Walk in a wide open Valley with important cultural attractions and then through vineyards
Initially we walk in Xeros Potamos Valley and visit at least one watermill, and possibly also Panagia tou Sinti monastery. Xeros Potamos means 'Dry River' and indeed the river disappears for much of its route during the hot season. At the same time it is pleasant to walk here also at this time as there are excellent attractions to see including Panagia tou Sinti monastery, one or two watermills, rock formations with protected caves, alder trees along much of the river bed as well as brambles.
Then we move towards Pano Panagia village, on the way possibly stopping at a winery for wine tasting and/or at one of two monasteries on the way. Vouni Panagias walking trail starts at Pano Panagia village and is found at a high elevation (between 800 and 1, 100 m of elevation). We walk through vineyards (which change tremendoulsy through the seasons) and enjoy excellent vistas towards Ezousa Valley and Paphos Forest.
Phivos is the author of the book 'Exploring Authentic Cyprus'. We can customise the trip.
The basic itinerary is from the hotel (or other pickup point) to the start of the walk and then from the end of the walk back to the the hotel (or other delivery point).
If we have time we may stop at (at least) one place of interest such as an ancient chapel, medieval bridge or watermill.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Customers' hotel (or cruise ship etc) in one of Larnaca, Limassol, Pissouri, Kouklia, Paphos or Nicosia
End location: Customers' hotel (or cruise ship etc) in one of Larnaca, Limassol, Pissouri, Kouklia, Paphos) of Cyprus or Nicosia
Duration: 8 hours
The number above roughly applies to the time of the trip including transportation and the actual walk (walking, having breaks, transportation between the two walks). If we have time on the way back we may stop to see at least one other natural or cultural attraction.
We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.
I will pick up the customers from a location in Cyprus and deliver them to the requested location at the end of the walking trip.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 Euro - There is no meal included in the trip. A small amount is suggested (5 Euro)as a budget for each participant in case they want to buy a small amount of food or drinks.
Participants should bring along some food and water. If they prefer we can buy what they need on the way.
I am not a licensed Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide and as a result I cannot guide visitors into archaeological sites requiring entry tickets.