Machairas (or Makhrairas or Makheras or Macheras) Monastery

The Pedieos (Standard Greek: Πεδιαίος, Cypriot Greek: Πηθκιάς, Turkish: Kanlı Dere) is the longest river in Cyprus. The river originates in the Troodos Mountains close to Machairas Monastery and flows northeast across the Mesaoria plains, through the capital city Nicosia. It then steers east, meeting the sea at Famagusta Bay close to the ancient Greek city of Salamis.

The river has a total length of approximately 100 km. An 18km stretch of the river banks, in and around Nicosia, has been turned into pedestrian walkways.[1] There are two dams constructed along the river, the largest one at Tamassos built in 2002.[2]


1. ^ Leonidou, Leo (Sunday, July 8, 2007). "River path to get a big extension", Cyprus Mail. Retrieved on 2007-09-05.
2. ^ "Dams of Cyprus" (pdf). Euro-Mediterranean Information System. Retrieved on 2007-09-05.

List of rivers of Cyprus

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