A lake changing colors in Cyprus
Cyprus is truly blessed with unparalleled beauty! Whether you’re up on the mountains or by the sea, Cyprus’s ambiance has something like magic to it. It is, after all, the birthplace of the Goddess of Love & Beauty herself: Aphrodite! What more magical than a lake changing colors!
There is a location up on Troodos mountains, Northwest of Xyliatos village in Nicosia district, that has been known only to a few until now. It has been recently revealed to the general public, after a drone shot video went viral! A beautiful lake, formed where an ore and copper mine used to be; Memi mine. The remnant of the mine formed a huge circular crater, which after the local council’s initiation was let to be filled with rain water.
The ore and copper alloy of the lake’s bottom is giving it a unique characteristic. One that can only be found in very few and rare spots on this planet. The water is changing color according to the season.
Dark forest green in the Winter, deep ocean blue during Spring. Spring’s deep blue slightly fades in the Summer giving a wonderful turquoise color allover the lake. In Fall, the color of the water changes completely again, taking a light green shade preparing it to welcome again the forest green color of the Winter. Truly remarkable. Truly unique.
To the north side of the lake, the area looks more like a moonscape than to earth. Huge mountains have been formed by the millions of tons of waste material from the mine. Sometimes, when it rains, at the same northern side, a second smaller lake is formed, increasing the lake’s beauty even more.
One can enjoy kayaking or other flat water sports there. You can find more info about the lake here. We’ve made sure that we have the most updated information for our readers.
Enjoy the magic, in the video that follows: