Experience Rural & Nature Kalidonia (Linear) Natural Trail

Kalidonia (Linear) Natural Trail

Starts: (a) 350m from the main road of Troodos Square-Platres, 3km from the square. You can also access the starting point from the old Troodos – Platres road, after the Presidential Summer Residence. (b) At the Psilo Dentro (Tall Tree) above Pano (Upper) Platres
Length: 3km
Estimated duration: 1.5 hours
Difficulty rate: 3
Points of interest: From the starting point in Troodos Square, the trail passes through a dense forest and then runs alongside the Cold River (Krios Potamos), which has running water all year round. It then passes by the Caledonian Waterfall and finishes at the Psilo Dentro in Pano Platres. The trail is located within the Troodos National Forest Park. The E4 length of the route begins at starting point (a) and runs until the Caledonian Waterfall. In Troodos Square you will find the Environmental Information Centre for the Troodos National Forest Park.
Endemic plants: Chamomile (Salvia willeana), Tears of the Virgin Mary (Arabis purpurea), Thorny gorse (Genista fasselata subsp. crudelis), Silver mint (Mentha longifolia subsp. cypria), Spurge (Euphorbia veneris), Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia).
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: Cyprus viper, Cyprus snake (endemic)


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