Troodos Geopark is a unique place in Cyprus were visitors can find information about the geological landscape of the areα Asbestos mine(Amiantos) though presentations and exhibits.
Troodos Geopark visitors center is located in the old Asbestos mine. Most of the workers, we are talking about some thousands, created a community around the mine area with a school, hospital and shops. Today you can find a botanical park where you can find information about the flora, a seed bank of endemic species and a lot of information about the mine and the people.
The Geopark visitor Centre is situated in the elementary school of the old asbestone mine. It’s an impressive building with fine architecture and a fireplace in every room.
The builiding is diveded to different areas:
The entrance fee is 3 euro for adults and 2 euro for kids.
Coming into the building a beautiful Geological Garden welcomes you and presents rockAt this hall the visitors can get informed about the metals variety, interested places to visit such as nature paths, mines and much more. types of Troodos area.
3.Outdoor teaching classroom
At this area interactive lessons for students take place.
At this hall the visitors can get informed about the metals variety, interested places to visit such as nature paths, mines and much more.
5.Geopark presentation Hall
At this place you can view a ten-minute documentary video about Cyprus history.
6.Asbestos and Chromite
Here is a representation of copper production in a kiln as well as a representation of mining sulphide minerals. You can also see the wagons loaded with the rocks. Inside the courtyard you will see also wagons on their rails used in the mines.
On the way out a shop gives the opportunity to the visitor to buy handcrafted art products and other geo-products, made by raw materials encountered in the Troodos area, as well as an eco-tourism guide and the Troodos documentary movie.
The Geopark is open every day except Monday from 9 o clock in the morning until 4 o clock in the afternoon.