The Evretou Grave

Published 31st of January, 2018

Last time we walked around Evretou Dam, we observed a solitary grave on the opposite bank, half way up a hill. After the blog was published we were approached by somebody who keeps a log of the Turkish Cypriot Graves on the island. He hadn't a record of this one, so I promised to revisit the area and get more information...

View From The Dam

evretou_grave_01

This was a picture I took when we visted the dam last autumn. You can just about make out the grave on the right of the picture, half way up the picture.

Booking.com

Out on a Limb

evretou_grave_02

I had intended approaching the grave from below. However, it became apparent that an easier route might be from above.

Looking again at the grave, I didn't think it was Turkish Cypriot. It looks like it had been sited at the edge of the reservoir, as it is just above the high water mark. Given that the reservoir was constructed in 1986, over a decade after Evretou was abandoned, it doesn't seem to be likely to be TC origin.

Lovely View

evretou_grave_03

I took these shots on the same day we photographed Argaka Dam overflowing. Must have been a good day for photography...

Above The Grave

evretou_grave_04

Right, we've crossed the little valley and are now on the track above the grave. My wife had no wish to scramble down rocks so I left her in the car.

Back To The Picnic Spot

evretou_grave_05

That's where the original pictures were taken from.

Page 1 of 4

If you like our blogs and the rest of our content, please consider slinging us a few euros to help us produce more content. Use the Coffee link below if you feel so inclined. Payments are taken on a secure gateway, with no contact!

Related Blogs:

The Shrine by the Motorway

Every time I drive to Limassol on the A6, I notice a shrine in a field to the left of the motorway, soon after you leave Paphos. The other day while out exploring, we found ourselves close by, so we thought we would take a look...

Abandoned Villages - Evretou

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.

Anadiou Cemetery

We were out exploring the other day, and stumbled across an old, abandoned cemetery near Anadiou, which is a remote village between Panagia and Sarama. I have no idea of the history of the cemetery, but am recording it here because the information may be useful to somebody...

Evretou is Cut Off!

Now that the Asprokremmos has well and truly overflowed, we thought we would pay another visit to our old friend Evretou. The abandoned village is sited on the banks of the reservoir of the same name, and until recently was a popular destination for weekend fishing fans. Now though, the waters have risen...

Evretou Reservoir Is Full!

She took her time, but Evretou Reservoir is now full! On a glorious, sunny Friday morning, I took my camera out to record the moment, and Evretou didn't disappoint. It has taken me a long time to whittle down the pictures I took for this blog, but here are a selection of the best.

Evretou Dam

Ever since we explored the abandoned villages of Evretou and Trimithousa, we have been meaning to return and have a look at the rest of the reservoir. A chance wrong turn gave us just the opportunity we needed, so off we went. It took us a few visits to get the full picture of the reservoir, but we saw some lovely scenery along the way...

From Polemi To Polis

A couple of weeks ago I had an errand to run down in Polis. It was a clear, sunny day, so I took the camera and went the scenic route. Well, two scenic routes, as it turned out. So join us on this trip through the Paphos countryside....

Latest Blog Articles

Latest News Articles