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Kalidonia (Linear) - Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
Kalidonia (Linear) - Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.914670 Lon: 32.870569
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.895785 Lon: 32.868541
Altitude of the starting point: 1,571m
Altitude of the highest peak: 1,571m
Altitude of the end peak: 1,238m
Starting point: (a) 350m from the main road of Troodos Square ­ Platres, 3km from the square. You can also access the starting point from the old Troodos ­ Platres road, after the Presidential Summer Residence
(b) At the Psilodentro (Tall Tree) above Pano (Upper) Platres.
Length: 3km
Estimated duration: 1.5 hour
Difficulty rate: 3


Points of interest: From the starting point (a) the trail passes through a dense forest and then runs alongside the Cold River (Krios Potamos), which has running water all year round. It then passes by the Kalidonia Waterfall and finishes at the Psilodentro in Pano Platres. The trail is located within the Troodos National Forest Park. In Troodos Square you will find the Environmental Information Centre for the Troodos National Forest Park.

Flora: While hiking you can study the endemic plants: Troodos sage (Salvia willeana), Purple Rock ­ Cress (Arabis purpurea), Thorny gorse (Genista fasselata subsp. crudelis), Urse mint (Mentha longifolia subsp. cyprica), Aphrodite’s spurge (Euphorbia veneris), Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia).

Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:

Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog.

Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic).

Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus snake (endemic).

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