Cruising from the Land of Aphrodite

The 1,714grt Miaoulis was built in 1952 by Riuniti Adriatico at Monfalcone for the Greek Government as part of the reparations after World War II. She operated the first cruises for Swan Hellenic. In 1988 she became SadafI and later that year, Junior 3 for her final voyage to Gadani Beach where she was broken up by West Pakistan Tank Terminals, arriving there on 6th May.
The 1,714grt Miaoulis was built in 1952 by Riuniti Adriatico at Monfalcone for the Greek Government as part of the reparations after World War II. She operated the first cruises for Swan Hellenic. In 1988 she became SadafI and later that year, Junior 3 for her final voyage to Gadani Beach where she was broken up by West Pakistan Tank Terminals, arriving there on 6th May. Photo: PhotoTransport

The Louis travel and tourism group was founded by Louis Loizou in 1935 as the first travel agency in Cyprus. Louis Loizou is known as the ‘Father of Cyprus Tourism’ and came from the extended Loizou family. The Greek orthodox population form three quarters of the island population while the Turkish Moslems form the remaining quarter. Cyprus had been successively part of the Greek, Egyptian, Assyrian, Persian, roman and Byzantine empires. Richard the Lionheart of England won the island in 1191, and began a long period of Western rule by the Knights Templars of the island. In 1489, Cyprus was annexed by Venice but fell to the Turks in 1571, after which the ancestors of the present Turkish Cypriots settled on the island.

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