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Persephone Trail

Persephone Trail in Cyprus

Linear Trail

Persephone Nature trail is located on the mountaintop of NFP of Troodos, at the center of the largest forest area of Cyprus. Included in the main mountain ranges of the planet for the timelessness of its geology and natural beauty. Separated into two levels the highest top is at an altitude of 1952 meters, also known as Chionistra and the lowest is at 700 meters. Within the Nature Forest Park of Troodos, it is surrounded by natural forests with centenarian trees such as the Kalavria pine (Pinus brutia) and the golden oak (Quercus alnifolia) which are dominant at 1400 meters.

3 km
1 hour
1952 m
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Starting point

150 m south of Troodos Square. Walkers must either return to the starting point or be picked up at the point where the trail crosses the forest road. Length: 3 km – Time: 1 hour – Degree of difficulty: 1

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Persephone Trail in Cyprus

Points of interest

Rich vegetation and a breathtaking view from Makria Kontarka location.

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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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