Vretsia Tavern

Published 7th of March, 2017

We recently did a blog on the abandoned village Vretsia. Until recently, a tavern still operated there. Unfortunately, last summer it appears to have burnt down. It is now a very eerie place to visit...

Approaching From The Side...

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We have visited Vretsia a number of times over the years, as it is a gateway to Paphos Forest. The trip from here to Pera Vesa is great fun. We had always known that there was a tavern here, but as we like picnics, had never bothered to visit. Well, when we came to shoot some pictures for our recent blog on Vretsia I thought I would put that to right and pop in to the tavern. As I approached from the side, I didn't really register that anything was wrong.

From The Back

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However, I caught a glimpse of the back, and it soon became apparent that not all was well.

The View In From The Back

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It seems the tavern was ravaged by a terrible fire. Broken plates litter the floor and the machinery is in ruins.

Devastation

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Walking into the main corridor, it soon became apparent that no room had been spared.

Burnt Sunbeds

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This room appeared to have housed lots of sunbeds.

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