Smigies Natural Trail
You know we love hiking, and Cyprus is the best place to do that, all year around. We rented a car and drove to the north side of Cyprus. Not the North side like the Turkish side of Cyprus, but the north side of the south side.. 🙂 There you can find Akamas National Forrest Park and there is many different trails to walk.
As always we use alltrails together with our phones/gps. You can find this trail here
We drove to Neo Chorio where this trail starts. Up in the hill we have the view to Latsi.
On alltrails you will find all information about Smigies Nature Trail.
We parked the car here at Agios Minas Chapel. There is some restriction for rental cars, not to drive on gravel roads, and we saw that the road further on was not good, so we decided to park here.
And as you can see it is almost impossible to drive here. You need an ATV or 4W.
The trail starts from Smigies Picnic site.
You will find a sign, and a map, it is easy to see where to go.
The first part is up the hill, maybe a bit steep for someone.
But as soon as you are coming up the hill there is a stunning view in all directions.
On the west coast of Akamas.
After finishing the hill there is a gravel road, it is easy to see where to go.
After a while the gravel road is finished after this ruins and now you will easily see the trail continue. In the mountain in behind on this photo we will do the next hiking. It is possible to combine theese trails, you just have to plan it!
I really loved the rest of this trail. The trail itself was very good, beautiful terraine and a lot of flowers.
A nice trail to walk in the spring. I guess it is too hot to go here in the summer.
And, again, the view… here to Latsi and Polis.
What a view! Right in a tree! Yes, we understood that the shadow is important in the summerseason, but anyway…
Everyone can do this trail who can walk!
The church where we parked the car.
Not space for many people inside
This loop is 6,3 km. Here is a video from todays walk!
After the hike we drove to Latsi to check out the marina there. It is a nice marina and the prices is accetable. This could be an alternative if we want to stay in Cyprus for the winter.
Beach on both sides of the marina.
The street behind the marina. Quiet at the moment, typically touristic place.
Aphrodites Nature Trail
The next day we drove to almost the same place to walk Aphrodites and Adonis trail.
The first part is along the road. It is not possible to drive here, only if you have a ATV or 4W. (or tractor/scooter..)
After walking 20 minuts we started to climb up the hill.
It was up and up…
We had to enjoy the view, which is amazing on this trail.
Nice flower along the trail.
Blue Lagoon. Very popular spot, boat trips from Paphos or Latsi.
From the highest point of the trail. This was a saturday and a lot of people were hiking this trail.
Adonis Nature Trail
At this point you can choose to walk back to the start, or continue on Adonis Trail. Our plan for today was to do both. Both trails is almost 10 km.
On this part of the trail it was more inside the forrest.
But very beautiful trail.
We came to a picnic site and had a short stop here. From here there is a sign for Smigies Nature Trail, so you can combine theese trails. Then we should have more water!
After the picnic site it startet to go downhill.
We can see back to the startingpoint
We talked about which way it was best to start. You can do both. It will be two different hikes.
Not a very good photo, because it was very small flowers
You can read more about this trail on alltrails.
A video from this hike:
This was perfect two days with two amazing hikings in beautiful weather. I am so happy that we choose to go to Cyprus on this time of the year!