Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kamares Aqueducts

The Kamares Aqueducts (also known as the Bekir Pasha Aqueducts) are ancient ruins, which are located near the city of Larnaca, within the Larnaca district of Cyprus.


These Roman-style aqueducts that once consisted of 75 arches were built by Bekir Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Larnaca, around 1750.  As a prominent water supply, the Kamares Aqueducts were used to transport water from a source about six miles away into the city of Larnaca.

While these aqueducts are no longer in operation, they were utilized until 1939.  Today, these ancient aqueducts are an important landmark in Larnaca, especially since the Kamares Aqueducts were constructed during the Ottoman period in Cyprus.


Near the Kamares Aqueducts, there's a small walking path and the Salt Lake Park with Larnaca's Salt Lakes, which will be featured in a future blog post.

The Kamares Aqueducts are a delightful place to explore, especially for those already visiting the city of Larnaca.

Site: Kamares Aqueducts. 

Category: Archaeological Site. 

Location: About 3 km from the city center of Larnaca, within the Larnaca district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2010 and 2011.

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