Walking in Cyprus – Chrysovrysi (Linear) – Limassol District, Troodos Forest

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Taken from VisitCyprus website:

GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.929738 Lon: 32.924810
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.927571 Lon: 32.934557
Altitude of the starting point: 1,308m
Altitude of the highest peak: 1,315m
Altitude of the end peak: 1,068m
Starting point: Karvounas – Troodos road, 300 metres from Chrysovrysi Spring.
Length: 1.5km
Estimated duration: 1 hour
Difficulty rate: 2

 

Click here for the GOOGLEMAP link for the starting point.

Points of interest: Almost the entire trail is located within the Troodos National Forest Park, which is a Natura 2000 area. The last 300 metres of the trail are on a dirt road that is used by the residents of Amiantos for their agricultural operations. Gabbro rock formations, i.e. ultrabasic plutonic rocks belonging to the Troodos ophiolite complex, prevail along the trail. The route ends up on the Karvounas – Amiantos road, approximately 1.4 kilometres from the village of Amiantos. The A.G. Leventis Botanical Garden of Troodos and the Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre are located within the limits of the asbestos mine.

Flora: While hiking you can study the indigenous plants: plane (Platanus orientalis), Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia), strawberry tree (Arbutus adrachnae), terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus) and the endemic golden oak (Quercus alnifolia).

 

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