza.

I had a classmate called Maro Koutrouza in B'Astiki primary school in Famagusta. She had an older sister Niki. I wonder if it is the same Maro posting here.

Famagusta, for us who grew up there, is always in our thoughts. Unforgettable place.

Nikitas Kypridemos
Martina Schneider 27-Sep-2011 23:01
Thank you very much for sharing the photos of Famagusta, Alexis!
I'm trying to find as many of those to make an editorial project in Graphic Design at Zurich's University of the Arts. cause it is such an important topic and photographs tell more than 1000 articles, I am looking for their best quality. would it be possible to use yours as well? and is there any possibility to know, what was written on the back of all these beautiful postcards of Varosha? thanks in advance. wish you all the best, Martina
spyros spyrou 26-Aug-2010 22:45
Hi alexis, my name is Spyros Spyrou. I use to live opposite your house in Famagusta. We use to be friends before the invasion, do you remember me? We use to meet at the beach infront of your house. I use to go school at Xrisi Akti. Hope you remeber me - it's been so long!

Hope your well, I've seen all your pictures on your website which were nice to see after so many years.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Guest 17-Jun-2010 20:11
alexi eida tis foto kai xarika pires poly piso legome kyriakos (kakos) ke emena apenanti akrivos apo to spiti tou d maragou t0 eida sti foto..nasai kala!!!
Guest 04-Apr-2010 18:13
hello I wonder if you can help?when I was six I lived at four mile point do you have any pictures of the area ?we used to play in an area called the waddi,cant remember the name of the school which was across the valley.would be grateful for any information you can give me thankyou in advance Grace
Mihalis Georgiou 13-Jan-2010 10:05
Hi Alexis and happy new year! Very nice collection of Famagusta Pictures. Please visit and leave a comment.


Margot W24-Dec-2009 16:07
Happy holidays Alexis and the best of the New Year to you.
Katy MASOURA SPYROU 21-Nov-2009 17:08
Is this the Maro who has a brother Christos and they both used to go to Famagustra Grammar School?

I am katy MASOURA and used to go to the same school with you.
somebody told me that you've gone to Australia but nobody heard anything. I have been thinking of you all these years.If you are the one plse contact me.
Guest 08-Nov-2009 12:08
Dear Alexis. Can you please help me to find these two ladies (Maro and Poly)!?!?!.
I think they were in 1973/1974 in England as a student at Fryering Secretarial College. I was there the same time!. Tried already several times to call the mentioned mobile number in Australia, but that has been switched off or doesn't exist anymore.
Hope to hear from you soon!

