Three Faces of Cyprus Walk Overview
Discover the three faces of Cyprus – the Troodos Mountains, the terraced foothills and the wild Akamas Peninsula – while staying in three friendly bases.
- self-guided, three-centre walking holiday
- varied choice of walks from each base
- discover three very different landscapes
- friendly accommodation and fabulous hospitality
- hire car included
It’s little wonder that the gods, Aphrodite and Apollo, made this remarkable and stunningly beautiful island their home. High, rugged mountains from which to watch over their domain – rich land, perfect for the cultivation of vines, olive groves and fruit trees, lining secluded valleys in the little-known interior, and golden beaches and quiet coves around its spectacular coast, where hardy men, warmed by the golden Mediterranean sun, have fished for centuries.
This all-encompassing three-centre holiday experience begins in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains , where terraced vineyards and orchards surround traditional villages. Herb-scented breezes waft across the slopes, which are carpeted with flowers in spring, and through stands of ancient Cyprus cedars. You then head high into the rugged mountains below Mount Olympus, where you can enjoy thrilling walks that reward with far-reaching views before savouring authentic Cypriot cuisine in tranquil mountain villages. By the time you descend to the coast, the landscapes have changed again – rocky shores and deserted ridges with only occasional herds of meandering goats for company as you discover the cult of Aphrodite and the many important archaeological sites that make Cyprus such a fascinating land.