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Evretou Dam, Paphos

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#10 of 16 in Parks in Paphos
Evretou Dam is the third largest dam in Cyprus and also the largest rock-fill dam on the island. It lies at an altitude of 165 m and is located about 15 km south of Polis Chrysochou, next to the abandoned village of Evretou. It is part of the Chrysochou Irrigation Project, the construction of which cost a total of CYP £21,000,000.
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  • I usually visit the dam in August each year and it was great to see the water level much higher than usual this time due to the wet winter. It's beautifully peaceful but slightly spoiled by the...  more »
  • We visited Evretou village because my husband's family lived there until the partiton. It's sad to see the houses have been looted and fallen into disrepair. Some of the houses are also under the...  more »
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  • Beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere. The walk around the whole reservoir is deceptively long at 12 miles and more hilly than you'd expect. Views of the reservoir from the path are actually quite infrequent, as the paths often take you a long way from the reservoir itself. There is no sign posting and it's quite easy to take a wrong turn and find yourself at a dead end, so do take a map. Most views are of farming country, mostly wheat crops and fruit orchards in the valleys. Good footwear like running trainers or hike boots are needed. Snakes bask on the paths so beware of startling them. There is also a farmyard you must pass through on the Eastern side near the abandoned village which had a lot of intimidating dogs. Thankfully the farmer was there to settle them down on our visit. I'll do the walk around again as it was very nice, but do prepare well with the above in mind to make the most of it. Also take a lot of drinking water with you.
  • Beautiful view. Silent, no noise, no tourists. Must see if you travel close to this area.
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