John P

Координати 2390

Uploaded 20 жовтня 2019

Recorded жовтня 2019

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1 352 m
274 m
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13
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50,03 km

Переглянуто 75 раз(и), завантажено 9 раз(и)

біля Lazaniás, Eparchía Lefkosías (Cyprus)

This track follows the E4 European Long Distance Walk across Cyprus as walked by myself in 2019. I have split the total route into four, this section covers the Machairas, Delikipos and Stavrovouni forests, from the village of Lazania to the Stavrovouni monastery.
Leaving Lazania with its old houses and streets, the path goes down to the bottom of a valley and then up the other side to the Machairas monastery. The subsequent path heads towards a radar "golf ball" over some rocky ground, before turning off down to the Kionia picnic site. A scenic path follows down a gorge and then along a ridge to the Profitis Ilias picnic site with its adjoining monastery, no longer in use. Continuing along the trail, the E4 touches the edge of Lythrodontas; I diverted to visit the centre of this village for a coffee and to pick up supplies.
A little way after the village I took an E4 option that climbs up to a summit giving excellent views. The E4 route I had obtained from my research was then disrupted by some earth moving operations close to a military area. I followed an alternative track which is recorded in this GPS trail which led me into an area where they were exercising with large miltary vehicles. While I was not stopped by the soldiers (I was careful not to photograph anything), a subsequent sign indicated that parts of the E4 had been diverted. I have used waymarks to show where I believe the diversion to be. Ploughed fields and the villages of Delikipos and Kornos followed before I climbed through scrub to the Stavrovouni monastery.
More details can be found in my blog https://johnpone4cyprus.blogspot.com/2019/10/cyprus-e4-panagia-picnic-site-to-profit.html . The preceding GPS track across the Trodos mountains can be found here https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/cyprus-e4-european-long-distance-walk-part-2-across-the-troodos-mountains-42654554 . The final part of the E4's route across Cyprus can be found at https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/cyprus-e4-european-long-distance-walk-part-4-stavrovouni-monastery-to-larnaca-airport-42734314 .

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Waypoint

1. Possible start of diversion

This is where I believe a diversion starts to avoid an area of earth moving and a military area
Waypoint

2. Possible path of diversion

This waymark indicates the possible route of a diversion to avoid earth moving operations and a military area.
Waypoint

3. Possible path of diversion

This waymark indicates the possible route of a diversion to avoid earth moving operations and a military area.
Waypoint

4. Possible path of diversion

This waymark indicates the possible route of a diversion to avoid earth moving operations and a military area.
Waypoint

5. End of diversion around military area (marked by sign)

A sign here indicates the possible route of a diversion to avoid earth moving operations and a military area.
Waypoint

End of new diversion (marked by sign)

A diversion from the original route of the E4 marked by a new sign.
Picnic

Kionia Picnic site

Picnic site
Сакральна архітектура

Machairas Monastery

A substantial monastery, the Sunday I visited there were many Cypriots visiting the church. Nearby is a monument to a fallen fighter from the struggle against the British.
Picnic

Profitis Elias Monastery

A picnic site beside the Profitis Ilias monastery. The monastery is no longer in use, but the associated church can be visited.
Waypoint

Start of new diversion (marked by sign)

A new sign indicates the start of this diversion from the route of the original E4 trail.
Сакральна архітектура

Stavrovouni Monastery

The Stavrovouni Monastery stands on the summit of an isolated mountain. From the car park there are excellent views on a clear day. A fairly strict monastery, only men are allowed into the monastery precint, where they can pray in the church before a piece of the holy cross.

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