Nestled in the Troodos Mountain Range, Setrachos River is a hidden gem that offers a unique and picturesque experience. Flowing through the lush and verdant landscapes of the island, this river is a popular destination for those seeking natural beauty, tranquility, and adventure. The River Setrachos River starts from the mountain range of Troodos and winds its way through the stunning natural landscapes of the area.It is one of the rivers of Cyprus that flows from the north slopes of the  It passes through the occupied village of Lefka and finally pours into the Xeros River.The river is known for its crystal-clear waters that flow over rocks, creating small waterfalls and rapids along the way. The water is cold and refreshing, making it the perfect spot for swimming or wading.

The river flows through the valley of Marathasa and gives life to the villages of Pedoulas, Moutoulla, Kalopanayiotis and Oiko in the Nicosia district. It also provides many natural springs and is the main income medium for four of the valley villages which have created their business due to the river. Two dams have also been built on its river banks, one is located in the Kalopanayiotis village and the other one is situated in the occupied village of Lefka. Today the river creates a prosperous environment for its surrounding areas and attracts thousands of tourists, who pass through the beautiful nature trails on the island.

One of the most popular activities at Setrachos River is hiking. The area around the river is full of trails that allow visitors to explore the surrounding countryside and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. There are many spots along the river where visitors can stop to swim, sunbathe, or have a picnic. For those who prefer a bit more adventure, Setrachos River is also an excellent spot for canyoning. This thrilling activity involves exploring the river's narrow gorges, jumping into pools of water, and rappelling down waterfalls. It's an adrenaline-fueled experience that is sure to get your heart racing. The river is also a popular spot for fishing, with trout being the most commonly caught fish in the area. Visitors can rent fishing gear and purchase a fishing license to try their luck at catching their dinner. 

Setrachos River is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The area is covered in lush vegetation, including oak trees, pine trees, and wildflowers. The scenery changes with the seasons, with spring being a particularly beautiful time to visit when the wildflowers are in bloom. Wildlife is abundant in the area, with many species of birds, butterflies, and other insects making their home in the surrounding countryside. If you're lucky, you may even spot some of the local wildlife, such as foxes, hares, or hedgehogs.

Setrachos River is a hidden gem in Cyprus that offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you're looking to hike through stunning landscapes, cool off in refreshing waters, or try your hand at canyoning or fishing, this river has it all. Surrounded by natural beauty and teeming with wildlife, Setrachos River is a must-visit for anyone seeking a peaceful and picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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