Located on the crossroads of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Pafos (Paphos) and Lemesos (Limassol), the breathtaking mountain locality of Cedar Valley is nestled within Pafos Forest, and is distinctive for its thousands of endemic Cedrus brevifolia species (Cedar trees), which is a close relative of the famous cedars of Lebanon. There are also some Calabrian pines – Pinus brutia in the valley, which is popular for its peaceful seclusion.
The area is crossed by the country road that joins the village of Panagia with the monastery of Panagia tou Kykkou, and also unfolds into Stavros tis Psokas, an additional mountain locality that is home to the rare and shy Mouflon (Ovis gmelini ophion) – an endemic species of wild sheep found exclusively on the island.
The remnants of three old, Venetian mountain bridges are interesting sights to take in whilst enjoying a stroll around the area.
Courtesy of the CTO