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Cyprus : Lefkōsía/Lefkoşa (Nicosia)

2.7 km (1.7 miles) NE of Kannavia, Lefkōsía/Lefkoşa, Cyprus
Approx. altitude: 688 m (2257 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 35°S 147°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking North #3: Looking East #4: Looking South #5: Looking West #6: Impassable cliff? #7: GPS Shot #8: A visitor #9: Where to leave your car

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  35°N 33°E (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence

(visited by David Williams)

24-Mar-2006 -- Whilst far from being the easiest of my confluence visits (see 35N 34E) this was not really as challenging as made out by visitor #1 - please do not be put off visiting this confluence and North, East, South and West views.

It is a bit of a steep climb in places and you probably would not want to attempt the walk in stilletto heels but in boots or trainers and taking it easy the moderately fit walker should not struggle.

If you drive north past the 'point of closest public road approach' you will find an unmaintained track joining from the right. This leads to a ford (the stream, sorry "river" was about 1.5 metres wide at this point and, on this day, it did not come over the top of my boots) and then an overgrown forest track takes you gently up the hill.

As you approach the confluence will need to leave this track and walk about 50 metres steeply up hill to a well maintained forest road. You will then encounter "sheer rock face presented to me, but the slope above the road was just too sheer to contemplate. It would have been suicidal to have risked it"

Ummm - the rock face is actually a small cutting - about 3 metres high and no problem at all to cross - but if you don't fancy the scramble then turn left on the forest road and you will get to the end of the cutting in a few metres. From here it is about 75 metres uphill to the confluence. I reached the confluence from the public road in 15 minutes, total climb (there and back) was about 170m. Picture 7 is the "GPS Shot", Picture 8 is me repeating the standard 35N33E pose and picture 9 is where you should park your car

There are some really great walks in the area - a sign/map board on the col where the road turns off to Spilia has a good map. I especially recommend the "Madari" circular trail and an evening trip to the EOKA hideouts - brilliant views at Sunset. I stayed at the Marjay Inn in Spilia.

 All pictures
#1: The confluence
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South
#5: Looking West
#6: Impassable cliff?
#7: GPS Shot
#8: A visitor
#9: Where to leave your car
ALL: All pictures on one page