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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:22 pm 

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Hi folks

This Wednesdays walk takes us to another beautiful, natural and unspoiled area on the island, exploring the forest area and dam of Pomos. Pomos is a quaint fishing village located on the west coast of Paphos, 20 kilometres from Polis centre.

The rich forest of "Stavros tis Psokas" which surrounds Pomos, runs down the mountains and almost meets the clear blue pebbly beach of the North coast. As you approach the village, you feel like you've left the island; that you've travelled in a different time spectrum. The road that takes you from "Polis tis Chrysochous" to Pomos, runs along the sea almost all the way; as you drive through the various little villages that lie along the road, you can not fail to notice the simple beach bars and fish taverns that are scattered next to the beach, serving their customers fish that local fishermen catch every day. Life on this side of Cyprus is different, slower, more natural, more relaxed and traditional.

As you approach Pomos the vegetation changes; above the orchards that line the road, pine trees and mountains start appearing. Where the forest gets dense and the mountains are tall, the area is called "Paradisos" which means paradise in the Greek language. Locals will explain that the area got its name because it is considered to be the most beautiful location of the area.

The dam of Pomos (capacity of 859.000 m³), situated in the southeast of the village is made of stone, built on the river Livadi, watering the great expanding land of Pomos. The dam construction was completed in 1966 and its cause was the irrigation of the land for the cultivation of immature vegetables.

If you haven't been to this area before then you are in for a treat. If you have, then you will know just how beautiful it is. Not to be missed!!!!

Come along and join us on Wednesday for a circular 2 hour walk around the Pomos area led by Christine & Richard, starting from the old Turtle Beach Bar car park in Argaka, Polis. Stay on afterwards for drink/Lunch at a local venue and socialise with the other walkers.





Time: 09.15 for 09.30 start

Start from: Old Turtle Beach Bar car park, Argaka, Polis

Some uphill walking. Please wear strong trainers/walking boots and bring drinking water with you. Walking sticks would be useful for some parts of the walk.

Caveat: Walking at your own risk.

Further information contact Maria Tel 99476801

Always looking for volunteers to lead a walk so if you have a favourite, share it with us and get in touch. Why don't you showcase your own village with all its hidden attractions that only people like yourself living there would know about.

Future walks to look forward to include; Pano Arodes. Next week - Steni/Spice House

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