The Troodos and Paphos forests are interesting spots to visit because you can see different kinds of species of flora and fauna. For instance, in Troodos you would find many exotic birds that you would not find anywhere else on the island. Also, even though lizards have become rare these days, you can still have the chance to meet them. There are also mountain streams in Troodos and usually, it is a great spot to get come crabs. Frogs are also known as inhabitants of the mountain streams.
Talking about special animals, you should prepare your camera to capture Cyprus moufflon, which is a wild animal that looks like a goat, and this species can only be found in Cyprus. To be able to meet one of them, you should take a visit to Paphos forest. Notes to all the visitors, hunting is definitely forbidden, according the regulations because Cyprus wants to preserve its natural beauty in balance.
The diversity of plants and flowers in Troodos and Paphos forests is the result of the quality soil together with the weather. There are so many species that can only be found on the Troodos forest with the altitude of 1000 meters above the sea level.
Although the winter is not the perfect time to see all those plants, you can always visit Troodos forest when the spring season starts, which is around the end of February. By that time, the snow will already melt, and the flowers along with other plants will be ready to bloom.
Along with other species of flowers, orchids are among them. There are many kinds of beautiful orchids growing in the forest during spring season. And in the forest of Troodos, you can also find some species of orchids that only grow there. It is truly a unique opportunity to visit the Troodos forest.