Akamas Nature Trails
Located in the Akamas Peninsula there are three official nature trails: the Adonis Trail, the Aphrodite Trail, and the Smigies Trail.
Interwoven with rocky hiking trails, these three nature trails offer people walking through them stunning views of various sized gorges and valleys, amazing rock formations, the curved coastline, cliffs, and intriguingly shaped boulders.
Akamas is famed for its breathtaking beauty and precious ecology.
Adonis Trail (circular)
Starting point: Baths of Aphrodite. Like Aphrodite Trail, the walk can be quite tiring. Two springs of drinking water can be found at Pyrgos tis Rigainas and Kefalovrysia. Length: 7.5 km - Duration: 3 hours - Degree of difficulty: 3
Points of interest: From the western part there is a view of various beaches of Akamas, such as Lara Bay, Tzioni, Karavopetres, etc. The path goes past Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queens Tower). At Kefalovrysia location it links up with Smiges trail. In order to complete its circular path the trail follows the main road connecting the Baths of Aphrodite and Polis, for about 400m.
Take your map anywhere / Cordinates : 35.052294,32.336714
Agiasma Trail (circular)
Starting point:1 km from Kathikas to Pegeia Village. Length: 2 km - Duration: 45 Minutes – Degree of difficulty:1
Points of interest: The path goes through tall and impressive rocks in a territory with an interesting geology. Part of the route passes through vine-guards. About 800 meters from the starting point there is a stone-builded faucet with drinking water.
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Aphrodite Trail (circular)
Starting point: Baths of Aphrodite. The section between the Baths and Pyrgos tis Rigainas (the Castle of Regina – Queen’s Tower) is shared with the Adonis trail. The trail follows a rising path to the hill known as Moutti tis Sotiras (370m) and this can be quite tiring, especially in summer. There are springs with drinking water at two points, one at Pyrgos tis Rigainas (the Castle of Regina) and the other at Kefalovrisia. Length: 7.5 km - Duration: 3 hours – Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: The baths of Aphrodite where, according to tradition, the Goddess of Love used to bathe. Ruins of the Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen’s Tower), which are believed to have belonged to a medieval monastery. It is worth mentioning the huge centuries-old oak tree which can be seen at the picnic site, where drinking water is also available. Along the trail there are several points which give a view of Polis Chrysochous and the Pafos Forest. Along the route, there are two potable water fountains, one near the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen’s Tower) and one between location of the Loutra and Kakoskali. The trail links with Adonis trail.
Take your map anywhere / Cordinates : 35.062195,32.334258
Smigies Trail (circular)
Starting point: Smigies picnic site, 2.5 km from Neo Chorio Length: (a) short route 2.5 km Time: (a) short route 1 hour Length: (b) long route 5 km Time: (b) long route 2 hours Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: View to the east of Polis Chrysochous Bay, Latsi, Pachyammos and Pafos Forest, and to the west Lara Bay, Tzioni, Karavopetres, etc. The long route goes past the disused magnesium mines which include a deserted kiln and then through a dense part of Akamas forest. The long rout links up with Adonis trail at the location Kefalovrysia (potable water fountain location). At their starting point both trails pass by Piana fire lookout station.
Take your map anywhere / Cordinates : 35.033775,32.329999
Pissouromoutti Trail (circular)
Starting point:Smigies picnic site Length: 3 km - Duration: 1 1/2 hours – Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: Rich growth of Juniper Phoenicia, pistacia, etc. Views of Polis Bay to the northeast and beaches of Akamas to the west.
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Avaka Gorge Trail (linear)
Starting point: Avakas Gorge, following the Agios Georgios Pegeias - Toxeftra road for 2.5km and heading east from where Toxeftra Bay begins. Length: 1.2km - Duration: 45 minutes – Degree of difficulty: 2
Points of interest: The Avakas Gorge Trail is located in the homonymous gorge, within Pegeia state forest with the end of the trail located inside the gorge. It follows the course of the Avgas River, from where the gorge gets its name and resulted from constant erosive activity on the erodible, sloping limestone rocks composed of loams, chalks, reef and grain limestone and bentonitic clays. The gorge is also a Natura 2000 area. The trail firstly follows a dirt road (closed to private vehicles) through an open valley, then takes you into the gorge. In its last section, the trail is in the stream, in which water usually flows throughout the year. The route through the gorge is characterised by thick vegetation and a particularly attractive, shady and moist environment.
Take your map anywhere / Cordinates : 34.922404,32.34154