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Agia Marina Chrysochous village - Polis Area - Paphos - Cyprus


Agia Marina Chrysochous  Village in Polis Area


Agia Marina is a village of Paphos . It is situated 14km northeast of Poli Chrysochous and it is built in an average altitude of 190 meters. On the west side of the village a plain lays near the sea and it is full of irrigated cultivations. The motorway of Poli Chrysochous -Pachiammos passes along this area. Before the Turkish invasion the road led to Morphou and Nicosia. The peaks and the cols of the mountains emerge on the east side of the community. Some of the slopes are full of pines and some others are completely nude, revealing the afforestation which was made in the area. The small distance between the mountains and the sea creats a picturesque landscape.

The village emerges from a beautiful landscape, made of the most tranquil colors of nature: blue and green. Nature had offered to the village a unique beauty, which is consisted of the wild vegetation and the clean sea. The natural beauty is harmonically interrupted by the cultivated land which draw water from the barrier of the village. The visitor can approach the beauties of the village through two trails that pass across the village. Let’s start our tour from the natural environment.

The biggest part of the village is covered with wild flora which is enriched by Afforestation and cultivated plants. The view from the east part of the village is amazing. Green dominates the woods and it calms the visitor. The entire village is dressed also in green due to the great number of pines and the “rasi” sample of the local plantation. Many of the houses in the village are surrounded by big trees, as the mayor notes.

The west part of the village is decorated by cultivated land which is mainly irrigated by the barrier. The main cultivations of the village are vegetables, cereals, citrus and fruit trees and forage plants.

The irrigation of the cultivated land is completely depended on the barrier of the village. The river Xeros which is 2,5 km away from the sea, supplies the barrier with water. Its height is thirty-three meters, its length is one hundred and sixteen meters and its capacity is sixty cubic meters (300,000 tons of water). The barrier covers the needs of one thousand and five hundred scales of land.

The natural and technical beauties of the barrier are filled with the wild flora that dominates the village. In Agia Marina Crysochous you can meet the wild animal “Ovis gmellini ophion” (agrino), which is found only in Cyprus and it looks like a wild sheep. It is a unique and also a rare animal, thus its hunting is strictly forbidden. At the same time, you can find many more samples of the Cypriot fauna, such as the partridge.

As we mentioned above, you can approach the beauties of the village through two trails. The first one is made by the forest police and it is 4 km long, full of wild plants. The second trail leads to the barrier and to the chapel of Agia Marina.

The river banks embrace the sea and create a unique contradiction with the wild plantation and the flora. The beach of the village lays for 2,5 km. The natural wildness of the landscape will definitely charm the visitor.

Without any doubt, nature has offered generously its finest colors to this small village of Cyprus . The wild fauna and flora, the cultivated land, the beach, the barrier and the nature trails are joined harmonically and they create a unique piece of art.

The route from Poli Chrysochous that leads to Agia Marina is considered as one of the most picturesque and beautiful routes of the island. The road is straight and the view of the deep blue sea on the left side of the road is incredible. On the right side there are many trees and plants that will amaze you. We recommend you to stay in the area and enjoy the astonishing sunset. The red and gold of the sky meet the blue color of the sea creating a beautiful atmosphere. Only if you visit the village in person, you will realize the beauty of the landscape.

source: www.agiamarinachrysochous.org