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Atalanti (Circular)

Starts: Troodos Square
Length: 14km
Estimated duration: 4 – 5 hours
Difficulty rate: 2
Points of interest: The trail goes around Chionistra mountain at an altitude of 1700-1750 metres, passing through dense areas of black pine trees (Pinus nigra subsp. Pallasiana) and Prickly Juniper Troodos (Juniperus foeditissima). One of the largest trees, Prickly Juniper is found on the trail; it is 800 years old. There are wonderful views of all areas of the island. The entrance tunnel of the chrome mine, which has been out of service since 1982 is particularly interesting. The first finishing point of the trail is 9km along the Troodos – Prodromos road. To continue on the trail you must cross the main road and walk on the forest road of Katoikies Chromiou towards Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis church for around 200m, where a wooden sign points your direction; the trail is approximately parallel to the main road and ends at Troodos Square where you will find the Environmental Information Centre of Troodos
National Forest Park. A fountain with drinking water is located 3km from the starting point heading towards Troodos Square
Endemic plants: Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Manouthkia (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus), Silver mint (Mentha longifolia subsp. cypria), Prickly Juniper, Cyprus Alysson (Alyssum
troodi).
Fauna: The main species of fauna found in this area are:
Mammals: Mouflon, fox, hare, hedgehog
Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic)
Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus snake (endemic)

COORDINATES OF STARTING POINT 489120 / 3864648
COORDINATES OF END POINT 489127 / 3864652
ALTITUTE OF STARTING POINT 1725m
ALTITUTE OF HIGHEST PEAK 1830m
ALTITUTE OF END PEAK 1748m

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