07-Nov-2008 -- We hired a small Daewoo in Agia Napa and headed west to explore the island. First overnight stop was in Limassol, a lively city which seemed full of Russian businessmen and tourists. Next morning we continued westwards with a stop in the interesting and well presented ruins of the old Greece at Kourion followed by a quick swim in the sea at Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's birthplace) before by a lunch at Pafos, a holiday resort dominated by English toursits.
From there we went in the direction of N35 E33. We aimed at Spilia, not far from the cp were a former visitor to the cp found a guesthouse. We found a completely quiet village. Not a soul to be seen. The road through the village was so narrow that we could not park, so we continued to Kannavia. They had no overnight facilities. We were running low on petrol and it was dark. The vehicle was old, and the lights badly adjusted. Finally we arrived at Hotel Makris at Kakopetria where we were the only guests that night.
Next morning the old car refused to start, the battery was flat and the wife had to give us a push. With a print out of David Williams' report we passed Kannavia, saw where the distance from the main road to the cp was around 300 meters on the other side of a gulley and continued a few more hundred meters till we found a gravelled road to the right. A big sign pointing into that road indicated a picnic site.
50 meters up that road we took off to the right again on a loggers track and the suspension and steering assembly of the car rattled groaned as we approached the cp. It turned out to be about 65 meters from the track, a very steep climb up on thick layers of dried pine needles. So we turned back and stopped about 100 meters from the cp where it was easier to climb. With an unreliable battery in the car the wife stayed with the car making sure the engine did not stop while I climbed the last stretch and took the required photos.