Hiking

Cyprus is on European path E4, an international network of long-distance walking routes across the whole of Europe designated by the European Ramblers Association. Part of the Cyprus section of the E4 goes through the Polis region.

There are seven nature trails in the area which offer hikers the opportunity to stay fit while enjoying beautiful scenery in the heart of nature.

Nature Trails:

1. Adonis – starting point 400 m before the Baths of Aphrodite; length 7.5 km; Circular
The trail offers beautiful views over the bay and across the Akamas forest. At Pyrgos tis Rigainas it connects with the trail of Aphrodite

2. Aphrodite – starting point at the Baths of Aphrodite; length 7.5 km; Circular
The trail offers spectacular views over the bay and across the Akamas forest. Links up with the Adonis trail.

3. Smigies – starting point Smigies picnic site, outside Neo Chorio village; length short route -2.5 km, long route 5 km; Circular
The trail offers beautiful views of the Akamas peninsula including Lara bay and of Polis bay and the Pafos forest.

4. Argaka dam – starting point on the southern side of Argaka village; length short route – 8 km, long route, 10 km; Circular
The trail follows an existing forest road with panoramic views over the bay and unique views over the dam. The trail is also suitable for cycling.

5. Gialia – starting point 500 m from the bridge along the Polis-Pomos road; length – 9 km; Circular
The trail provides a wonderful walk in the Pafos forest.

6. Symvoulas – starting point Nea Dimmata village square; length 11 km to Pomos; linear; plus 6 km from Pomos to make it circular
This trail skirts the Pafos forest along the “avlaki”, an old irrigation course, and ends up at the village of Pomos. Along the way hikers can enjoy spectacular bird’s eye views of the coast.

7. Anerades – starting point 100 m from the Agioi Anargyroi hotel near Miliou village; route 1- length – 1.3 km; route 2 – length – 2 km; route 3 – 2.1 km; all circular.
These trails follow the course of a river, down valleys and up hillsides going through orchards and vineyards with citrus, almond, carob, olive and walnut trees.