Arif Pasha Aqueduct

Near Gazikoy, North Cyprus

This aqueduct is near Gazicoy on the old Nicosia - Famagusta road, a couple of miles beyond  Ercan airport. The aqueduct stretches for several hundred yards on the left of the road, before heading for the hills.


The water channel was carried on low arches, sixty nine of which remain in good condition. During Ottoman times this part of Cyprus saw extensive farming, which required a good supply of water.


This aqueduct was built in the 18th century, and is thought to have brought water to a large farm called, or owned by, Arif Pasha and was situated near the present day village of Tymbou.