Posted by Eloise Graham-Kyriakou on October 20, 2014
Although summer is coming to an end, the air is a bit more brisk and the days are becoming shorter...the memories of summer remain fresh and so clear I can almost taste them. Summer days on the island of Cyprus are my favorite days. The beaches are beautiful and the water so blue. Friends and family are always happy to get together and have some fun. Whether it be playing volleyball, learning to paddle board, basking in the sun, or going on a road trip...the days are full and the company is great. The traditions of Cyprus are always near and one of my favorite things to do is to discover new places and learn more about the history of the island.
The history is so rich and unbelievably, literally ancient . To give you an idea on the history of Cyprus, check this out:
The earliest confirmed site of human activity on Cyprus is Aetokremnos, situated on the south coast, indicating that hunter-gatherers were active on the island from around 10,000 BC, with settled village communities dating from 8200 BC. The arrival of the first humans correlates with the extinction of the dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants. Water wells discovered by archaeologists in western Cyprus are believed to be among the oldest in the world, dated at 9,000 to 10,500 years old.
There is so much history to be seen, from the natural coast-line to the monasteries built thousands of years ago, to the Rock of Aphrodite, to the mountains of Trodoos, the history is rich and the culture is still so alive.
Our goal was to bring you back to the times of mythology, the times of gods and goddesses with the Cyprus Sandal. The story of Hermes is interpreted by the wing detail that wraps your ankle and the green patina beads used to adorn your feet. To capture the beauty of history and mythology. When you wear your Meraki sandals, we want you to feel the culture of the product while still feeling fashionable and comfortable.
So as the days may be getting shorter, the leaves changing color and eventually falling to the ground, we invite you to take a look back at those careless summer days, we encourage you to dream and cherish the memories you made along the way and we hope to inspire you to wander with love and live with Meraki. Remember those who walked before you and almost literally, take a walk in their shoes.
Just like the Cyprus scenery, smells, tastes, and traditions take us back to a certain time and place..we hope our sandals encourage you to dream and discover. To wander with passion and to live with desire.
And don't forget to give a little thanks and say a cheers once and awhile