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Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas

Listed under Walking in Cyprus.

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  • Photo of Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas
  • Photo of Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas
  • Photo of Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas
  • Photo of Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas
  • Photo of Aphrodite and Adonis Walks, Akamas
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These lovely trail names, the Aphrodite and Adonis run along the coastline of Cyprus between archaeologically interesting spots, old towns, farms with fruit and olive groves and beautiful views.

Begin near Polis then follow the Adonis Trail up to the Moutti tis Sotiras for views almost to Turkey and the pool, spectacular in it’s natural beauty, where Aphrodite and Adonis bathed before following the coastline round to the monastery of Agios Georgios.

Passing between Mount Olympus and the ocean the land is covered in vineyards and you’ll see the abandoned village of Terra. A detour up Mount Olympus will add a day to your trip but is worth considering for the view. It’s not particularly difficult, the trail is rocky and on a cooler sunnier day this could easily be the highlight of your trip.

Past the town of Drouseia is the chapel of Ayia Paraskevi with it’s beautiful view of the coves below it and above that the town of Kato Akourdaleia. Below this town and along the coastline is Lara Bay which was steep to get to but where turtles are supposed to lay their eggs. There are several possible itineraries around the Akamas region and these sights are just a few of the possibilities.

The nice thing about the region is the varied sights and the way you can plan your route around the themes you’re most interested in be it history, mythology or natural beauty. I think everyone will enjoy something about this beautiful area. There is also plenty of accommodation to choose from. Take proper walking boots to stay comfortable and carry water at all times.

Written by  Hanselle.

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