Stavros tis Psokas Forest Station - Lysos E4 Long Distance Trail
After "Stavros tis Psokas" Forestry Station the route goes through the Agios Theodoros valley (average alt. 700 metres) – an area characterised by thick vegetation of Calabrian pine, oriental alder, oleander, oriental plane tree and many other plant species. Sightings of birds of prey are frequent here, indicative of the ecological importance of the valley. At the end of the valley in the region known as “Tzioumalis”, the route turns northwards and follows the forest road towards “Aftoulina” crossroad. From there, it goes round “Tremitha” mountain, ending at the region of “Kopes” at the outer limits of Pafos (Paphos) forest. It then enters rural areas around the village of Lysos and, leaving the pine forest behind, continues along carob trees, olive groves, cereal fields and deserted fields that have been colonised by shrubs such as kermes oak, Mediterranean hawthorn, thorny gorse, prickly burnet and other species. The route then passes through the village of Melandra and enters the village of Lysos (alt. 600 metres) that offers catering and accommodation possibilities.
Stavros tis Psokas
About 8 - 11 hours
Due to its climate, geographical location and soil, Cyprus is consider a botanist’s heaven