Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca

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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.HistoryThe 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:Bibliography......
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  • If you are nearby the Salt Lake, you can visit the aqueduct easily. In my opinoin its absolutely missable.  more »
  • The Kamares Aqueduct is a very important historical site. It is fairly well maintained. However, the absence of any archaeological or historical info, is very disappointing.  more »
  • The aquaduct is worth a visit to admire the roman handy work. I walked to it following the aphrodite trail from the Salt Lake (approx 4km)  more »
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  • I live near it. Love the fact, that I drive by this beautiful place every day. It is the starting point (or ending) of the Salt Lake Hiking Trail, but from here you can of course continue to walk round the Salt Lake on the E4.
  • Beautiful historic place
  • lovely part of history. great walks and photos.
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A small city, Larnaka's activity and accommodations center around its palm tree-lined seafront. Hotels and apartments on or near the busy main promenade provide easy access to the beach and the area's most popular restaurants; however, this convenience often comes with an increased price tag. Budget-conscious visitors should look for a room on the outskirts, where most of the city's main attractions will still be within walking distance (generally involving a pleasant stroll along the beach), although popping back to your room for forgotten beach supplies will not be as easy.
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