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Municipal Park of Sykies

The Municipal Park of Sykies is a small but lush grove to the west of the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1996 Most of the grove’s area was given to the municipality of Sykes and the rest followed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

This small grove has an area of about 73 acres and is a continuation of Kedrinos (Cedar) Hill (Sheikh Soo). It includes a natural route with paths for walking or running and a great view of the west of the city. Most  trees are pines and cypresses. There is also a refreshment area made of tree trunks reminiscent of a wooden Scandinavian house. Despite some cases of abandonment in recent years, it is a green space very much loved by the locals.

What I can't see

In the summer evenings, music nights are held and a special atmosphere is created. During the day, one can enjoy nature to the sound of hoofs, finches and goldfinches. Cycling races are also held in the grove. In 2019, some trees were cut down, as they were infected by the insect tomicus piniperda, which kills pines and is treated only by logging.

Bibliography, (2018), Δήμος Νεάπολης- Συκεών: Ποδηλασία στο Δημοτικό Άλσος Συκεών, [Municipality of Neapoli- Sykies: Cycling in the Municipal Grove of Sykes]–sikeon-orini-podilasia-sto-dimotiko-alsos-sikeon

Last visit 6/1/2021


Unsigned, (2017), Στην απίθανη δροσιά του άλσους, [In the incredible coolness of the grove] Parallaxi,

Last visit 6/1/2021


Unsigned, (2019), Ξεκίνησε η υλοτόμηση ξηρών δέντρων στο Δημοτικό Άλσος Συκεών, [The felling of dead trees in the Municipal Grove of Sykes has started] Parallaxi,

Last visit 6/1/2021


Η πόλη αλλιώς, (2019), Άλσος Δενδροφυτείας (Συκιές), [Tree Planting Grove (Sykies)]

Last visit 6/1/2021


Field observation by scientific editors