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near Germasogeia River, Eparchía Lemesoú (Cyprus)
Less well known and low traffic route to Troodos, magnificent just from the beginning , narrow mountain road at most places , prepare for that!
Germasogeia (Greek: Γερμασόγεια) is an eastern suburb of Limassol and a municipality in the Limassol District of Cyprus. As of 2011, Germasogeia had a population of 13,421. Its current mayor is Kyriakos Xidias. He won the local elections in 18 December 2016 as an independent candidate. During the elections, Xidias prevailed with 26.73% of the vote against 23.01% of two-term incumbent Andreas Gavrielides.
The village was fortified in the medieval period by the Knights Templar. Germasogeia dam was built there in 1968.
Troodos Mountains, due to its altitude, is covered in snow during winter. It is a popular resort for skiers during the skiing months. Tourists and locals alike visit the mountains during the summer to take a break from the searing summer heat down at sea level. Walk through the forests on one of the nature trails and take in the wonderful scents and aromas and enjoy looking at the waterfalls and surrounding views.
The Troodos mountains are unique in their geology and one of the only few places in the world where scientists can examine oceanic crust without needing to go to the sea. An underwater volcano that erupted 90 million years ago, and the reason the island was formed, has given rise to pillow lava which is observable throughout the mountains. The area of Troodos is also home to one of the 5 most copper rich areas in the world. Some say the island’s name ‘Kypros’ is derived from the Latin name for copper, ‘cuprum’.