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Cyprus: the mystery of Cape Makronissos

Probably, this material would be more appropriate, well, say, in the journal "Secrets of the Twentieth Century" or "Miracles and Mysteries." There are some publications that tell about still-living underground gnomes, meetings with aliens of different colors and sizes, ghosts in castles and other wonders, but this theme is to some extent connected with a military theme. Well, it is worthy, in my opinion, the completion of the story of various divine Cypriot miracles.

Under the wing of the island of Cyprus - the land of Aphrodite.

Let's start with the military theme. Everyone knows that the ancient warriors always found healing by pouring dead water, now living, then plunging into the waters of various healing sources. And the fact that such sources were, we know for sure. Even the Romans organized a kind of water hospitals on hot springs, where they sent for the rehabilitation of wounded legionnaires. Hippocrates wrote about the healing power of water, but ... the question arises, how did people know about their healing power, so to speak, before Hippocrates wrote about it? Why would they climb, well, let's say, into hot or cold water, start to pour water or sore spots with this water and at the same time ... also pay attention to the therapeutic effect of this procedure. That is, that it helped them - no doubt. But it means they were smart enough to reveal the causal relationship that exists, draw appropriate conclusions and pass this information to the descendants. It's obvious isn't it? But how did this happen for the first time? Probably no one will answer this question. It is like asking who started the fire first or thought up the wheel. Nevertheless, sometimes the answers to such questions sometimes come in the most surprising way. And an eyewitness of one such case I had the opportunity to become just in Cyprus, and not only an eyewitness, but also its direct participant.

A souvenir from Cyprus is a donkey. And with a hint. Especially for tourists from Russia on the island there is a popular attraction - riding donkeys in the form of an underdog. First you are watered, then put on a donkey and ... go ahead. I have not tried it myself, but they say it is very cool!

First of all, find Google map of the island of Cyprus and increase its area where Ayia Napa is located. Then find Landa Beach. Then go down the map below, past Mikri Landa Beach to the beaches of Macronissos Beach and Macronissos Beach West. Here you will see a cape jutting out into the sea, somewhat similar to the Crimean peninsula, albeit remotely. Increasing the scale of the map even more, you will see on it the icon: "Archaeological Reserve Makronissos." On the satellite map, even the sun beds on the sand are visible here, but here the cape itself from the satellite looks like some kind of gray array bordered by a white foamy surf, and this is how it really is ... And there seems to be nothing interesting there, except reserve (and what's there?), but in fact it only seems that way ...

I do not like large multi-storey hotels with buzzing elevators. These are cozy with a two-story bungalows much better. I just want to sing: “The lights went out in the house ...”

But you do not think that in this hotel there is concrete everywhere and there is no greenery. It's just the other way around. Here with this ...

And this is also the "front side" of these houses ...

I got to this place by accident. Tired of wallowing on the sand at Landa Beach, I walked along the shore where my eyes were and reached the sign saying that the Archaeological Site was ahead. Around the golden sand, beautiful plants, flowers, people, umbrellas ... beauty. But in the park itself, which, by the way, is quite small, there are very few people. You can say no at all. Apparently, everyone has already watched it. I went there too and made sure that it was ... a graveyard! Lots and lots of tombs carved into the shell rock of an absolutely amazing kind. The entrances to the crypts are clearly for the dwarves. Inside there are two stone benches and that's it. No murals, no bas-reliefs ... I sat there, but what else to do? Got out of the crypt and went to the cape itself.

Here is one of the tombs discovered on the Cape necropolis.

And this is the plan of the necropolis.

Entrance to one of their tombs. Even on all fours and not get inside.

And there ... there turned out to be such a place, as if you had fallen on another planet. Irregularly shaped caldera, separated from the sea by a stone wall, against which the waves of the surf beat outside. The whole bottom of the caldera is even, but everything in the points protruding from it, as if the stone was watered with acid and part of it dissolved, and some remained in the form of such projections. In the middle of the caldera, strange stone towers stood out ... "statues" resembling castles, fantastic beasts — curious natural formations, clearly saying that nature is inexhaustible by fiction. From the gray stone was a strong heat, and the whole place was "wild, but pretty." And although it was hard to walk along stone tips, I nevertheless reached the wall separating the caldera from the sea, and saw that here the stone bottom was even and filled with a huge pool of seawater that poured into it through a crack in the stone wall. I wanted to freshen up, and I climbed into the water, since it was completely transparent, and the depth was a maximum of a knee. In some places, however, there were dimples at the bottom and in them the water was turbid, and for some reason this yellow water did not mix with the surrounding water.

Here it is, this caldera and "puddle" at the wall separating it from the sea.

Strange stone formations that rise here and there on the flat bottom of this caldera ...

And this is another ... Walking on such stones is just awful. Especially in the shale. That is why there, apparently, nobody really goes. In any case, I did not find other curious people there.

In the sea next to her, they also meet ...

Standing next to the deepening, I put my foot in it and almost cried out in surprise. The water was hot! Not just warm, warmer, say, the one in which I stood, but 40 degrees as much, no less, if not more, and this despite the fact that the water in the sea that day had a temperature of about 27 degrees. But most of all I was surprised that the water temperature in this “pit” increased with depth. From the physics course, I remembered that hot air and hot water rise up, and here it was the opposite. On the surface, the temperature is the same as in other places, but the deeper it is, the hotter the water becomes. How could this be? I decided first that hot keys were beating here. But there was no ripple on the water, it was completely calm. Passing through the puddle here and there, I found some more of the same depressions, and in some the water was hotter than in others, and in some cooler!

A crack in the wall, through which fresh sea water constantly pours into this “puddle”, so that even in the strongest heat it does not dry out.

It was time to return, and I went back, quite surprised at this incomprehensible natural phenomenon.

The next day was remembered by the fact that, pacing in silly slates, I smashed the big toe of the right foot on the curb on the road. And much! Literally to blackness, which I did not like at all. And most importantly - what to treat and where to go? It is clear that there is medical insurance, but it seems to be not the case, and I don’t want to be dragged by doctors on vacation. But it hurts to walk something. Especially climb the stairs to the second floor where our room was located. Came to the beach somehow, looked at the cape, remembered the caldera and it was here that I had an “inner voice” and said - “go there and put your finger in hot water”. I went, found a familiar puddle with yellow, and as if even with some kind of thick water, and stuck my foot to the very bottom. And there it is so hot that the foot barely suffers. He pulled out, and the skin is all red, as if from a sunburn. He came to his wife and daughter, told me about the "Dr. Abst experiment", they shook and smeared my leg with sunblock (except for a finger!). Then there was a fiesta, then dinner outdoors by the pool, in a word, I forgot to think about the finger. Before bed I looked: but there is no blackness. The finger became bright red and stopped hurting! Well, I was glad and went to bed. And the next morning I looked - there are no traces of redness and it does not hurt anywhere.

This photo clearly shows yellow spots on the surface of the water. Below them are hollows in a flat bottom and hot water, which for some reason does not mix with the surrounding cold.

We watched the whole family and forgot. Three days later, her daughter had already broken her ankle against a stone. She was lame and ... the first one, by the way, said, and let's go, Dad, to the caldera. Oh, how she “condemned” me while we were going there: and it hurts, and far, and inside the devil knows what, and the landscape is kind of wild. Somehow I put my foot in the water: “Oh, it's hot! Oh, it burns! ”One word is a woman! But she endured, pulls out her leg, and she is very red and right up to her knees. See, overdosed. Or skin is more tender than mine. Went to the hotel, smeared with cream and by the evening and swelling disappeared, and the blue disappeared, there was only an abrasion, and that healed.

Began to think why it is. "Are the keys hot?" No, it doesn't. Is the water heated by the sun? Then why the hottest at the bottom and not the top? In a word, so we have not agreed to anything. And in the morning I was already in the caldera, I put my foot in the pit, and the water is cold there! Like all around! He returned to his beach, waited for noon, went to the caldera ... Ba - the water is hot again! That is, the sun warms her. Obviously. But why then does it not mix with the surrounding water, why does it accumulate in only a few holes?

Cyprus is also such sea sponges. (Museum of the Sea in Ayia Napa)

And huge sea shells. (Museum of the Sea in Ayia Napa)

Later I even learned to take baths there, although it was difficult. The water turned out to be more saline and dense, and as if on the Dead Sea pushed me out. But still, I lay down in it and it was real bliss: the water is cool from above, and hot from the bottom - and it was very nice. I thought: if I lived here, I would have organized a balneological clinic - I would put baths and pump water from these holes into them. Although, of course, who knows how it was formed in them? And then you pump it out like this, the new one is poured out and the whole phenomenon disappears.

In conclusion, I can say that I am not a physicist. I can not explain why this is so. But if this phenomenon took place to be here thousands of years ago, when warriors-hoplites were still buried in a nearby necropolis, then ... some of them could have found this place in the same way, recognized the property of these waters and treated here for wounds and ailments .

And I liked Cyprus very much at home. Not very big, but very modern and cozy. Here's how this one, for example.

Now only one remains. Among visitors to IN for sure someone next summer will go to Cyprus and may be in Ayia Napa. Where to go and what to look here is told in great detail. It would be very interesting if someone checked it and managed to solve the riddle of Cape Makronissos ...
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  1. Cat
    Cat 13 December 2017 06: 48
    The narration reminded replicas of the parrot Keshi from the animated film of the same name! So, catch the answer from the striped and red "Canaries - Canaries, they feed us well"!
    All the good days!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 13 December 2017 07: 52
      Perhaps this material would be more appropriate, well, say, in the magazine "Secrets of the twentieth century" or "Miracles and riddles."
      REN TV will sue ... yes
      Especially for tourists from Russia on the island there is a popular attraction - donkey riding in a tidy form. First you get drunk, then they put you on a donkey and ... go ahead
      . this is for those who didn’t drive a goat in the village ... laughing
      I remembered the caldera, and here I had an “inner voice” and said - “go there and put your finger in hot water”.
      you have a dangerous “inner voice” ... but how else will they say putting it in boiling water? belay wassat
    2. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 13 December 2017 08: 44
      The cat was not talking about the Canaries, but about Tahiti! It will be far away.
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 13 December 2017 10: 25
        our cat is special wink Canaries are more attractive to him drinks
        1. Cat
          Cat 13 December 2017 19: 03
          It all makes no difference to me, “Canaries” - “Tahiti”! I am not visiting, but about the "reliability" you are definitely right - "Tahiti"! hi
          R.s. The daughter has already grown up, now it remains only to live up to her grandchildren and is already dedicated to them with the “classics of the Soviet cartoon industry” !!! drinks
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 13 December 2017 19: 11
            R.s. The daughter has already grown up, now it remains only to live up to her grandchildren and is already dedicated to them with the “classics of the Soviet cartoon industry” !!! drinks

            wonderful thought! yes here, somehow, last year, I was revising cartoons from the beginning of the 50s (thank God, not re-sounded!) - oh, what a beauty! were able to shoot ... God forbid! and for sure, there will be something for you to do drinks "old cat" on the stove do not sit wink
            1. Aviator_
              Aviator_ 13 December 2017 19: 39
              To us in the kindergarten (when I went there) came a movie-show and showed cartoons and various informative films. It was a holiday! The kindergarten was from a flight school, which was liquidated under EBNe.
              1. Cat
                Cat 13 December 2017 20: 40
                In the late 80s, schools issued subscription “coupons” for a day or morning session, depending on the shift in the school. A lecturer always appeared before the session or short educational films were shown. I remember the “bonus" for joy was when the lecturer did not come and Erolash was launched instead! How little was needed for joy!
                1. Aviator_
                  Aviator_ 13 December 2017 20: 49
                  My kindergarten was in the early 60's. And when we, at the request of the flight school club headquarters, helped to collect sawn branches in front of the club, he ordered us to be allowed to attend the movie show for free. We, by childlike spontaneity, decided that this was a sign of upcoming communism - after the XXII Congress, where Khrushchev Kukuruzny promised communism in the 1980 year, this was discussed everywhere.
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 13 December 2017 21: 55
                  Yes, it's all 80th practiced.
  2. soldier
    soldier 13 December 2017 07: 56
    And in Cyprus, I really liked the house.

