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Trails

Around our hotel there are 4 known paths. The path Persephone is a path with rich vegetation. On the Atalanti path you will admire one of the largest invisible trees, 800 years old! On the Artemis trail you will have the opportunity to explore the forest: the two centuries-old black pine trees over 500 years old, the rich and rare flora and rocks of the area. The path Caledonia that is known for the waterfall with exceptional beauty. And the path of Teisia of Madari where, in addition to the contact with nature, offers a panoramic view of Troodos, the lowest points of Solia, Mesaoria and the closest plan to the villages of Kannavia and Agia Irini.

Persefoni

The path Persephone owes its name to the homonymous ancient goddess of Spring. It is a path with rich vegetation which passes from time to time through beautiful clusters of trees and offers almost as a whole a unique view. Looking at the open horizon you will see various areas and villages in the province of Limassol. The starting point of the route starts at a distance of 150m south of Troodos square, at an altitude of 1,720m and ends at an impressive point of exceptional view at an altitude of 1,660m. The trail is 3km long and you will need about 1.5-2 hours to travel.

Atalanti

The path was named after the heroine of mythology Atalanti, famous hunter and runner and protected by the goddess Artemis. It passes through dense clusters of black pine and invisible. On the way you will admire one of the largest invisible trees, 800 years old! The trail is equipped with information signs for plants, shrubs and trees of the mountain range and in it you will find characteristic rocks of the Troodos Ophiolite Complex. The route is not very difficult, but you have to be careful as in some parts of the route stones protrude. The Atalanti route offers excellent views to areas and villages of the provinces of Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. The starting point and end of the Atalanti path is Troodos Square. The starting kiosk is located at the northwestern end of the Square, behind the old post office building. The trail is 14km long and you will need about 5 hours to cross it.

Artemis

The path was named after the goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of the god Apollo. The route follows a circular course around Chionistra, at an altitude of 1850m. With the help of the information signs of the path, you will have the opportunity to explore the forest: the two centuries-old black pine trees over 500 years old, the rich and rare flora (with species such as nepeta, teukrion, chainsaw, chamomile and invisible) and the rocks of the area (such as dunite, harzburgite and pyroxenite). You will also enjoy wonderful views to areas and villages of the provinces of Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. The whole route is located at the borders of the Troodos National Forest Park, which is a NATURA 2000 area. The route presents no particular difficulties except in its final part, after the Ski Center, where the route becomes slightly uphill for about 200-300 meters. The Teisia of the Old Country are of historical interest. These are ruins of makeshift fortifications that were built during the last year of the Venetian period of Cyprus (1571 AD) by a group of Venetian generals aiming to defend themselves against the Ottomans. After watching the occupation of Chora (Nicosia) from there, fearing the power of the Ottomans, they decided to surrender. The starting point of the trail is 300m. from the connection point of the road to Chionistra with Troodos road. It has a length of 7km and to travel it will take about 3 hours.

Kalidonia

The path Caledonia starts from a point of the Cold River, at an altitude of 1,600m. It follows the banks of the stream with continuous intersections throughout its course, passes by the waterfall of Caledonia, known for its exceptional beauty, and ends at the "Tall Tree" near Platres, at an altitude of 1,200m. Kryos Potamos is one of the few streams in Cyprus with permanently running water, which is used, among other things, for the water supply of Troodos. In this cool and picturesque ravine is the path of study of Nature. The gurgling waters, the birdsong, the variety of vegetation, the splash of water at the waterfall of Caledonia and other steep places, the trout in the various small lakes and the dense shade of the trees will enchant every visitor. The Caledonia trail is a challenge and keeps the hiker's interest undiminished throughout its course. The starting point of the trail is located about 350m from the main road Troodos - Platron, 3km from Troodos square. Access to the starting point is also possible via the old Troodos - Platron road, after the summer Presidential residence. It has a length of 3km and to travel it you will need about 1.5-2 hours.

Tisia tis Madritis

The starting point of the path Teisia of Madari is close to the outpost and is narrow, as it has been literally dug on the hard passage rock. Nevertheless, after 200 meters it becomes smooth. The route has short ups and downs, which are not very tiring. In some places it has stairs and you will find several dry stones that have been there since 1993, when the Trail was built. During your hike you will find resting places with benches as well as places that offer beautiful views. The route, in addition to contact with nature, offers panoramic views of Troodos, the lowest points of Solia, Mesaoria and the closest plan to the villages of Kannavia and Agia Irini. You will see places and places such as the Xyliatou dam, the community of Lagouderos, the village of Polystypos and finally Pitsilia and the province of Limassol. The path is located in the Forest of Brothers, in a section that has been included in the Natura 2000 area "Madari - Papoutsa". The Teisia Trail of Madari is connected with the Trails Madari - Glory be to God and Madari - Selladi Karamanlis at its starting point. The vegetation of the area is more reminiscent of the Troodos Forest, as there are many common elements between the two areas. But you will also discover elements of Madari that make it unique. The starting point of the Teisia Trail of Madari is located at the end of the dead end of the road to Madari, near the outpost of the Department of Forests. It has a length of 3km and to travel it you will need about 1.5-2 hours.

