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