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Psilo Dendro – Pouziaris Trail

Cyprus Psilo Dendro – Pouziaris Trail

Circular Trail

Cyprus has created nature trails amongst forests, waterfalls and beaches. One of these is the Psilo Dentro – Pouziaris nature trail. Through it, you can get to know the cultural inheritance and the myth of the Olympian Gods. Additionally, you will meet the natural kingdom and treasure of the island.

9 km
3 – 4 hours
1200 m
Trans Alps Adventure
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Starting point

The junction of the Platres – Mesa Potamos forest road and the Moniatis – Platres – Troodos road near Psilo Dendro.Three different routes start from the above point.The first route is circular. It passes through dense thickets of Pine to Pouziaris peak, from there to Kaminouthkia stream, then to Vryses and back to the starting point at Psilo Dendro.Length: 8 kms Time: 3 hours The second route is an uphill walk towards Pouziaris and ends at a point of the Troodos Square – Makria Kontarka (Persephone) Trail (I) via which one can go to Troodos Square (II). Length: (I) 7 kms Time: (I) 3 hours Length: (II) 9.5 kms Time: (II) 4 hours The third route initially follows the same course as the previous route, up towards Pouziaris, but then takes a secondary forest road to Kryos Potamos at the starting point of the Kalidonia trail. Length: (I) Psilo Dendro – Kryos Potamos 5 kms Time: (I) 2 hours Length: (II) Psilo Dendro – Kryos Potamos – Kalidonia Falls – Psilo Dendro 8 kms Time: (II) 3 hours.

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Cyprus Psilo Dendro – Pouziaris Trail

Points of interest

For the first kilometer it passes through dense pine thickets (Pinus brutia) changing to black pine (Pinus nigra ssp. pallasiana), after 3 km. panoramic views.

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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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