Our last hike went to Pissouri Beach, that is south of Paphos, and we have been walking in that area before, in our first week on Cyprus. It is a beautiful area. We drove down to Pissouri Beach and parked there.
You will find a map in the beginning of the trail. We walk almost to the point where it says 100. Some weeks ago we walked from 240 to 100 and back.
The video from Pissouri Blue Loop Trail you can watch here:
Nice trail to Cape Aspro
Stunning colours in the ocean here!
The view back to Pissouri Beach
A small beach at Cape Astro
We walked along the ridge on the mountain. It was easy to follow the trail.
We started to climb up the hill.
On the west side of the ridge.
Pritty steep some places.
The sign says right up here, but I am not sure that is a correct direction.
If you are very scare of heigts it is not a good trail for you. I am a little bit scare of heights and I manage to walk there, but a few places it was scary…
On the top. You can continue further up the hill but we walked this part last time.
On the way back we walked another trail further down the valley, it was better and not steep.
Nice place to put a chair, but it is time to move it to a garbage container… I couldn`t relaxe…
When we came back to the car we grabbed our things from it and walked to the beach to have some lunch. Nice and quiet!
A video from this last trail on Cyprus:
It is time to leave Cyprus, the weatherwindow is good, but it is still blowing from west so we explored Paphos in the morning before leaving.
As I wrote earlier that Paphos is like an archaeological site and that is really true! We walked up to the catacombs, which is just in the middle of the city center.
There is a newbuild walkway from the western side of the main road, over the mainroad, to the other side.
From the walkway it is view to the big roundabout and the shoppingcenter. We had (I had) a plan to visit the shoppingcenter, but shopping is not on the top of our list.
On the other side of the road you will find more catacombs.
This is the largest excavated pebble floor in Cyprus.
The have build a roof here to take care of the floor.
Agios Agapitikos, a hollowed-out outcrop full of icons left in place by devotees. You had to climb to go up there.
It is still a job to do here, so many archaeologists was excavating the area.
From the viewpoint you can see down to Hellenistic-Roman Theatre. The theatre is fenced so you can`t go inside. They are still excavating the area here.
The Medieval Baths. This is also fenced and you can`t go inside.
Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa church, build in the 12th century, with St.Pauls Pillar. There is a walkway around so you can come closer, but that is closed at the moment.
They believe a Danish King, Erik I was burried here in 1103, but they don`t know exactly where.
The church is catholic and is still in use, also for English masses.
We went down to the sea to find a place to have lunch/dinner. It is still a bit to clean up after the storm some days ago!
We found a nice restaurant with a nice view.
In the shadow I had to use a jacket. Alea Restaurant.
It was maybe not the restaurant with best service, but my nachos was very good!
And then it was time to leave Cyprus, after 1,5 months here. It has been some amazing weeks, meeting new and old friends, hiking and exploring.
Paphos seen from the sea!
Our next stop will be Rhodes, but now it is at least 24 hours sailing… and we started with big waves….
See you in Greece!