Photographer's Note

Elia Bridge is a medieval Venetian bridge crossing the Dhiarizos river in the mountains of Paphos in Cyprus. It is located 4 km south of Kaminaria village. This one arch stone bridge has 5.5 m span and 2.7 m width.

During the Cyprus's Venetian period (1489–1571) copper, mined in mountains, was traded with Egypt for silk and gold. The demand of quality trading routes resulted in construction of several stone bridges in the mountains, used for camel trails connecting distant mines in Troodos Mts. with ports on the island's seashore, such as Paphos and Polis.

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