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Mnimata Piskopon Trail

Mnimata Piskopon Trail in Cyprus

Linear Trail

The ”Mnimata Piskopon” Nature Trail took its name after the three Cypriot Bishops who were murdered by the Turks. It’s another nature trail found withing the NATURA 2000 National Forest Park in Troodos. Along the route you will see black pines and have the privilege of an infinite view of the Chromium River and the valleys of Solea and Morfou. The latitude is less than 1400 meters. The finish line of the trail is located on the forest road Platania – Apother- Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis. With the ned of the route you can choose where to head from three options.
1. Towards the church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis
2. Towards the village of Kakopetria
3. Towards Platania camping Alternatively, you can take another route such as the Kambos tou Livadiou Trail which connects directly to the specific trail.

8 km
3 hours
1400 m
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Starting point

On the main Troodos – Karvounas road, 1.5 km before Troodos square (Plateia Troodous), 9 km from location Karvounas, at Kampos tou Livadiou picnic site. The starting point is approximately 300 m along the narrow paved road. Following a 1 km route on a path widened to accommodate ramblers using wheelchairs, a crossroad is reached with a wooden signpost: “Mnimata piskopon” (northwestern direction), to be followed. The first kilometre of this route is part of Kampos tou Livadiou trail. The trail ends at the loose surface road connecting location Platania with the church Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis.Length: 8 km – Duration: 3 hours (up to Platania – Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis loose surface road) – Degree of difficulty: 3

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Points of interest

The trail goes through dense thickets of black pine, follows a course along the edge of cliffs, offering views towards the Chromium River, Solea Valley and Morfou Bay. The trail ends at Platania – Apotheri- Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis forest road, with a choice of three routes ending at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church, Kakopetria village and Platania picnic site respectively. The trail is linked with kampos tou Livadiou trail.

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Tips & Resources

Necessary Gear

1. Do not move outside the signs along the trail so that you can protect the rare plant types within the forested area.
2. Do not smoke and keep your food inside your backpacks. Protect the environmental treasure from unexpected fires.
3. Do not make unnecessary noise. Respect the natural world of the birds, the animals and enjoy the natural sounds.
4. Maintain the space clean. Leave your trash in the bins or choose to take them with you.
5. Spend the night in the visitors’ camp sites.
6. The entrance to vehicles within the path is not allowed.
7. Protect the natural beauty by avoiding cutting branches, bushes or unrooting plants and carving trees.
8. The lighting of fires in protected areas is strictly prohibited. Respect what is offered from nature and the camping site. Lighting fires is allowed ONLY in special barbecue sites.
Inform immediately the Forestry Department on +357 22805511 or 1407 (Emergency contact, 24 hour a day) if you see smoke or fire.
The responsible environmental consciousness can improve our planet. Remember nature is accommodates us. It opens its heart into her world. Respect her home, her residents, the flora, and fauna.
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