Cyprus is often associated with Greece, although it is a country in its own right. Historically, Cyprus was seen as an ideal base for forays into mainland Europe, Asia and Africa. It's therefore unsurprising it's an island with a long story to tell. The Greeks arrived in Cyprus around 1200 BC, though many civilisations have since followed. Each left an imprint, from the sea-faring Phoenician tradespeople to the all-conquering Romans.
The word 'fusion' is perhaps the most useful when describing Cyprus historically, culturally and, of course, gastronomically. Join us on a walking holiday in Cyprus to discover what lies beyond the more popular beach holiday destinations it's known for.
From a natural perspective, as one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers a wealth of opportunities. The Troodos Mountains offer the chance to enjoy spectacular views, UNESCO heritage sites and some excellent walking trails.
Unsurprisingly, Cyprus also has coastal scenery to rival any of its Mediterranean neighbours. You can explore the for hidden coves, splendid beaches and ancient stone villages. Northern Cyprus, meanwhile, is filled with ancient ruins, beautiful castles, fishing villages and meandering walks along the many beautiful beaches.
Choose one of our guided or self-guided walking holidays in Cyprus today and discover the hidden gems this island nation has to offer.
From the panoramic drama of the Troodos Mountains to watching the sunset over a beach, we know how to help you make some wonderful memories on a walking tour in Cyprus. Here are a few sights you might be able to see, depending on the trip you choose.
The Troodos Mountains are full of peaceful walking trails, waterfalls and frescoed churches. Much of the area is forested, characterised by cedar trees and Aleppo pine. The highest peak is Mount Olympus, standing at 1,952 metres.
If you spend some time in the area's villages and churches on your Cyprus walking holiday, you'll see evidence of this mountain range's role in Byzantine history. Distanced from coastal raids, the area was a safe haven for religious art.
When you see the serenity of this shallow pool near the sea on the Akamas Peninsula, you'll understand why the Greek goddess of love and beauty was said to have chosen this as her bathing spot. Water pours out of a rock into the pool, creating a small natural cave.
In Greek mythology, the surrounding peninsula was her kingdom, and you can enjoy its unspoilt natural beauty when walking in Cyprus. Migratory and nesting birds love the rocky beaches, caves and islets too.
The village of Bellapais in Northern Cyprus is the site of this striking monastery. Built using a mix of Byzantine and Gothic styles, these well-preserved ruins cut an impressive figure against a backdrop of mountains in one direction and a sparkling coastline in the other. It's one of the highlights of our guided walking holiday in Northern Cyprus.
Step into a world of natural wonders on our walking holiday in Cyprus's Troodos Mountains. Follow ancient trails through lush forests, encountering elusive wildlife. Wander along ancient trails, where every step unveils a tale of nature's artistry. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage sites, relish panoramic views of Mount Olympus, and explore the serene charm of Omodos Village. Your adventure culminates in the picturesque Pano Platres.
Embark on a captivating walking tour through Cyprus's Akamas Peninsula and National Park. Discover ancient trails, from Kremiotis Waterfall to Lara Beach, and iconic sites like the Baths of Aphrodite cave. Indulge in local delicacies such as halloumi and kleftiko, and savour Cyprus's wines. A perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and gastronomic delights await.
Explore Cyprus's Troodos Mountains, revealing ancient trails and breathtaking landscapes. Delve into Kakopetria's charm, from its UNESCO-listed painted church to the tranquillity of Mount Olympus. Transition to the coast, where pristine beaches like Lara Beach and hidden mountain gems like Avakas Gorge await. Indulge in local delicacies and experience the perfect blend of mountain serenity and coastal allure.
A delightful week's walking in Northern Cyprus, which is home to a treasure trove of hidden gems: ancient ruins, Byzantine castles and beautiful mountains offering stunning views.
We've been expertly crafting itineraries for active holidays for over 40 years. You can rely on us to give you the helping hand you need to experience Cyprus as authentically as possible. Book online today and get ready for your walking holiday in Cyprus.
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