Artemis Trail (Circular)
Starting point: 300 m from the junction between the Chionistra road and the Troodos – Prodromos road at an altitude of 1850m Length: 7 km – Duration: 2,5-3 hours – Degree of difficulty: 1
Points of interest: The Pinus Nigra forest, rare species of flora and rocks of the area. Of historic interest are the ruins of rough fortifications built during the final year of the Venetian occupation of Cyprus (1571 AD) by a group of Venetian generals who decided to put up a defence against the Ottomans at that point. The route is circular going round Olympos mountain peak (Chionistra) at an altitude of 1850m. Provides spectacular views in all directions. It ends at a point on the Atalanti trail.
Atalanti Trail (Circular)
Starting Point: Troodos Square Length: 14 km – Duration: 4-5 hours – Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: The trail goes around Chionistra at an altitude of 1700-1750 m., passing through dense thickets of Pinus Nigra and Troodos Juniper Phoenicia. One of the largest Junipers which is 800 years old can be found in the area. There is an outstanding view of the entire island. Of particular interest is the entrance to a disused chromium mine which ceased its operations in 1982. At 3 kms from the Troodos Square is a spring with drinking water.
Starting point: About 700m from the road between Troodos and Platres near the President's summer residence. Also accessible via a forest road which begins at the tourist road 2 kms from the Square. Length: 3 km - Duration: 1.5 hours – Degree of difficulty: 3
Points of interest: The trail follows a course along Kryos Potamos river, which never runs dry. It passes the Kalidonia Falls and ends at Psilo Dendro, in Pano Platres.
Kampos tou Livadiou (Circular)
Starting point: The forest road leading to the "Kampos tou Livadiou" picnic site 3 kms from Troodos square and 9 kms from Karvounas. Length: 3 km - Time: 11/2 hours – Degree of difficulty: 1
Points of interest: A significant number of centuries-old Pinus Nigra. The trail is linked to the "Kampos tou Livadiou" picnic site.
Kannoures Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis trail (linear)
Starting point: On the main street Karvouna- Plateias Troodous, 1 km before the Troodos main square, 9,5 km from Karvouna. It ends at the Church of Αgios Nikolaos tis Stegis or it continues up until the Kakopetria Village. Length: 9 km (12 km to the Kakopetria Village) – Duration : 3 hours (4 hours to the Kakopetria Village) – Degree of Difficulty: 3 (relatively difficult downhill route)
Points of interest: Forest landscape. It starts from the source of the Karkoti river and it crosses the beautiful valley of the river. It passes neat the facilities of the closed chrome mine and ends up at the Kakopetria Village. The route can pass by the Church of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis (12th century ), that has some excellent murals and it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Catalogue. Right from the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis the walker can follow the paved road Pedoula – Kakopetrias for about 3 km to end up to the Kakopetria Village.
Katarraktis Millomeris (Linear)
Starting point: Between the Church of the Pano Platres Village and the centre of the Village, closer to the Church. At the end of the route there is an access to the Waterfall with your vehicle, through dirt roads that start at a point of the main way Platron - Lemesou, about 1 km after the Tall Tree.Length: 1,2 km - Time: 30 minutes - Degree of difficulty: 3
Points of interest: The path leads to the Myllomeris Waterfall, through rich vegetation. The first part, around half of the route, goes parallel to the Kryo Patamo (Cold River). The second part leads to the open mountain with the wild vegetation. Excellent view to the North.
Kato Amiantos- “Loumata ton Aeton” Stream Trail (Linear)
Starting point: The main road between Kato Amiantos village and S.E.K Trade Union summer camping site. Length: 2.5 Km – Duration: 1 hour – Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: Traverses a scenic hillside. Runs along the banks of the stream ´Loumata ton aeton, through lush vegetation ending at Amiantos Park. Goes past an old restored E.O.K.A* hideout and ´Loumata ton aeton´stream. The trail can become circular by following roads towards S.E.K. Trade Union summer camping site.
