Walking Festival: 4th March - 13th May 2018

Walking Festival: 4th March - 13th May 2018

Explore the beautiful spring nature on foot

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Forestry Department organises for the 4th consequtive year the spring Walking Festival, where participants can enjoy walking in some of the most picturesque nature trails of the island through organised group hikes, accompany with experience tour guides.

From the enchanting coastline to the pine clad mountain peaks, these walking excursions will delight you, as the beautiful nature of Cyprus in spring will unfold in front of your eyes.

The guides who will accompany the participants will help you become (re)acquainted with the island’s rich flora and fauna and its unique geology.

Ammochostos District – Cape Gkreko - “Aphrodite” “Sea Caves – Agioi Anargyroi” – “Konnoi”

  • Combination of 3 trails with a circular route:
  • Degree of difficulty: 1
  • Length: circular 5.3 kilometers
  • Starting point: Cape Gkreko Environmental Information Centre.
  • Goes along the Cape Gkreko National Park with rich vegetation and a magnificent view.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Date of walk: From Agia Napa, Lemesos and Larnaka:
  • Sunday 04 March and Wednesday 07 March 2018

Troodos Mountain range - “Livadi” trail (only for people in wheelchairs)

  • Degree of difficulty: 1
  • Length: circular 1.5 kilometres
  • Starting point: About 300 metres north of Kampos tou Livadiou picnic site, on a narrow paved road. Trail passes through thick black pine forest (Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana) with panoramic views of Solea Valley.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Date of walk: From Lemesos: Sunday 06 May 2018 From Lefkosia: Sunday 13 Μαy 2018
  • Note: All participants must be accompanied.

Lemesos District - “Episkopis and Apollo Hylates”

  • Combination of 2 trails with a linear route:
  • Degree of difficulty: 1
  • Length: linear 5.4 kilometers
  • Starting point: 700 metres west of Episkopi Gymnasium. The path goes near the early Christian Basilica outside the walls of Kourion archaeological site and through the ancient Stadium and ends across from the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Date of walk: From Lemesos, Lefkosia and Pafos:
  • Sunday 11 March and Wednesday 14 March 2018

Pafos District - Akamas - “Smigies” trail

  • Degree of difficulty: 2
  • Length: circular 5 kilometres
  • Starting point: Smigies picnic site, 2,5 km from Neo Chorio, within the Akamas region. Beautiful views of the Akamas peninsula. Meets along the Adonis trail.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Date of walk: From Pafos and Lemesos:
  • Sunday 18 March and Wednesday 21 March 2018

Lefkosia District - “Fikardou – Archontides restaurant” trail

  • Degree of difficulty: 2
  • Length: linear 5 kilometers
  • Starting point: Church of Fikardou village. Follows the ridge, offering a magnificent view of the surrounding area and of Lefkosia.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Date of walk: From Lefkosia and Larnaka:
  • Wednesday 28 March and Sunday 15 April 2018 

Troodos Mountain range - “Kato Amiantos – Loumata ton Aeton” trail

  • Degree of difficulty: 2,5
  • Length: circular 5 kilometers
  • Starting point: The main road between Kato Amiantos village and SEK Trade Union camping site. The trail runs through a beautiful hillside along the riverbank with lush vegetation
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Date of walk: From Lefkosia, Larnaka and Lemesos:
  • Sunday 22 April and Sunday 29 April 2018

Useful advice & information:

  • Wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking on rough terrain 
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sun-screen
  • Excursions do not include meals, so make arrangements for water and food.
  • Respect the natural environment.
  • Minimum number of participants per trail: 10 persons.
  • Maximum numbers: 30 persons.
  • Reservation: one trail each time
  • Reservations are obligatory.
  • One bus will be made available for each excursion, and places will be reserved strictly on a first come first served basis
  • For further information contact CTO at: +35722691100