Northwest of Xyliatos village, up on Troodos Mountains in the Nicosia district and less than 1000 m / 0.62 mi from the village center, lies a huge circular crater; a remnant of the mine that was once there from 1954 to 1990. The crater is located right where the ore export point used to be. Following an initiative of the local Community Council, the mine has been filled with rainwater. The result is phenomenal. A peculiar lake dominates now the surrounding mountains.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kayaking in Gorges du Verdon, Alpes de Haute Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France
The Verdon Canyon, in Hautes Alps-Provence and the river itself offer various spots along the river for kayaking and other outdoor activities in the Southern Alps. The phenomenal ‘playground’ of mountains and rivers, extending from Côte d’Azur to Verdon and Mercantour national parks will not let you down.
Various schools would assist you no matter the level of your efficiency. Experience the thrills of white water going it alone in a single-seat inflatable kayak. Jump in a lightweight and stable boat that fits you best, even an amateur will enjoy riding the rapids as confidently as in a traditional kayak.
The guide leads and ensures your safety from his own boat. It is recommended that you start from naval bases of Entrevaux and Castellane, in the heart of the Southern Alps !The spot are suitable even for children of 12 years old and above. Numerous accommodation options on the spot. Don’t miss the opportunity to admire the wild waters of the Verdon river crossing the Gorges du Verdon.