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Avakas Gorge Nature Trail

Listen up, adventurers! Brace yourselves for the Avakas Gorge Trail, a wild and mesmerizing journey tucked within the magnificent Pegeia state forest.

This trail will lead you through the heart of the gorge, following the winding path of the mighty Avgas River. The gorge, erodible limestone rocks, and diverse geological formations are a natural wonder born out of eons of nature’s artistic erosion. It’s even got the prestigious title of being a Natura 2000 area.

Your adventure begins on a dirt road exclusively reserved for hikers (sorry, no joyrides allowed).

As you venture deeper, you’ll find yourself immersed in a lush vegetation oasis surrounded by towering cliffs and a refreshing, shady atmosphere.

The trail even takes you through the stream, where the gentle flow of water accompanies your every step.

Now, let’s talk about the vibrant residents of this scenic haven. Keep your eyes peeled for the sly foxes, speedy hares, and prickly hedgehogs roaming about. And the birds, oh the birds!

The endemic Cyprus wheatear and warbler will serenade you with their musical tunes, while the scops owl might give you a hoot. Partridges, owls, kestrels, and wild pigeons are just a few of the other feathered friends you might spot.

But let’s not forget our slithering companions—the Stellion lizard is the actual rockstar of the reptile world in these parts. And if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the amphibians like the marsh frog, iridescent frog, or the elusive tree frog.

As for the flora, prepare to be enchanted by the native plants that call this gorge home. From the lentisk and Phoenician juniper to the terebinth and thorny broom, you’ll witness the resilience and beauty of these indigenous species.

Look out for the striking Akamas centaury, an endangered endemic flower that adds a touch of exclusivity to this already extraordinary journey.

So, grab your gear, lace up your boots, and get ready to explore the Avakas Gorge Trail. It’s an adventure filled with nature’s finest artistry and a cast of fascinating characters. Keep your senses sharp and embrace the magic that awaits you in this enchanting haven.

Spring is the perfect time to visit since its abundant blooms set the backdrop for your exhilarating adventure. 

As a lucky local living in Paphos, Avakas Gorge is my go-to spot for an adventurous day trip!

The breathtaking canyon is less than 15 miles away and never fails to impress with its stunning rock formations and crystal-clear waters.

And after an epic exploration, I always head to the nearby Lara Beach for some much-needed R&R.

Don’t miss out on this natural wonder while in Paphos!

Avakas Gorge Nature Trail
Trail LengthDurationDifficulty
1.2 km45 mins – 1 hrEasy-Average

The starting point of the Avakas Gorge Trail is located within the Pegeia state forest, specifically in the Avakas Gorge itself.

The Avakas Gorge walk spans 1.2km in about 45 minutes at an easy to moderate difficulty level of 1-2.

Ready to take on the adventure?

You can get to Avakas Gorge from Paphos by bus. First, take the line 615 bus from Kato Paphos Station to Coral Bay, where you can transfer to the 616 bus.

Then, after riding for 13 stops on Agiou Georgiou Ave, take a 38-minute stroll to the breathtaking Avakas Gorge.

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