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 Guadalquivir River, Seville, Andalusia Spain
Guadalquivir river is the second largest river in Spain concerning its length and the fifth longest in the Iberian Peninsula. The river is 657 km/408.4 mi long and drains an area of approximately 58000 km²/22394 mi².
Guadalquivir is the only navigable river in Spain. Currently it is navigable to the city of Seville, but in Roman times it was navigable to Cordoba. One of the best ways to discover the hidden beauties of the Guadalquivir banks is kayaking.
It is a sport that was born in Arctic and for about a thousand years it offers the opportunity to enjoy the water environment in its various shapes, as well as to explore and that’s what kayaking offers to riders along with adventure and freedom.
There is a local school in Seville that offers kayaking tours into the amazing waters of the Guadalquivir River. It organizes trips to remember involving the Guadalquivir River. The tour takes place on the river, while passing though Seville.
This river is one of the most important in Europe, involving enjoyment while exercising water sports on calm water. At this tour, a guide will lead the team and inform you about the city light, history, fauna and flora.
The privileged climate of Seville that allows over 300 sunny days gives you the ability to enjoy the ride all year long in or out of the water. Imagine the breathtaking landscapes that you will see, while passing along the historic banks of the Guadalquivir River, via Seville, where you can enjoy unbeatable view.
From the river you can see the American Garden, the Cloak Park, the magnificent bridges of Elizabeth the Second, the Cub or Alamillo, the Maestranza and the Gold Tower near the port and others.
Prior the tour, a presentation and explanation of the safety rules, maneuvers etc. is essential. This route is one of the most picturesque routes of the area, so if you are a water sports enthusiast who loves calm water, this is the activity for you.