What To Expect
Enjoy the best of natural attractions and experience Cypriot traditions in this Paphos combo.
Duration: 6 hours
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 09:00
Make a stop at Avakas Gorge, a trekker's paradise offering spectacular views and a plethora of local flora and fauna including the endangered centauria akamantis, an endemic plant found only in the gorge. The gorge itself is carved out of limestone rock rising as high as 30 meters and narrows dramatically at one point. Continue along the coastline towards Lara Bay, the nesting ground of two species of marine turtles, the green turtle and the loggerhead turtle.
Visit the Lara Turtle Conservation Station and learn about the life of these marine animals and see their nests. If you are lucky you might even see the baby turtles hatching (end of July to October). There will also be some time for swimming at this secluded paradise beach. Next stop will be at the St George Church, where 3 early Christian basilicas and a bath were found and excavated in the 1950s.
There will be free time for lunch. On the way back, guests can see the sea caves, the mysterious wave cut 'sculpture' formed out of the natural rocky shore and beach caves.
Duration: 7 hours
Schedule: Tuesday, 09:30
Start with Geroskipou Village square and see the unique 5-domed church of St Paraskevi built in the 9th century, reputedly on the site where an ancient temple of Aphrodite previously stood. There will be a chance to see how 'loukoumia' (Turkish delights) is made and wander around the square to see local produce shops. See artisans like potters who continue their ancient traditional craft. There might even be a chance to try your hand at the wheel. Proceed to a small village called Letymbou and visit Sophia's traditional house. See how she makes the traditional halloumi cheese and bake village bread and other local delicacies. Afterwards enjoy a special Cypriot breakfast prepared by Sophia, with fresh halloumi, bread and coffee or tea.
From there, head north to the Latchi area and the Baths of Aphrodite, an idyllic location where the Cypriot goddess of love and beauty is believed to bathe and meet with her lover Adonis. Time will be allowed at this location for lunch or swimming during the summer months.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Optional activity costs
In case of cancellation of one tour, the other tour will be charged at the regular non-discounted rate.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking and climbing rocks. We recommend non-slippery footwear and appropriate clothes.
Guests are advised not to enter the gorge without a guide.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
6 hours and 30 minutes
6 hours and 30 minutes