Tzielefos bridge

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Tzelefos or Kelefos Bridge is a medieval Venetian bridge crossing the Dhiarizos river in the mountains of Paphos in Cyprus. It is located at the borders of Phini, Agios Nicolaos and Pera Vasa close to the Arminou Dam. It is an arch stone bridge that has 10.70 m span and 10.7 m width.

During the Cyprus's Venetian period (1489–1571) copper, mined in mountains, was traded with Egypt for silk and gold. The demand of quality trading routes resulted in construction of dozens stone bridges in mountains, used for camel trails connecting distant mines in Troodos Mts. with ports on the island's seashore...

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Selimir Turudic on August 22, 2011

Beautiful photo!Like! Greetings Selimir!

tmoj on May 30, 2012

Hi Lena,

good engineering is beautiful! Already the old masters could make beautiful and long lasting bridges.

Best wishes, Timo

Lorenzo Rosignoli on July 31, 2012

la costa di Cipro attira e domina gli occhi,

ma quanti tesori all'interno ...

basta avere voglia di essere offtheroute!





NewerMan Man on April 16, 2013

Nice shot.
Best wishes, Manup.

Luppo Lui on April 22, 2013

beautiful capture, fine composition, magnificent view

LIKE added

cheers, Dietmar

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Gori Bau on April 27, 2013

beautiful ancient bridge in the wood => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

Renato Pantini on April 28, 2013

Nice shot! Like!. Greetings, Renato.

Thanasis Germanos on May 13, 2013

Beautiful photography. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

Horst Reisinger on August 12, 2013

Very interesting place!


Greetings from Germany, Horst

idahodon on August 13, 2013

Hello dearest Lena! Excellent photo! L+F! Best wishes, Don.

Cipri Pop on August 20, 2013

Very nice foto ! Like 20

Greetings ,


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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 12:40:59
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 10.05mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • Flash fired