Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca
Kamares Aqueduct, also known as the Bekir Pasha Aqueduct, is an aqueduct near Larnaca, Cyprus. Located outside the city, near the old road to Limassol, it was built starting in 1747. Tassos Mikropoulos has described it as the most prominent water supply built in Cyprus.Put Kamares Aqueduct into our Larnaca travel app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The aqueduct was financed by Ebubekir Pasha (also known as Koca Bekir Pasha or Abu Bakr Pasha) who was the Ottoman Governor of Larnaca. The structure was in operation until 1939 and consists of 75 arches.
The construction of the aqueduct commenced in 1747 and was completed in 1750, costing a total of 50,000 qirsh which was paid by Ebubekir Pasha. Foreign travellers have often counted it as one of the most important monument constructed during the Ottoman period in Cyprus. In 1754, Alexander Drummond noted that:
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this is quite an impressive and imposing looking structure on the outskirts it was used to carry water to the city in another time but it was quite a nice photo stop more »
It was a great surprise for us to find flamingos about 10 at the Salt lake this time of year. They were far away from tourist lanes, but on the other side of Kamares, It was so impressive. When they n... more »
I went there because it was recommended by Google maps I spend there around 10 minutes all in all nothing much to see it's may be worrh if you drive by but don't go extra their it is nothing special except maybe if you know the full history is at some excitement but since I didn't know anything about it was not a big deal but of course this is just my own honest opinion
It's a nice place to visit. We rented a bike in town and cycled the salt lake hiking trail, which was verry nice ! We stoppen and bathed our feet in the water. ENjoyed the enourmous reets and walked up and passed under the Aquaduct, where the trail starts.
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