New on 500px : Millomeris Waterfall in Platres, Troodos, Cyprus by christoszoumides by christoszoumides

Krios River springs in Mount Olympus (Chionistra) and flows south, crossing Platres village to the east. Through its route, a green valley is formed with unique flora, fauna and waterfalls. The water flow is continuous, with variations depending on weather conditions. The river runs towards to the delta of Kouris River, where the largest dam of Cyprus has been constructed in the 1980s.

Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres in Troodos Mountains, Cyprus; a 1 km nature trail 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. via Tumblr


New on 500px : foggy by polispoliviou by polispoliviou

Take a trip into the mountains to discover an alternate view of the island. Rising to almost 2,000 metres above sea level, the Troodos peaks provide panoramic scenes to all corners of the island, a cool retreat from the heat of the coast and popular for taking in the healthy mountain air and enjoying nature in all its majesty. via Tumblr

New on 500px : Winter at Troodos by polispoliviou by polispoliviou

Troodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in roughly the center of the island. Troodos’ highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters, which hosts four ski slopes. The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and picturesque mountains are villages clinging to terraced hill slopes. The area has been known since antiquity for its mines, which for centuries supplied copper to the entire Mediterranean. In the Byzantine period it became a great centre of Byzantine art, as churches and monasteries were built in the mountains, away from the threatened coastline. via Tumblr