Akamas

The Akamas National Park is situated on the west coast of Cyprus and has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres. In Akamas you can find green valleys, narrow gorges, and wide sandy bays.

Like the Karpaz Peninsula on the opposite side of Cyprus, Akamas is an important refuge and migrating place for many endangered species.

In Akamas you can find 168 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 12 species of butterflies and 12 different kinds of mammals.

The Western end of Cyprus is most attractive for hikers and mountain-bikers. The famous Bath of Aphrodite are the starting point of two different hiking round trails: Aphrodite Trail, and the Adonis Trail.

Like Karpaz peninsula, Akamas is still not fully declared as a National Park, although the European Council has included it in the Mediterranean protection program.

We Recommend

 

  • Aphrodite Trail Hike
  • Boat tour to Blue Lagoon
  • ATV tours

 

Another legend claims that Akamas, the son of Theseus, had moved to the peninsula and made a home close to what is now known as Polis. There he built a large city. Thanks to Akamas the peninsula had acquired beautiful flora, which began to draw in more settlers, which slowly began to inhabit the area.

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