Cyprus Nature Trails

  • Germasogeia Dam

    Kyparissia is situated between the forest road which links Foinikaria with Prastio and the public Arkounta-Dierona road, about 10 kms from Lemesos The most Interesting feature of the area is the Kyparissia river with it's steep banks The vegetation consists of mixed thickets of cypress trees and Pinus Brutia. Olive trees and cistus.


    1. Kionia - Profitis Ilias
    Starting point: Kionia picnic site. Accessible either from Vavatsinia or from the Machairas Monastery road, which leads to Kionia.
    Length: 7 kms Time: 3 hours
    Points of interest: The trail goes down to the Monostery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) where there is a spring with drinking water.

    2. Vavatsinia (Spilia tis Athasias) Starting point: A loose surface road, which begins at the Vavatsinia - Kionia forest road. 3 kms outside Vavatsinia
    Length: 2 kms Time: 1 hour
    Points of Interest: "Spilia tis Athasias" (cave). It is believed that this was a shaft used for mining.

    3. Lefkara - Chapel of the Transfiguration (Circular)
    Starting point: In the village of Lefkara, on the road to Vavatsinia. An uphill course to the chapel that eventually leads back to the village.
    Length: 3 kms Time: 1 1/2 hours
    Points of interest: The chapel of the Transfiguration (Metamorfosis tou Sotiros) built on the peak above Lefkara (727m). A panoramic view of Pano and Kato Lefkara, Kato Drys and the Monastery of Agios Minas.

    4. Lefkaro - Kato Drys
    Starting point: The same with trail No 3. After the chapel, the trail takes another path down to Kato Drys.
    Length: 2.5 kms Time: 1 hour

    Points of interest: The well-known Agios Minas Convent can be seen near Kato Drys.
    Opening Hours: The convent is open to groups of visitors from Mondays to Fridays only.

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