Today we took a trip up to Troodos Square following the E601 Omodos Road via Kantou from the highway and continued up through Mandria, Kato Platres, Pano Platres and into the square.
I managed to snap some shots from the passenger window on the way up.
It was a fabulously clear day and the colour of the sky against the trees and the Troodos Ophiolite (a geological rock sequence) was spectacular in some places. Here we are following one of the Eman buses up the mountain.
A few more photos were taken in the square with a couple of the Post Office which incidentally we’ve never found open in all our visits to Troodos. I took a photo of one of the Black Pine trees too. (You can’t miss that one, it’s got no leaves on any of its’ branches).
On the way back down, we decided we would travel along the “old road” which shoots off to the left of the main B8 Troodos to Limassol road. It’s quite a steep and winding road with not many places to pass so don’t drive too fast!
The route goes by the Presidential Summer House and then drops down by the side of a small river which we assume makes its’ way to the Caledonia or Kaledonia waterfalls before the road joins back up with the B8 again.
We stopped off and took some more photographs by the side of the river.
With a thirst for water – well, it is Kataklysmos weekend in Cyprus, we decided to go and visit the trout farm (Psilo Dendro) and take a peep at the restaurant prices. We thought it may be a good place to visit in the height of the summer when it’s just too hot in the city of Limassol! We were surprised at just how big the restaurant was and feel a trip there is most definitely a “must do” this year.
We did look at the walking route up to the Caledonia Falls which is classed as a difficulty level of 4 on a scale of 1 – 5. Hmmm, sounded a bit too strenuous so we decided to give it a miss for a day when we were more suitably attired and with proper walking shoes. 🙂
Off we set again on our way back down towards the town when the sign for Mylomeris Waterfalls sort of jumped out and grabbed us. We have seen the sign many times but today just felt like the right day to pay it a visit. Off we shot to the right and went down a narrow winding concrete road. It ran out of concrete in a few places but was easily navigated in the double cabin and we saw a couple of tourist cars too – so it’s a fairly easy one to traverse in good weather.
We loved it! The entrance is totally hidden away as the road just stops at the very end. Best to park up before the last curve so look out for the ice cream van but don’t drive down to the van as there’s not much room to turn around. Walk past the ice cream van then climb down the steps that are tucked just around the corner.
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