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Aphrodite Trail

Aphrodite Trail

Circular Trail

The mythical nature trail which follows in the footsteps of the goddess Aphrodite. The route labyrinthine and arduous, stretches in a distance of 7.5 kilometers. Distinguished from the rutted ground fluctuations, the uneven and precipitous spots. The beginning entrance is the Baths of Aphrodite. Hikers trek through a cultural route, discovering history with bare eyes. Some of which they come across are the Tower of Rigena. Characterized by the medieval architecture and recognized as the remnants of a catholic monastery. It is indicated that standing there is one of the longest living oak tree, which based on mythology he goddess Aphrodite would sit there to rest after her bath. The trail extends providing the opportunity for the explored to gaze at the astounding panoramic view of Arnaoutis Cape, the town Polis Chrysochou and the forest of Paphos. The forested extent is characterized by its rich natural world such as the pine trees, the endemic and migratory birds, serpents and mammals such as the fox, porcupines and hares which are classified as rare protected species. Along the trail there are two drinking water fountains. One is near the ruins of the Tower of Rigena and the other between the Baths- Kakoskali. The Aphrodite nature trail is met as a fated erotic union with part of the nature trail of Adonis.

7.5 km
3 hours
370 m
Trans Alps Adventure
Things You Don’t Want to Miss

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

Tour and Stopovers
Aphrodite Trail

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.

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Tips & Resources

Necessary Gear

1. Do not move outside the signs along the trail so that you can protect the rare plant types within the forested area.
2. Do not smoke and keep your food inside your backpacks. Protect the environmental treasure from unexpected fires.
3. Do not make unnecessary noise. Respect the natural world of the birds, the animals and enjoy the natural sounds.
4. Maintain the space clean. Leave your trash in the bins or choose to take them with you.
5. Spend the night in the visitors’ camp sites.
6. The entrance to vehicles within the path is not allowed.
7. Protect the natural beauty by avoiding cutting branches, bushes or unrooting plants and carving trees.
8. The lighting of fires in protected areas is strictly prohibited. Respect what is offered from nature and the camping site. Lighting fires is allowed ONLY in special barbecue sites.
Inform immediately the Forestry Department on +357 22805511 or 1407 (Emergency contact, 24 hour a day) if you see smoke or fire.
The responsible environmental consciousness can improve our planet. Remember nature is accommodates us. It opens its heart into her world. Respect her home, her residents, the flora and fauna.
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