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Xyliatos Dam (Circular)

Starts: (a) The overflow of the dam(b) The dam’s picnic site
Length: 3.8km
Estimated duration: 1 -1.5 hours
Difficulty rate: 2
Points of interest: Forest Landscape. The trail begins at the overflow of the dam and runs alongside the highest water level point of the dam. It then crosses the artificial bridge over the dam. The uphill trail takes you to the Xyliatos-Lagoudera road, which if you follow through the dam’s embankment will lead you to the starting point. The trail connects with another 200m trail, which starts from the picnic site Fraktis tou Xyliatou  (Dam of Xyliatou), follows a small section of the Xyliatos- Lagoudera road, joining with the circular path at dam’s embankment. The dam itself is also a point of interest. A section of the path passes through a pine forest where you will encounter varieties of the golden oak tree,
strawberry tree, myrtle, oriental alder and labdanum
Endemic plants: Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce subsp. cyprius), Tears of the Virgin Mary (Arabis purpurea), ‘Manouthkia’* (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus),
Cyprus skullcap (Scutellaria cypria subsp. elatior), Thyme (Thymus integer), Wild garlic (Allium willeanum). (* Manouthkia evergreen small shrub with pale pink flowers).
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)
Fish: Trout, carp, bass
Amphibians: Frogs

COORDINATES OF STARTING POINT 503323 / 3874077
COORDINATES OF END POINT 503323 / 3874077
ALTITUTE OF STARTING POINT 543m
ALTITUTE OF HIGHEST PEAK 601m
ALTITUTE OF END PEAK 543m

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