Hiking The Kyparissia - Germasogeia Dam
The MOST popular hiking trail in Cyprus.
Sunday 10 July 2016 04:45 GMT
Kyparissia is situated between the forest road which links Foinikaria with Prastio and the public Akrounta-Dierona road, about 10 kms from Lemesos. The most interesting feature of the area is the Kyparissia river with its steep banks. The vegetation consists of mixed thickets of cypress trees and Pinus Brutia, olive trees and Pinus Brutia, olive trees and cistus, and Pinus brutia.
Kyparissia - Germasogeia Dam
Starting point: Moutti tis Kyparissias. Access is via forest roads near the village of Foinikaria.
Length: Two routes: The first is circular and is 3.7 kms long. The second leads to Germasogeia Dam via a forest road and is 3.8 kms long.
Time: 2 hours for each route.
Points of interest: A panoramic view at the starting point. Close to the starting point there is a suitable take-off ground for hang-gliding. The hiking trail runs parallel to the Kyparissia river.
Starting point: An earthroad leading to Prastio via Foinikaria on the east side of the Germasogeia Dam.
Length: 1.35 kms Time: 1/2 hour
Points of interest: A walk around a small peninsula inside the dam which has been enriched with various species of fish. Fishing is allowed only with permission from the Fisheries Department.
Cyprus is known for its extensive trail network through the Troodos Mountains. In all, there are 48 well marked trails covering 200km with varying levels of difficulty.
Overall, Kyparissia - Germasogeia Dam is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 8 hikes in Cyprus.