Experience Rural & Nature Aphrodite Trail (Circular)

Aphrodite Trail (Circular)

Starts: The Baths of Aphrodite
Length: 7.5km
Estimated duration: 3 – 4 hours
Difficulty rate: 3
POINTS OF INTEREST: Of special interest on this trail are the Baths of Aphrodite, where, according to legend, the goddess used to take her baths, as well as the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen’s Tower), which are believed to belong to a medieval monastery. Another point worth mentioning is a 500-year-old oak tree, which is located near the ruins of the tower. Along the trail you can find excellent views of Cape Arnaoutis, Polis Chrysochous and the Paphos Forest. There are two non potable water fountains along the trail, one near the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigainas and another between the Baths of Aphrodite and Kakoskali. The trail
connects with the Adonis trail. The E4 European walking route crosses through the starting point of the trail, which is also the location of the Botanical Gardens of Akamas.
Endemic plants: Dwarf shrub (Onosma fruticosum), Cyprus sage (Phlomis cypria var. occidentalis)
Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:
Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog
Birds: Wood pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic). The forest serves as a resting point for many migratory birds.
Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus lizard, Black whip Snake


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