This 13-km long walk is in Akamas, a pristine, rich in bio-diversity area of Cyprus.
Walkers enjoy stunning views of the west and the north coast. From Neo Chorio village we walk to Smiyies, the meeting point of Aphrodite and Adonis, and to 'Moutti tis Sotiras' peak. We usually finish our walk at Baths of Aphrodite cave.
Explore the Playground of the Goddess of Beauty and Love
This 13-km long walk is in a pristine, almost untouched by man, rich in biodiversity area of Cyprus. We start walking in Neo Chorio village and initially go through farmland west to the Smiyies picnic area. From there the route goes north and ascends to the peak known as 'Moutti tis Sotiras' from where one enjoys unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards the north-west all the way to Pomos in the northeast. 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 travelers prefer (e.g. do the 7-km Aphrodite trail or even a one-way coastal walk with boat transportation - for a fee - in the opposite way).
The basic itinerary is from the hotel (or another pickup point) to the start of the walk and then from the end of the walk back to the hotel (or another delivery point). If we have time we may stop at (at least) one place of interest such as an ancient chapel, medieval bridge or watermill.
Price: Note that default price shown as 125 euros is per person price based on two people attendance in total. We offer groups discounts. Please choose the number of people joining the walking tour and price will update accordingly.
Duration: 8 hours - Roughly applies to the time for the whole trip - including transportation and the actual walking trip (walking, having breaks, swimming). If we have time we may have stops to see at least one other natural or cultural attraction.
Our Vehicle: We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.
Transportation: I will pick up the customers from Nicosia and deliver them back to the same location at the end of the trip (unless we make other arrangements).
What To Bring Along
It is advisable that walkers wear sturdy shoes (with grip), bring along drinking water (no less than a liter) and snacks for our picnic, and are properly dressed for easy walking (sunscreen, a hat for the hot season and possibly a walking pole).
Adults + Children
The quoted prices are for the number of adults in the trip. Children can join the trip free of charge (keeping in mind that the total number of passenger seats for the trip is six).
Until Day 31 prior to travel date: 80 Euro per booking
Day 30 to Day 3 of the trip: 100 Euro per booking
Day 2 to Day 1 of the trip: 90% of Full Trip amount
Day 1 to Day 0 of the trip: Full Trip amount