Hiking Adonis (Circular) - Pafos (Paphos) District, Akamas Forest Nature Trail

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Hiking in Akamas
Hiking Adonis (Circular) - Pafos (Paphos) District, Akamas Forest Nature Trail
Suggested Duration
3-4 Hours
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A remarkable scenery

Points of interest:  This trail offers beautiful views of Polis Chrysochous, the Pafos (Paphos) Forest and the Akamas peninsula. The path runs past Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen's Tower) and connects with the Smigies trail at Kefalovrysia (where there is a fountain of non potable water), and with the Afroditi trail at Pyrgos tis Rigainas. Also noteworthy is the 500 year old oak tree, which is located near the ruins of the tower. To return full circle, the trail follows the main road that connects the Loutra tis Afroditis (Baths of Aphrodite) with Polis for about 400 meters. At the starting point of the trail you can visit the Botanical Gardens of Akamas.

Flora:  While hiking you can study the endemic plants: Cyprus Bosea (Bosea cypria), Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce var. Cyprius), Entire - Leaved Horehound (Acanthoprasium integrifolium), Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana var. Tenuifolium), Cyprus Golden Drop (Onosma fruticosa), Cyprus sage (Phlomis cypria var. Occidentalis).

Fauna:  The main species of fauna found in the area are:

Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog.

Birds: Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic).

The forest of Akamas serves as a resting point for many migratory birds.

Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus lizard, Black whip Snake.

GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 35.056063 Lon: 32.345565

GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 35.056063 Lon: 32.345565

Altitude of the starting point: 35m

Altitude of the highest peak: 319m

Altitude of the end peak: 35m

Starting point: 400m before the Loutra tis Afroditis (Baths of Aphrodite).

Length: 7.5km

Difficulty rate: 3

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