Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains

8 Days from £809 | February, November 809

Cyprus is an ancient land of mystery, legend, beauty and love. Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near your resort of Paphos, and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea – their son was Paphos. At the crossroads of three continents, the area has a long history of invasions, and but for its mountain ranges, whose winter snows irrigate the island, Cyprus would be desert instead of the lush, green landscapes you now find. Paphos was the capital for 600 years and its visible archaeological legacy has led to the whole town being placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Paphos.

Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in an excellent hotel in Paphos
  • Three included walking excursions
  • No single supplement on some dates

DAY ONE: Fly direct to Paphos. Transfer to your hotel in Kato Paphos (20 minutes) for seven nights half board accommodation.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: Paphos orientation walk and three included walking excursions, private transportation included. Two of the walks highlight the Akamas peninsula – an area of rocky coves, sandy bays on the coast and picturesque villages inland.

Walk 1: the Akamas Peninsula. After a 45-minute northwards coach transfer into the nature reserve area of the Akamas peninsula, you follow the trail that Adonis used on his way to meet Aphrodite (or so the locals say!). The area is rich in flora, including species found only here. The walk takes 3.5 hours (5 miles), with ascents/descents of 250m.

Walk 2: Panayia and the Vouni Trail. Today’s walk starts at the village of Panayia, one hour’s drive from Paphos. The path goes through vineyards and amid unusual limestone rock formations. Your walk takes about 3 hours (4.5 miles), with ascents/descents of 300m. Before returning to Paphos, you will visit Chrysorogiatissa monastery, 3000ft up (the trail’s name, ‘Vouni’ means a ‘peak’), and founded in 1152.

Walk 3: the Troodos Mountains, 1½ hours drive away. These impressive, often snow-capped, mountains are the backbone of Cyprus – the highest peak, Mount Olympus, rises to 6000ft. This is a 5-mile trail around the mountain starting and finishing on the road to Chionistra, crossing ski runs and with stunning views on all sides. There are signs indicating particular flora species on the slopes and you will see black pines and junipers of the region growing out of the barren rocks. 3 hours, with little ascent or descent.

Apart from your three included walking excursions, there is an optional excursion to the capital and Green Line in Nicosia.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

PIONEER BEACH HOTEL ****, Paphos (seven nights)
The Pioneer Beach is an impressive 4-star hotel with beautifully appointed bedrooms, public areas, international buffet style restaurant and colourful gardens. It is a pleasant 20-minute walk along the seafront to the shopping area and a further 10 minutes to Paphos harbour, or a short ride on the local bus. The hotel boasts a freshwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi, an indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor short mat bowling facilities and outdoor Green Bowls facilities, and a floodlit tennis court. In the hotel’s Elixir Spa there is a heated pool, sauna, steam bath, a fully equipped gym and a hairdressing salon. Bedrooms have balcony, satellite tv, fridge, minibar, hairdryer, scales, makeup/shaving mirror, bathrobes and slippers, safety deposit box, ironing facilities, espresso machine as well as tea and coffee making facilities. ( Please note that the hotel management reserves the right to change the hotel to the 4-star Athena Beach, a sister hotel of the Pioneer Beach located along the seafront half a mile closer to the port area of Paphos. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 96%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains
Holiday code: 7WCY
Supplements per person:
Single Room: No supplement
Sea View Twin/Double Room: £49
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Travel insurance - Extra Week: £10
Extra week: £350 - £360
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

BirminghamWed 20/02/20198Thomson09502035Last few places809Paphos08BHX17WCYD8

BirminghamWed 20/11/20198Thomson09502035Places Available819Paphos048BHX17WCYD9

BristolWed 20/11/20198Easyjet08001820Places Available819Paphos048BRS17WCYD9

EdinburghWed 20/02/20198Easyjet10552155Last few places809Paphos08EDI17WCYD8

EdinburghWed 20/11/20198Easyjet10552155Places Available819Paphos048EDI17WCYD9

LiverpoolWed 20/02/20198Ryanair06301645Last few places809Paphos08LPL17WCYD8

LiverpoolWed 20/11/20198Ryanair06301645Places Available819Paphos048LPL17WCYD9

London GatwickWed 20/02/20198Easyjet07101720Last few places809Paphos08LGW17WCYD8

London GatwickWed 20/11/20198Easyjet07101720Places Available819Paphos048LGW17WCYD9

LutonWed 20/02/20198Easyjet07001710Last few places809Paphos08LTN17WCYD8

LutonWed 20/11/20198Easyjet07001710Places Available819Paphos048LTN17WCYD9

ManchesterWed 20/02/20198Easyjet12302300Last few places809Paphos08MAN17WCYD8

ManchesterWed 20/11/20198Easyjet12302300Places Available819Paphos048MAN17WCYD9

NewcastleWed 20/02/20198Thomson10002105Last few places809Paphos08NCL17WCYD8

NewcastleWed 20/11/20198Thomson10002105Places Available819Paphos048NCL17WCYD9

StanstedWed 20/02/20198Ryanair09450920Last few places809Paphos08STN17WCYD8

StanstedWed 20/11/20198Ryanair09450920Places Available819Paphos048STN17WCYD9

Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 13/12/2018 at 19:47:06

Everything on the holiday was excellent, our rep Leanne was the very best that I have ever come across and made this holiday even better. She is caring, considerate, flexible, companiable, efficient and very funny. A real tonic to everyone. Your holiday company is magnificent and Leanne the icing on the cake Exceptional. Thank you so much.

Mrs R, Northumberland

This is the 3rd PTS walking holiday we have had and it has been excellent, as were the other two in Poland and Andalucia

Mrs F, Midlothian

We cannot fault the holiday in any way! The initial contact with the company was, as previously, courteous and efficient. All the paperwork arrived on time and with full travel details. Taking into consideration the quality of the driver and guides and the walks selected, the price of the holiday seems a real bargain. Both of us can honestly say the hotel is the best we have ever experienced. We look forward to booking another one in the near future. This is the second holiday with Preferred Travel Services and both have been superb.

Mr & Mrs H, Cheshire

I have had a most enjoyable time whilst in Paphos, Cyprus. The Athena Beach Hotel was excellent in all the services which it provided and the staff were extremely courteous and looked after all our needs. The guided walks were well planned and we were able to make many friends whilst on the walks. Thank you.

Mr A, East Midlands

Great holiday - loved it! Overall has been brilliant, rep very helpful and friendly - nothing too much trouble. Walking guide very informative, knowledgeable and fun. Hotel food and service outstanding, friendly, welcoming and spotless. All staff great. Loved Cyprus too!

Ms B, W Yorkshire

Thanks for a wonderful walking holiday to Cyprus. All splendidly organised and we felt in such safe hands with the very informative and supportive reps. Looking forward to another enjoyable escape.

Mrs R, North Yorkshire

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Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains