How to access the Chantara Falls
Gaining access to the waterfalls is a walk in the park, so to speak, and you will be greeted by many parking spaces once you arrive. Access is conveniently available by car via a short and easy dirt road that leads directly to the site and ends just a few meters from the falls. So if the remote location of the site is something that is holding you back, rest assured you can get there with minimal fuss. For those not wanting to sit behind the wheel, plenty of buses and taxis are available at affordable rates from nearby towns or villages. A small entrance fee is required upon entry to the falls. However, you will find that it is a small price to pay for such breathtaking views, serene atmosphere and sheer beauty.
The best time of year to visit and tips for visitors
Spring is said to be the peak season to visit the Chantara waterfalls as, during this time, the snow melts off of the surrounding mountains and the water flow is at its strongest and most impressive, allowing visitors to enjoy a breathtaking display of natural beauty. This is not to say that the site cannot be enjoyed during the summer months of course, as the cool mist from the falls provides a welcome and refreshing relief from the scorching heat of the Cypriot sun.
As mentioned before, the location has much more to offer than just the falls themselves. The Troodos mountains are home to serene lakes, lush forests and picture-perfect valleys. Tourists can also visit the nearby villages and delve into their rich history, culture and traditions.
One of the most popular attractions to see near the Chantara falls is the Troodos Botanical Garden, which is located just a short drive from the site. The garden, which is home to a variety of rare and alluring plants, along with a range of local flora and fauna, is an exotic paradise. Visitors can unwind and immerse in the area’s natural beauty at their own pace in the garden’s tranquility and beauty.
Another attraction that shouldn’t be overlooked is the village of Platres itself. Teeming with traditional-looking narrow streets and alleys full of charm and bustling with life, this village is well worth a visit. The place is renowned for its traditional picturesque architecture and impressive line up of cafes, shops and restaurants. The cuisine is a treat for the tastebuds and has a certain charm and flavor that cannot be found elsewhere.