Best regards,
Ank Vianen-Leeuwenburg
From Rijnsburg, the Netherlands
ank vianen 06-Nov-2009 11:57
dear maro I did not know what I saw. Is this THE Maro from Fryering College in 1973/1974 WADHURST ENGLAND
I have been there too. And we have been shared rooms together . I am from Holland Please
contact me at 0031613465135 it is a mobile or send me a message by text my e- mail adress is I am WAITING BYYYYYYYYEEEEE
Geoff 20-Oct-2009 14:50
I was at RAF Nicosia from late 1971 until late 1973.
I seem to remember the CSA aircraft and a team from Akrotri had to clear teh runway.
I was surprised to see the Cyprus airways Tridents as ithought the picture was of the Cyprus airways Trident taht hit the undershot and was then repaired and flown back as a BEA aircraft. I was on duty the night that the Egyptian aircraft crashed. A helicopter from Nicosia went up to view the scene witha medic but there was nothing that could be done. The Mountain rescue team from Akrotri then had to travel to start teh recovery.
Not nice but generally it was a great time and I was particularly impressed with the friendlyness of the Cypriots who made my life a rael pleasure for the two years out there. I even learnt to Ski opn Troodos
Maro Koutrouza 07-Aug-2009 03:49
Dear Alexis - I'm trying to get in contact with my best friend, Poly Georghiou Takoushi. I lost contact with her in 1992. I think Poly wrote to you last October. Could you please send me her contact details. My mobile phone number in Australia is: 0402219188. Love to all the people in Famagusta. Hey, I'm coming for a visit soon in mid-September. Hope to catch up with you all. Love from Maro.
MARO KOUTROUZA(moore) 26-Jul-2009 08:42
POLY MOU AGAPIMENI, I AM LOOKING FOR YOU TOO, THIS MARO KOUTROUZA from OUR BELOVED FAMAGUSTA!!!!I just saw you message and I don't have a contact number of yours. I am looking for you too. Yes I have missed you terribly and I will be in Cyprus middle of September 2009....I will find you for sure then. MY LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.PANDA ME AGAPI!!
MARO KOUTROUZA(moore) 26-Jul-2009 08:42
POLY MOU AGAPIMENI, I AM LOOKING FOR YOU TOO, THIS MARO KOUTROUZA from OUR BELOVED FAMAGUSTA!!!!I just saw you message and I don't have a contact number of yours. I am looking for you too. Yes I have missed you terribly and I will be in Cyprus middle of September 2009....I will find you for sure then. MY LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.PANDA ME AGAPI!!
Haris 23-May-2009 21:27
Alexis,your work is excellent. I also love Xanthos work. I wonder if I could purchase a paint of Xanthos.Haris
Guest 11-Feb-2009 21:32
Alexis,I was wondering if you could help me with the following. Do you know if I could purchase a Xanthos print? You work is great by the way! maria
Takis Waterfun cyprus 27-Jan-2009 15:42
Yasu Alexi poli kali dulia me efharistise poli!!!!!! bravo.
Margot W29-Dec-2008 16:55
Wishing you all the very best for the new year Alexis. It has been thrilling to see what you have seen with your camera.
POLY GEORGHIOU 17-Oct-2008 07:20
chris koutrouzas 01-Sep-2008 09:46
Hi Alexis great pictures of Famagusta,thanks,i was a student of Hrisi Acti school ,you probably were in the same class as my sister Maro Koutrouza,my name is Christos Koutrouzas,i went to school with Apostolis Koumoulis!I have two pictures ofthe same teachers and probably taken the same day as yours i will email them to you.
Deborah James 25-Aug-2008 21:37
Hi there just had to comment on your great photos of Famagusta. The pictures really show so much detail.Well done Deborah
nickeya12-Jul-2008 08:42
Your work is simply amazing.
Guest 22-Jun-2008 08:39
Hello Alexis,
It was a nice surprise to see photos of my father and some of his paintings. A couple of years ago, someone took some pictures of Manastiri as it is now. I'll scan them and send them to you.
koumou 03-Apr-2008 20:05
I remember you...Some very nice pictures you have here. I was trying to figure out which was Dr. Hadjikakou house was, but I am not sure.

Good work

Apostolis Koumoulis
Michael Pavlou 13-Feb-2008 01:13
Hi Alexis this is Michael Pavlou, I haven't seen for a while, where are? call me.
Simeon 26-Jan-2008 22:31

Thanks for the link. Now I'm jealous I need to get my Digital SLR now.
Barry S Moore25-Nov-2007 09:20
H Alexis,

I enjoyed looking around your gallery. initially I was interested in the Sigma 8mm images as I am thinking of buying this lens for my 400D. Then I noticed the Kap gallery which is really interesting. I realise you use the intervalometer for the shutter release.

Best wishes Barry
Diana 15-Nov-2007 15:52
Fine website ! Go ahead !
I wish you all the best in life.
Elliott Kefalas 26-Oct-2007 07:37
Very nice photos from Nicosia Airport. If you can pleaso contact me directly.
Elliott Kefalas
Greek - Cyprus civil & gereral aviation magazine
Guest 20-Jun-2007 18:41
Thank you for sharing your work. Had a great time looking at them.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:44
I admit you got talent. Now I'm jealous.
theotherone 13-Dec-2006 05:37
Varosha today, 360 degrees is very clear. Not from sky but inside buildings.
Interested, contact me.
Julian Roger 29-Oct-2006 18:01
I know it's a long shot, but here goes. I lived in Cyprus between 70 and 74, my parents and I lived in (if I can remember) Koumipa flats on John F Kennedy Avenue. Here comes the long shot bit! I was a 8 or 9 year old then and stared in an advert for condensed milk (Galla Sissi). I was wondering, if by any chance you would know of any archive of old TV ads from Cyprus.
All the best
anna 10-Oct-2006 06:25
thank you for the nice postcards you placed on this website. i was particularly interested to see ammohosto pictures, as i was born there before the war. i enjoyed looking at all picures.
peter coghlan 10-Sep-2006 06:44
Thankyou for an informative site.
In 1959 I lived in an apartment that was part of the Hadjisoteriou family home in Hippocrates St across the road from Alassi Beach. My father worked for the British government and I went to King Richard School in Dhekelia. I remember your parents (I think your Mother's name was Maroula?). They had a new baby - presumably you! We had a wonderful three years in Famagusta despite the situation at the time.
Peter Coghlan
SOTIRIS DEMETRIOU 18-Aug-2006 06:52
Guest 09-Aug-2006 04:07
For people who want to mark individual buildings and places on the satellite maps, there is an amazing application based on Google maps at

Basically, you can outline an area on the map and then enter a description. Satellite imagery of Varosha and Famagusta is in the coverage area.

