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Nature Trails

Pafos / Stavros tis Psokas

Stavros tis Psokas


The Forest Station at Stavros tis Psokas is in the heart of the Pafos forest, the largest and most beautiful pine forest (pinus brutia) of the island. It can be reached from Pafos (51 kms), via Kannaviou, or from Polis Chrysochous (34 kms). All forest roads leading to Stavros tis Psokas are earth tracks, except for a section of the Kykkos - Stavros road.
Nearby there is an enclosure where visitors can admire the renowned Ovis gmelini ophion (Cyprus Moufflon), and the Dama dama (a deer introduced to Cyprus from abroad).
Quite close from there (19 kms) is the well-known Cedar Valley. The three nature trails in this area have a total length of 9.5 kms.
Horteri Trail (Circular)
Starting Point: "Platanouthkia" site, about halfway on the Stavros tis Psokas - Selladi tou Stavrou road. Initially, the trail follows an upward course and can be tiring, especially in summer.
Length: 5 kms Time: 2 hours
Points of interest: An outstanding view of the valley of Stavros and the Forest Station. Near the starting point is a spring with drinking water.
Selladi tou Stavrou Trail (Circular)
Starting point: Selladi tou Stavrou
Length: 2.6 kms Time: 1 hour
Selladi tou Stavrou - Heliport
Starting point: Selladi tou Stavrou
Length: 1.9 kms Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: An outstanding view of the Stavros valley. For a long walk, hikers can walk from the Forest Station to Selladi tou Stavrou, via the forest road, then along a trail back to Stavros via the forest road. The route is 5 kms long, and takes 2.5 hours


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