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National Forest Park of Athalassa

The park is situated at the Southeastern edge of the capital and covers an area of 840 hectares. Afforestation began in 1904 with the planting of various forest species, mainly from abroad. Over 500 trees, shrubs and herbs have been recorded in the area, 12 of which are endemic. At Athalassa N.F.P. a network of trails has been created covering 20 kms.
Agios Georgios (Circular)
Starting Point: Two parking lots. The trail goes round the banks of the small reservoir of the same name.
Length: 2 kms. Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: Picnic area and reservoir.
Agios Georgios - Botanical Gardens
Starting point: A point on the south side of the Agios Georgios reservoir.
Length: 2.5 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: Botanical Gardens next to the Forest Nursery which opens Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 14:30
Botanical Gardens - Picnic area at SW Entrance
Starting Point: Botanical Gardens
Length: 2.2 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: A route among pine, eucalyptus trees, cypresses and acacias.
A picnic area next to Athalassa reservoir with volleyball and basketball courts.
Athalassa Reservoir (Circular)
Starting point: Picnic area at NW entrance
Length: 2.2 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: A walk around the reservoir. Observation point for hybrid birds.
Picnic area at NW Entrance - Park of Nations
Starting Point: NW Entrance of Picnic area (4 different routes)
Length: 2.5 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: Park of Nations where Foreign Heads of States visiting Cyprus plant trees in remembrance of their visits.
Park of Nations - Agios Georgios
Starting point: Park of Nations
Length: 2.5 kms Time: 1 hour
The 6 walks described above are part of a circular walk, the starting point of which is either the Agios Georgios pic-nic area, or that at the SE entrance near Latsia.
Length: 10.5 kms Time: 4 hours.
NW Entrance Pic-nic area - Agios Georgios
Starting Point: NW pic-nic area
The two pic-nic areas are linked by a third walk which goes past the Athalassa reservoir and entrance 1.
Length: 4 kms Time: 2 hours
Note: Dogs are allowed only on a 1.5 km path, built specially for this purpose. The path is situated to the left of the Aglantzia - Geri road.

 

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