Obejrzane 313 razy, pobrane 11 razy
w pobliżu Pyrgá, Eparchía Lárnakas (Cyprus)
Starting at the Stavrovouni monastery a footpath takes you down the steep hillside and then follows roads and gravel tracks past a quarry down a valley passing close to the Panagia Stazousa monastery. Reaching the village of Klavdia, the route then heads north to the village of Kalo Chorio. The section between these two villages has warning signs saying it is a firing range with risk of death (see waymarks below), if you ignore the signs it is at your own risk.
After Kalo Chorio the E4 climbs into the Moutti tou Zious "forest" before heading towards the miltary base at Kochi, there is a memorial to UN soldiers who have died in Cyprus a little before Kochi. From Kochi to the village of Avdellero, the gravel tracks crosses another forest and then rolling hills and farmland, passing the church of Archagelos. The E4 then follows roads into the UN Buffer zone and the village of Troulloi, continuing to the Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery (Monastery of Saint George of the Black hill). Later the E4 leaves the tarmac road, to climb around the hillside through another tree plantation to the village of Pyla. From Pyla the E4 crosses flat, fertile farmland on tarmac roads and farm tracks through the villages of Xylotympou and Xylofagou until it reaches the scattered trees and bushes of the Sotira forest.
From the summit of the low hill in the Sotira forest, the E4 approaches Ayia Napa, then diverts east across scrubby low hills to the coastal resort of Konnos. A scenic coastal path follows. The E4 rounds Cape Greco and then turns back on itself to follow the coast back towards Larnaca. Passing in front of the tourists developments around Ayia Napa, this coastal path briefly turns inland to Xylofagou and then returns to an undeveloped section of rocky coast between Xylofagou and the Dhekelia British forces base. A few kilometres after Dhekelia the E4 turns north up a road to return to Pyla, before heading across country on various gravel and tarmac roads, through Oroklini and Kelia, to reach the Rizoelia forest park on the outskirts of Larnaca. An industrial estate and housing follow, until the suburb of Kamares where there is a long arched aqueduct to admire. A walk across grassland then takes you to the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. Just a few kilometes later the Cyprus E4, and indeed the E4 as a whole, ends at Larnaca airport.
More details can be found in my blog https://johnpone4cyprus.blogspot.com/2019/10/cyprus-e4-stavrovouni-monastery-to-kalo.html . The preceding section of the E4 across Cyprus can be found at https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/cyprus-e4-european-long-distance-walk-part-3-machairas-delikipos-and-stavrovouni-forests-42681247 .