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Nicosia District

Outdoor Sports

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Akamas Panoramic Walk

1. Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 7-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. If the customers prefer, we do a longer, 10-km walk and first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic (in summer, we usually stop at a shaded spot) and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made longer (10 or 13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included (usually during the hot season).

Troodos walking trip

2. Troodos walking trip

The itinerary of this tour is both flexible and customizable. It depends on the pick up place and on the combination of the chosen walks. The overall route will differ depending on the pick up location. Various stopping options include Kakopetria and the Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis painted church, accessible from Nicosia and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From other locations the itinerary would possibly include one of the Limassol wine villages. This tour may be customized to include a meal and wine tasting at a traditional village restaurant (if time permits this). The Walks: • Artemis trail (8 km / 5 miles, flat and easy) is the highest elevated trail in Cyprus, and covered with unique flora. When the weather is clear it offers excellent vistas to many parts of the island Myllomeris Waterfalls Trail ( 2.4 km / 1.5 mile, - 1.2 km each way, rather easy ) at an elevation of up to 1,000 m, this trail offers a radically different environment. The combination of the two trails offers a rich experience over a high elevation range in Cyprus.

Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

3. Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

Visit an 11th century UNESCO World Heritage site at Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis painted church, a former monastery where only the chapel survives. The frescoes are superb, dating from the 11th century onward.  Meander inside the picturesque old part of Kakopetria village - visit old olive press, an old church and watermill. Take a short walk along a shaded stream opposite the old part of Kakopetria village. Cyprus coffee on a coffee shop veranda overlooking the stream is highly recommended, as is a fresh trout meal at a nearby restaurant. Enjoy a customisable route, choosing between Panagia tis Asinou Unesco World Heritage church and of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis; having a meal in Kakopetria or taking an easy 7 kilometer Artemis walk on the top of Cyprus, or even Caledonia walking trail above Platres village. 

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What people are saying about Nicosia District

Simply amazing

Phivos was so knowledgeable about the country’s history, attractions and the nature, and is really passionate about giving travelers a great experience of Cyprus. The trip was so much more than what it says and what the pictures show on the website, the 11th/12th/13th-century UNESCO churches, the ‘bad-stone’ village and more, tell the living history of Cyprus. I can’t recommend this trip enough to people who are interested in exploring the mountainous, hidden-gem side of the island.

Very great private customized tour. The guide is very nice and tells a lot about the island. Can just be recommended!

Very well guided hike through great landscape. A lot of information about history as well as geology and botany

We love it. Totally recommend for those who like hiking and amazing views.