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Kyparissia -Yermasoyia Dam (Linear)

Starts: Around 5km from the main Parekklisia – Kellaki road through dirt and forest roads. It ends at the dam of Yermasoyia.
Length: Two routes
• The first is circular and is 3.7km.
• The second terminates at the Yermasoyia dam and is 11km in length.
Estimated duration: First trail: 1.5 hours Second trail: 3 – 3.5 hours
Difficulty rate: First trail: 2. There is a steep downhill at the start
Second trail: 3. There is a steep downhill at the start
Points of interest: The trail initially passes through areas of forest and then continues for a short distance along the Kyparissia river and then offers a panoramic view of the Yermasoyia dam and Limassol. The trail runs through a forest, with clusters of Cypress trees. Cupressus sempervirens var. horizontalis). It connects to the circular trail of Yermasoyia dam. The Kyparissia Forest is a Natura 2000 site.
Endemic plants: ‘Valoti’ – Integrifolia (Ballota integrifolia), Cyprus Alysson (Alyssum chondrogynum), Thyme (Thymus integer), Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce subsp. cyprius), Cyprus Yellow Sun Rose (Helianthemum obtusifolium).
Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:
Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog
Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic)
Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus lizard, Black whip snake

COORDINATES OF STARTING POINT 512494 / 3850318
COORDINATES OF END POINT 509539 / 3846411
ALTITUTE OF STARTING POINT 562m
ALTITUTE OF HIGHEST PEAK 692m
ALTITUTE OF END PEAK 140m

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