Avakas Gorge Trail

Avakas Gorge Trail

PEGEIA WEATHER

Avakas Gorge Trail

Linear Trail

Avakas Gorge is located near the bay of Toxeftras, accompanies Akamas in the province of Paphos. You will find it as you head towards Agio Georgio (Saint George) of Pegia.
The specific gorge is an untold grandeur for nature lovers. There one meets a vastness of fauna and flora such as pistachia, oleander, porcupines, hares, lizards and frogs. The ending part of the gorge is in the stream with the water never running dry throughout the year. The difficulty level is doubted by many nature lovers. Some claim it is arduous due to the height of the gorge and the slippery rocks of the stream, there is also a continues worry about unexpected landslides. On the other hand many say there is no reason of concern, that it is even suitable for small children who are in hiking groups.
Our planet having as nature as an assistant and the copious vegetation as a tool and the rocky complexes of land and water has designed the geological grounds of Cyprus as it pleased with the passing of time, without us tiny humans realising. As a modern Michelangelo sketched his own Sistine Chapel on the grounds of the Paphos province. The gorge is surrounded by ferns, wild fig trees, oak trees and a plethora of wild flowers.

8.2 km
3 hours
305 m
Medium
  • Avakas Gorge Trail

  • Avakas Gorge Trail

  • Avakas Gorge Trail

Things You Don’t Want to Miss

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

Avakas Gorge Trail

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.

Useful Information

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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Pissouromoutti Trail

NEO CHORIO WEATHER

Cyprus Pissouromoutti Trail

Circular Trail

Akamas is known for its blue waters, the mythical location which ensues archeological and cultural awe. The peninsula goes hand in hand with tradition. Somewhere here Pissouromoutti, the Cyprriot combination of the words ”pissouri” meaning darkness and ”moutti” meaning edge, the first love meeting of the favorite Olympian couple Aphrodite and Adonis took place. The myth comes to life on this nature trail, seeing Adonis claiming Aphrodite ending on the mountain top together in a passionate union blessed by the forest region of Smigies.

3 km
1.5 hours
395 m
Medium
  • Cyprus Pissouromoutti Trail

  • Cyprus Pissouromoutti Trail

  • Cyprus Pissouromoutti Trail

Things You Don’t Want to Miss

Starting point

Smigies picnic site Length: 3 km – Duration: 1 1/2 hours – Degree of difficulty: 2

Cyprus Pissouromoutti Trail

Points of interest

Rich growth of Juniper Phoenicia, pistacia, etc. Views of Polis Bay to the northeast and beaches of Akamas to the west.

Useful Information

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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Smigies Trail

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Cyprus Smigies Trail

Circular Trail

The Forestry Department has created a multi-level system of nature trails within the forest ranges of Cyprus. Some examples are the Psilo Dentro – Pouziaris, Prodromos water Dam- Stavroulia and Smigies. The routes show off the true natural beauty of the island and the archeological and cultural inheritance hiding within them. The geological inclinations are friendly for every type of nature lover without age restrictions. On the trails there are guidance signs and information for what is includes and what a hiker can see.

(A)2.5 km (B)5 km
(A)1 hour (B)2 hours
193 m
Medium
  • Cyprus Smigies Trail

  • Cyprus Smigies Trail

  • Cyprus Smigies Trail

Things You Don’t Want to Miss

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

Cyprus Smigies Trail

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.

Useful Information

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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Aphrodite Trail

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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
Medium
  • Aphrodite Trail

  • Aphrodite Trail

  • Aphrodite Trail

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

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.

Useful Information

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.
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Agiasma Trail

Circular Trail

One of the known hiking Nature Trails which are included in the Akama region is the Agiasma Nature trail located in the Paphos province. It is a harmonious circular 2-kilometre route. On it you will discover the unprocessed terrain treasures having the advantage to trek amongst rocks and vineyards. This geological discovery begins one kilometre from the village Kathikas, of Paphos, and heads towards the town of Pegia. Agiasma Nature Trail, after about 45 minutes, concludes at the starting entrance. In addition, with its end, 800 meters from it there is a stone fountain, waiting to offer clean water. The route is ranked at level 2 and is considered easy.

2 km
45 minutes
800m
Easy
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Starting point

1 km from Kathikas to Pegeia Village. Length: 2 km – Duration: 45 Minutes – Degree of difficulty:1

Agiasma Trail

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.

Useful Information

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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Akamas Nature Trails

Akamas Trails

Akamas Trails

PAPHOS WEATHER

Few words

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

Adonis Trail

The Nature Walk ‘Adonis’ is given generously to the hikers to damire the magnificent view of the overland of Akamas and Poli Chrysochoum the blue beaches and the forested treasure of Pafos.

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Agiasma Trail

Agiasma Trail

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Aphrodite Trail

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Smigies Trail

Smigies Trail

The Forestry Department has created a multi-level system of nature trails within the forest ranges of Cyprus. Some examples are the Psilo Dentro – Pouziaris, Prodromos water Dam- Stavroulia and Smigies…

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Pissouromoutti Trail

Pissouromoutti Trail

Akamas is known for its blue waters, the mythical location which ensues archeological and cultural awe. The peninsula goes hand in hand with tradition. Somewhere here Pissouromoutti, the Cyprriot combination of the words ”pissouri” meaning darkness and ”moutti” meaning edge, the first love meeting of the favorite Olympian couple Aphrodite and Adonis took place.

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Avakas Gorge Trail

Avakas Gorge Trail

Avakas Gorge is located near the bay of Toxeftras, accompanies Akamas in the province of Paphos. You will find it as you head towards Agio Georgio (Saint George) of Pegia. The specific gorge is an untold grandeur for nature lovers. There one meets a vastness of fauna and flora such as pistachia, oleander, porcupines, hares, lizards and frogs.

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Adonis Trail

Adonis Trail

NEO CHORIO WEATHER

Adonis Trail

Circular Trail

The Nature Walk ‘Adonis’ is given generously to the hikers to damire the magnificent view of the overland of Akamas and Poli Chrysochoum the blue beaches and the forested treasure of Pafos. The hiker discovers along the route the gifted flora and fauna of the region. Species that stand out for their uniqueness such as phlomis cypria, Bosea cypria, Pin leafed Thistle (Ptilostemonchamaepeucevar), Onosma fruticosum, Acanthoprasium integrifolium (Ballotaintegrifolia) and Cypriot Marjoram (Origanummajoranavar. tenuifolia). The black snake, the fox, the hare, the porcupine, migratory and endemic birds such as the common wood pigeon, partridge, the Cyprus warbler, Cyprus wheatear, blunt- nosed viper, Stellagama stellio accompany the trekkers. The duration of the Adonis nature trail is 3-4 hours and it end at the starting entrance. It is ranked on a difficulty level 3, as there are irregular and sudden altimeter and ground changes along the route. It is considered unsuitable for children.

7.5 km
3 hours
319 m
Hard
  • Adonis Trail

  • Adonis Trail

  • Adonis Trail

Things You Don’t Want to Miss

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

Adonis Trail

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.

Useful Information

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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