Platres and Troodos are Beautiful in March!

Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
Trip End Feb 06, 2011

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Friday, March 18, 2011


Platres is 25 kms north-west of Limassol and about 45 kms south- west of Nicosia which is the capital of Cyprus. The permanent residents living the year round in Platres are probably fewer than 300 but during the summer months the village has more than 1.300 residents.

Platres has been a popular hill resort since the British took control of the island in 1878 .Over the years it gained a reputation as the destination of choice for many notable people. Today it is very popular with tourists who come here for this beauty and the different natural paths in the round area that they wish to walk. The distance to the top of Troodos is just 6.5 kms  so it is very popular with winter sport lovers who find shelter in the hotels of the village, the cold winter moths.  However, Platres is beautiful the year round.

The region of the valley is 'drawned' in the thick vegetation of the towering plane trees and oreintal alders. This beautiful resort has many classic buildings and beautiful hotels. Throughout my walk it is only the singing of birds and the sound of water in the river below that I hear which seem to be everywhere, making me think that I am in paradise. I just want to walk and walk and walk, and as I do this I forget all negative thoughts, leave behind my cell phone, I don’t want to be bothered, but just live for these moments.

The coming of nightingales in April to this beautiful resort will make Platres even more beautiful.  For this and only reason I have booked a ticket and I am coming back here the following month. I really want to experience all this and I plan to follow some natural paths….probably more careful not to get lost this time.

Well, no more comments….I will have more comments on my next trip here in a month from now. Now let the pictures I have taken speak for themselves!
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rossport on

beautiful pictures and love the buildings so in between modern and old

geoffleeds on

Popi : when is it Springtime in Cyprus ; what is the best month to travel there ?

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