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Smigies Trail

Cyprus Smigies Trail

Circular Trail

The Forestry Department has created a multi-level system of nature trails within the forest ranges of Cyprus. Some examples are the Psilo Dentro – Pouziaris, Prodromos water Dam- Stavroulia and Smigies. The routes show off the true natural beauty of the island and the archeological and cultural inheritance hiding within them. The geological inclinations are friendly for every type of nature lover without age restrictions. On the trails there are guidance signs and information for what is includes and what a hiker can see.

(A)2.5 km (B)5 km
(A)1 hour (B)2 hours
193 m
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Starting point

Smigies picnic site, 2.5 km from Neo Chorio Length: (a) short route 2.5 km Time: (a) short route 1 hour Length: (b) long route 5 km Time: (b) long route 2 hours Degree of difficulty: 2

Tour and Stopovers
Cyprus Smigies Trail

Points of interest

View to the east of Polis Chrysochous Bay, Latsi, Pachyammos and Pafos Forest, and to the west Lara Bay, Tzioni, Karavopetres, etc. The long route goes past the disused magnesium mines which include a deserted kiln and then through a dense part of Akamas forest. The long rout links up with Adonis trail at the location Kefalovrysia (potable water fountain location). At their starting point both trails pass by Piana fire lookout station.

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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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