Akamas  Cyprus  Resort

Akamas Region

The rugged Akamas peninsula is home to a huge variety of fauna and flora. The protected status of the peninsula has preserved the area's natural beauty and, perhaps even more than in the Troodos Mountains, nature reigns supreme. Its coastline is still largely pristine and its littoral and marine life little impacted by the advance of civilization.          

The diversity of wildlife in this area ranks it as an area of outstanding ecological importance, not only for Cyprus but for the whole of the Mediterranean       Akamas is also the reproductive grounds for "Chelonia mydas" and "Caretta caretta", two species of turtles that have been identified as "near extinction" in the Mediterranean.                        

In spring it provides a spectacle of breathtaking beauty with colours and shapes long lost in most of the rest of the island; a reminder of the island's original identity

An area of approximately 250 square Km, surrounded by 12 traditional villages, displays a great variety of habitats and is home for 530 different plants (among these are 39 endemic plant species), 168 kinds of birds, 20 kinds of serpents, 12 different mammals and, 16 kinds of butterflies.

Driving within the actual Akamas Park is definitely the prerogative of a 4x4 but in summer there are several boats which cruise from Latsi (Latchi) if you prefer not to wrestle with your car's steering wheel. Cruising gives you the opportunity, too, to see some of the shipwrecks - the peninsula is treacherous in bad weather conditions.        

One way to explore is to pack a haversack and hike as only in this way will one really appreciate the rich and diverse wildlife. Another enjoyable way to see the region is using a strong mountain bike.

       

The Cyprus Forestry Department has established some nature trails but there are many unmarked tracks to follow.

The Laona Foundation, a non profit making trust, was set up in 1992 to manage a preservation programme originally instituted by the Friends of the Earth (Cyprus) and financed by the EEC. The project involved the renovation of 26 buildings - homes, churches, tavernas etc. in a number of villages all situated about 10 km south of Polis and 20 km North of Paphos.

The Laona district in which these villages are located varies in landscape from coastal to hill country. It is abundant in flora and fauna and is particularly attractive in the spring where wild flowers may be appreciated between March and May. The area in general offers excellent walks. Villages benefiting from the Laona project include: Kritou Terra , an attractive village just five minutes drive from Droushia set on a hillside amid fruit and nut trees. The village hosts the Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre. Pano Akourdaleia, a tiny village set amongst vineyards in which the Project has established a herb garden at the old school. Excellent walking area with spectacular scenery. Kato Akourdaleia , set on a hillside facing the Troodos Mountains hosts The Folk Arts Museum. Pleasant walks to the restored Miller's House and to a Byzantine chapel set on the edge of a spectacular 'undiscovered' gorge. Miliou , a small village set amongst orchards. Close by, the hotel offers therapeutic sulphur-spring baths. Two traditional weavers work here. Kathikas offers a visitors' centre and several tavernas.

The mild weather, the variety of landscape, vegetation and wildlife and the relatively unspoilt state of the coutryside and villages make it a real delight for the walker and naturalist, all year round. 

Read more about Akamas, at Wikipedia    

 

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