The Rizoelia National Forest Park is located 3 klometres east of Aradippou and 7 kilometres from the Larnaca district.  

The aims of the park are:

  • To protect and maintain the green in the area.
  • To protect the area from other uses
  • To offer an area for sport
  • For entertainment use


Recreational facilities:

  • Picnic site
  • Children’s playground
  • Nature trails
  • View points
  • Sports field

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


184 species and varieties of plants have been located. Within these, two are rare and it is the first time they have been found in Cyprus. These species are Herniaria hemistemon J.Gay, Cyprophilu linearifolia (Fisch. et May) Boiss και Chrozophora oblique (Vahl) A. Juss ex Spreng.


Species such as the hare (Lepus europaeus), the partridge (Alectoris chukar), various small birds and reptiles are found.

Information: District Forest Operation of Nicosia, Larnaca, Ammochostos.

Telephone: 22403739


Agios Nikandros National Forest Park

The Agios Nikandros National Forest Park is located near Agia Napa on the beach zone. A development plan is under construction. The picnic site near the beach has already been designed.  

Information: District Forest Operation of Nicosia, Larnaca, Ammochostos.

Telephone: 22403739

Rules of conduct for Visitors

Visitors of picnic and camping 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:

  • Fires permitted only in grills provided. In some picnic areas, such as in Asinou and Athalassa, the lighting of fire is not allowed at all.
  • Before leaving the area, make sure the coals that have been used, have extinguished completely, even if you have stored them in the premises that may exist for this purpose.
  • The use of wood and the preparation of food from the forest is not allowed. Every visitor must arrange to have the necessary amount of charcoal.
  • 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 and not next to the tables.       
  • 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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