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Distance

6.22 mi

Elevation gain

577 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

961 ft

Max elevation

2,003 ft

Trailrank

62

Min elevation

1,071 ft

Trail type

One Way

Moving time

52 minutes

Time

one hour 15 minutes

Coordinates

1428

Uploaded

September 21, 2019

Recorded

September 2019
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2,003 ft
1,071 ft
6.22 mi

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near Ágios Nikólaos, Eparchía Páfou (Cyprus)

Very easy drive road at summer in perfect shape maintained very well , people use it quiet often so very visible where to drive at most places. Winter can be different in rainy season at some point. For example I saw jammed fancy Jeep Limited.. jammed in river and take out by Forestry Ministry truck.

Be aware from less used roads, there is countless very easy to get confused and ending in one way road at farm land!

Tzelefos Bridge

The bridge of Tzelefos is located in Paphos natural forest, 6 kilometers away from the Turkish Cypriot village of Agios Nikolaos. It is the largest medieval stone-built bridge in Cyprus. The bridge is built on Diarizos River and stands as one of the most photographed attractions.

In ancient times, it was called “Vokaros” (from the world “separating”). There are several versions of the name of the bridge. For instance, it might come from the Greek word “kelefos” that means weak, ill. The name is likely to be linked to a person that got sick or died during the construction of the bridge.
https://in-cyprus.com/6-beautiful-old-bridges-your-camera-will-fall-in-love-with/
Built during the Venetian rule (1489-1571) a series of hidden bridges are dotted around the villages of Cyprus. The bridges formed part of the old camel trail, built by the Venetians to extract anything valuable they found on the island, such copper from Pera Paidi village. Make a fun day-trip out of exploring them and go for a walk on the Venetian Bridges nature trail opened by the Department of Forests or a 4 x 4 drive.

Nestled amongst vegetation and built over streams, there’s usually a cool climate surrounding the bridges which is an ideal break during the hot months and an enjoyable excursion in autumn and winter. With various Venetian bridges scattered around, here are three you shouldn’t miss out on.

Tzelefos bridge, Paphos district

Definitely the most known bridge of the island, you’ll find it in Paphos’ forest and it can easily be accessed from Limassol and Troodos as well, with all routes offering beautiful views of cypress and pine trees. Its popularity is due to the fact that that it’s the largest stone bridge ever build in Cyprus and goes over river Diarizos. Found in an area of rich green vegetation, the forest area engulfing it is beautiful and has various nature spots to be explored. Many hikers, tourists and even newly-weds make a stop to be photographed with the charming Tzelefos bridge. Only 6km from Ayios Nikolaos villages, enrich your journey by visiting some other nearby picturesque villages such as Omodos, Arsos and Vasa.
https://mycyprustravel.com/sightseeing/venetian-bridges/
Intersection

Start Point left paved road here at Tzelefos Bridge

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Right after Tzelefos

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Pera Vasa Picnic site

Intersection

Go to Milikouri direction

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Go to Panagia direction

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Locality Damalaes

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Road is first class really here

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Roudias Venetian Bridge

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Roudias Venetian Bridge

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Roudias Venetian Bridge

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