Welcome to the ZEFYROS website


This website hosts the results of the Research Programme ZEFYROS: Travel texts on Cyprus (15th-18th c.). The Programme was funded by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and conducted in 2016-2017 by 25 researchers in seven countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, The Czech Republic and The Netherlands), under the supervision of Julia Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister, Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Cyprus.

Within the framework of ZEFYROS, a multitude of information on the natural space, habitation, history and culture of Cyprus was indexed from, 125 editions of travel literature from the 15th-18th centuries in 11 languages (Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish).

These editions form part of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection.