Cyprus – The Akamas Peninsula & The Troodos Mountains

8 Days from £789 | November, February

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, 1 ½ 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, we also offer it 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

ATHENA BEACH HOTEL **** Superior, Paphos (seven nights)
The Athena Beach Hotel has recently been fully refurbished and provides superb accommodation right on the beach, in Kato Paphos, with good access to the town centre. There are lovely spacious gardens, 2 freshwater outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor heated pool, 3 restaurants offering buffet and a la carte options (half-board includes dining in the buffet restaurant), bars, and spacious lounges and terraces. Bedrooms have bath, shower and wc, satellite tv, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and private balcony or terrace. There is also a spa and health club with gym offering a full range of treatments (charges apply). The hotel also provides resident dance leaders with complimentary dance classes, 18 outdoor and 6 indoor bowls rinks, floodlit tennis courts and mini golf – charges apply to rental of equipment and some facilities. ( Some departures may be accommodated in the Pioneer Beach Hotel, a sister hotel of the Athena Beach, located a further 800m up the beach from the town centre. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 96%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking: Cyprus – Akamas Peninsula & the Troodos Mountains
Supplements per person: Single room £0
Sea view room per week: £49
Extra week in a single: 2017 - £450; 2018 - £460 Extra week in a twin/double: 2017 - £350; 2018 - £360 Holiday Code: 7WCY

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

BirminghamWed 22/11/20178Thomson09502035Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

BirminghamWed 21/02/20188Thomson09502035Places Available789Paphos0

BirminghamWed 21/11/20188Thomson09502035Places Available799Paphos0

BristolWed 22/11/20178Easyjet08001820Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

BristolWed 21/02/20188Easyjet08001820Places Available789Paphos0

BristolWed 21/11/20188Easyjet08001820Places Available799Paphos0

EdinburghWed 22/11/20178Easyjet10552155Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

EdinburghWed 21/02/20188Easyjet10552155Places Available789Paphos0

EdinburghWed 21/11/20188Easyjet10552155Places Available799Paphos0

London GatwickWed 22/11/20178Easyjet07101720Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

London GatwickWed 21/02/20188Easyjet12552320Places Available789Paphos0

London GatwickWed 21/11/20188Easyjet07101720Places Available799Paphos0

LutonWed 22/11/20178Easyjet11202130Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

LutonWed 21/02/20188Easyjet11202130Places Available789Paphos0

LutonWed 21/11/20188Easyjet11202130Places Available799Paphos0

ManchesterWed 22/11/20178Easyjet12302300Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

ManchesterWed 21/02/20188Easyjet12302300Places Available789Paphos0

ManchesterWed 21/11/20188Easyjet12302300Places Available799Paphos0

NewcastleWed 22/11/20178Thomson10002105Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

NewcastleWed 21/02/20188Thomson10002055Places Available789Paphos0

NewcastleWed 21/11/20188Thomson10002105Places Available799Paphos0

StanstedWed 22/11/20178Ryanair09450920Last few places789Paphos0 (on request)

StanstedWed 21/02/20188Ryanair09450920Places Available789Paphos0

StanstedWed 21/11/20188Ryanair09450920Places Available799Paphos0

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 22/10/2017 at 21:47:04

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

We enjoyed our recent two weeks holiday with PTS to Paphos. Arrangements, flights and transfers all went smoothly and the Paphos Representative was excellent. The Athena Royal Beach Hotel could not be faulted and in our experience, one of the best in regard to location, accommodation, service, staff and food and quality of design and finish. No doubt we will be back!

Mr & Mrs R, Fife

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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