Europa 2017, Castles
The theme of this year’s series “EUROPA” which is selected by the European Postal Organisation (PostEurop) and is common to all the organization’s member states, is “ Castles”. The series “Europa 2017” is composed of two stamps which depict castles of Cyprus.
The stamp of 41 cent stamp depicts the Castle of Larnaka and its present day form. It was originally built by the Ottomans in 1625, replacing an older Lusignan castle which had been damaged. The castle was used as a military garrison residence and to protect the neighboring anchorage.
The 64 cent stamp depicts the castle of Pafos which was originally built in the 13th century by the Lusignans and was destroyed shortly before the expected invasion of the Ottomans in 1570. Part of this castle was restored by the Ottomans in 1589 thus taking its present form.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία