Design: Ioanna Kalli
Europa 2018 – “Bridges”
This year, the common theme adopted by the European postal organisation PostEurop for its Europa 2018 issue is “Bridges”. The Europa 2018 issue consists of two stamps illustrating two bridges in Cyprus.
The €0.34 stamp shows the Κelefos (Tzielefos) Bridge in the District of Pafos, a few kilometres away from Agios Nikolaos village, in an idyllic area full of plane trees and rich in wildlife and flora. This little medieval stone bridge is the biggest bridge in Cyprus constructed across the Diarizos River supplying the Arminou dam located further down.
The €0.64 stamp shows the Akapnou Bridge in the District of Limassol. This little Venetian stone bridge has two arches and is located in the north-west of the Akapnou village, across a tributary of Vasilikos. This is a very interesting bridge since it has not been affected by time and we can still see the foundations of the little road going from east to west.