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Located within the boundaries of Cape Gkreko and Protaras, the Agia Napa Aqueduct was originally a Roman structure, with Frankish alterations. Its main purpose was to deliver water to the local monastery and the surrounding region, and it is one of the few preserved aqueducts on the island.
Its construction is complicated and required much expertise, along with a comprehensive system of regular maintenance to repair accidental breaches, clear the lines of debris, and to remove the build-up of naturally occurring chemicals.
In years past, the aqueduct carried water from a source of the water to be found somewhere on the hills between Agia Napa and Protaras. Up to the year 1974 the original visible route of the channel was marked by a barrel_shaped structure at the locality of Mana tou Nerou, Known traditionally as the House of the Greeks.to the large stone reservoirs of the village. Substantial conservation work was carried out on the structure from 2006 - 2008.
In September 2006 the project was incorporated in the European initiative INTERREG IIIA Greece Cyprus. The project is co-financed with 50% by the European Union Fund for Regional Development and 50% by national sources.