Psilondentro (Tall Tree) - Pouziaris (Circular) ­- Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
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Psilondentro (Tall Tree) - Pouziaris (Circular) ­- Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
Psilondentro (Tall Tree) - Pouziaris (Circular) ­- Lemesos (Limassol) District, Troodos Forest Nature Trail
GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.895957 Lon: 32.869154
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.920633 Lon: 32.881826
Altitude of the starting point: 1,178m
Altitude of the highest peak: 1,718m
Altitude of the end peak: 1,178m
Starting point: The crossing point of the forest road Platres - Mesa Potamos with the tourist road Moniatis - Platres - Troodos, close to the Psilodentro (Tall Tree).
Length: 9km
Estimated duration: 3 - 4 hours
Difficulty rate: 3 (very challenging due to the uphill and downhill areas of the route)

 

Points of interest: For the first kilometre, the path passes through dense clusters of Calabrian pine trees, whilst on the third kilometre at the points with a higher altitude it passes through an impressive and dense black pine forest (Pinus nigra subsp.pallasiana). At points along the trail you will experience panoramic views. The path is located within the National Forest Park of Troodos.

Flora: While hiking you can study the endemic plants: Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Purple Rock Cress (Arabis purpurea), Manouthkia (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus - an evergreen small shrub with pale pink flowers), Cyprus Skullcap (Scutellaria cypria subsp. cypria), Troodos Sage (Salvia willeana).

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), Cyprus lizard.

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