The species is indigenous to Mediterranean countries, such as Cyprus as well as areas of the Iberian Peninsula, Crete, northern Africa and the Middle East.
Nothing to see here – just a goat on the back of a pick-up on a major highway.
I am tempted to say “only in Cyprus” but this is the kind of thing you might see in parts of Miami too, so no judgement.
Aradippou (Αραδίππου) is located at the outskirts of Larnaca and has a population of about 20,000.
As the third largest city in Cyprus, with a population of about 5o,ooo, Larnaca was named after the large number of sarcophagi (larnax) found in the area.
As one of the most widespread butterfly species, the Painted Lady can be seen in Cyprus year-round, and as many as 42 million can pass through the island each year as part of their migration.
Located in the Larnaca Distract, Lefkara is a town famous for its silverwork and lace (λευκαρίτικα). With a long history dating back to the Byzantine Empire, its winding lanes, full of beautiful architecture, make Pano Lefkara a popular day-trip destination for both tourists and Cypriots.
The story goes that the Cyprus Cats’ descendants were originally brought over by St. Helen from Egypt to help get rid of snakes (à la St. Patrick). Though not a formal breed, the Cyprus Cat is now considered a unique landrace, or traditional domesticated variety.