Akamas Panorama (short) Walk
It is a walking trip along the ridge of Akamas peninsula to the north Akamas coast.
Duration : Ten hours
Pickup time : To be agreed with the travellers. Usually it is between 08:30 and 09:30.
Pickup location : At an agreed place (eg hotel, port, etc) usually in Larnaca.
Itinerary : The trip is all about the walk (with the possibility for swimming at Blue Lagoon for 10-hour trips from Paphos or from Limassol) . If we have time we visit other attractions (natural and/or cultural). Once we complete the walk we return to the pickup location stopping at attractions subject to time availability. The trip may be customised to include a meal at a coastal or traditional village restaurant (or other activities).
The walk is in Akamas peninsula, a pristine, almost untouched by man, rich in biodiversity area of Cyprus. Usually we start walking in Neo Chorio village and initially go through farmland west to the Smiyies picnic area. From there the route goes north (offers great views towards Lara coastline on the west coast of Akamas) and ascends (via Adonis trail) to the peak known as 'Moutti tis Sotiras' from where one enjoys unobstructed views of the north Akamas coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards the north west to the Bay of Polis and all the way to Pomos in the north east. After a pause for a picnic and for enjoying the majestic view we walk to Baths of Aphrodite cave on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on the coastal dirt road, near the cliff).
We can make other arrangements for shorter walks in the area if travellers prefer (eg. do the 7-km Aphrodite trail). We can also arrange to extend the walk to Blue Lagoon cove, an excellent place for swimming in our Cyprus or the adjacent Fontana Amoroza cove, or even a one-way coastal walk to Fontana Amoroza/Blue Lagoon with boat transportation - for a fee - in the opposite way) .
Transportation : We usually use a Citroen C8 MPV car (usually collecting from Larnaca and returning to Larnaca).
What’s included: Guiding in the walk and the trip in general.
What’s excluded : Food, drinks, etc.
Guiding the trip in general and especially guiding the walk.
Water is a must, especially as there are no possibilities to buy along the walk. Good shoes (with grip) for walking are necessary as well as sun protection, especially during warm seasons. Usually we have a picnic so one should bring along their own food.