Persephone Trail

Hiking in Troödos

Named after the mountain it ascends, this trail takes you on an attractive out-and-back hike through tall pines, rich vegetation and open areas with views to the horizon. The trail is 3km long and takes about an hour and a half to complete.

There’s a lookout at the top of Makria Kontarka, where you can see the spread of vineyards and wine villages as far as Lemesos port to the south. On the northern side, look for the enormous scar in the earth left by the now-closed asbestos mine at Pano Amiantos.