Experience Rural & Nature Doxa Soi O Theos - Pyrofylakio (Fire lookout Station) Madaris (Linear)

Doxa Soi O Theos – Pyrofylakio (Fire lookout Station) Madaris (Linear)

Starts: (a) At Doxa soi o Theos, 2km from Kyperounta and km from Spilia, on the Kyperounta – Spilia road. (b) At the Madaris fire lookout tower. You can access the trail by car on the Chandria – Polystypos road, heading towards the Adelfoi mountain which is at a distance of 3km. The road is paved, except for the last 800 metres before the starting point of the trail, where it becomes a narrow, uneven dirt road.
Length: 3.8km
Estimated duration: 2 hours
Difficulty rate: 3
Points of interest: There is a panoramic view in all directions when you reach an altitude of around 1400-1600m along the Madaris ridge. The path ends close to the top of Adelfoi mountain (1613m). The visitor has the opportunity to climb up the Madaris fire lookout tower which overlooks the area. This trail connects with other nature trails in the area such as: the Madaris – Selladi tou Karamanlo path and the Doxasoi o Theos – Moutti tis Choras path. At starting point (a) there is a fountain with drinking water. The European trail E4 crosses with starting point (a).
Endemic plants: Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce var.cyprius), Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Tears of the Virgin Mary (Arabis purpurea), ‘Manouthkia’ (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus), Cyprus skullcap (Scutellaria cypria subsp. cypria), Thyme (Thymus integer).
Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:
Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog
Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic)
Reptiles: Cuprus viper, Cyprus lizard, Black whip snake


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