Snow in Cyprus
This rainy, cold weather reminds me about the trip that we had in Troodos, two weeks ago. It’s always a pleasure to go for a short trip in the Cyprus mountains, because it can be surprising but, it makes me feel like home.
I never expected that I will find here, mountains, I thought were small hills that they call them mountains, but NO, the unexpected it really happened. Real trails, small rivers that cross the forest, waterfalls, mountain vegetation, everything that can make a mountain girl feeling home . But, I will tell you another time about my hiking experience in Cyprus. Now I will tell you how speechless I was when I found snow in Troodos.
In one of the six days I travelled through Cyprus with a friend of mine and “The Dream Team“ , we decided to go to the Mount Olympus , the highest point in Cyprus. First we went through some villages and after we slowly started to drive to the top, with the hope of finding some snow, because, I love the warm weather but I miss also the snow. And all the locals told me that yes, it snow in Cyprus, but I have to go in the mountains to find the snow. Honestly I didn’t believe it , but I said for myself, OK……..let’s give a chance.
As we were driving higher up to the peak, surprising, snow began to appear on the roadside, bigger and bigger. When we got to the top I was almost shocked to see people skiing, because ……YES…., the snow it was big enough for skiing. Everyone it was very happy around us, playing in snow and taking pictures. For a few minutes, I was amazed, speechless, because I was expecting to see real snow only the next winter. After I come back reality, I started also to enjoy the snow like everyone around me.
After half an hour we started to be cold and went into the restaurant-cabin that it was there and drank a hot chocolate……like home.
Definitively it was one of the best days of our trip through Cyprus.