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    Troodos Mountains

    Picnic and Camping Sites


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Troodos has plentiful picnic sites which lie under the umbrella of the Cyprus Forestry Department. They are located where access is easy, where there is shade and water. There are a range of facilities available; tables, sanitary facilities, playgrounds, barbeque sites, drinking water, car parks and others- all free of charge. Troodos has three camping sites where camping is allowed for a small fee per overnight stay. The sites offers basic facilities such as barbecue sites, potable water, benches, tables and washrooms. There are 5 camping sites in the state forests with a total capacity of 2,400 persons in which camping is allowed for a small fee for overnight stay.

The Forestry Department manages three of these camping sites while the other two that are also situated in state forest land, are managed by other agencies. They provide facilities like barbecues, drinking water, tables and washrooms.

Platania Campsite

* Managed by the Forest Department
Location of site:
Platania Camping site is located at Kakopetria – Troodos road, 5 km from Kakopetria on the left of the road just before the Platania forest station. Platania campsite in the forest has 18 toilet/shower blocks…

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with kitchen facilities as well as disabled facilities and picnic tables. There are kids’ play areas and near the campsite there is a canteen selling most kiosk type products.
Altitude (m): 1100
Maximum capacity (tents, caravans /persons): 150 / 600

Stavros tis Psokas Campsite

* Managed by the Forest Department
Location of site:
The camping site is located close to the forest station. It can accommodate up to 60 tents and up to 6-7 caravans, for a total of about 150 persons. Facilities include potable water, toilets and showers.

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About 20km from Lysos village or Kannaviou village, near Stavros tis Psokas forest station. The Forest station of Stavros tis Psokas is in the heart of the Paphos forest, the largest and most beautiful pine forest (Pinus Brutia) of the island. It can be reached from Paphos (51 km), via Kannaviou, or from Polis Chrysochous (34 km). All forest roads leading to Stavros tis Psokas are earth tracks except for a section of the Kykkos – Stavros road.
At the station there is a hostel a cafeteria and an organised picnic area. Nearby there is an enclosure where visitors can admire the renowned Ovis gmelini aphion (Cyprus Mouflon) and the Dama dama, a dear introduced to Cyprus from abroad. Cedar valley is quite close by, about 19 km.
Altitude (m): 900
Maximum capacity (tents, caravans /persons): 60 / 150

Kambi tou Kaloyirou

* Managed by the Forest Department
Location of site:
Platres – Prodromos road, 4km from Trooditissa and 3 km from Prodromos next to the road. A wonderful camping area located in Limassol district, right at the center of Troodos green mountains.

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The camping area is found exactly opposite to the respective picnic site, namely Kampi tou Kalogyrou picnic site.
Altitude (m): 1540
Maximum capacity (tents, caravans /persons): 80 / 300

Troodos Campsite

* Situated within state forest land and managed by other agencies Location of site: Karvounas – Troodos road, 1km before Troodos square, left of the road. Open from May till end of October (weather permitting). Altitude (m): 1600 Maximum capacity (tents, caravans /persons): 170 / 650