Friday’s Fun Fact about: Venetian Bridges in Paphos Forest

Did you know that there are beautiful ancient Venetian Bridges hidden within Paphos Forest? Neither did we!

Most bridges are easily accessible, but some times hard to spot

Most bridges are easily accessible, but some times hard to spot

The Venetians ruled in Cyprus between 1489 – 1571 and the bridges still stand in wonderful condition, even if some are pretty hard to spot.

The 3 better known of these bridges are the Kelephos, Roudias (pictured below) and Elias bridges, which run along a trail of around 11km and were reportedly used by camel caravans to transport copper from the north side of Troodos to Paphos port.

The Department of Forests opened up a trail where these bridges can be found, which runs from Vretsia village to the Elia bridge and beyond – a great walk or drive (although 4x4s are recommended), which is also used as a special stage for the Cyprus Rally!

You can find a great map of all the bridges from this website: www.cypruswalksetc.com

We’re making it our mission to find them this year!

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