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Nature Trails

Troodos / Machairas

Machairas Forest - Lefkara - Kato Drys - Vavatsinia

The 4 trails in this area are near the picturesque villages of Lefkara, Kato Drys, Vavatsinia, and the area of Kionia in the Machairas Forest.
Lefkara, with its stone-built houses, is renowned for its hand-made embroidery, known as "Lefkaritika". The beautiful House of Patsalos houses the Traditional Museum of Embroidery & Silversmithing. The rich flora of the area includes a rare plant, strictly protected by the Bern Convention, the Lefkara Astragalus (Astragalus macrocarpus ssp. lefkarensis).
Kionia - Profitis Ilias
Starting Point: Kionia picnic site. Accessible either from Vavatsinia or from the Machairas Monastery road which leads to Kionia.
Length: 7 kms Time: 3 hours
Points of interest: The trail goes down to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) where there is a spring with drinking water.
Vavatsinia (Spilia tis Athasias)
Starting point: A loose surface road which begins at the Vavatsinia - Kionia forest road, 3 kms outside Vavatsinia
Length: 2 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of Interest: "Spilia tis Athasiasξ (cave). It is believed that this was a shaft used for mining.
Lefkara - Chapel of the Transfiguration (Circular)
Starting Point: In the village of Lefkara, on the road to Vavatsinia. An uphill course to the chapel which eventually leads back to the village.
Length: 3 kms Time: 1 1/2 hours
Points of interest: The chapel of the Transfiguration (Metamorfosis tou Sotiros) built on the peak above Lefkara (727m). A panoramic view of Pano and Kato Lefkara, Kato Drys and the Monastery of Agios Minas.
Lefkara - Kato Drys
Starting Point: The same with trail No 3. After the chapel, the trail takes another path down to Kato Drys.
Length: 2.5 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: The well-known Agios Minas Convent can be seen near Kato Drys.
Opening Hours: The convent is open to groups of visitors from Mondays to Fridays only.


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