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Troodos

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The area of activity of the Company is located almost in the center of Cyprus and covers a significant section of the Troodos mountain range. Even though there are relatively large distances from urban centers, the central location of the area is a major competitive advantage and more specifically the six communities within the administrative Limassol. Large area occupies the Troodos National Forest, part of the Paphos Forest and the Forest Adelfoi and many other small public and private forests. The National Forest Park in Machaira Pitsilias found over 600 species of plants, among which 27 are endemic to Cyprus.

The area has great natural beauty and offers activities such as hiking, skiing, biking, nature study and picnics. The park has a rich faunathat is protected. Of particular interest are the vulture, the raven, the eagle, the vounodentrovatis and wheatear. The geology of the area includes a well-preserved ophiolite complex created by the oceanic crust before about 90 million. Years.

The region of Troodos has five nature reserves, included in the European network «NATURA 2000».

Due to the particular environment (flora and fauna), the area is teeming with a variety of products such as traditional sausages, the commandaria the rosewater, the siousioukos, herbs, honey, cherries, apples, local sweets and jams.

Troodos Mountains, due to its altitude, is covered in snow during winter. It is a popular resort for skiers during the skiing months. Tourists and locals alike visit the mountains during the summer to take a break from the searing summer heat down at sea level. Walk through the forests on one of the nature trails and take in the wonderful scents and aromas and enjoy looking at the waterfalls and surrounding views.

The Troodos mountains are unique in their geology and one of the only few places in the world where scientists can examine oceanic crust without needing to go to the sea. An underwater volcano that erupted 90 million years ago, and the reason the island was formed, has given rise to pillow lava which is observable throughout the mountains. The area of Troodos is also home to one of the 5 most copper rich areas in the world. Some say the island’s name ‘Kypros’ is derived from the Latin name for copper, ‘cuprum’.