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Rizoelia National Forest Park

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It is situated 3 km east of the town of Aradippou and 7 km from Larnaka.

Objects of the park:

Its protection and conservation as a green area
Its protection from other uses
To provide an opportunity for the public to engage in sports
Recreation

Recreation Facilities:
Picnic area
Children’s playground
Sports and walking trails
Bicycle track
Observation points
Sport playgrounds

Most of the facilities have already been completed. The remaining ones are under construction.

Flora
184 of species, subspecies and plant varieties have been established. Of those, two are very rare and it is the first time they have been spotted in Cyprus. These species are: Herniaria hemistemon J.Gay, Cyprophilu linearifolia (Fisch. et May) Boiss and Chrozophora oblique (Vahl) A. Juss ex Spreng.

Fauna:
Various species are found in this park such as the hare (Lepus europaeus), the partridge (Alectoris chukar), various small birds and reptiles.

Inquiries: Lefkosia – Larnaka and Ammochostos Divisional Forest Officer, Tel.: 22403704, Parks Officer, tel.22805533

 

Courtesy of the MOA