The Akamas, the surrounding villages, in fact the entire region is one of the most picturesque and charming parts of Cyprus. Located in the northwestern corner of the island, this region is the perfect destination for those seeking a more peaceful and authentic holiday experience.
The Akamas peninsula is a protected nature reserve and is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Cyprus. The rugged coastline is dotted with secluded coves and quiet beaches, while the interior is filled with dense forests, dramatic cliffs, and rushing waterfalls. Exploring the area on foot or by bike is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of the region. Additionally take a day trip by boat or hire your own boat and explore the coastline. And trust me you will return for more! Of course it is not just coastline and that’s the beauty of our area. You can be at the sea or the forest in 15 minutes, you just need to decide which direction you should take! Paphos Forest is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, offering visitors the opportunity to see rare and unique species of plants and animals. Hiking and exploring the forest’s many trails is also a great way to experience the natural beauty of Cyprus. The forest’s streams and waterfalls provide an idyllic backdrop for picnics and relaxation, making it an ideal destination for families and nature lovers alike.
The traditional town of Polis Chrysochous and the little villages offer a glimpse into the authentic culture of Cyprus. With cobbled streets, quaint tavernas, and local markets, the area provides a peaceful escape from the busy tourist areas. Visitors can also explore the nearby village of Latchi, where they can watch local fishermen bring in their daily catch and sample fresh seafood in one of the waterfront restaurants. The villages in Paphos offer visitors a unique and authentic experience of Cypriot culture and cuisine. These tavernas are typically family-owned and operated, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the island’s hospitality. Visitors can expect to find a range of traditional dishes on the menu, such as souvlaki, kleftiko, and moussaka, as well as locally sourced meats, cheeses, and vegetables. The food is often accompanied by local wines, such as Commandaria, one of the world’s oldest wines, and zivania, a potent grape-based spirit.
A haven for outdoor enthusiasts! The crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea provide an ideal setting for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, while the rugged coastline is perfect for sea kayaking and paddleboarding. For those looking to stay on land, there are many hiking and cycling trails that wind through the beautiful countryside, offering stunning views of the sea and mountains. Visitors can also go horseback riding, take a jeep safari, or explore the area’s picturesque villages and historical sites.
Dive in history, with several fascinating historical sites to explore. The Baths of Aphrodite, located on the Akamas peninsula, are said to be where the goddess of love and beauty used to bathe. The Tombs of the Kings, located just outside of Paphos, are a series of underground tombs dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The mosaics in Paphos are some of the best-preserved examples of ancient art in the world. These intricate designs depict a wide range of subjects, including mythology, nature, and everyday life in ancient Cyprus.
Whether you’re looking to unwind in a tranquil setting, explore the region’s natural beauty, or immerse yourself in the local culture, τhe Akamas region offers a range of activities and experiences for all kinds of visitors. The beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage, warm and sunny weather, and peaceful atmosphere make it an ideal destination for anyone looking to escape the stresses of everyday life.
A hidden gem on the northwest coast of Cyprus that is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Combine the sea with the Authenticity of the Cyprus Countryside with a stay at the beautiful Ithaki House (www.ithakihouse.com)