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Kyparissia

Mountain Trails Of Cyprus

8 - Kyparissia - Germasogeia Dam

Kyparissia is situated between the forest road which links Foinikaria with Prastio and the public Akrounta - Dierona road about 10 kms from Limassol.  The most intersting feature of the area is the Kyparissia river with its steep banks. The vegetation consists of mixed thickets of Cypress trees and Binus Brutia, olive trees and cistus.

1. Kyparissia - Germasogeia Dam   

Length (circular route) : 3.7 km    Time: 2 hours

Length (forest  road) : 3.8 km    Time: 2 hours

Starting point: Moutti tis Kyparrissias. Access via forest roads near the village of Foinikaria.

Points of Interest: A panoramic view at the starting point. Close to the starting point there is a suitable take off ground for hang-glidding. The trail runs parallel to the Kyparissia river.

2. Germasogeia Dam    Length : 1.35 km    Time: 30 mins

Length (forest  road) : 3.8 km    Time: 2 hours

Starting point: An dirt road leading to Prastio via Foinikaria on the east side of the Germasogeia Dam

Points of Interest: A walk around a small peninsula inside the dam which has been enriched with various species of fish. Fishing is allowed only with the permission of the Fisheries department.

 

 

This information was taken from the CTO publication Nature Trails of Cyprus.  You can get a copy from any Cyprus Tourism Organization office in Cyprus.


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