1 – Explore the Akamas peninsula
The last coastal area in southern Cyprus to remain untouched by development
A perfect haven for wildlife and flora
A MUST for any keen walker or mountain biker
2 – Visit Latchi harbour
Take a stroll along the marina
Sample some freshly caught fish in one of the tavernas
Just watch the world go by…
3 – Discover Neo Chorio village
A wonderful example of a typical old Cyprus village
See old houses restored in traditional stone
Watch old ladies weaving in the traditional way
Visit the village pottery shop
Enjoy authentic home cooked food at our #1 taverna
4 – Boat along the Akamas
Choose an organised trip with a BBQ lunch cooked on board – book at the harbour
Or hire a private speed boat – it’s good value for a small group
Don’t forget your swimming costume for that dip in the blue lagoon!
Tip: Local residents receive a discount – just ask at Latchi harbour when you book
5 – Try a new watersport
Scuba diving in the clear waters along the Akamas
Water ski behind a jet boat
Maybe sea-kayaking or even paragliding?
All these watersports can be found down in Latchi.
6 – How about a land based activity?
Go karting at the circuit between Polis and Argaka
Mountain biking – contact the local specialists
Walking – explore the Akamas on a guided hiking tour or the tranquil pine forest above Argaka
Chill out at a spa, the more tranquil healing spa with sulphur pools at Ayii Anargyri at Miliou, 20 minutes drive from Polis.
7 – Take a picnic and drive to one of the forest picnic sites:
Agios Merkurious – near Argaka and the Makounta dam
Livadi – situated above Pomos village
Smigies – the most popular picnic site, near Neo Chorio on the Akamas peninsula
8 – Visit a local winery:
Vasilikon winery at Kathikas
Kolios winery at Statos Agios Fotios near Panagia
Vouni winery at Panagia
Ezousa winery in Kannaviou
Tsangarides winery in Lemona
9 – Drive up to Peristerona village and discover:
The Peristerona gorge – spectacular views and great for scrambling!
The Byzantine museum – beautiful icons from around the area, all kept in a climate controlled environmentto protect them – some are over 600 years old
The Evretou dam – the largest irrigation dam in the area located just below the village
The new museum in Steni en route to Peristerona
10 – Go on an adventure to Cedar valley
A new tarmac road now takes the pain out of getting there (via Panagia)
Make sure you walk up to Tripylos from the picnic site in Cedar valley – the views from 1362m are spectacular
Stop at a monastery to sample the “home brew” (wine!) on the way back – Chrysorrogiatissa or Ayia Moni
And stop in Panagia to see where Archbishop Makarios was born