Profitis Ilias the perfect picnic place and playground

Hello everybody,

Every time I discover a little paradise for families with children I am so happy, especially if this place is free and looks like this one: Profitis Ilias picnic place. Unspoiled, new, quiet, relaxing, perfect location, wonderful view for a picnic place and a playground is the best way to spend a lovely weekend with your children outside in the fresh air!

Profitis Ilias picnic place is situated on a quiet road that can be reached by going left from the main road B8 Limassol – Troodos towards Lofou village (another jewels of the Cyprus island, read about it here: ). You will be able to see a sign and on your right side, the church and playground. The playground was just finished in 2015 and it is in a perfect condition.

Profitis Ilias picnic place is situated next to the lovely church with the same name. It has lovely benches in the shadow, a special place for barbeques, and sweet pathways around the tables. The location is so quiet and peaceful that will give you that relaxing feeling and the wish to be quiet so you do not disturb the silence. Maybe the presence of the white church also will intensify this feeling.
The playground is like new, with swings for toddlers and bigger children and a nice little castle with slide and climbing area where kids will feel so happy to play and have fun. I would recommend this place also for all little children and mothers with babies that need some time off the noisy city. The playground is covered with rubber tiles and it is completely surrounded by fence.

If you are between the ones, that wish to have a birthday party, this is the perfect place where you can bring your own food or just buy it from a “fistaria” before you go up, and spend one entire day out with children.

For more fun bring lots of balloons, bubbles, take a kite or some little cars, paper and crayons, or some board games to make your day longer and nicer.

The marvelous sea view from Profitis Ilias picnic place will give you energy for an entire week until your next trip!

Enjoy your time spend outdoor with your children, let them run, relax, relish a good healthy Mediterranean meal and most of all live every second of your life at maximum!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot lizard!

Picnic Place Profitis Ilias

From Limassol – Trodoos main street take left towards Lofou village and follow the sign.

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Sparti Platres - the Rope Park for little ones

Hello everybody,

How small you can be to go to a rope park? I would say you are never too small to start the wonderful experience but also never too old! Sparti Platres Adventure Park just opened the first 2 Orange lines for toddlers (starting for 2 years old). It is so much fun for the little ones that you end up spending an entire day hanging like funny little monkeys. Take your friends and go to Platres to try the new adventure and after you let your children go up, do not forget to try everything by yourself!

From April 2016, even the smallest climbers can embark on a big adventure. The brand-new children’s course in the rope park is equipped with a comprehensive safety system that allows children as young as two to clamber from tree to tree. With ten new features and a fantastic zip line, the course is a wonderful way for young children to explore the forest. Please note that the children should wear sturdy shoes and be supervised by an adult (who is welcome to keep his or her feet on the ground). Participants of all ages are given a brief introduction prior to tackling the course so that they know what awaits them.

Once you reached the Park, start from the beginning put your harness on and try the easiest lines according to your age.

Have fun, Test your Courage and Overcome your Own Fears!

Look up—You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.
Relax—You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from ten different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).
The lowest ones are the 2 newest orange lines for little toddlers, the highest ones is the black one… be prepared to have fun and live the ultimate experience.
Climb with Confidence—You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. The double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary!

Adventure Parks with a more recreational-orientation are booming in Europe and awake a great interest in the USA and around the globe and in 2014 Sparti Adventures Park was open in Cyprus.
Sparti Rope Park do not follow a specific educational concept, but see the individual, physical and mental challenge as a predominantly recreational activity. Neither climbing techniques nor special/specific physical fitness experience are necessary. In Platres, the participants independently run a variety of trails of increasing difficulty levels. Each trail consists of several poles or trees that are connected by different acrobatic elements. High ropes course and climbing programs generally focus on personal achievements and ask participants to confront their personal fears and anxieties. Challenges may be physical and/or emotional. Programs using low ropes course elements or group initiatives are most often designed to explore group interaction, problem-solving, and leadership. For this reason Schools and kindergartens may find at Sparti a wonderful place to spend a recreational day outside in nature.

What children could gain? 

The outcomes include enhancement of cooperation, decision making, self-confidence, positive risk taking, social cohesion, trust, self-esteem, leadership, goal setting, and teamwork. In addition to these commonly cited benefits, a study published in 2000 in the Journal of Leisure Research found that ropes courses also demonstrate higher-level outcomes, including increases in effectiveness and efficiency, building relationships, developing understanding, setting goals, brainstorming ideas and task accomplishment.

The two new lines for toddlers and small children transform Sparti Rope Park in the best and complete adventure destination for families with children in Cyprus!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot lizard!

Sparti Platres Adventure Park

Opening hours:
In April the park is open on Saturdays, Sundays and on all Public Holidays from 9.30 - to 18.00.
On Friday we are open from 10.30 - to 15.30.
Other days - by bookings. Call, please, from 9.00 to 18.00.
Address: Panagias Phaneromenis str., 50,  Pano Platres, Cyprus, 4820
In front of Hospital. Main road from Kato Platres to Pano Platres.
Prices: Reservation is required.
Prices for 3 hours
Age  Line, activity                                                                   Price
2-5 years 2 Orange                                                                   14 €
5-9 years 2 Orange + 2 Violet                                                   18 €
Over 10 years Yellow, Green, Blue, Zip Line (96m)           25 €
Over 14 years + Red (Free fall jump)                                   +4 €
Over 14 years + Black Speed Zip Line (115 meters)           +4 €
Over 14 years All Lines inclusive                                          30 €
Extra 30 min of use                                                                  +5 €

Private Instructor 20 €

Over 6 years Archery and Crossbow (for 2 people, free coach) 10 €
• big size 2 €
• small size 3 €

A deposit of 10 € is required for each security harness as an insurance of the equipment provided by the park. The equipment, must be returned in a good condition in order to get your deposit back.
Sorry, only cash payments.

Phone no: +357 99 100003 - Greek
                   +357 99 541665 - English, Russian
                     Please, call from 9:00 to 18:00