1. Artimis Trail
Starting point: 300 m from the junction between the Chionistra rood and
the Troodos Prodromos road at an altitude of 1850m
Length: 7 kms Time: 21/2 hours
Points of Interest: The Pinus Nigra forest, rare species of flora and
rocks of the area. Of historic interest are the ruins of rough fortifications
built during the final yea- of the Venetian occupation of Cyprus (1571
AD) by a group of Venetian generals who decided to put up a defence against
the Ottomans at that point. It ends at a point on the Atalanti trail.
Atalanti Trail (Circular)
Starting Point: Troodos Square
Length: 12 kms Time: 5 hours
Points of Interest: The trail goes around Chionistra at an altitude of
1700-1750 m., passing through dense thickets of Pinus Nigra and Troodos
Juniper Phoenicia. One of the largest Junipers, which are 800 years old,
can be found in the area. There is an outstanding view of the entire island.
Of particular interest is the entrance to a disused chromium mine, which
ceased its operations in 1982. At 3 kms from the Troodos Square is a spring
with drinking water.
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 kms
Time: 1 hour to return to starting point
Points of Interest: Rich vegetation and a breathtaking view from Makria
Kampos tou Livadiou (Circular)
Starting point: The forest rood leading to the "Kampos tou Livadiou"
picnic site 3 kms from Troodos square and 9 kms from Karvounas.
Length: 3 kms
Time: 11/2 hours
Points of Interest: A significant number of centuries-old Pinus Nigra.
The trail is linked to "Kampos tou Livadiou" picnic site.
Starting point: About 700m from the road between Troodos and Platres near
the president's summer residence. Also accessible via a forest rood which
begins at the tourist road 2 kms from the Square.
Length: 3 kms Time: 11/2 hours
Points of Interest: The trail follows a course along Kryos Potamos river,
which never runs dry. It passes the Kalidonia Falls and ends at Psilo
Dendro, in Pano Platres.