The Akamas Peninsula - Explore the Wild Northwestern Tip of Cyprus
Full Day Jeep Tour from Limassol & Paphos
Here’s a chance to journey deep inside Cyprus’ last undeveloped coastal frontier, the wild Akamas Peninsula. This trip is perfect for nature-lovers of all persuasions, especially for bird-watchers, botanical enthusiasts or those just seeking a thrill. Our itinerary takes in all the “must-see” sites and landscapes of this spectacular environmental wonderland:
The Avakas Gorge: Perhaps Cyprus’ most impressive natural wonder, this deep canyon is famous for the sheer walls of limestone that come narrowly together to form a natural tunnel. A not-too-strenuous walk, duration 30-40 minutes in total, is required to see the best parts of the Gorge. Some sections are sun-exposed, but mostly we walk in shadow over sometimes slippery boulders. Decent footwear is advised; not exactly recommended for those wearing high-heel stilettos…!
Lara and the Turtle Conservation Project: We visit one of the most important (and pristine) beaches in the entire Mediterranean, Lara Beach, where the Cyprus Turtle Conservation Project has been saving endangered sea turtles from extinction for three decades. Learn the secrets of these sensitive and delightful sea creatures as we take you through the conservation exhibits at the beach. (Note: Turtle nesting season is June-August; the nests hatch until early October.)
The Viewpoint: Fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding areas of Akamas Peninsula and a great opportunity to take some amazing photos.
Don’t forget Lunch: Included in this adventure package is an extremely memorable lunch featuring an array of freshly prepared local dishes including vegetarian options. Wine, water and lemonade are served complimentary in this all-inclusive meal taken in a comfortable and clean restaurant.
The ‘Baths of Aphrodite’: One of the true landmarks of the Akamas, this fresh water spring is connected to the myth of Cyprus’ home-grown Goddess of Love.
The Northwestern Coastline: Enjoy breathtaking views then swim (May to October) in a pretty cove where the water is always calm and the sea is a rare shade of aquamarine.
This full day adventure includes several sections of “off-road” driving. Dust and bumps are part of the process, but our drivers are specially trained to go slow and steady and allow many rest stops throughout the day.