After short Cyprus coffee and/or village exploration of old part of Oroklini Village we walk to nearby hill enjoying vistas of undeveloped plains in the north and west and of Larnaca bay and Oroklini lake as we descent towards the coast.
We pass by Oroklini Lake for good birdwatching year-round.
This trip combines an excellent walk close to Larnaca with birdwatching in the nearby Oroklini Lake.
From Larnaca (or Nicosia) first we head to the old part of Oroklini Village. Travelers have the opportunity for village exploration and/or Cyprus coffee while we complete the car arrangements.
The walk starts at the old part of Oroklini Village. It initially goes north, into undeveloped areas gradually ascending the slope. The walk offers views both of the plain in the north (and west) of Oroklini, as well as later on of the bay of Larnaca and of Oroklini Lake. The route passes by the particular Profitis Elias Chapel and nearby picnic site (good place for a rest during the walk). On the walk we see mainly fields cultivated with cereal as well as some woods (and wildflowers, especially in early spring).
Total Length: 9 km / 5.5 mi
Total Ascent: 250 m / 800 f
Total Descent: 300 m / 950 f
Average Elevation: 50 m / 200 f
The trip offers a composite experience to the walkers, combining moderate walking in open spaces, elements of Cyprus cultural heritage (traditional village - the old part of Oroklini and Profits Elias chapel), and excellent birdwatching.
From Larnaca (or Nicosia) we head northeast (south and east) to the old part of Oroklini Village. Before and/or after the walk, we may stop at Oroklini Lake for birdwatching. Flamingos and egrets among other waterbirds frequent the lake. The walk finishes at Oroklini Lake.
After we finish our walk we return by car to the pickup location. If we have time we may stop at other attractions nearby (e.g. Agios Antonios Church in Kellia Village).
Meeting & End Location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Larnaca or Nicosia
Duration: 6 hours (The number roughly applies to the time of travel and the actual walking itinerary, i.e. 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
It is advisable that walkers wear sturdy shoes (with grip), bring along drinking water (and possibly snacks) 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).
This summer can be enjoyed all through the year, especially because it is short, easy and near Larnaca. In the not season we recommend it near sunset. We can provide walkers with headlamps if needed.
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