A combination of Land / Sea tour featuring a full day of adventurous sightseeing across Western Cyprus’ wild coastal frontier, the Akamas Peninsula. Get ready for non-stop thrills, some light trekking, lots of swimming and tons of fun and ‘chill-out’ time as we wind our way through forests, canyons, and deserted beaches. We will see:
- The monastery of “Ayios” Neofytos, founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos. See the “Egkleistra”, an enclosure carved out of the mountain, containing some of the finest Byzantine frescoes from the 12th to 15th century.
- The Baths of Aphrodite: the legendary fresh water pool, where some believe Aphrodite bathed in ancient times, awaits you. Splash the cold, clear spring water on your face for good luck; or just to cool down.
- Fontana Amorosa and the Akamas’ NW Tip: the incredibly clear, turquoise waters, precipitous forested sea cliffs, and varied wildlife create a magical landscape with an impressive visual impact. By two deck snow white boat we tour the numerous caves and off-shore Islands, look for sea turtles and sponges. Stop at ‘Manolis Bay’ and also in the ‘Blue Lagoon’, the bluest bay in Cyprus for a relaxed swimming or snorkeling session.
- An experienced Excursion Leader accompanies each tour to guide you through the various destinations and the stories behind them. Full information on the history, geology and environmental biology of the areas will be provided.
The price includes: all overland transportation, entrance fees, boat ride, use of snorkeling gear and a sumptuous lunch with wine. Essential equipment: Swimming gear, sensible footwear, camera, Spirit of Adventure.