The Avakas Gorge a travelogue by George Taramides

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Published by G. Taramides in Nicosia .

Written in English

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StatementGeorge Taramides.
LC ClassificationsDS54.95.A9 T37 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL588553M
ISBN 109963775225
LC Control Number96179161

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Avakas Gorge. Reviews #6 of 97 things to do in Paphos. Geologic Formations, Canyons. Avakas Gorge. Reviews #6 of 97 things to do in Paphos. Geologic Formations, Canyons. Get the full experience and book a tour.

Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. Tours & Sightseeing. Browse our largest collection of experiences/5(). Avakas gorge is an amazing masterpiece of nature and it is located at the start of the Akamas peninsula, 16 km west of Paphos (Pafos).It is one of the natural wonders of Paphos region and one of the best places to visit in Cyprus, especially for people who love walking as it offers magnificent nature views, including rich local flora and key element that can also be found in the.

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Tours & Sightseeing. Browse our largest collection of experiences. Outdoor Activities. Explore all the ways to get outside/5(). Avakas Gorge is a trekker paradise in the island and can be explored from either the costal area west of Ayios Georgios Peyias or from the south of Arodhes village in the Laona area.

There are large rock formations, with most impressive being the southern part. The Avakas Gorge can be found on the Akamas Peninsula North of Paphos and Coral Bay. It was carved out of the limestone over s of years by the stream that today you walk through and over numerous times as you meander through the rocks at the bottom of the gorge/5.

We (I and Vidhya) first went to Avakas Gorge more than 5 years ago, when we went on our own to explore Paphos with just a guide book in hand. It was tough to find Avakas Gorge then, because the guide book didn’t have any kind of directions. We went to many villages where people couldn’t understand Avakas or Avagas (leave alone Gorge!).

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Honest and unforgettable, Kara's journey is one of intense passion, endurance, and self /5(84). Avakas Gorge might seem like a logical destination on a hot day but take care: though in permanent shade the narrow sections still heat up considerably and the humidity of the creek inside will raise the humidity levels.

We found the athmosphere stifling (yes we hiked the gorge on a hot day in May), especially where the omnipresent goats and pigeons left their droppings%(11). For best results, use the customized Trip Planning Widget for Avakas Gorge on your has all the advantages mentioned above, plus users to your site can conveniently access it directly on your site.

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If you are a The Avakas Gorge book and fancy a picturesque hike, this is the place to go. Though the views are spectacular and the scenery is exceptional, be advised that the hike is quite difficult and long.

You will have to go through the stream and the rocks may be very on: (Unnamed Road),Cyprus. Detailed Road Map of Avakas Gorge. This The Avakas Gorge book shows the location of Avakas Canyon Road, Peyia, Cyprus on a detailed road map.

Choose from several map styles. From street and road map to high-resolution satellite imagery of Avakas Gorge. Compare hotels prices, book online and save money. Avakas Gorge: A Cyprus Natural Wonder. Today, the Avakas Gorge is considered one of Cyprus’ most spectacular natural wonders.

One of the deepest and narrowest limestone canyons on the island, it runs for a distance of approximately 8kms East-West, forming the centerpiece of an area called the Peyia Forest.

Akamas (Greek: Ακάμας, Turkish: Akama), is a promontory and cape at the northwest extremity of Cyprus with an area of square kilometres. Ptolemy described it as a thickly wooded headland, divided into two by summits [a mountain range] rising towards the north.

The peninsula is named after a son of Theseus, hero of the Trojan War and founder of the city-kingdom of Soli. Your love for hiking will find a new horizon once you reach to the Avakas Gorge.

This place is famous as a hiking spot. The place has a nice scenic view and the hiking area is ideal for both beginners and expert hiking enthusiasts. If you are looking for ways to recapture your youth, then a hike through the Avakas Gorge in Paphos should definitely be in your list if you are in the area.

Pretend to be Indiana Jones or Lara Croft and explore this beautiful terrain, with boulders perched precariously between the canyon, huge birds circling overhead and no path but a few.

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Simply snap the case onto your iPhone 11 for instant protection and direct access to all of the phone's features!/5(3K). Beautiful gorge. The first few hundred meters or so are flat and easily accessible, and this goes to the entry of the gorge.

Nice pictures. I guess this is what you do on one of these organised daytrips, that visit the Avakas Gorge as one of the four attractions they do on one morning.4/5(). Cyprus travel guides: stunning Paphos district and Akamas. Hiking in Avakas Gorge and enjoying the quietness of remote, turtle-nesting Lara Beach.

2 adults and 2 children (9,12 years old). We did go there by taxi from Helios Bay Hotel to the Restaurant before The avakas gorge. 25€/way Then we walked to avakas gorge, it take About 30 minutes to were the avakas start for real.

There are three parkingplaces. The two first you /5(). Great for a panoramic. Just remember to book beforehand. Their chips are amazing and gluten free. The entrance to the nature trail to get Avakas Gorge is found just around the corner.

Ally photographing Avakas Gorge. Avakas Gorge Black and White. It is a lovely. Avakas Gorge. Reviews #6 of 97 things to do in Paphos. Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations, Canyons. Avakas Gorge. Reviews #6 of 97 things to do in Paphos.

Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations, Canyons. Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. Tours & Sightseeing. Browse our largest /5(). The creation of the gorge is believed to have started after the area’s emergence from the sea millions of years ago.

Moreover, the gorge in the past offered residents, shelter, food and water. On the cliffs of Avakas gorge, hundreds of pigeons nest, among them there are two rare species of birds, the blue-tailed bird and the wall-road.

The Forestry Department said on Tuesday that the Avakas Gorge nature trail has become extremely dangerous for hikers because of erosion following the. A Lithuanian man’s Cyprus holiday was unexpectedly cut short when he fell into a ditch in Avakas Gorge and was severely injured, Phileleftheros reports.

The man, 54, reportedly lost his. The beautiful Avakas Gorge near Paphos. Avakas Gorge Walk. The Avakas gorge walk is a mixture of scrambling and walking so requires a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to get wet - even in summer there are pools of water in the gorge which makes the stones and boulders slippery so wet feet are a definite possibility.

Posts about Avakas Gorge written by Androula's Kitchen. Yesterday I went with a friend to visit the Avakas Gorge on the Akamas. It is a spectacular place to visit with huge pock marked rock formations on your approach to the gorge and beautiful panoramic views of cultivated land with a variety of trees in various shades of grey green and greens and the beach behind you.

The Swiming stop was excellent, and the walk at Avakas Gorge was well worth the 30 mins up hill walk, as you had a number of stops on the way to hear about the local history.

There was a lunch stop which you had to pay for, the service was a little slow due to the number of other visitors, but the food was tasty/5(12). 3. Marvel at the Avakas Gorge. Marveling at the dramatic and breathtaking rock formations at this gorge was one of my favourite moments of the holiday.

Around every corner is another spot for gorgeous photos or more rocks to clamber over, with. When you book with an account, you will be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.

30 min Avakas gorge. 30 min Lara bay. 45 min Blue lagoon. 1 Hour 30 min Bath of Aphrodite. 45 min Adonis waterfalls. Arrival in Paphos to various Hotels - Map. Photos. He is the author of the book "Avakas Gorge: A travelogue." [8] Galatia Taramidou, aunt of Dr.

George Taramides (–), former actor member of the Cyprus craft union which staged a variety plays at Magical Palace theatre in y: Cyprus. Avakas Gorge A masterpiece of nature, Avakas Gorge is situated at Akamas peninsula, northwest of Paphos.

A trekker's paradise, it offers spectacular views and a generous introduction to local flora and fauna, including the endangered species Centaurea akamantis - a rare endemic plant found almost exclusively in the gorge.

Take a hike through the Avakas Gorge and experience the tranquility of the Akamas forest. Travel along the vast sweep of the rocky coast with its caves and visit Lara Bay which is the only breeding ground of the Mediterranean green turtle.

Please book at least 48 hours in advance. What to bring: Towel and swimwear, sunhat, sunscreen. Route Summary: White River Restaurant - Toxeftra - Avakas Gorge - Pegeia Forest - Lara Beach Road - Toxeftra - White River Restaurant.

Photos: Click on the photos below to enlarge. Walk Detail: When I first visited Cyprus back in it was before I'd taken up hill walking and so didn't even contemplate exploring any of the island on foot.

Explore the beautiful nature of Cyprus with this day trip form Paphos. Stroll around scenic limestone-clad Avakas Gorge. Walk along the Lara Bay and gawk at indigenous turtles nesting in their natural habitat. Discover Ayios Georgios, a church dating back to the sixth century. And then take some free time to wander on your own.

Book Now. Download our Flyer. Every Day. am – pm. Includes visits to: Sea Caves ( min stop) Avakas Gorge (50 min walk - if weather permited) Lara Turtle Bay ( min stop) Akamas Forest (Drive thfough) Banana Plantations (5 min photo stop) Greek & Turkish Villages (Drive through). The forestry department warned the public on Wednesday to avoid going to the Avakas gorge in the Akamas due to the increased water flow.

Access to the Avakas gorge is via a path which runs along the bank of Avga river but this is now dangerous after the heavy rainfall in the gorge. The Avakas Gorge’s height varies from 45 meters at its start to meters in some inner sections. It has flowing water all year long, as river Avgas passes right through it, which is the main contributor for the creation and conservation of its lush vegetation.

The fairy tale scenery is simple breathtaking. Join in on this bumpy adventure as you go off road down dirt tracks and over potholes. You’ll kick off with a drive to the giant limestone walls of the Avakas Gorge. Next up is Lara Bay, home to a breeding station for the protected Green Back Turtles.

Enjoy lunch before heading back through Latchi. The Avakas Gorge, Paphos, Cyprus. INTRODUCTION I was born and raised in Kathikas, one of the Laona villages in the Paphos though my village is a distance of three kilometers from the Avakas gorge, I only recently had the opportunity to visit it.I have to confess that the experience left me so enchanted and proud of this jewel of Cypriot landscape, that I felt I should relate it.Venture out and explore the scenic Akamas Peninsula area, with its wild landscapes and dramatic gorges.

Behold some of the most breathtaking views in Cyprus, and discover Avakas Gorge, Lara Bay, and the Baths of Aphrodite on this 4x4 adventure that goes well off the beaten track.

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