    In general, Greece is more luxurious at home
    The artifacts are very amazing - I read about the Horde pot. Found in the Volga steppes - you rub it in your hands, and the water boils
    1. soldier
      soldier 13 December 2017 07: 57
      I wanted to say: "smart"
    2. raif
      raif 21 December 2017 00: 15
      eeeee .... with such "miracles", my friend, on RenTV. here the site will be more serious
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 13 December 2017 07: 57
    Apparently iodine-bromine sources, similar are in Labinsk, Khadyzhensk ...
  4. soldier
    soldier 13 December 2017 09: 31
    History of everything you touch
    And it is beautiful
  5. Curious
    Curious 13 December 2017 14: 22
    Hello, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
    Imagine, you repeated the discovery, which about 16-17 centuries ago was made by Cosmas and Damian - saintless men, healers and miracle workers. The Church of the Holy Disinterested Cosmas and Damian is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus, Cape Capo Greco, i.e. close to your geothermal discovery site.

    One of the most famous acts of healers without discharges was the operation of a leg transplant to one of the patients. Notice, we are talking about the III century! A healthy leg to replace the patient was taken from a recently deceased Moor.
    So the healing properties of the Cypriot springs were already involved in those epic times.
    There is nothing surprising. One of the most common theories of the emergence of the island of Cyprus is volcanic. Its essence is that the island of Cyprus appeared as a result of a breakthrough of volcanic rocks between two tectonic plates (in the place where the Troodos mountain complex is now located). The sedimentary rocks that make up the Troodos are carefully studied by geologists and consist of the same volcanic rock.
    This theory is also confirmed by the constant geological activity on the island causing earthquakes (the strongest recorded 56 years ago, and tremors from 2 to 4 points occur in the present every few years). Thanks to archaeological finds and research, it was possible to establish that in ancient times Cyprus was subjected to serious destructive earthquakes several times. There is also evidence of 16 major earthquakes between 26 BC and 1900 BC

