Friday’s Fact About: Cyprus National Forest Parks

Heart Cyprus have got a wonderful section on their websites with details of 10 accredited National Parks in Cyprus – tick them off as you explore the island, they are really beautiful!:

In Cyprus, a list of choices with all National Parks is offered to all visitors who wish to have a direct contact with the nature and beauty of the island. Currently, 10 parks have been accredited as National Forest Parks, with an overall extent of 15627,22 hectares.

The Department of Forests intents to transform all National Parks into a natural space ready to offer moments of entertainment, recreation and relaxation. Each park offers to its visitors the chance to come closer to the natural beauty of the island and to get a gist of the fauna and flora found in Cyprus.

Below is a list with all 10 parks which have successfully been accredited as National Forest Parks:

  1. Education Academy
  2. Liopetri Forest
  3. Athalassa
  4. Troodos
  5. Kavo Greko
  6. Polemidia
  7. Rizoelia
  8. Ayios Nikandros
  9. Petra tou Romiou
  10. Machairas

Ayios Nikandros National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Ayios Nikandros National Forest ParkA nice park close to Ayia Napa, on the coastal zone. Visitors of this Park can have the chance to spend moments of relaxation and recreation. After going through the area of the Park, the public can also visit the nearby beaches and coasts in order to extent their time next to the nature.

    National Forest Park Machairas HeartCyprus

  • National Forest Park MachairasEcological, scientific, hydrological and recreational, Machairas National Forest Park is located in the area of Machairas and has an overall extent of 4523,6 hectares.

     

     

    Cape Greco National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Cape Greco National Forest ParkA magnificent park with excellent view, promoting nature and biodiversity. Cape Greco National Forest Park is located at the southeast edge of the island, east of Agia Napa and southeast of the occupied town of Ammochostos. Its overall extent is 384,9 hectares.

     

     

    Polemidia National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Polemidia National Forest ParkA nice park offering a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Park is located at a distance of 6 km north of the city center of Limassol. Its overall extent is 126,4 hectares.

    Rizoelia National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Rizoelia National Forest ParkAnother unique experience close to nature. The Park is located 3 km east of the town of Aradippou and 7 km from Larnaca. Its overall extent is 97 hectares.

    Troodos National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Troodos National Forest ParkA park which has attracted international scientific interest. The largest part of the forest about 9000ha or 90km2, was designated a National Forest Park in 1992. The main aim was to safeguard its rational use and to perpetuate the values and functions of the area: ecological, scientific, recreational, hydrological and economic.

    Petra tou Romiou National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Petra tou Romiou National Forest ParkRare plants as well as a large number or orchids create a uniquely natural atmosphere. The Park belongs to the Randi State Forest area and is located on the main Paphos – Limassol road, 10 km far from the city of Paphos.

    Athalassa National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Athalassa National Forest ParkUnique moments of relaxation and recreation, always close to lovely nature. Located in the north area of Nicosia and surrounded by the suburban areas of Aglantzia, Strovolos and Latsia, Athalasa National Forest Park is one of the best choices for local and foreign visitors who love being close to nature.

    Liopetri National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Liopetri National Forest ParkAnother unique choice for every visitor who aims at enjoying the beauty of the island’s nature. The Liopetri National Forest Park is located in the village of Liopetri, in southern Famagusta District area of the island, with an overall extent of 89 hectares.

    Pedagogical Academy National Forest Park HeartCyprus

  • Pedagogical Academy National Forest Park

    A lovely park, ideal for families and young children. The Park is located between Aglantzia’s Municipality and the city of Nicosia while it is only 2 kilometers away from the city center. Its overall extent is 45 hectares. It includes an excursion area, a pedestrian area, a bicycle area, a playground, a kiosk as well as a parking area.

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