Trails

Around our hotel there are 4 known paths. The path Persephone is a path with rich vegetation. On the Atalanti path you will admire one of the largest invisible trees, 800 years old! On the Artemis trail you will have the opportunity to explore the forest: the two centuries-old black pine trees over 500 years old, the rich and rare flora and rocks of the area. The path Caledonia that is known for the waterfall with exceptional beauty. And the path of Teisia of Madari where, in addition to the contact with nature, offers a panoramic view of Troodos, the lowest points of Solia, Mesaoria and the closest plan to the villages of Kannavia and Agia Irini.

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GEOPARK

The Troodos Geopark Visitor Center is an area of ​​1,147 km2 and is located in the old mine of Asbestos. The old mine has a special historical value and now houses a beautiful Botanical Garden with information about the flora of the area, Seed Bank of endemic species and a wealth of evidence for the previous action of the mine, its life and people. The Visitor Center of the Geopark is housed in the old Primary School of the Mine, an excellent building of old architecture, which exhibits, among other things, collections of rocks and minerals from the Troodos Mountains, while promoting information and educational material on its geological importance. For more information please visit the website of Geopark.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 09: 00-16: 00, except Monday
ENTRY: Adults € 3 Children € 2. Special price for groups of 10 people or more.

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Environmental Center

The Environmental Information Center is located 200m west of Troodos Square. The purpose of the Environmental Center is to highlight the importance and uniqueness of the Park and to inform visitors about environmental issues. It operates daily with a set schedule and there is a small entrance fee. Includes exhibit room, projection and lecture hall and small shop. Outside the center there is a circular botanical and geological path.

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Square

Troodos Square is a picturesque traditional square that is also an ideal tourist destination. In the square there are two cafe bars that also operate as restaurants. In the area there are 8 kiosks from which visitors can get souvenirs and traditional products of the wider area (grape products, nuts). The square also has a park for children to have fun.

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Cycling routes

If the term "mountain biking" brings to mind images of arduous uphill routes, forget it! The reality on Troodos bike paths is very different. The Troodos network of bicycle routes is synonymous with roads and paths of unique natural beauty and low degree of difficulty. Like everything on the island of Aphrodite, cycling in Troodos is an experience of love. In the natural cycling network of Troodos (length 57km) the altitude difference between two points never exceeds 400m.

Route table
Route Starting point End point Distance
Tall Tree (Platres) - Karvounas Pano Platres (Tall Tree), height 1200m Karvounas, altitude 1180m 16.2 km
Karvounas - Prodromos Karvounas, h. 1180m Prodromos, altitude 1380m 22.7 km
Prodromos - Tall Tree (Platres) Pano Platres (Tall Tree), h. 1200m Pano Platres (Tall Tree), height 1200m 18.2 km

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Ski Center

Cyprus Ski Club is the only ski resort on the island of Cyprus. It has 3 ski lifts and a chair lift at the top of the Olympus or Chionistra mountain range, from which 8 different routes start. The routes are suitable for all levels of experience: for beginners, intermediate people, but also "masters" of the sport. There are two slopes in the Sun Valley area, Sun Valley I (Venus) and Sun Valley II (Mercury). They are the starting point of 4 routes and have two type T ski lifts. Type T ski lifts can carry two people at the same time. On the north side of Olympus are the tracks North Face I (Jupiter) and North Face II (Hera), from which another 4 routes start. The two ski lifts that lead to the slopes are type T and chairlift (3 people). These ski lifts carry more than 400 people per hour. Each ski lift has its own base with a small cafeteria, while everything is connected in a single trail network. The opening hours of the lifts are 09.00-16.00.

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Monasteries

At a short distance from the hotel there are numerous monasteries worth visiting. The Monastery of Trooditissa, the Monastery of Panagia Trikoukkiotissa, the Monastery of Timios Prodromos, the Holy Monastery of Kykkos are some of the many Monasteries that you must visit.

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Churchies of Unesco

In the mountains of the Troodos Mountains, in the central part of Cyprus, are some of the most important monuments in the history of Byzantine painting. These are frescoed churches that preserve to this day excellent samples of the various currents of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monumental painting, from the 11th to the 19th century.

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Waterfalls

The Troodos mountain range is the environmental treasure of Cyprus, as it hosts valuable habitats of animals and plants. Among its admirable natural beauties are the waterfalls, which came through a series of complex geological processes. One of these waterfalls is that of Chantara and Millomeri.

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