Getting Acquainted with the Beauty of Potamitissa

Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
Trip End Feb 06, 2011

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Flag of Cyprus  , Limassol,
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Getting acquainted with the beauty of Potamitissa

This beautiful village of Potamitissa stands among lush vegetation in the imposing mountains of Troodos among pines and acorn trees and among rocky mountain peaks at a height of 820 metres. Personally I would call it a hidden gem, - a small and still unknown to many, little paradise.

Its history goes back to the middle ages when the village of Rogia was completely destroyed by the Saracen pirates in 1570 and the inhabitants moved to this place out here. The few inhabitants work mostly on the production of fruit like apples, peaches, almond and walnuts, and they have olive trees, vines and do some farming as well.

There is an imposing church in the village with a Byzantine style dedicated to Virgin Mary, and the river Ambelikos runs through it.

This quiet little village is a paradise to those who want to find peace and quiet and enjoy some days out in the beautiful countryside. Ideal for people who love nature, and I do not regret a single minute that I have arranged to spend a couple of days here. It is so beautiful that I am sure I will be back soon.

From here one can have long or short walks as there are a few nature trails in the surround area.  Next to the river bank of Ambelikos, there are wild orchids and violets, cyclamen and fern plants which grow and make the place an earthly paradise. It is a place whose beauty changes depending on the season, and if it is so beautiful now in February, I can surely imagine its beauty in spring where nature is in blossom, the colours of fall and the freshness of the cool mountain air in summer!

After breakfast today, we leave the hotel for a walk. Aki wants to show me the beauty of the surround area.  There are some really very old trees here that badly need some care and protection.  Personally I have seen a huge carob tree and a couple of olive trees and indeed it is so unfair that these trees don't have the attention needed and very soon will be extinct.

As we walk further in the countryside we can hear the gurgling water of Ambelikos. It is really so beautiful among lush vegetation and every now and then I stop for pictures however I am not going to write any more as I believe my pictures talk for themselves.

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laorfamily on

Wonderful entry as usual. Great videos

rossport on

awesome job Popi you feel as if u are there with you and the videos are great

venoth on

Such a beautiful hideout.

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