Apr 01

When i came to Cyprus in 2001, the first year was spent on visting all the regular touristy places like the Baths of Aphrodite, Rock of Aphrodite, Polis etc. After that, i started googling about Cyprus and started getting info on off-beat places like Avakas Gorge, Kelefos bridge etc. After a few years, i realised that Cyprus had something to offer in every nook and corner and hence i started visting every place marked with a brown board: A brown board is used in Cyprus to signify something of touristic interest. This “Giant Oak tree” was on one such board.

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

On the way to troodos from Limassol, around a 100 metres beyond the laneia police station (the only police station on the route), you will find a brown board saying “Giant Oak Tree – 400 m” pointing into a small lane towards the right. You can take your car inside this line and will be surprised to find big apartments built a little further down this lane. After few metres, the board points towards the left. It is better to park the car here and walk the final stretch as taking the car down this part would be a little difficult.

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

We went during Spring and the whole area was filled with all kinds of colurful flowers. We spent around 15 minutes at this place taking photographs from various angles. Anith even tried, though unsuccessfully, to climb the tree.

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

giant oak tree troodos cyprus

written by Rajaram S


8 Responses to “800 year old giant oak tree on the way to troodos”

  1. 1. Anupama Says:

    Hi Rajaram,

    Didnt know it was 800 years old :P
    Got to visit it sometime on next trip to troodos :)

  2. 2. Nipanjan Says:

    why you want to climb on the old tree, let it to rest in peace …

  3. 3. Michaella Says:

    Thanks alot for the info! We’ll go take a look soon.

  4. 4. MyCyprusHoliday Says:

    Beautiful photography as usual – I really do enjoy your posts :)

  5. 5. Sharron Kelly Says:

    Hi, will went to visit the old Oak tree today but unfortunately it died 3 years ago and was cut down due to been unsafe…GUTTED!! But we still enjoyed looking around the village…

  6. 6. Rajiv Says:

    Wonderfully detailed blog!!
    Went to see the tree yesterday. Was sorely disappointed to learn that the tree has fallen down.

  7. 7. Evripidou Maria Says:

    Just to note that now there is no sign on the main street,. If anyone wants to visit, after teh Lania police station there is a blue dinale cafe . JUST BEFORE the cafe is the turn towards the tree

  8. 8. Evripidou Maria Says:

    At Rajiv:
    I have visited last March 2013, the tree is still standing

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