In the past, the hills around Kinousa were heavily mined, for copper and other minerals. We've blogged about the area before, but today we are going to give you a drone's eye view. So strap yourself in, because the views are outstanding...
Our first port of call is the old mine to the left of Kinousa Village. There is not a lot to see here in terms of urban exploring, but the surrounding countryside is very beautiful.
Incidentally, at the end of this blog are a film and little virtual tour of the area. Well worth hanging around for...
This looks like part of an old ore processing plant. Part of it is seems about to collapse. It is interesting to note, however, that the area is still ripe for mining, with new technologies. Stories regularly pop up in the press about the potential that Kinousa, and indeed most of the Troodos, has for mining exploitation. I just hope it is done in an environmentally friendly manner.
There are laws in Cyprus for how high you can fly your drone. Fortunately, if you are on top of a big hill, you still have plenty of room to get some lovely landscapes.
We've showed you Argaka before. It will crop up again in our next road trip, too!