Abandoned Villages - Evretou

Published 18th of March, 2017

Evretou is just off the B7 near Polis. It lies on the banks of the Evretou Reservoir, and is another sad testament to the troubles of 1974. We have tried to get here from the B7 a number of times, and access depends on the water level. If the reservoir is full you have difficulties from this direction. However, at the moment you will be fine.

From A Distance

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Today, we appoached from the direction of Skarfos Bridge, which will be the subject of another blog. We initially thought we had spotted another abandoned building on the left of the picture, but that turned out to be the back end of a very much unabandoned restaurant!

A Preserved Mosque

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When you get to the village proper, this is the first thing you see.

EU Preservation

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As you can see from the chart, this used to be a settlement of Turkish Cypriots, who fled in the troubles. The reservoir didn't arrive until the 90s. I presume the population shown now refers to the farm above the rest of the village, as nobody is living in the ruins now...

Definitely Uninhabited

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If you wander about on foot, be wary of snakes.

Lakeside View

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These days, lakeside properties would probably fetch a premium. The reservoir is certainly popular with fishermen.

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