Elia Bridge - Medieval stone bridge

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Elea bridge is one of the three medieval/venetian bridges in Cyprus, the other two being the Tzielefos bridge and the Roudia bridge. This is the smallest of the three bridges. It is where traders would meet and rest under the shade of the three olive trees – which explains the bridge’s name Tis Elias or Elia as it is also called (Elia = Olive Tree in greek).

The bridges were built in the Venetian period of 1489 to 1571.

These magnificent stone structures have withstood the test of time; the original trails have long since been demolished by rock falls and earthquakes. The bridges and mills in the Vretsia valley have now been designated as special monuments and are, as such, protected.

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Comments (55)

LeenieforLena on May 16, 2011


Thanks a lot for your visit and wonderful comments and LIKE !!

Greetings, Lena

LeenieforLena on May 16, 2011


Thank you very much for your visit and appreciation !

Greetings, Lena

cbaisan on November 20, 2011

Beautiful photo Lena! The autumn colors are very nice and it looks great enlarged. I visited Cyprus a year ago but for too short a time to see as much as I wanted. Can you walk on this bridge?

Regards, Chris

Koutoudis Grigoris on March 31, 2012




zy ko on April 2, 2012

LIKE, wonderful picture! Greetings! zyko :)

Gerhard Pilecky on February 8, 2013

It's a very beautiful shot - I like it!
best wishes, gerry

Andy Rodker on April 23, 2013

Fabulous! ysl Best wishes, Andy

Ma Bel on April 23, 2013

Thank you for your visit. Very nice .. Regards .. Mabel.

Francisco Jose Rios on April 27, 2013

Congratulations.Beautiful place,impressive composition.Spectacular framing,linghting,colors and clearness.Friendly greetings from Spain Fran.Favorite and like.

Eliseo.mc on May 2, 2013

Lena: un encantador puente medieval cruzando el arroyo del bosque chipriota en otoño.

LIKE 25.

Saludos de Eliseo.

idahodon on July 9, 2013

Fantastic photography! L+F! Best wishes, Don.

Carl Tiefenthaeler on August 19, 2013

Lena - Interesting place and photo, like ! Have a pleasant week ahead and enjoy :) Carl.

JAVIERTXOn,VIEWS, NO… on August 25, 2013


David Guruli on November 13, 2013

Nice, like!

egliandré on November 14, 2013

Fantastic photo! YSL


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 7, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by LeenieforLena
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u780,S780
    • Taken on 2009/11/14 11:34:31
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 11.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • Flash fired