Geroskipou Bypass

Published 4th of September, 2019

It has been announced that there is to be a new bypass built between Paphos and Geroskipou. Responses to this news were mixed, but we think it is a good idea. We decided to visit the area to see where the bypass will go and who it will benefit. Besides, the map had shown that there was a flea market in the area. What was that all about...?

Golden Arches

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We shall start by the MacDonalds opposite Blue Cross Medical Centre. Behind us is the Old Paphos Mall, now deserted. The bypass is due to begin here.

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Distant Industrial Area

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If you drive down the road between the abandoned Mall and MacDonalds, you soon come to this dead end.

Mysterious Gorge

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The gorge here is formed by the occasional stream Limnaria, which flows through Paphos towards the sea. I was once going to do a blog about it, by following its course. However, most of it goes through less salubrious areas where rubbish is plentiful. So it wasn't a pleasant walk. Once the bypass is complete there will be a bridge here, as there is quite a gorge in amongst all that undergrowth.

Idle Lands

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We have now driven down to the Debenhams Roundabout and turned left. We have then taken the first left. You will soon see that there is a lot of unused space. There are even roads built here, waiting for development.

Jumping The Gun

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One large complex has been part built here, but I think the project has stalled. I haven't seen any activity for the last few years.

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