From Kannaviou To Polis Off Road

Published 23rd of August, 2017

Yesterday was one of those days where we just set off with no real destination in mind, but with a picnic and our swimming costumes packed in the back of the 4x4. We were starting our adventure near the Kannaviou Reservoir, but had no idea where we would end up...

This Was Our Final Route

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I have included the map at the start of the blog this time, as it will help the narrative if you can see the general area of Paphos I am referring to.

When we set off, we wanted to explore a bit of Paphos Forest, but didn't really want to venture as far in as Stavros. The distance doesn't look far on the map, but the tracks are incredibly winding, and it takes a long time to get from A to B. So from Kannaviou, we headed in the direction of Anadhiou (very last turning before the dam), but took the track to Stavros when we saw it, with the intention of altering our route later.

The Great Outdoors

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Already the scenery is stunning. A mix of deciduous and evergreens paint the hills, and as you can imagine, at this time of year, the sound of chirruping insects can be heard everywhere.

More Trees

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As we progrossed, the evergreens seemed to win the battle of the trees, and dominated the skyline.

Stavros Kratimaton Church

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Then out of nowhere, we saw a signpost for a church. Our curiosity piqued, we took the diversion (all of 0.3km) and went to take a look.

Bell Tower

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The church was very well looked after. It even had an external loo, though we didn't check to see if it was locked.

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