Larnaka Aqueduct (Kamares)

Τhe most prominent water supply ever built in Cyprus

Kamares is the most famous part of the ancient aqueduct of Larnaca, the reconstruction of the ancient aqueduct, probably Roman, which began in 1747 and was completed in 1750. The expense of this great work of that time was taken over by the Ottoman Governor Abu Beqir Pasha, an act of general interest unique to a Turkish official in about 300 years of the Ottoman period.

Today, a whole neighborhood of the surrounding area takes its name from this characteristic building. The aqueduct started from the banks of the river Tremithos and was about 15 km long carrying water to Larnaca, which then concentrated most of the social life of Cyprus. There were embassies and consulates, and the harbor of the city was full of commercial traffic with the ships coming and going. The aqueduct was in use until 1939, and today it is a tourist attraction

Today, the area around Kamares is ideal for beautiful walks as nature trails, wooden bridges and benches have been constructed. In the evenings, the night lighting of Kamares offers a real spectacle to the visitors and is rightlfully one of the tourist attractions of Cyprus.

 

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Larnaka Aqueduct (Kamares)
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