Breathtaking views from Pentadactylos Mountains ridge and exploration of 1,000 years old Kantara Castle. This is a 9 km long walk around Kantara Castle.
Kantara is one of three Byzantine castles on rugged Pentadactylos Mountains. The walk is easy, relatively flat and offers excellent views of the north coast, Pentadactylos mountains peaks, Karpasia peninsula and the bay of Famagusta.
This is a 9 km /5.5 mi long walking trip around Byzantine Kantara Castle.
Kantara Castle, one of three Byzantine castles on rugged Pentadactylos Mountains. Kantara was one of the battlefields during Richard the Lionheart's conquest of Cyprus and a place that offers wonderful views around the east part of Pentadactylos Mountains.
This is an easy relatively flat walk at an elevation close to 600 m / 2, 000 f on the east part of Pentadactylos Mountains. There are only few settlements around and limited tourism development. The vegetation is dominated by cypress trees, pines and strawberry trees. Cyprus cyclamen decorate the route. The walk offers excellent views of the north coast, Pentadactylos Mountains peaks, Karpasia peninsula as well as the bay of Famagusta.
From Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia we head north and uphill towards Kantara Castle (we start walking nearly four km before we reach the castle).
Halfway on the walk we reach Kantara Castle. Walkers have the option to visit the castle (there's an entrance fee no more than three Euro per person).
After we finish our walk we return by car to the pickup location.
Price: Note that default price shown as 100 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.
Meeting & End Location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia.
Duration: 6 hours (the number roughly applies to the time of travel and the actual walking itinerary, ie. walking, having breaks).
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.
What To Bring Along
Those who want to explore the Kantara Castle should note that there is an entry fee that is no more than three Euro per person to enter the Castle of Kantara.
It is advisable that walkers were sturdy shoes (with grip), bring along drinking water (and possibly snacks) and are properly dressed for easy walking (sunscreen, hat 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