Unknown sights and points of Cyprus

Unknown sights and points of Cyprus

10 Sights and points of our beautiful island that are not quite known but worth visiting!

There are many sights and points of Cyprus that are not quite known but worth visiting. 

These sights are as follows:

"The Poet" by Costas Varotsos

It is located in Famagusta Gate in Nicosia next to the parking area in front of the entrance. It is an impressive glass statue that the world does not really care about. It is the work of the top Greek sculptor Varotsos who created and placed it there in 1983. This work was called 'The Poet'.

Sculpture 'Anelixi II'

Kostas Varotsou made another work and is located in one of Nicosia's most famous buildings of the ex Laiki Bank in the lights of Kalispera. It is the sculpture of 'Anelixi II' and has a height of 12 meters. This was done in 1995 and was placed on the outside of the building.

Rock of Xasampoulia

They are some beautiful rocks with a beautiful river on the route that connects Mamonia with Trachepedoula and Kidasi. You can find them on the old Pafos’ street, shortly after Kouklia, from the road that leads you to the above villages. If you follow this route you can reach Troodos! In the old days, a hundred years ago and more there were thieves hiding there and stealing passers-by.

Catacomb Ayia Theklis

It is the little church of Ayia Thekla, located only a few kilometers from Ayia Napa, quite outside the Municipality of Sotira Famagusta. It is known in the wider area of ​​Kokkinohoria and the free district of Famagusta. To the right of the church is the beach of Agia Theklas while on the left will be the Ayia Napa Marina. Near the church a few meters further you will find a few steps leading you through a small cave. Some sources say it is a grave and it looks like it has the shape of a double cross, a shape that we find in the early Christian churches. Most likely, the cave was an underground temple.

Cave of Ayion Saranta

This cave is located on the Xylofagou seaside in the Larnaka province, on a downhill to the bottom of the sea. It has an opening somewhere 20, height 45 and depth 65 feet. There it is surrounded by hard stone, countless fossilized bones. The inhabitants of the surrounding villages used to believe that these bones had to be the remains of early-Christians martyrs who were slaughtered there, until it has been proved after about 140 years that the fossilized bones in the cave of "Saints Saranta" belong to hippopotamuses, living in the area millions of years ago. The cave took its name from the Holy Martyrs of Saranta, the frozen Lake of Sevastias.

Stalaktites in Phini

On the shores of the Diarizos River, in the community of Foini in Limassol there are the Stalaktites at Foini. It is an enchantingly beautiful place. The shores have a height of 30-35 meters. Crystals in red are created on their walls. In the mouths of small caves there are plenty of fine tubular forms of stalaktites. It is very nice to walk there but you have to walk on stones and branches of trees in the river to reach the destination.

The Baths of Rigena

Rigena, with the rulers and the women of her escort, went to the Marathasa River just outside Moutoullas to take their bath. In the area there is a dent in a hard rock, and Rigena used to sit there when she was taking her bath. All the inhabitants of the region know the tradition of "Baths of Rigena" in Moutoullas.

The Chlio

In Moutoulla there is also the Chlio. The word 'chlio' comes from the phrase 'Chliο water', that is, lukewarm water, and they named it like this because the temperature of the water is always lukewarm. Chlio was located a few meters below the Baths of Rigena. There, the women of Moutoulla went to wash their clothes. Chlio was moved in the 1940s to 150-200 meters below, with better access, where a washing place was built. Until the 1960s,  the women of Moutoulla were washing their clothes there.

Old Fountain in Lageia

In Lageia, which is very close to Lefkara, there is a memorial place where there were 12 fountains and this is called Palea vrisi stin Layia (Old Fountain in Lageia). Old Fountain in Lageia was created by the villagers in 1709 to bring water from the inhabitants.  The water of the fountain is drinkable, while the remaining 11 fountains were either grounded under the current houses that were built there and others exist but do not offer water.

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