Foinikas by the Lake

Published 14th of May, 2019

The abandoned village of Foinikas lies on the banks of the Asprokremmos Reservoir. Now that the waters are lapping at the village boundaries, we thought we would pay it another visit, to see how it looks now.

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Until recently Foinikas has been cut off. I had expected to reach the village by hiking down from the hills above. I have been up there in the past, and know it is fairly long, but interesting trek, with some stunning views. However, when we set off to visit Foinikas, the weather was fairly overcast. I didn't really fancy a long hike when there wasn't much prospect of any decent pictures. So we decided to drive to Nata, and see if we could access Foinikas from there.

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If you remember from previous blogs, the route from Nata to Foinikas had been washed away. However, Cypriots are pretty good at restoring access when it is needed. So we thought it would be worth a try.

Lakeside View

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From the next page, we will journey to Foinikas starting at the Nata river crossing. Before that, I thought I would show you a selection of the pictures you can expect to see, just to whet your appetite.

New Islands!

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It isn't all scenery though. You shall also see plenty of shots of interesting birds and insects, including an owl, thanks to Alex and her close-ups.

The Far Side

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Not only that, but we also visited the far side of the Asprokremmos, which is a lot more interesting than we expected.

So let us begin our journey...

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