Vouni Panagias (CY4000004)
National Forest Park of Troodos (CY5000004)
Limni Paralimniou (CY3000008)
Limni Paralimniou is a natural depression situated on an extended flat, elevated area; it is a shallow, brackish, seasonal wetland which is flooded during the winter months and dries-up during the summer months, except for few small ponds (mapped as water body) to the south and west edges of the marsh which can hold water for a longer period. The site covers an area of 272,56 ha and is located to the southeast part of the island; the east part of the site is bordered by Pralimni town and the southwest part by Sotira village, while a considerable part to the west of the site consists of cultivations; also, the site extends eastwards, along a narrow stream towards Paralimni. Geology: The bedrock of Paralimni Lake consists of Bentonitic clays, which are occasionally mixed with Mamonia lithologies, forming Moni mιlange. Bentonitic clays are covered by a thin layer of recent lake deposits, consisting of loose sandy clayey and silts/silty clays. The surroundings of the lake are composed of alternating layers of chalks, marly chalks and chert (Lefkara Formation), which cover the Bentonitic clays around the lake. The greatest part of the lake (c 85%) consists of halophilous and halo-nitrophilous pioneer therophytic communities (1310); they are characterised by Hordeum marinum, Salicornia europaea, Halopeplis amplexicaulis, Parapholis incurva, Crypsis aculeata, Spergularia marina, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum and Cressa cretica. Thermo-Mediterranean riparian galleries dominated by Tamarix tetragyna, are generally confined along the periphery of the lake.
Alykos Potamos-Agios Sozomenos (CY2000002)
Koilada ton Kedron - Kambos (CY200008)
Stavros tis Psokas-Karkavas (CY400001)
Koilada Karkoti (CY2000012)
Xeros Potamos (CY4000007)
Dasos Stavrovouniou (CY6000004)
The site is located at the southern-central part of Cyprus. Almost the entire site is mountainous, with the higher peak at Stavrovouni Monastery (688m). The boundaries of the site coincide with the delimitation line of Stavrovouni Main State Forest. The climate of the area is characterized by dry, hot summers and mild rainy winters. The mean yearly rainfall ranges from 449 to 556 mm. Pine forest is the dominant habitat of the site. A great percentage of this forest was destroyed by fire several years ago. The area was reforested by the construction of level terraces by bulldozers along the contour lines. The species used for the reforestation of the area were Pinus brutia, Pinus pinea and Cupressus sempervirens. The understorey of the forest is composed of Olea europaea, Ceratonia siliqua, Genista fasselata, Calycotome villosa, Pistacia terebinthus, Cistus spp., Ptilostemon chamaepeuce, Lavandula stoechas, Sarcopoterium spinosum and Thymus capitatus.
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