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Aphrodite Trail Abloom in Cyprus

Follow the goddess of Love

Best time: March–April

Aphrodite Trail Abloom
Aphrodite Trail Abloom
Aphrodite Trail Abloom
Aphrodite Trail Abloom
Aphrodite Trail Abloom
Aphrodite Trail Abloom

There are many natural trails on Cyprus which differ in complexity, scenery, and length. Undoubtedly it is worth trying at least one of them in order to really dive into Cypriot legend. One of the most beautiful and remarkable trails is the Aphrodite Trail. It is a circular path on the Akamas peninsula eight km in length and three hours in duration.

The Aphrodite Trail is recommended as one of the most beautiful available in Cyprus. The circular route provides great views of the island across its blue lagoons. This trail begins from the famous Baths of Aphrodite and follows the route that the goddess of love took with her lover Adonis. At some point, you will reach an old oak tree—a perfect spot to have some rest and snacks.

Follow Aphrodite in March or April in order to enjoy the biggest variety of colours along the trail, as this is the period of blooming for rocky cyclamens and various anemones. Moreover, these months are not as hot as the summer months, so it might be not as challenging to complete the route.

Practical info

What is the significance of the Baths of Aphrodite?

The Baths of Aphrodite is a location on the northern coast of the Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus, from where the Aphrodite Trail starts. Greek mythology believes that this is where the goddess of love used to bathe. Therefore, visiting this place offers hikers an opportunity to learn about the ancient stories and myths related to the island, making the trail even more fascinating. Show more

When is the best time to visit the Aphrodite Trail, and what can you see then?

March-April is the best time to visit the Aphrodite Trail. During this period, various flowers, including rocky cyclamens and various anemones, bloom along the trail, offering hikers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature in full bloom while completing the circular route. Additionally, during these months, the temperature is mild, which makes it easier to complete the trail. Show more

What kind of wildflowers grow along the Aphrodite Trail?

The Aphrodite Trail is famous for its varied wildflowers, including middle eastern orchids, crown daisies, and firecracker anemones. However, the standout flowers blooming along the trail in March and April are rocky cyclamens and various anemones. Hikers can enjoy the scenic beauty of these blooming flowers while completing the circular route. Show more

What are some tips for hiking the Aphrodite Trail?

The Aphrodite Trail is an easy trail with minimal elevation change, making it an ideal hike for beginners. Additionally, hikers must carry enough water, as there are few facilities along the route. It is essential to wear sturdy hiking shoes as the trail requires walking over rough terrain. Hikers must be mindful of the natural surroundings and protect the environment by avoiding littering. Show more

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Authors: Olha Savych