Approximately 41 km long, the Xeros River is one of the longest in the Paphos District. It starts its life high in the mountains of Troodos, passing several villages before flowing in to Asprokremos Dam. It is a seasonal river, meaning it flows in the rainy season (usually October - May) and the riverbed is often dry and exposed in the summer months.
During exceptional rainfall, as during that of 2003/2004 and 2011/2012, the local dam (Asprokremos) filled to capacity and overflowed. This allowed a rare and delightful treat for many Cypriots and visitors alike. The final stretch of the river then flows underneath two bridges and then out to sea, where it forms a miniature river Delta.
It is possible to see the river as it leaves the dam and flows towards the sea at three points.
The first is from the roadside; Paphos-Limassol (B6): Simply take Archbishop Makarios III avenue through Yeroskipou and follow it until you see the signs for Asprokremos dam. There are suitable places where you can stop just after the bridge and admire the area.
The second point is from Asprokremos dam, where you will get an excellent view of both the reservoir and the river.
The third point is from the Paphos-Limassol highway (A6), however there are no suitable vantages points where you may legally stop.
For the more adventurous amongst you there are some off road vantage points along the local hillsides where you can also see parts of the river and most interestingly where it meets the sea and forms a miniature Delta.