For those who still remember individual buildings and places, it is an amazing way to bring the city back to life by annotating it for others.
clive morris 28-Jul-2006 19:47
what an excellent site!! myself and a few friends were hoping to visit next month as mistakenly thought that we might visit varosha - the greek side of famagusta. unfortunatley, it appears that we are unable to do so. we were stationed at 4 mile point in the sixties and many of lived in the town - kennedy avenue, miaoulis street, etc.
we are all cyrofiles and retain a great love of the area. many of us now live in cyprus - most around paphos but some in larnaca = the best of luck with the site

clive morris
Natasa 04-Jul-2006 10:22
Where are the pictures of my birthday?
Spiros 07-Mar-2006 13:32
Alexis, I took the liberty and I have added a link to your excellent gallery of photos relating to the English School 1977 Leavers Reunion at
Myself, I am a 1970 graduate of the English School. Every help towards strengthening ESOBGA is most welcome.
Best regards
Odinn Thor 07-Dec-2005 20:15
You have very good website here.
I am glad to put my step in your guestbook.

Welcome to my website as well

Best greetings
Richard Haas 29-Oct-2005 09:24
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Jim Saunders 21-Jun-2005 12:00
Alexis so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family. Where will you be in Cyprus for your fathers funeral??
Very best regards Jim
Nicki Thurgar13-May-2005 16:54
I enjoyed looking through your galleries - I lived in Cyprus in the late 1960's (as a child) when my father was with the RAF, stationed at Berengaria (?)I I have many happy memories of this beautiful Island & hope to visit again soon :o)
Avghi Frango 06-May-2005 07:22
Alexis hi again, did you receive my previous e-mail?
Please send me your personal e-mail at as my home PC has
serious problems again & I need to fix it.

Dave Stuart 14-Apr-2005 21:54

I have just viewed the haunting images of Famagusta from the Air.

They are truely remarkable.

On our MSN Group called Return to Varosha, Famagusta, Cyprus at :

We welcome all views, photographs and comments on anything relating to Varosha, Famagusta, Cyprus. We would very much welcome the Famagusta Aerial Photographs as an addition to our collection.

Could I be so bold as to request your permission to post them on our site. Or ask if you have any objections to our posting them on our site

Kind Regards

Dave Stuart
The Manager
Return to Varosha, Famagusta, Cyprus Group
Elena Zomeni 12-Apr-2005 11:19
Dear Alexis,

Can you please send me an email so that I get yr address? I need to ask you something about the photos that I wouldnt want to post.

natasa 24-Jan-2005 15:56
well father!
Like the others i am xtremly disappointed that the most recent pictures on here are well....not that recent! Hve we not been to many more places since then? I hope you take our complaints into consideration! Thankyou for your time
yours gr8fully
natasa hadjisoteriou
p.s DANAE, IAS N STEF...WE ROK!!!!!!!!! ahem
Ias the Great 07-Aug-2004 22:33
Tut tut tut...
What can i say Alexi, I am deeply disappointed in you!! I thought you might have learned something from spending soo much time with me and my sis, but obviously i was mistaken.. I feel that my nation has been abused and used. The achievement was great, but not that great for you to form a SOuth Croydon "GREEK" (capitals as well) possie. Please.. I feel very offended, and i am not sure i can handle the misery you have imposed on my innocent soul. I only hope that you are anintelligent enough person to learn from your mistakes, and improve for the better!! Its not too late to make up for your mistakes!! I feel that in this message i have been polite enough and have restrained from using any foul language. the rest has been said by my sister, i a way that i must admit, is rather up-front (I am very proud of her). I wish you all the best for the learning curve you are going to embark on. GOOD LUCK!!
Kind regards
Danae P 07-Aug-2004 22:24
Good evening kind sir!
Just looking at your pictures and wish to make the following controversial comment_THEY ARE NOT GREEK, especially the Kastelanides boys!
Also What was that about the cypripot flag being in the picture?
Im sorry, did u see any cypriot players in the tournament???
Aside from the anger and offence that i felt toward some of the people pictured in your street schenes (we dont have greek skinheads!!!!!!!!!!) i must say some shots are extreemly well taken-I suppose nash did them??!!

