Forests in Cyprus

Cyprus forests are very important and vital to the beauty and attractiveness of the island and they are visited by thousands of locals and tourists from all over the world.

The forests of Cyprus host a rich variety of flora and in general they cover 42% of the of the total Cyprus area and more specifically 18% are high forest and the remaining 22% is other wooden land.

Currently there are 10 national forest parks across all over Cyprus which play vital role to the protection of the national heritage and they are considered as an important national resource. The forests are very important because they contribute economically to the development of village communities and they provide timber and non-wood products.

In addition, the forests are also very important for the protection of water resources. The forests are protected by the Cyprus National forest law and the Department of Forests is responsible for the administration and for the implementation of forest development.

Cyprus national forests mainly consist of Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia) and Black pine (Pinus nigra ssp. Pallasiana) and these cover the higher hills of the Troodos range. Moreover, you can find other types of trees such as the Plane tree, Cypress, Alder and Juniper. Confided to the area of Troodos mountains one can find the endemic species of the Golden Oak (Quercus alnifolia) and in the Paphos Forest one can find the Cedar (Cedrus brevifolia).

Cyprus Forests and Camping Areas

Forest

Town

1. Kormakiti

Kerynia

2.Paphos

Paphos

3. Akamas

Paphos

4. Troodos

Limassol

5. Macheras

Nicosia

6. Limassol

Limassol

7. Pentadaktylos

Kerynia

8. Adelfoi

Nicosia

9. Stavrovouni

Nicosia

 

Natural forest parks

As per the forestry law, the term National Forest park means a Main State Forest which is declared by the council of ministers and as of this day 10 National Forest Parks have been declared in Cyprus which cover a total area of 15627,22 hectares. For more information you can refer to the table below:

  Name Area in hectares Date Declared
1 Pedagogical Academy 45 27/12/1983, 16/12/1994
2 Liopetri Forest 89 30/4/1984
3 Athalassa 840,2 6/6/1985, 31/10/1990, 3/7/1995
4 Troodos 9147.0 3/1/1992, 30/7/1999
5 Cavo Gkreko 384.9 18/2/1993
6 Polemidia 125.4 19/4/1996
7 Rizoelia 97 6/2/1998
8 Ayios Nikandros 25.92 4/5/2000
9 Petra tou Romiou 349.2 17/8/2001
10 Macheras 4523.6 22/12/2004
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Cyprus forests map

Cyprus forests by location (district)

Cedar Valley (Koilada ton Kedron)

Cedar Valley or Koilada ton Kedron in Greek is located deep in the Paphos Forest (Paphos district) This beautiful and stunning valley can...

Paphos Forest

The Paphos forest takes over the north-western slopes of the Troodos mountain range. It has an extent area of 700 square kilometres or 70.00...

Stavros tis Psokas

The Stavros tis Psokas Forest Station is located in a beautiful area in nature and greenery in the Paphos district area. It is in the heart ...

Sunny Mall - Larnaca

The visionary for the construction of the first mall in Larnaca , Sunny Mall is the founder  Dr. Alex Raz. For the particular commercia...

Zenon Mall – Larnaca

The Zenon Mall will be located in the Larnaca district, outside the town centre. It will be a two story shopping mall, about 45,000 squar...

Cedar Valley (Koilada ton Kedron)

Cedar Valley or Koilada ton Kedron in Greek is located deep in the Paphos Forest (Paphos district) This beautiful and stunning valley can...

Paphos Forest

The Paphos forest takes over the north-western slopes of the Troodos mountain range. It has an extent area of 700 square kilometres or 70.00...

Stavros tis Psokas

The Stavros tis Psokas Forest Station is located in a beautiful area in nature and greenery in the Paphos district area. It is in the heart ...