Moving time  2 hours

Time  3 hours 13 minutes

Coordinates 1109

Uploaded March 7, 2020

Recorded March 2020

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near Tróodos, Eparchía Lemesoú (Cyprus)

Troodos Persephone Trail is closed due landslide near Troodos Station, so I did use all way long the forestry road to walk. Timing was just right I could see snow , but not lost in snow :)
This is a very easy and very beautiful trail at any season even at hot summer days you can walk in shade. Forest just so beautiful sundown is magnificent around 1km back from RAF Troodos Station.

The route of the trail is circular, with the first half following the forest trail and the rest (returning) being a forest road. Midway at the “Makria Kontarka” locality, at an altitude of 1660 m, a path leads to an impressive viewpoint, from where you may enjoy the view towards the villages and vineyards of Limassol district, the Cape Gata and the Akrotiri Salt Lake. Around the viewpoint, you will be able to see cedar and juniper reforestation. During the following route towards the end of the trail, enjoy the view of the Amiantos Asbestos Mine. The route passes through rich vegetation and a dense black pine forest. Along the trail, you will find signs with information about the plants, shrubs, and trees that can be found in Troodos Forest. The trail got its name from the goddess of Greek mythology Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Hades, fascinated by her beauty, kidnapped Persephone while picking flowers,
transferring her to the underworld. According to the myth, after her abduction, Persephone was rising from the underworld to Earth and returning back for four months, with her rise symbolizing the euphoria of nature and her descent the winter frost.
https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/persephone-nature-trail-troodos-limassol-cyprus-37965262
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    You can or this trail