Mount Olympos Walk at Troodos in Cyprus
An excellent and scenic walk going up to Mount Olympos and returning back to Troodos.
There is plenty of parking available at the large car park which is located at the northern
end of Troodos [N34 55'20.64" E032 52'46.74"]. Opposite the car park there is a large building which is the OTE exchange and behind this is an information board which shows the route of the Atalante Nature Trail - the walk starts from here.
Follow the trail as it descends slowly through pine trees and then loops right alongside a stream bed - a large hotel can be seen high above on the right. The trail just loops back on itself and runs along the opposite side of the stream bed. The path becomes
much narrower and becomes quite stoney underfoot - you can see the Visitors centre below on the left and then the valley. This is now simply a case of following the path as it bears right round the hillside.
Around 2.5kms from the start you come to an open area with a seat - really good views from here. Ignore a wide trail going to the right, instead simply keep to the narrower path which passes to the right of the seat. The path continues wandering
along with the hillside on the right and then around starts to curve round to the right after passing a spring. Around 2kms from the seat the path goes quite sharply to the right - now passing through lots of pine trees and with a gorge on the left.
(You can in fact also see your eventual onward path on the far side of the gorge.) A little way along the path widens considerably and then soon passes the tunnel entrance of Hadjipavlou Chromide Mines - this is not blocked off but be wary about going in very far.
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