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Πεδιαίος/Πιθκιάς (Greek): Kanlı Dere (Turkish)
Origin Troodos Mountains
Mouth Famagusta Bay
Length 98 km
Mouth elevation 0m
Eos in her chariot flying over the sea

The Pedieos (also Pediaios or Pediaeus or Pithkias; Greek: Πεδιαίος/Πηθκιάς, Turkish: Kanlı Dere) is the longest river in Cyprus. The river originates in the Troodos Mountains close to Machairas Monastery and flows northeast across the Mesaoria plains, through the capital city Nicosia. It then steers east, meeting the sea at Famagusta Bay close to the ancient Greek city of Salamis.

The river has a total length of 98 km. An 18 km stretch of the river banks, in and around Nicosia, has been turned into pedestrian walkways.[1] There are two dams constructed along the river, the largest one at Tamassos built in 2002.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Leonidou, Leo (July 8, 2007). "River path to get a big extension".  
  2. ^ "Dams of Cyprus" (pdf). Euro-Mediterranean Information System. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 

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