The development of the water sources since the independence of Cyprus in 1960, has been impressive if compared with other countries of this size and development level. This can be proven with the existence of the 105 dams and water reservoirs that have been built. The total capacity that these dams can withhold is about 304, 7 million tonnes of cubical metres of water.

Cyprus dams are located in various locations across the island such as in the Paphos district, Limassol district, Larnaca district, Nicosia district and Famagusta district. 

For the full list of the dams you can refer to our Cyprus dams list or you can broswe from the ones displayed below which include a description, some photos and in some cases a video.

Cyprus dams map

Cyprus dams by location (district)

Kalopanayiotis Dams and Fish Farm

The Kalopanayiotis dam is located in the Kalopanayiotis village in the district of Nicosia. It is considered a small dam and it was ...

Kannaviou Dam

Kannaviou is located in the Paphos district and neighbours with the communities of Agios Dimitrianos, Psathi, Asproyia as well as the v...

Kouris Dam

The man-made  Kouris Lake is the largest man-made lake in Cyprus and it is filled by the Kouris dam which is also the largest in Cyprus...

Lefkara Dam

The Lefkara Dam is located in the Larnaca district. It is located at an equivalent distance between Nicosia (32 kilometres), Limassol (48 ki...

Mavrokolympos Dam

The Mavrokolympos Dam is located about 11 kilometres from Paphos and it is easily accessible from the road which connects Paphos with C...

Polemidia Dam

The Polemidia Dam is situated in the area of Polemidia in the Limassol district. More specifically it is located near the Limassol National ...

Pomos Dam

The Pomos Dam  is situated in the Pomos village of the Paphos district. It is a rock fill dam and has a capacity of 859.000 cubical met...

Xyliatos Dam

The Dam of Xyliatos is one of the most well-known sites in the village which is why many local and foreign tourists visit the village of Xyl...

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