Kalavasos the only train, one experience, one escape

Hello everybody,

Kalavasos is a small village that can be found almost in the middle of Limassol - Nicosia/Larnaca highway (32km from Limassol) where you can see on your left side the Kalavasos tenta. The exit towards Kalavasos village will bring you to the village, tenta and the very nice dam and shaded playground.

As you enter in the village there is a parking and next to it is the playground surrounded by high trees. Our kids were just waiting for such a stop after quite some time spent driving over here. So here we are slides, swings, see sour, nice to see you again. The breeze surrounded us and gave us the pleasure to feel free again. Running, laughing and smiling is what we like to see on their small faces no matter how tired sometimes we feel: this is our paradise.

The main reason that brought us to Kalavasos was the only train in Cyprus which is a mining train that could be seen exactly from the playground. It is left on a small bridge which makes it look like a small treasure of Cyprus.

Living the playground you could see the signs that bring you to the Kalavasos Tenta. Together with Choirokoitia, Kalavasos-Tenta provides evidence for the initial establishment, at the end of the 7th millennium B.C., of sedentary communities on the island, who originated from the neighboring mainland. These communities developed an original civilization: the Cypriote Ceramic Neolithic.

We choose to pass the village and to see a beautiful sunset over the dam. The sun was already dying today. And there were only us, the stone lake, the lonely road and the crying mountains.

Returning in the village you could be surprised that people are there moving, smiling, living their peaceful lives. This is Cyprus.

Kalavasos Tenta
District Larnaka
Opening hours:
Winter hours (16/9 - 15/4)
Monday - Friday: 8.30 - 16.00
Saturday, Sunday: closed

Summer hours (16/4 - 15/9)
Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday, Sunday: closed

Entry fee: €1,70

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot Lizard!