Hike to the Venetian bridge of Gielefos

Hike to the Venetian bridge of Gielefos

Hike to the Venetian bridge of Gielefos
Upcoming Event
28th May 2023/ 08:00
8,5 hours
Level 1
20 euros / person

The Salonica View team organizes a one-day hike to the Venetian bridge of Zelefou.


A few words about our trip:

Our route will start from the Nicosia Cypriot Handicrafts Center and we will head towards Limassol. Then we will head to the village of Agios Nikolaos in Paphos where we will move towards the bridge of Tzelefos. From there we will start our hike, our route will last about 2 hours. Then, we will board our bus and make a stop at Omodos village for coffee/food and rest. Finally, we will return to our bus to take the way back.


A few words about Omodos:

Omodos is a village in the district of Limassol. It is located at an altitude of 575 meters above sea level. Omodos were probably created at the end of the Byzantine period. The foundation of the settlement was the dissolution of the Pano and Kato Koupetra settlements. The inhabitants created a new settlement around the original monastery of the Holy Cross, which was called Omodos.



Hiking Features:

Starting point: Jelefou Bridge

Length: 4 kilometers

Time: 2 hours

Degree of difficulty: 1


Points of interest:

The "Tzelefou Bridge", is located at an altitude of 440 meters in the forest of Paphos, 6 kilometers from the Turkish Cypriot village of Agios Nikolaos, and is the largest medieval stone bridge on the island. It is also built on the Diarrizos river which feeds the Arminos fence. It was built during the Venetian rule in Cyprus and belongs together with two other bridges (that of Elia and that of Routhkia) to a complex of Venetian bridges that were built to serve the access of the then residents of the area. Various interpretations have been given for the origin of the bridge's name, but none have been confirmed. Perhaps it comes from the ancient Greek word "Kelephos" which means weak, sick, and is associated with some incident or person during its construction.


Cost of participation (per person):

20 euros (movement, hiking, organization)

*** Payment will be made on the bus


The price includes:

  • Escort and organization
  • Trainers specializing in outdoor activities
  • Transfer by bus from Nicosia and return
  • First aid box

You must have with you:

  1. Good sneakers or hiking boots (if you have them)
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second shirt, socks, one small towel (change)
  4. Snack and Water
  5. Backpack
  6. Raincoat (required)
  7. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  8. Tissues
  9. Baton (optional)
  10. Camera (optional)

Note 1. When you click to book, declare where you will be taking the bus from.

Note 2. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.

Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.

Note 4. Photo material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, please let us know.


Αναλυτικά το πρόγραμμα:

08:00 – Αναχώρηση από Λευκωσία (Κέντρο Κυπριακής Χειροτεχνίας)

08:30 - Αναχώρηση από Κοφίνου

09:00 – Αναχώρηση απο Λεμεσό (Jumbo Λινόπετρας) 

10:00 – Άφιξη στο  χωριό Άγιο Νικόλαο

10:15 – Έναρξη πεζοπορίας

12:15 - Τέλος πεζοπορίας

12:45 - Άφιξη στο χωριό Όμοδος για καφέ/φαγητό και ξεκούραση

14:30 - Αναχώρηση για Λευκωσία

16:30 - Άφιξη στη Λευκωσία

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