Tisia tis Madaris Nature Trail

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AFETIRIA
 
The beginning of the Path Teisia Madari is located on the plateau below the hill where there is also the fire lookout station of the Department, at the end of the dirt road to deadlock Madari. You can drive up there by car but it needs attention as the road is narrow, with rocky, uneven deck. Alternatively, you can start your path to a point lower down where there is a gazebo next to the CYTA antennas. The trail is located in the Forest Brothers in the section has been included in the area Natura 2000 «Madari - Shoes". The Path Teisia Madari connected with trails Madari - Doxa si o Theos and Madari - Selladi Karamanlis at the point of departure.
 
General description
 
The route to the top, starting from the starting point near the fire lookout station is close, it is literally dug on rockfill rock, but after 200 meters it becomes smooth. There is a small long uphill and downhill, which is not very tedious and in some places have made several steps and stone walls from 1993 built in Trail. You will also find benches resting points and incredible view points, the first of about 300 meters from the start.
 
The route off from contact with your nature offers panoramic views of the Troodos Mountains, the lowest points of Solia, the Mesaoria and closest shot to the villages Kannavia and Agia Irini, Xyliatos, Lagoudera, Polystipos and end with Splash and the Limassol district.
 
VEGETATION AND FLORA

Vegetation Madari region and along the trail will remind you more Troodos Forest, since there are many similarities between the two regions. But there are other elements that are unique to the Madari.
 
Basically the geotrails are dominated by thickets of golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), which in some places are so dense that do not allow other plants to thrive, particularly halfway. Other common species in overstorey forest vegetation is the Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia) and the rare Invisible (juniper) Madari (Juniperus excelsa). On the mezzanine floor and understory, the wild rose (Rosa canina - Rosa chionistrae), the Agriokydonia (Cotoneaster nummularia), rare Kokkonia - Celtis tournefortii, the Agriomilia (Sorbus aria), the barberry (Berberis cretica), the endemic consequences Troodos (Nepeta troodi), rare Peony - Paeonia mascula (on the northern side - blooms late March early April and is wonderful), the endemic Arum pitsillyanum, Cyprus cyclamen - cyclamen cypricum (our national flower), endemic Anthemis - Anthemis ploutonia and tears of the Virgin - Arabis purpurea and many other species. If you walk in the autumn will see Kolchiko Troodos (Colchicum troodi) that blooms before the unfolding of the leaves together with the Cyprus cyclamen.

GEOLOGY
 
Across the way around the "Teisia Madari" displayed vein rocks and is one of the most impressive performances of the Multi-Vein System. The veins here consist mainly of diabase and mikrogavvro and epidotiomenes veins due to a low degree of transformation that have suffered from the action of hydrothermal solutions at temperatures of 350 ° C.
 
The most shocking aspect of the geology of the region are almost vertical rocks (the Teisia) that pop up as huge imposing walls carved into the rock in the whole trip. These vertical rocks are the most durable piece corrosion of rock evolved for millions of years and is not a human achievement. This stunning creation of nature formed by the sequential lamination penetration and solidification of magma within the pipelines as well as the differential erosion and weathering of rocks. The less resistant veins due to alteration having been eroded faster than healthy veins and harder so they reveal slowly and stand today as the natural walls.
 
SERVICES
 
Services you can find in the closest villages, Handria and Lagoudera where you will find taverns to rest and to try the traditional cuisine of Cyprus. If you decide to stay longer and to rejoice cool climate offer mountain of Cyprus, you can stay in Agros where there are the most suitable accommodation.
 
Good practices for walkers:
 
Stay within the marked trails paths, to reduce the risk to trample small plants and saplings.
Avoid smoking or eating while walking in nature study trails.
Do not make unnecessary noise. Respect the privacy of other travelers and enjoy the sounds of nature.
Place your garbage in the available bins or better yet, take them with you.
Use the specific sites with camping facilities for visitors.
Avoid cutting tree branches or shrubs, to cut or uproot plants or scratch the bark of trees.
Driving motorbike or bicycle on trails is not permitted.
Lighting a fire anywhere in the forest, even in the streets and squares strictly prohibited. At picnic sites fires allowed ONLY at designated points with barbecues.
Notify the Department at telephone 1407 (24 hours, free of charge) if you see fire or smoke.
Remember that we are all guests in the woods. Respect the wildlife of the forest and enjoy responsibly the pleasures offered to us.
 
And now you're all set for action!
 
Starting point: Near Madari fire observatories of close to where the trail ends Doxa si o Theos - Madari
 
Path Length: 3 km
 
Considerable time: 1.5 hours
 
Degree of difficulty: 2
 
Form: Round

ADDRESS: Madari Region, Troodos

 


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