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Walking the Akamas Peninsula

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1479per person, tour only
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  • Departures
    Daily departures from 10 Oct '22 to 28 Feb '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights twin-centre accommodation in hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers on days 4 and 5
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes
      from 1 reviews

Mrs White says...
On previous Headwater holidays the local rep has met us on arrival at the hotel to go through the itinerary but this didn’t happen here. We rang Cyprus ...
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Cyprus

Walking the Akamas Peninsula

  • Stunning beaches and coastal walks - visit the Blue Lagoon and the Baths of Aphrodite cave where, according to the legend, the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite was bathed
  • Walks taking in inland and coastal areas of Northwest Cyprus's Akamas Peninsula and the Akamas National Park
  • Most walks have shorter options, giving walkers a choice to do an average of 10km or 20km each day

This twin centre, self-guided walking trip takes in both inland and coastal walks in Cyprus's Akamas Peninsula and the Akamas National Park. The week starts inland in Droushia with walks to the Kremiotis Waterfall and the medieval Agia Paraskevi chapel as well as across the Laona Plateau with its picturesque stone-built villages. There's also the possibility of visiting a local winery. Enjoy fabulous panoramic views as you head towards the coast at delightful Lara Beach.

As your luggage is transported to the second hotel, you'll walk from Droushia to the Baths of Aphrodite cave, enjoying spectacular views of Cyprus's Northwest coast with the whole of Chrysochous Bay laid out before you, from the northwest tip of the island at Cape Arnaoutis, all the way to Pomos village in the northeast. Walk stretches of the Smigies, Adonis and Aphrodite Trails with stunning views from the Moutti tis Sotiras peak and enjoy a walk along the North coast, visiting some of the best beaches and coves including Fontana Amoroza, the Blue Lagoon, Manolis Beach and more.

The hotels you'll be staying in are three star properties with four nights in the first, inland hotel and three nights in the second hotel on the coast. They both have a modern feel with contemporary styling and good facilities, including an infinity edge swimming pool at the first hotel. Both the hotels have their own restaurant but are also within walking distance of a choice of restaurants so you can enjoy the local cuisine each evening.



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Day-by-day itinerary

Walking information

The walking on this trip is mostly on paths and tracks with the majority being in open landscape and through olive groves, orchards and vineyards. Some of the walking is on roads with no pavements and through delightful, stone-built traditional villages - be mindful of local traffic and keep well in to the side of the road.
There are longer and shorter routes for each day and depending on the temperature on any given day you may want to start your walk earlier (or later) in the day to avoid the hottest part of the day. This will also give you more time to explore the local area or spend time at the pool or beach. Average maximum temperatures in the Akamas region range from 16 degrees in January, 19 degrees in April up to 31 degrees in July & August. Temperatures on the coast can be a couple of degrees higher than these.




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Day 1: Arrive in Droushia

Arrive in the delightful Cypriot village of Droushia and settle in. You'll be staying here for the next 4 nights.
Stay at the Droushia Heights Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 4 nights

Day 2: Kremiotis Waterfall and Agia Paraskevi chapel 19km / 12mi

Today's circular walk from Droushia passes through the delightful stone-built villages of Kritou Terra and Kato Arodes. Walk past orchards and vineyards and enjoy great views of the local area. Head to the Kremiotis Waterfall and the charming, medieval Agia Paraskevi chapel before returning to Droushia.

Day 3: The Laona Plateau 20.5km / 13mi

Another circular walk from Droushia heads to the Laona plateau to explore more picturesque stone-built villages and the possibility of visiting a local winery. Today enjoy the views and the combination of beautiful natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Day 4: Droushia to Lara Beach and Agios Georgios tis Pegeias 22km / 13.5mi

Begin today with a descent from the Laona plateau to the Lara coast with an optional stretch of the walk along the Avakas Gorge Nature trail (3km). Pass by the beaches of South Lara and Toxeftra with the option to stop for a swim. The walk ends at Agios Georgios tis Pegeias with its medieval church, ruins of an earlier church, a small fishing shelter and a restaurant. There is a return transfer to the hotel at the end of the walk.

Day 5: Droushia to Baths of Aphrodite cave 20.5km / 13mi

Enjoy fabulous panoramic coastal views today. Start off with views of the Lara coast then head north for spectacular views of the north coast and the whole of Chrysochous Bay from Cape Arnaoutis, the northwest tip of the island, up to Pomos in the northeast. Today's route includes stretches of the Smigies, Adonis and Aphrodite Trails with stunning views from Moutti tis Sotiras peak. The western descent along the Aphrodite Trail is considered by many as one of the best on the island. For those doing the shorter walks, there is either a transfer to Neo Chorio this morning or a transfer from Neo Chorio at the end of the day to the Aphrodite Beach Hotel.
Stay at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 3 nights

Day 6: Akamas North Coast walk 18km / 11.5mi

Today’s circular walk gives you more views of Cyprus’s north coast as you walk along the eastern part of the Adonis Trail. The route passes most of the north coast’s beaches including Fontana Amoroza, the Blue Lagoon, the Amphitheatre, Manolis Beach and Koufotrypis Beach. Also walk the rugged coastline near the Baths of Aphrodite cave.

Day 7: Free Day or Blue Lagoon Walk

Enjoy a day of rest at the hotel, along the nearby beach or head back to one of the beaches you walked to yesterday (like the Blue Lagoon).

Day 8: Leave the Akamas Peninsula

After breakfast, depart the Akamas Peninsula.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Droushia Heights Hotel, Droushia

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The Droushia Heights Hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding mountains from the highlands in the north-western part of Cyprus. The hotel offers boutique-style accommodation with a lounge-bar, restaurant and infinity edge outdoor pool. All bedrooms have a private verandah or balcony, a full bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The hotel has its own restaurant as well as a hammam, sauna and gym.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Aphrodite Beach Hotel, Polis Chrysochous

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Located just a few metres from Yiannakis Beach and family run, the Aphrodite Beach Hotel is only 550m from the Akamas Peninsula National Park. The rooms are decorated in pastel colours and offer an ensuite bathroom with bath or shower, air-conditioning/heating, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and balcony. Refrigerators are available on request and payable locally. There are two restaurants, a bar, sun terrace and gardens.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs White, 05/10/2022

On previous Headwater holidays the local rep has met us on arrival at the hotel to go through the itinerary but this didn’t happen here. We rang Cyprus Walks on the first evening and we spoke again a day or so later to arrange pick up times when we had more idea of what we wanted to do and how far we wanted to walk. It was good to have a choice of short and long routes each day. In Droushia we ate out each night. There was a choice of tavernas within walking distance but we went to Finikas Tavern every night which had a lovely courtyard at the back with a grape vine for a roof and did a fabulous Greek salad amongst other things. On our first walk we went to Mylari Bistro in Kritou Terra at lunch time for some welcome refreshment. Lovely walk to Lara beach. The Aphrodite Beach Hotel had a nice beach below it and a good fish restaurant not connected to the hotel which was only open in the daytime. Stoney beach so would recommend wet shoes/pumps in the sea. Overall, good holiday.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers on days 4 and 5


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Daily departures from 10th Oct 2022 to 28th Feb 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.