    Between 1896 and 2004, more than 400 earthquakes occurred, the epicenters of which were directly in Cyprus or in the surrounding areas. The strongest modern earthquakes in Cyprus were in 1941 (5,9 points on the Richter scale), in 1953 (6,1 points), in 1995 (5,7 points) and in 1996 (6,5 points).
    Today's Cypriots shamelessly use the gifts of the god of fire and the patron saint of blacksmiths. There are many spa hotels in Cyprus. So on your next trip you can combine business with pleasure.
    1. kalibr
      13 December 2017 16: 27
      Good day to you too. Wow, what happens in the world ...
  6. Romka47
    Romka47 13 December 2017 15: 18
    Eh, the brother of this article would have come out 3 months earlier, you look and I would have been healed. Rested just in Ayia Napa. And now when I get there .....
    1. kalibr
      13 December 2017 16: 26
      This is destiny! After all, I have been there a long time. A few years ago, I could have written too a long time ago. But ... all somehow there was no mood, as well as writing about the Cypriot shrines. And then ... tired of writing about knights and rifles, I wanted to remember about the sea and the sun ... and here. It’s a pity that you didn’t get there. But I hope that the article will be read by those who go there in 2018. Caldera is waiting for them!
      1. oops
        oops 14 December 2017 06: 06
        How was the "Turkish occupation" felt? Was there a lot of "civilized" Europeans?
        1. kalibr
          14 December 2017 07: 26
          Full! Including Russians.
        2. Romka47
          Romka47 14 December 2017 10: 09
          Most of them are English, but you cannot call them civilized. even against our background ...
          I also noticed that they are ALL tattooed, and very young and old with old women. Like drafts.
  7. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 13 December 2017 16: 45
    Interesting fact. In the last photo, "barrels" on the roofs of houses are clearly visible. These are components of photovoltaic power plants. For all its "rogue" Greece is the European leader in the field of solar energy. Moreover, it is one of the largest countries exporting direct power plants. In Greece itself, they equipped 20% of buildings.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 13 December 2017 17: 33
      Are you sure? I mean: photo ...
      In my opinion, ordinary water heaters from the sun.
      The kit includes a tank for storing a volume of hot water
      and one or two solar heaters.
      The picture shows a typical Israeli house roof. To the apartment - one tank and batteries.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 13 December 2017 18: 06
        You know, Alexey, I adhere to the principle: “question everything”, so I try to leave some interest on my own wrong. In Rhodes, I saw on the roofs structures similar to those depicted in the VO photo. I was interested in the locals, as far as I understood it was the energy sector. Of course, I didn’t climb onto the roofs (who would let it go), but from a distance of 100 m I did not see any hydro-communications (believe me, I understand this), only cables. The data on the Greek energy was taken from one of the Russian websites.
        But the worm of doubt you woke.
      2. Curious
        Curious 13 December 2017 18: 13
        It is they who heat the water. How much was in Greece and Cyprus - they have long been widespread. In any case, in 1993 it was already.
        And photovoltaic installations - they are without tanks.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 13 December 2017 18: 18
          In! This is for generating electricity. In Israel, they are
          Little. In industrial buildings, mostly.
          And private owners (on the roof of the villa) are not very profitable - price + installation
          It pays off only after a few years.
          Constantly trying to increase their efficiency, reduce the cost of elements. All sorts of startups
          doing it.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 13 December 2017 18: 26
            So I'm wrong, alas, alas! It is necessary to be more attentive to information filters. By the way, as far as I know, Israel has a very developed system of desalination. For household needs served "desalinated"?
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 13 December 2017 23: 42
              Most of the water in the water supply is already desalinated. The north feeds from the Sea of ​​Galilee (Lake of Tiberias). In the center in some places from artesian sources of Samaria. Two desalination plants were built. One is very large.
              In general, we are not afraid of droughts now. Of course, the cycle of desalination and obtaining drinking water from desalinated (adding salts) is expensive.
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 December 2017 01: 10
                Well, as far as I understand, life in Israel is not cheap in comparison with many Mediterranean countries (we don’t think of Monaco).
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 14 December 2017 10: 34
                  It's true. We have inflated prices for most products.
                  Due to taxes on purchases and cartels of importers.
                  You can still deal with this - taxes are canceled gradually, plus - purchases
                  on the internet. (But cars, for example, are sharply more expensive here than in Europe because of
                  special tax). But it is difficult to fight housing prices - the population is growing rapidly, apartments are seized for mortgages - this is used by construction companies.
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 14 December 2017 12: 18
                    Something reminds me painfully. Alexei, I’m going to Eilat in January, can I ask you to educate me on some everyday issues? In the "PM" and a little later?
      3. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 13 December 2017 22: 00
        In Crimea, there are also such.
      4. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 14 December 2017 00: 46
        Solar Collectors smile , a very reasonable solution, especially in your latitudes and with your cloudless sky, there is not enough solar panels for a complete set. hi
  8. Some kind of compote
    Some kind of compote 13 December 2017 19: 03
    Nice tour
    Super photos
    God forbid to see such beauties more - while the eyes see good
  9. oops
    oops 14 December 2017 06: 03
    Strange, but no one indicated that the place described has been in the Turkish part of the island for 30-40 years under the sanctions of the "civilized world." Author, were there strong sanctions?
    1. kalibr
      14 December 2017 07: 24
      Strange, but the place described - see map - is in the southern part of the island. I was also in the north and the sanctions were felt like this: a bottle of Pilsen in the south cost 3-4 euros, in the north - 1 euro!
      1. oops
        oops 14 December 2017 18: 31
        Strange, but where is your Northern Cyprus?
        "Ayia Napa is a young resort. Until 1974 it was a small village, but after the Turkish invasion, some of the refugees from the northern part of the island moved here and the tourism business began to develop actively. Now it is a thriving seaside town with an active nightlife."
        1. oops
          oops 14 December 2017 20: 24
          It seems that I was mistaken, but on the map it turns out to belong to the Turkish part. There is also a southern coast. The Turkish part is developing much faster than the Greek.
          1. kalibr
            14 December 2017 21: 44
            Yes, there is a south coast, but ... Ayia Napa is in the south, not far from Larnaca. Look at the satellite map, Cape Makronissos and even the puddle against the wall of the caldera are so clearly visible.
            1. kig
              kig 10 March 2018 10: 39
              Wow, and you can see for sure. It remains only to put a foot in there, just a finger hurts.