• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

An entertaining trip, combining bathing in the blue lagoon and getting to know the Akamas national reserve, the natural environment and ecosystem of which counts more than 500 plant species. 

Almost all geological formations of Cyprus - valleys, caves, paths and canyons are represented in the Akamas reserve.

Itinerary

Unusual natural landscape These formations are priceless it takes thousands of years to create them

A rocky path between rugged mountain boulders The route through the gorge is characterised by thick vegetation and a particularly attractive, shady and moist environment. While hiking you can study the indigenous plants: lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus), Phoenician juniper (Juniperus phoenicea), terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus), thorny broom (Calycotome villosa), common smilax (Smilax aspera), oleander (Nerium oleander), storax (Styrax officinalis), and the endemic endangered Akamas centaury (Centaurea akamantis). The main species of fauna found in the area are: Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog. Birds: Cyprus wheatear (endemic), Cyprus warbler (endemic), scops owl (endemic), partridge, little owl, kestrel, wild pigeon. Reptiles: Stellion lizard. Amphibians: Marsh frog, iridescent frog, tree frog.

On a secluded beach away from hotels, shops, and any public facilities, the tiny wooden Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station helps baby turtles hatch and head for the sea. Sometimes during hatching season, there will be water tanks with tiny sea turtles inside that have just come out of their eggs at the station. At other times, you'll encounter iron cages and signs scattered along the beach warning of turtle nests buried in the sand underneath. Cages protect them from predators such as birds and foxes.

Way trough Akamas forest

Free time for a lunch

Swimming in crystal clear water

In the shady garden there is a grotto where, according to the legend, Aphrodite took baths

2 waterfalls, 2 lagoons - a paradise for lovers of natural beauty According to the Greek mythology, Aphrodite – the Goddess of love and Adonis – the God of beauty and desire were madly in love. It is said that the citizens of Paphos are descendants of the two lovers. Artemis, the Goddess of hunting was envious of their love and was trying to find a way to kill Adonis. The first two times, Adonis was really lucky but the third time, a man distinguished as wild boar fatally wounded him. He returned back to the baths, where he died in the arms of Aphrodite.

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What's included

Air-conditioned vehicle
Parking Fees

What's excluded

Lunch

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • If you dont stay in hotel find closest hotel to your location on maps and choose it from list so you can easily access it on day of tour.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • ATV OR QUAD TOUR
  • SAFARI AND WILDLIFE

Guided Language

  • English
  • Russian

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