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P16 Larnaca District Development Agency (CY)

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Component 4 - Methodology Testing and Action Plans (led by Larnaca District Development Agency)

[Final report to DOWNLOAD-pdf]

Description of the Pilot Area "Agios Nikandros National Forest Park":

Agios Nikandros National Forest Park is located near the coastal zone of Agia Napa, 3,6 km away from the center of the town, 3,1 km away from Agia Thekla and 11,5 km away from Ksilofagou community. To the north, it is surrounded by the "Sotiras" national forest, to the west and east by private land and to the south it is washed by the sea. The new Larnaca - Paralimni highway is developed to the north of the park. The park is crossed by the Liopetri - Ayia Napa road. It is very close to Nissi Avenue, a 6,5 km road, which is one of the main roads of the area's road network.

The park was declared by the Cyprus Forest Department as a National Forest Park in 04/05/2000 with a view to be improved and developed into the environmental lung of the area, to offer recreational and sports opportunities to both the inhabitants and the tourists, to aesthetically improve the area and to protect the area from other uses. The area occupies 26,38 hectares and Agia Napa Municipality in cooperation with the Department of Forests, have projected several actions that will convert the park into a recreational and sport area of highly ecological value until the end of 2013.

Agios Nikandros Entrance Area Agios Nikandros Entrance Area

Agios Nikandros paved road network Agios Nikandros paved road network

Agios Nikandros picnic/rest area Agios Nikandros picnic/rest area

Agions Nikandros picnic_rest area Agions Nikandros picnic/rest area