The Karkotis River is a river in Cyprus that flows through the Solea Valley, passing by the village of Kakopetria. The river's name comes from the ancient Greek word "Karkotes," meaning "hunting ground." This name was likely given due to the river's abundant wildlife and its use as a hunting ground in ancient times. The Karkotis River has a length of approximately 25 kilometres and is one of the main tributaries of the Klarios River, which eventually flows into the Gulf of Morphou. The river is fed by several smaller streams and is known for its clear, calm waters, famous for swimming and fishing.