Location: Kionia – Macheras Monastery - Vavatsinia

District: Larnaca – Nicosia

Starting Point: Kionia Picnic site. Access to the road from the Macheras monastery which leads to Kionia or from Vavatsinia towards Machera.

It ends at the Monastery of Prophet Elias, around 8 kilometres from Lythrodontas and 6 kilometres from Mandra tou Kambiou with access from dirt roads.

Length: 7 kilometres

Time: 2, 5 hours

Difficulty: 3 (Downhill and steep nature trail especially towards the end)

Points of Interest:

Points of Interest:

The trail begins from the Kionia picnic site where there is a water fountain with drinkable water. It then follows a course which includes the forest and offers an excellent view towards the Mesaoria Plain.

 

Rules of conduct for Visitors

Visitors of nature trails sites should follow some basic rules of conduct to ensure the least possible harm to the environment but also to ensure the comfort of other guests.

The most important of these rules are the following:

  • Keep the area clean. Collect all the rubbish that have emerged and put them in bins. If for any reason there are no bins or if it is full, then take your trash with you. Do not leave plastic bags outside, because they are usually scattered by stray dogs, foxes etc.      
  •  Do not make unnecessary noises, respect the rights of the others for peace and quiet.
  • Cutting plants, tree bark harassing nests, damaging the environment are banned by the forestry legislation.
  • Park your car in parking lots.
  • Use the water with caution. Don't waste it.     
  • Solicit other guests to obey by the basic rules of conduct.
  • If you notice a fire, immediately call the number 1407 (24 hours, toll-free)
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