Troodos Botanical Garden

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In an area where the Asbestos mine once operated and resulted in rocky, dug up slopes devoid of any greenery, a small slice of heaven on earth was created, a result of humanity’s love for the unique beauty of the Troodos mountain region.  Sat atop an altitude of 1400 meters, this beautiful garden with ponds and waterfalls is the best way for anyone to bond with and embrace nature.

The “A.G. Leventis” Troodos Botanical Garden was constructed to preserve and exhibit the distinctive types of flora found in Troodos, a mountain range which boasts rare botanical treasures. This is because it was once submerged in the depths of the sea, and since its emergence millions of years ago, it still preserves many signs of its initial underwater life. Thus, approximately 500 types of common, rare and endangered plants are now growing around an artificial stream, a waterfall and two beautiful ponds with water lilies.

Visitors can learn about them and admire them while walking through the spacious paths of the central square, where the scents and aromas of the flowers and herbs mingle intoxicatingly in the air. Shaded areas can be found in the garden, equipped with tables and seats in which visitors can relax.

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As the weather changes, the garden is magically transformed magically to reveal the charm of each season. 

Each of the plants is clearly labeled with signs, helping visitors to identify them by name and form. However, at the Visitors’ Center, there is also the option of expert guides who take visitors through the long history of Troodos, and explain the uniqueness of each of these plants.   

For those who fancy a view from above, the eastern part of the garden features a kiosk with a telescope that allows visitors to observe in detail the mountain slopes all the way down to the coasts of Amathus and Akrotiri.

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