* Ethniki Organosi Kyprion Agoniston (E.O.K.A), National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters, fought an anticolonial, liberation war during period 1955-59.
Livadi Trail (Circular) - Also Accessible by Persons using Wheelchairs
Starting point: On the main Troodos – Karvounas road, 1.5 km before Troodos square (Plateia Troodous), 9 km from location Karvounas, at Kampos tou Livadiou picnic site. The starting point is approximately 300 m along the narrow paved road.Length: 1.5 km – Duration: 30 minutes – Degree of difficulty: 1
Points of interest: Route through pine forest. Good views towards Solea Valley.
Mnimata piskopon trail (linear)
Starting point: On the main Troodos – Karvounas road, 1.5 km before Troodos square (Plateia Troodous), 9 km from location Karvounas, at Kampos tou Livadiou picnic site. The starting point is approximately 300 m along the narrow paved road. Following a 1 km route on a path widened to accommodate ramblers using wheelchairs, a crossroad is reached with a wooden signpost: "Mnimata piskopon" (northwestern direction), to be followed. The first kilometre of this route is part of Kampos tou Livadiou trail. The trail ends at the loose surface road connecting location Platania with the church Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis.Length: 8 km – Duration: 3 hours (up to Platania – Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis loose surface road) – Degree of difficulty: 3
Points of interest: The trail goes through dense thickets of black pine, follows a course along the edge of cliffs, offering views towards the Chromium River, Solea Valley and Morfou Bay. The trail ends at Platania – Apotheri- Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis forest road, with a choice of three routes ending at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church, Kakopetria village and Platania picnic site respectively. The trail is linked with kampos tou Livadiou trail.
Persephone Trail (Linear)
Starting point: 150 m south of Troodos Square. Walkers must either return to the starting point or be picked up at the point where the trail crosses the forest road. Length: 3 km - Time: 1 hour - Degree of difficulty: 1
Points of interest: Rich vegetation and a breathtaking view from Makria Kontarka location.
Psilo Dendro – Pouziaris (Circular)
Starting point: The junction of the Platres - Mesa Potamos forest road and the Moniatis - Platres - Troodos road near Psilo Dendro.Three different routes start from the above point.The first route is circular. It passes through dense thickets of Pine to Pouziaris peak, from there to Kaminouthkia stream, then to Vryses and back to the starting point at Psilo Dendro.Length: 8 kms Time: 3 hours The second route is an uphill walk towards Pouziaris and ends at a point of the Troodos Square - Makria Kontarka (Persephone) Trail (I) via which one can go to Troodos Square (II). Length: (I) 7 kms Time: (I) 3 hours Length: (II) 9.5 kms Time: (II) 4 hours The third route initially follows the same course as the previous route, up towards Pouziaris, but then takes a secondary forest road to Kryos Potamos at the starting point of the Kalidonia trail. Length: (I) Psilo Dendro - Kryos Potamos 5 kms Time: (I) 2 hours Length: (II) Psilo Dendro - Kryos Potamos - Kalidonia Falls - Psilo Dendro 8 kms Time: (II) 3 hours.
Point of interest: For the first kilometer it passes through dense pine thickets (Pinus brutia) changing to black pine (Pinus nigra ssp. pallasiana), after 3 km. panoramic views.
Ydatodexameni Prodromou - Stavroulia Trail (Linear)
Starting Point: On the Troodos – Prodromos main street just a bit above the Prodromos Water tank. At the end there is a choice of two routes that end up at different points of the Pedoula – Agiou Nikolaou street. Length: First route 4.5 km. Second route 5,5 km – Duration: 1,5-2 hours – Degree of difficulty: 3
(very sharp downhill route): Excellent view of the Morfou Bay and the Troodos Sierra. The path goes through an incredibly dense forest of black pine. Panoramic view to the east, towards the abandoned tunnels of the chrome mines.