Cyprus // Larnaka and around //

Potamos Liopetriou

Three kilometres west of Agia Thekla (and a minute off the motorway – it’s clearly signposted) is Potamos Liopetriou, a long sinuous estuary of a small river, lined on both sides with traditional Cypriot fishing boats. Two tavernas overlook the river – the Potamos about halfway down the crowded river bank, the Demetrion next to where the river disgorges into the bay beside a small sandy beach. Heavily featured in touristboard literature, Potamos is a rare treat – there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else on the island.