Materials content material
Within the Troodos mountains, on the best way from Olympus Sq. in direction of the Kykkos monastery, there’s a small picnic spot that’s not seen from the highway, the principle factor is to not miss the indicators!
Tucked away within the forest and away from the highway, there’s a excellent rectangular lake. Handmade creation. The attraction of this place is that it’s situated excessive within the mountains – at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea stage. Once you first see it, it would be best to come again right here time and again.
That is an off-stream (fluid) reservoir of Prodromos, situated about one and a half kilometers east of the village of Prodromos. The lake was created in 1962, its quantity is 122 thousand cubic meters.
It’s all the time cool right here, even on the most well liked day. The temperature can differ by 10-15 levels from the temperature on the coast. And since these are nonetheless mountains, the climate can change a number of occasions a day, just like the temper of a capricious lady. In winter, right here is the realm of ice and snow. A tremendous sight when a cloud floats alongside the lake and step by step covers the picnic space. And the cartoon “Hedgehog within the Fog” instantly involves thoughts.
When you have a fishing rod and you understand how to deal with it, then that is the place the place you may have a good time. Alongside your entire perimeter of the lake, you may comfortably sit and revel in fishing. In spite of everything, it’s not for nothing that God doesn’t rely the time spent fishing.
The lake is inhabited by carp, trout and roach (the latter climbs on the hook). And a flock of goldfish darting close to the floor of the water, if you would like, you can also make your want.
Just a little within the depths of the shoreline there’s a cozy picnic spot. Many tables with benches and the randomness of their association make it potential to decide on a secluded place for a small, or possibly a big, firm. The utmost capability of the picnic space is 250 folks. The playground turns off the loud cries of “mothers, mothers” for some time. The picnic space has entry to water and bogs. All the pieces can also be offered for folks with disabilities. For braziers beneath a cover, a concrete tabletop is provided – at a distance from the tables in order that the smoke doesn’t intervene with vacationers. And, in fact, there are rubbish containers.
Grime roads are laid across the picnic space, and if you want, you may take a stroll via the forest. Additionally from this place the path Prodromos – Stavroulia with a size of 4.5 kilometers begins. It’s fairly troublesome, because it has a relentless steep descent.
Good climate, nice firm, scrumptious meals, campfire smoke and a gorgeous place – every little thing you want for an ideal picnic!
Nevertheless, don’t forget to deal with nature with care! Each tree, each bush, each flower, even an ant carrying an enormous splinter, is part of the miracle through which we dwell!
As a substitute of an epilogue
Cypriots alongside this route dashed off the same old “rut”. However not as a result of there may be Mesa Potamos waterfall close by, which we’ve already talked about. By the best way, the identify of the river can also be current within the full identify of the monastery. It may be discovered within the title of the talked about Fb web page: Ιεράς Μονής Τιμίου Προδρόμου Μέσα Ποταμού.
Let’s get again to the Cypriots. Or moderately, even to everybody who has been dwelling in Cyprus for a very long time. If you happen to flip from the monastery in accordance with the check in a western path, then after 600 meters you may attain an geared up picnic space. There are various such within the Troodos mountains, however now we’ll solely inform about this.
There may be every little thing for cultural recreation: tables are set, water is provided, there’s a place the place you may “gentle” barbecues. Sure, and the gorgeous nature has it.
On the similar time, we recall that now we’re within the mountains at an altitude of greater than 1000 meters above sea stage, so on the best way again, you’ll want to search for a spot to cease to seize the gorgeous landscapes.
Monastery of Panagia Trikukka
The traditional nunnery of the XII century with magnificent structure is an area shrine. It was deserted for a very long time, and just a few years in the past the nuns put it so as on their very own. The satisfaction of the monastery is a replica of the icon of the Mom of God Trikukkiotissa, which was beforehand stored right here and belonged to the comb of the Apostle Luke himself. Throughout the Ottoman yoke, the icon disappeared, and now the temple has a powerful copy, which can also be of appreciable worth – it was written 500 years in the past.
The nuns handle the monastery and in addition develop apples, that are thought-about one of the scrumptious in Cyprus. Fruit stalls will be discovered all through Prodromos, so you’ll want to purchase native apples from them.
Prodromos is experiencing (Köppen : Csa) with heat to scorching, dry summers and funky to chilly, very moist winters.
|Local weather information for the climate station Prodromospeak above sea stage: 1380 m (satellite view )|
|Common excessive °C (°F)||13.3. (55.9)||13.9. (57.0)||18.5. (65.3)||24.7. (76.5)||27.9. (82.2)||30.6. (87.1)||32.2. (90.0)||32.2. (90.0)||30.2. (86.4)||26.6. (79.9)||20.1. (68.2)||14.3. (57.7)||23.7. (74.7)|
|Medium excessive °C (°F)||6.3. (43.3)||6.6. (43.9)||10.3. (50.5)||15.1. (59.2)||20.5. (68.9)||25.0. (77.0)||28.1. (82.6)||27.9. (82.2)||24.4. (75.9)||19.6. (67.3)||12.8. (55.0)||8.0. (46.4)||17.1. (62.8)|
|Each day common °C (°F)||3.5. (38.3)||3.5. (38.3)||6.6. (43.9)||10.7. (51.3)||15.8. (60.4)||20.1. (68.2)||23.3. (73.9)||23.1. (73.6)||19.6. (67.3)||15.4. (59.7)||9.5. (49.1)||5.3. (41.5)||13.0. (55.4)|
|Common low °C (°F)||0.7. (33.3)||0.3. (32.5)||2.8. (37.0)||6.3. (43.3)||11.1. (52.0)||15.2. (59.4)||18.4. (65.1)||18.2. (64.8)||14.9. (58.8)||11.3. (52.3)||6.2. (43.2)||2.5. (36.5)||9.0. (48.2)|
|Common minimal °C (°F)||−4.5. (23.9)||−5.2. (22.6)||−2.6. (27.3)||0.5. (32.9)||4.7. (40.5)||9.2. (48.6)||13.5. (56.3)||14.0. (57.2)||10.1. (50.2)||5.4. (41.7)||0.1. (32.2)||-2.8. (27.0)||3.5. (38.3)|
|Common precipitation mm (in)||133.4. (5.25)||123.6. (4.87)||82.3. (3.24)||56.9. ( 2.24)||26.0. (1.02)||40.0. (1.57)||12.1. (0.48)||10.0. (0.39)||9.5. (0.37)||24.0. (0.94)||102.5. (4.04)||169.7. (6.68)||790.1. (31.11)|
|Common variety of days with precipitation (≥ 1 mm)||12.4||11.2||9.8||6.7||3.7||2.1||0.7||0.7||1.4||3.5||7.4||11.2||70.7|
|Common month-to-month number of hours of sunshine||130.2||150.8||195.3||231.0||275.9||315.0||328.6||310.0||255.0||220.1||165.0||136.4||2,713.3|