Anywhooo got that out of my system! hope all is well enjoy your holiday and Nash thanks for your message below!!

loads of love *Danae!
natasa 09-Jun-2004 14:00
can u put up the pics of Danaes exibition on ur site PLEASEEEEEEEE my teacha wants 2 c dem!!!!!!!!!
natasa 04-Jan-2004 20:35
hi dad, y dnt u have ne pics of switzerland or the party frm last nite? i really wnt to show my frends all the pics especially the one of me and ainsley. if u cn can u update it...thank u
x x x x
mehmet 12-May-2003 16:59
Dear Alexis,
ý do not know how you found my e-mail, but ý was very happy to hear from old English School frýends. I trýed to fýnd one of your photos to remember exactly who you are. But ý am not very good wýth the computer anbd faýled to fýnd your pic.
Please confýrm my memory or correct me ýf ý am wrong. Are u the boy from Famagusta, short and a lýttlebýt fat(no offence - ý do not mean big! just a bit fatty. I remember you breakýng your arm once durýng skýýng on Troodos. Your most popular frýend was Evangelos?? I am not even exactly sure of the name. But was a well buýlt pallýkary boy.
Valýandes was one of the other names ý remember well from your adress list.His house was ýn Neapolý. Anyway, my regards to all English school frýends. I would love to host each and everyone of you when you are ýn the north. Althaugh we are not yet at the stage of establishýng a solutýon, ý belýeve that we are one step closer now. We ýn the North; wýll contýnue to put pressure on the occupatýon forces and the puppet Denktash regime,and we need your support.
Please let all my frýends know of my telephones. I am not wrýtýmg bthe adress, because when u are ýn the north just ask for Birinci to any body and you wýll surely be shown where to go.
My tels are:(ýn the order that you canreach me through dýrect dýallýng from the South)
Home:00-90-392-22 35 711
Offýce:00-90-392-22 35 870
mobile:00-90-542-874 24 08

Lots of love and best regards to each and everyone of you
Mehmet Birinci .
Giannis 24-Mar-2003 03:43
Kyrie Hadjisoteriou molis episkeftika kai eida tis fotografies apo ta katexomena.Einai para poly endiaferouses kai tha ithela ama sas einai efkolo sxetikes plirofories i isos kai fotografiko yliko gia mia panepistimiaki parousiasi ereunas pou kano gia tin sxoli mou sto panepistimio.Prospathisa na vro perissotero fotografiko(kyrios) yliko meso tou internet alla den mporesa.Eseis mexri stigmis eixate tis pio katatopistikes fotografies.I erevna mou entopizetai sta katexomena kai kyrios sta varosha opote tha ithela an mporousate kai sas itane efkolo na epikoinonousate mazi mou kai na matho orismenes plirofories opos an mporo na episkefto ta katexomena kai pos.Efxaristo giannis
Guest 26-Nov-2002 13:37
You might know me. I am your daughter. His pics are not on my computer.
Luv Natasa

p.s. For those who don't know me, I am the one with the helmet on.
Elena Georgiou 17-Nov-2002 12:41
Dear Alexi,
You don't know me. I'm Catherine Solomides' daughter. I'm studying in London now and she sent me the letter you wrote to Kufi and the link to your pictures. Of course I'm only nineteen so all I have seen of the north is pictures. I have to say the ones you took are really beautiful but also very sad for me because in spite of the unique opportunity that is before us right now, most people I have talked to seem to be so negative that I'm beginning to think again that all my generation are going to see of the north are pictures.
Thank you,
Catherine Solmides Georgiou 06-Nov-2002 13:29
Dear Alexis,
Many thanks for the photos. It was really an excellent idea. Also, thanks for letting us
shares the photos you took of Famagusta etc. Your first photo looks no different than the one I took 5 years ago.
Thanks and hope that it doen't take another 5 years before we meet again.
Philip Larkos 06-Nov-2002 07:44
Alexi, it was good to see you last Friday after such a long time. The photos from the reunion are excellent, equally good the ones from the North.
I visit London 3/4 times a year as I am the Chairman of our UK subsidiary, SFS International Securities Ltd which is based in North London. Lets try and meet during my next visit sometime in December with Costas Kaplanis also. My mobile no. is +35799651265.
Best regards.