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You can zoom around Cyprus by car, but to truly see all this beautiful island has to offer, you really should take the time to explore on foot. Cyprus has some truly amazing nature trails with rare fauna and flora, breath-taking views and some awe-inspiring surprises such as magical waterfalls and architectural delights. Here are our Top 7 nature trails that you really must explore next time you visit Cyprus...

 

7.Aphrodite (Circular)

Location: Cape Greko National Forest Park Nature Trail, Famagusta

This is an easy trail so it’s well suited for families or those who are not regular walkers. It’s a 2km walk and should take you around an hour. There’s a gentle downhill walk to the beach at the start, then you’ll move on to Kamara tou Koraka, the amazing natural bridge. The perfect spot to stop and take some photographs. There’s plenty to see on this walk, some great views, the ruins of an ancient temple, and the visitors' center.AdonisCircular

6.Adonis (Circular)

Location: Akamas Forest Nature Trail, Paphos

This 7.5km trail takes you through the Paphos forest and onto the Akamas peninsula. You’ll pass Pyrgos tis Rigainas (the Queen’s Tower) and a stunning 500-year-old oak tree. The walk isn’t the easiest, but it is very rewarding. It should take between 3 and 4 hours to complete. If you still have any energy left after walking the trail, the Botanical Gardens of Akamas close by are also well worth a visit.

 

5.Konnoi - Cyclops Cave (Circular)

Location: Cape Greko National Forest Park Nature Trail, Famagusta

This is another easy walk that should take you just 45 minutes to complete the 1.7km. Midway through your walk you’ll find the natural Cyclops Cave. The panoramic views of the ocean on this walk are particularly breath-taking.SeaCaves AgioiAnargyroi

4.Sea Caves - Agioi Anargyroi (Linear)

Location: Cape Greko National Forest Park Nature Trail, Famagusta

If you’d like to take a look at the Sea Caves, this is a great trail to follow. The walk is not too taxing and should take you about an hour and a half to complete the 4km hike. Running parallel to the shore, there are beautiful views all the way. You’ll get to see the stunning natural bridge and the Agioi Anargyroi Church.

 

3. Xyliatos (Circular)

Location: Adelfoi Forest Nature Trail, Nicosia

This tranquil trail is just short of 4km long and focuses on the Xyliatos Dam, an interesting structure to visit. The start and finish point are at a picturesque picnic spot so it’s a great idea to choose this as your place to dine, before or after your hike.

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2.Kalidonia (Linear)

Location: Troodos Forest Nature Trail, Limassol

This magical 3km trail is quite a tough one, but it’s certainly worth it. You’ll pass through dense forest and see the stunning Kalidonia Waterfall.

 

1.Avakas Gorge (Linear)

Location: Akamas Forest Nature Trail, Paphos

This pretty trail follows the course of the Avgas River and you should find the shady scenery cool on a hot summer’s day once you head down into the gorge. It’s a great place to spot rare plants and fauna too. The trail is 1.2km long and should be completed in just 45 minutes.

 

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