With an area of 9147ha, Troodos National Forest Park is covered mostly by natural forest of black pine (Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana) and brutia pine (Pinus brutia). The Park is a unique area for Cyprus with high ecological, recreational, hydrological and geological value.
It is part of the Natura 2000, the European network of protected areas. About 800 plant species were recorded here, 72 of them are endemic to Cyprus, of which 12 are exclusive to the Park. The Park offers many recreational facilities such as picnic sites, camping sites, nature trails, facilities for Winter sports etc.
The Visitor Centre which provides information to visitors about the Park and environmental education to schools, is situated 200m west of the Troodos Square.