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Vavatsinia Series #3 - Cave (Moutti tis Athashas)

A cache by Ponzy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/26/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A short hike up to the 'peak of the almond tree' as the greek name (Moutti tis Athashas) translates gives you an incredible as far as Nicosia. Continue following the path to the end to get to the cave!


The small village of Vavatsinia has not geocaching love, this series aims to fix that! Vavastinia has around 85 permanent residents who make a living mostly on agriculture. It is a short 10 km drive from Lefkara. Approaching Vavatsinia you notice the changing geography: going from white to red soil littered with pine trees.

The 2.5 km trail can be traversed mostly by car (if you have a 4 wheel drive), but I do recommend the walk as it is very scenic. The trail wraps around the mountain and what starts off as a view south to Limassol turn northwards giving a spectacular view of Nicosia on a clear day. Make sure to turn left at each fork in the road and follow the signs that will take you to the path up the mountain.

The cave was carved out of the mountain in the Frankish period by prospectors looking for copper. It is about a 20 meter descent from the geocache if you follow the trail. Tread with care if you wish to go inside and don’t forget to bring a flashlight!

The cache is a 35mm film canister.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur evtug fvqr bs gur orapu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)