Cyprus is often associated with the Greeks, with the term Greek Cypriot used by many to describe their heritage. Even this hints at the island's fascinating story. The Greeks actually arrived on Cyprus around 3,500 years ago, though many civilisations have since followed. Each left its own imprint, from the sea faring Phoenician tradespeople to the all-conquering Romans.
Geography often dictates history, and Cyprus was coveted by many for its ideal location as a launch point for three continents - Africa, Asia and of course Europe. 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.
From a natural perspective, as one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers a wealth of opportunities. The Troodos Mountains offer the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views, UNESCO heritage sites and some excellent walking trails. Northern Cyprus is filled with ancient ruins, beautiful castles, fishing villages and meandering walks along the many beautiful beaches. Unsurprisingly Cyprus also has coastal scenery to rival any of its Mediterranean neighbours. You can explore the Akamas Peninsula for hidden coves, splendid beaches and ancient stone villages.
Experience the diverse landscapes of the Troodos Mountains in the centre of southern Cyprus on this triple-centre walking holiday. With route distances averaging 10km or 20km each day there is something for most walking levels so you can discover unusual rock formations, amazing panoramic views, local history and culture as well as the local cuisine.
This twin-centre focusses on the Akamas Peninsula, in the far north-west of Cyprus, with walks to some of it's best beaches and places of interest, including the Baths of Aphrodite. There are shorter versions of the walks if you prefer to spend more time relaxing at the beach or the hotel.
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.