Giorgos Seferis Hall
"Giorgos Seferis Hall" is housed in the traditional building of the old Municipal Market beside the offices of the Community Council. It is built out of local stone and kept in good condition. Today the building has been renovated and converted into multi-purpose hall, the "Giorgos Seferis Hall".
All old Municipal Market spaces are now covered. The building has central air conditioning system, and is equipped with modern audiovisual facilities. The high standard and space flexibility of the "Giorgos Seferis Hall" can host all kinds of events such as exhibitions conferences, seminars, concerts and audio-visual projections.
The lobby welcomes the visitor in a modern, bright space. It can act as a lobby and provide coffee breaks, cocktails, at conferences or even can be used as an exhibition space.
Kalidonia Waterfall was named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land. (Scotland used to be called Kalidonia in ancient times).
Kalidonia Waterfalls are among the highest natural waterfalls we have in Cyprus. The water of the waterfall falls vertically from a height of 12m. The visitor may visit the area using the roadway towards the waterfall or following nature trail on foot leading to it near Psilodentro.
Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres one kilometer away from the starting point of the nature trail that leads to the Waterfall.
Water falls from a height of 15 meters and Millomeris is among the highest natural Waterfalls of the island. Millomeris was not well known until the recent years, since its location was not accessible. Among the works carried out from the community council (roadways and nature trail) Millomeris Waterfalls attracts many visitors and tourists with its natural beauty.
Platres Heroes Monuments
Andreas Paraskevas and Stelios Mavros
Andreas Paraskevas was the son of Nicos and Kikis Paraskeva, who had a daughter as well, Maro Paraskeva-Stokkou.
He was born in Platres and graduated from Omodos high school. He served his military service and was preparing to move abroad to continue his studies. Andreas though couldn’t fulfil his dream since he lost his life on July 22 during the Turkish Invasion in 1974.
With the Turkish invasion in July 1974 Andreas as a patriot, he immediately joined the Armed Forces to serve his country. He fought heroically with other Greek Cypriots at the area of Central Prison, in Nicosia. He fought heroically, but the the enemy bullets took his life at the age of twenty one.
The Platres Community, built a statue on his honour, which located at the Municipal parking square of the village.
Stelios Mavros Park
Stelios Mavros was a supporter of Archbishop Makarios III and also a defender of democracy. Murdered in an ambush on K. Platres - Phini road in January 1974, during the civil war.
Stelios Mavros from Platres was married to Helen (Athanatou), and had a daughter, Maro Mavrou - Koukkouli.
Stelios was a Baker and had his own bakery.
During the liberation struggle, he became a member of EOKA, and belonged to the group of fighters that made the plan to blow up the helicopter of the British Governor Charting, during his visit to Platres. He was imprisoned by the English for two years, on the 23/01/1957 "for the assistance in terrorism."
The Platres Community, honouring the memory of Stelios Mavrou build a statue of him and renamed the park where the statue is placed in his honour.
Kalidonia Nature Trail
Starting point: About 700m from the road between Troodos and Platres near the President's summer residence. Also accessible via a forest road which begins at the tourist road 2 kms from the Square.
oints of interest: The trail follows a course along Kryos Potamos river, which never runs dry. It passes the Kalidonia Falls and ends at Psilo Dendro, in Pano Platres.
Psilo Dendro - Pouziaris Nature Trail
Starting point: The junction of the Platres - Mesa Potamos forest road and the Moniatis - Platres - Troodos road near Psilo Dendro. Three different routes start from the above point. The first route is circular. It passes through dense thickets of Pine to Pouziaris peak, from there to Kaminouthkia stream, then to Vryses and back to the starting point at Psilo Dendro. Length: 8 kms Time: 3 hours The second route is an uphill walk towards Pouziaris and ends at a point of the Troodos Square - Makria Kontarka (Persephone) Trail (I) via which one can go to Troodos Square (II). Length: (I) 7 kms Time: (I) 3 hours Length: (II) 9.5 kms Time: (II) 4 hours The third route initially follows the same course as the previous route, up towards Pouziaris, but then takes a secondary forest road to Kryos Potamos at the starting point of the Kalidonia trail. Length: (I) Psilo Dendro - Kryos Potamos 5 kms Time: (I) 2 hours Length: (II) Psilo Dendro - Kryos Potamos - Kalidonia Falls - Psilo Dendro 8 kms Time: (II) 3 hours.
Point of interest: For the first kilometer it passes through dense pine thickets (Pinus brutia) changing to black pine (Pinus nigra ssp. pallasiana), after 3 km. Panoramic views.
In many cases, there are signposts in place, to indicate the starting point of the trail, as well as flora and geology features along the route.
Although walking in Cyprus can be enjoyed throughout the year, the recommended seasons are during late Autumn (November) and spring, when the Cyprus rural and forest areas are at full bloom.
Troodos Cycling Routes
Enjoy the natural beauty of Cyprus through the cycling Routes of Troodos. At an altitude of one thousand meters above the sea, in ideal weather conditions, through a cycling routes network of 57 kilometers in length which the height difference does not exceed the 400 meters, the cyclist can cross cyclically throughout the Troodos mountain range.