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. Machairas

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:

 NameArea in hectaresDate Declared
1Pedagogical Academy4527/12/1983, 16/12/1994
2Liopetri Forest8930/4/1984
3Athalassa840,26/6/1985, 31/10/1990, 3/7/1995
4Troodos9147.03/1/1992, 30/7/1999
5Cavo Greco384.918/2/1993
6Polemidia125.419/4/1996
7Rizoelia976/2/1998
8Ayios Nikandros25.924/5/2000
9Petra tou Romiou349.217/8/2001
10Machairas4523.622/12/2004
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Cyprus forests map

Cyprus forests by location (district)

Agios Nikandros National Forest Park

The Agios Nikandros National Forest Park is located near Ayia Napa on the beach zone. A new development project is being implemented. A picn...

Akamas National Forest

The Akamas National Forest is situated in the Akamas Peninsula in the west part of Cyprus, in the Paphos district. It is one of the most imp...

Athalassa Natural Forest Park

The Athalassa Natural Forest Park is located to the south of Nicosia and is surrounded by the suburbs of Aglantzia, Strovolo and Latsia. ...

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...

Gape Greco National Forest Park

The Cape Greco National Forest Park which is also known as Cavo Greco, is located in the southeastern part of the island...

Kakopetria Forest

The Kakopetria Forest is situated in the Kakopetria village, in the Nicosia district. The forest is within the borders of the village and ha...

Liopetri Natural Forest Park

The Liopetri National Forest Park is located in the Liopetri village in the Ammochostos district. The park is expected to be utilized as ...

Machairas Forest

The Machairas Forest has an extent of 6.057 hectares or 60, 6 square kilometres. It is a national forest and it is made up of two large comp...

Machairas National Forest Park

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