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Troodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in roughly the center of the island. Its highest peak is at 1,952 metres and covers 1/3 of the island's area.

We are near the top of the Troodos mountain range, we see other visitors with cars going upward, we see lush vegetation mainly conifer trees and in a stream we watch a group of equestrians.

As we can see in the next footage, the flora of the mountain is impressively rich not only in size but also in a variety of forests of different tree species. In the next shot we see children play and a little further down, a spring flows.

As we come closer to the top we find the Troodos village, which is the central part of the mountain range and there is a crossroad of the three roads that connect the mountain with Nicosia, Limassol and Prodromos. Shops, tourists, tour buses, riders, friends who have lunch at a restaurant, an outdoor seller of nuts and honey. Footage from the top of Troodos and a panoramic view of the plains. A little further down, blooming trees and a villa.

Lastly, views from the car on the way back.


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Bonar, Andrew Graham

HD (1440x1080)



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Super 8mm

Creator's description

Up here, near the top, is the tiny village of Troodos.

Pony rides for the kiddies. And for Daddy, too.

Isn’t it time we had something to eat? That meat grilled on charcoal looks very tasty!

And after the meal we must get a few nuts and some mountain honey.

Here we are at the top – and there is still a good deal of snow about. But Cripes! These slopes are pretty steep. I wouldn’t fancy skiing here! No, definitely. This place is fine for walking in the clear cool air, but to ski you must either be an expert or an idiot.

Down in the valley again the blossom is really magnificent today. I guess this is the most pleasant season in Cyprus –later on in the summer it gets a trifle too warm in the valleys and the plains.
Bonar, Andrew Graham