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Troodos Botanical Garden

04/05/2020
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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. 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.

Visitors can learn about them and admire them while walking through the spacious paths with 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. Shaded areas can be found in the garden, equipped with tables and seats in which visitors can relax.

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