The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays.
The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean.
The water in this area of the Akamas Peninsula is so inviting and refreshing you will want to swim in this beautiful environment or go snorkeling and look around you underwater for metres on end.
At the far southwest of the Akamas Peninsula is Lara Beach, accessible by car and most famous for the green and loggerhead turtles that breed at its turtle hatchery. It is a unique area, both geologically as well as geographically with regards to flora and fauna. Akamas Peninsula covers about 230 square km and is located on the western angle of Cyprus Island. It is one of the most significant areas of Cyprus, an area of great natural beauty as it is unaffected by development.
Avakas gorge is found on the western tip of the Akamas Peninsula, this impressive gorge lies approximately 18 kilometres from the coastal town of Paphos.
The trail leading through the gorge is roughly 2½ kilometres long with sheer rocks on both sides reaching up to 260 feet in height, the narrowest point being 10 feet wide.
Located in the Akamas Peninsula, there are three official nature trails: the Adonis Trail, the Aphrodite Trail, and the Smigies Trail. These nature trails offer people walking through the stunning views of various sized gorges and valleys, fantastic rock formations, the curved coastline, cliffs, and intriguingly shaped boulders.
This part of the island you can discover by boat. There are good harbours and protected shelters where you can stay for a day or night. Blue lagoon, Lara bay, Fontana Amarosa are all bays that are worth visiting.