Cyprus: Highlights of the Akamas Peninsula

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Explore the Akamas Peninsula with its stunning coastline and turquoise seas
  • Year-round walking on great trails in this sunny and stunning western part of Cyprus
  • Vines, olive groves and fertile green valleys all with a rugged and dramatic mountain backdrop
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paphos and the Baths of Aphrodite
  • Delicious Cypriot Greek-influenced cuisine and surprisingly excellent local wine
On this 6-day authentic Mediterranean walking adventure you will explore the Akamas Peninsula, located on Cyprus's west coast. Sunny days, filled with walks that show off this area with stunning views, pine-clad hilltops and beautiful coastlines with turquoise seas are sure to satisfy the explorer in you, especially as this area has UNESCO World Heritage Sites and history galore! The cuisine is Greek-influenced but with its own twist. Wineries are also plentiful in this area and you can visit a local vineyard and have a wine-tasting if you wish. In the evenings after your lovely walk in the countryside stay in first-rate accommodation, one located in a typical Cypriot village with a pool and another which is situated virtually on the beach!
This walking tour on the Akamas Peninsula will suit those that like easy to moderate walking in interesting and very scenic locations. They can be completed by those with good fitness levels and all the walks are optional. The views over the Mediterranean Sea are incredible and on view at all times. When it's cold and dreary where you live, why not hop on a flight to explore this most sunny of Mediterranean locations. You will also absolutely love the local food and wine.

Tour Type:

Slower Adventures | Where walking and cycling meet easy-going exploring, our Slower Adventures are the perfect combination. Most days are filled with picturesque journeys with some free time to dive into the destination and experience the people, local food and culture as you go.


Multi Centre Walking | With a mix of loop and point-to-point walks stay 2 or 3 nights in one place which offers the chance to slow down and really explore a destination.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie
  • Islands
  • Winter Sun
  • Coastal Walking
  • Off the Beaten Track

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded easy to moderate overall but there will be elevation gains and losses to contend with. The distances are anything between 10km and 13km, so they are short and will allow you the chance to take a breather when you are ascending. All the walks are also optional, so you can choose whether you would like to do them or not. The trails will be not always be smooth and sometimes you will need to negotiate over roots and rocks, but for the majority of walks the trails are well-defined and not challenging to navigate. There will be countryside trails, forest and riverside trails, plus some quiet road walking.


Some of the walks here are sign-posted and some are not. We provide navigation in the Macs Adventure Smartphone App which you can download for use off-line. See your information pack on how to do this. You will need to use the app to navigate. Simply follow the little blue line (you are the dot) to ensure that you won't get lost. You will never be very far from civilisation and mobile phone networks work well in Cyprus.


The accommodations on this tour vary from a superior hotel overlooking magnificent countryside and the sea and a friendly coastal resort. The accommodation normally used is detailed in the itinerary, however we may use alternatives of a similar standard should the dates you request not be available.

Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

This trip is available to solo walkers, although there is a supplement due to the fact that some of the costs (such as transfers) are not shared. Single rooms are available on request and a supplement is payable.


A breakfast will be provided by your accommodation every morning. Usually they are buffet-style or continental breakfasts. Dinners are not included, however there are options to dine out either at your accommodation (if they have a restaurant) and in the villages and towns in which your accommodation is situated. Lunch is also not included, but you can find small stores in which to purchase items for a picnic lunch or stop at a local cafe if there is one en route. 

  • Overnights in characterful and superior hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • Private Transfers from and to Paphos Airport to beginning and end points of the trip
  • Private Transfers between accommodations (which includes luggage)
  • Detailed information pack, GPS tracks and daily route information with the Macs Adventure Smartphone Navigation App
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our UK & US offices
  • Travel Insurance (required)
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Entrances to wineries and wine tastings
  • Entrances to museums and archeaological sites
  • Personal Equipment
  • Travel to and from Paphos Airport
  • Public buses (to Kathika and to the optional day in Paphos)
  • Extra Night(s)
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Walker Supplement
  • Transfers to and from Larnaca Airport

When To Go

Cyprus is a year-round destination. However for walking we avoid the months of July and August, when it is too hot. The spring months are wonderful with wild flowers blooming and sunny warm days. The Autumn is also a nice time to go, but even in December the temperatures are warm in the day, although it does cool off at night and there would be more risk of rain. Cyprus gets 300 to 340 days of sun per year so chances are you will have a holiday without any rain!

As the destinations in Cyprus you will be travelling to are small villages/places with not a lot of choice of good accommodation, it is recommended that you book a few months or more in advance. It is also better (especially during the busier months of May, June and September) to avoid starting your tour on a Friday or Saturday as this is when the locals also want to take a break.

Weather and Climate

Cyprus's climate is characterised by long hot summers and short sometimes wet, mild winters. The highs in summer can be 31°C and the winter lows of 17°C. Because of it's location it is one of the warmest parts of the Mediterranean. The sea is always mild for swimming in should you wish to have a dip at any time of year. Cyprus gets 300-340 days of sunshine per year, so chances are you will be there and be able to bask in the sunshine, even in the winter months.

Getting to the Start

By air there are many flights to choose from and you can fly direct from the UK. If you are coming from further afield it will be necessary to fly to a major European hub and then transfer to a direct flight from there. There are flights all year round, but fewer in the winter months with not as many choices. 

You can fly into Paphos Airport and private transfers are included in the cost of your trip. It takes around 2H to the start point of Kalopanayiotis from Paphos and just 1H hour to Paphos Airport from the end point of Polis. Local buses are great in Cyprus and there are no trains, but getting buses from this airports to the start and finish points would take double the time which we have decided to include these transfers in the cost of your trip. If you want to fly into Larnaca Airport you will need to pay an additional supplement to cover the extra cost of those transfers.

Luggage Transfer

On this tour your luggage will be transferred with you on your transfers from hotel to hotel. 

At Macs Adventure, we work in partnership with suppliers and luggage transfer providers who set a limit on how many bags/suitcases they will transfer per person, and also the weight of the bag/suitcase. Your booking includes transfer of 1 bag per person and the weight of your luggage allowed is specific to the destination you will be travelling to. This is why it is very important that you read the luggage information specific to your tour before departure. If you do not adhere to these limits, there is a great possibility that you will be charged locally both for extra bags and/or if they are too heavy. This limitation can be a challenge, especially as airlines generally have limits that are higher. However, our luggage providers have reasons for these limits (usually due to the Health and Safety of their employees), which we must respect.

On this tour there is a limit of 23kg and one bag per person

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, sun hat and sunscreen, plus rain gear should it be necessary. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

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Day 1 Arrive in Paphos, transfer to Droushia and overnight Day 2 Bus to Kathikas. Walk to Droushia with optional visit to Vasilikon Winery 9 miles / 13 km Day 3 Optional Androlykou Circular Route from Droushia or day trip to Paphos 6 miles / 10 km Day 4 Transfer to Polis. Walk the Aphrodite/Adonis Trail 6 miles / 10 km Day 5 Walk the Smigies Trail 7 miles / 11 km Day 6 Departure and Onward Travel

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