Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaka City

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Kamares Aqueduct, also known as the Bekir Pasha Aqueduct, is an aqueduct near Larnaca, Cyprus. Located outside the city, near the old road to Limassol, it was built starting in 1747. Tassos Mikropoulos has described it as the most prominent water supply built in Cyprus.HistoryThe aqueduct was financed by Ebubekir Pasha (also known as Koca Bekir Pasha or Abu Bakr Pasha) who was the Ottoman Governor of Larnaca. The structure was in operation until 1939 and consists of 75 arches.The construction of the aqueduct commenced in 1747 and was completed in 1750, costing a total of 50,000 qirsh which was paid by Ebubekir Pasha. Foreign travellers have often counted it as one of the most important monument constructed during the Ottoman period in Cyprus. In 1754, Alexander Drummond noted that:Bibliography......
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  • These are the kinds of things I love in other countries. Get me around ruins - especially Greek or Roman - and I'm fascinated at the design, construction and history. Not to mention the sheer labor fe...  more »
  • This is an impressive piece of architecture but it is a bit out of the way and I would not make an effort to return. I ran passed it through pure chance as I was jogging around the salt lake. It would...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Read the story, get in your car and, closer to sunset! It's beautiful! You can stroll along the picturesque bolotcu on jekotrope Lake.
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  • I live near it. Love the fact, that I drive by this beautiful place every day. It is the starting point (or ending) of the Salt Lake Hiking Trail, but from here you can of course continue to walk round the Salt Lake on the E4.
  • Beautiful historic place
  • lovely part of history. great walks and photos.
  • Human engineering in all its glory...
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  • A test of endurance over time
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A small city, Larnaka's activity and accommodations center around its palm tree-lined seafront. Hotels and apartments on or near the busy main promenade provide easy access to the beach and the area's most popular restaurants; however, this convenience often comes with an increased price tag. Budget-conscious visitors should look for a room on the outskirts, where most of the city's main attractions will still be within walking distance (generally involving a pleasant stroll along the beach), although popping back to your room for forgotten beach supplies will not be as easy.
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