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 Garretstown Beach, Cork, Ireland
Kinsale is a picturesque town that nestles at the mouth of the River Bandon, just 25 km/15.5 mi south of Cork city. It is considered to be the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, with a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes that caters to every taste and budget. Garretstown beach is located close to Kinsale and it is a popular destination for many water sports. If you want to perform an exhilarating activity here, then Surf Kayaking is well worth it.
The wave type is beach-break and the bottom is sandy with rocks. Offshore winds blow from the north, northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. In addition, the wave direction is both left and right and the swell sizes start working at 1 m/3 ft. It should be mentioned that the best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is low and mid tide.
Last but not least, Garretstown beach is suitable for surfers of all levels. Note: be careful of rocks.