Loumata ton Aeton (Linear) - Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
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Loumata ton Aeton (Linear) - Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
Loumata ton Aeton (Linear) - Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.915396 Lon: 32.931950
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.920130 Lon: 32.931465
Altitude of the starting point: 1,106m
Altitude of the highest peak: 1,106m
Altitude of the end peak: 1,012m
Starting point: The main road between Kato Amiantos village and SEK.
Length: 2.5km
Estimated duration: 1 hour
Difficulty rate: 2

 

Points of interest: The trail runs through a beautiful hillside and along the riverbank with lush vegetation, ending at Amiantos Park. It also passes the restored hide­out of the EOKA fighters and the stream Loumata ton Aeton. From linear, the trail becomes circular by following the roads through the village towards the summer camping site of S.E.K Trade Union Confederation. The trail is located within the Troodos National Forest Park.

Flora: While hiking you can study the indigenous plants: terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus), storax (Styrax officinalis), strawberry tree (Arbutus adrachnae), laurel (Laurus nobilis), myrtle (Myrtus communis), barberry  (Berberis cretica), oleander (Nerium oleander), honeysuckle (Lonicera etrusca), the common smilax (Smilax aspera), sage (Salvia fruticosa) and the endemic 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 lizard, Black whip snake, Montpellier snake.

 

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