Jeep Safari to Akamas National Park: Avakas Gorge Tour from Paphos

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
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  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

A great alternative for those who don't like traveling by bus. A trip to Akamas National Park will start with a visit of Paphos higlights Shipwreck Edro and Sea caves.The route of the trip leads through the most interesting places on the Akamas Peninsula and is sure to delight nature lovers and thrill seekers.. The program includes a walk in the natural Avakas Gorge and a visit to Lara Beach, which is a nesting ground for sea turtles.Almost all geological formations of Cyprus - valleys, caves, paths and canyons are represented in the Akamas reserve.We will then head towards the natural pool, surrounded with greenery – Baths of Aphrodite ( free time for lunch ) And tour will be finished in Local winery with vine tasting

Itinerary Details

Operated by: ConstrucTOUR Travel Agency

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sea Caves

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Avakas Gorge

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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akamas Peninsula

Way trough Akamas forest with swim stop (April-November)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Latchi

Free time for a lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baths of Aphrodite

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edro III Shipwreck

Abandoned ship became a visit card of Paphos Area

Duration: 10 minutes
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