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Persephone Nature Trail

Persephone Nature Trail in Platres

Things You Don’t Want to Miss

Linear Trail

Starting Point:150m south of Troodos Square, in the direction of the police station.
Ending Point: Troodos Forest
Degree of Difficulty: Medium 
Length: 3km
Duration Hour: 1 Hour

Point of Interest:

You will traverse dense black pine forest for the initial two kilometres of the trail, which is situated within Troodos National Forest Park. The vantage point at Makria Kontarka provides breathtaking views. The Kampos tou Livadiou picnic area is situated two kilometres from Troodos Square in the direction of Karvounas, while the ‘Armyrolivado’ and ‘Livadi tou Pasia’ picnic areas are located 2.5 kilometres away. Troodos Square is the location of the Troodos National Forest Park Environmental Information Centre. This is Flora Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Cyprus Skullcap (Scutellaria cypria subsp. cypria), Troodos catmint (Nepeta troodi), Cyprus Germander (Teucrium cyprium subsp. cyprium), Manouthkia (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus – an evergreen small shrub with pale pink flowers), and Troodos sage (Salvia willeana) are among the endemic plants that can be observed while hiking. Mammals are the principal species of fauna present in the region. Sheep, fox, and hedgehog. A variety of birds, including the Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood pigeon, Partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), and Cyprus wheatear. Diverse reptiles The Cyprus viper and the Cyprus serpent are endemic species.

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