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Avakas Gorge Akamas Cyprus

Paphos - Paphos Nature

Avakas gorge Located in Akamas peninsula, is three kilometers long and is considered by connoisseurs, nature lovers.


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Before we get a taste of Avakas Gorge, know that: do not decide to enter the canyon alone, it is danger, and the quite difficult route includes parts of skid with climbing over rocks and stones.


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So take drinking water and enjoy a paradise of flora and fauna as you walk the difficult path over the creek. Limestone walls around you, up to 30 feet, which at one point almost united. The surrounding cypress, wild fig trees, ferns and oaks, while the feud flora is rare endemic flower centauria akamantis. If you're lucky, you may see foxes, hares and hawks.


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It is worth noting that Avakas Gorge had 90 million years to get its current form. It Canyon type, that is narrow and high altitude. Avakas gorge took this name from the gorge in Colorado, USA Its length is up to 3 Km.


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Rich in flora, the gorge has pines, cypresses, wild fig trees, ferns and oak trees among other trees and a wide variety of wild flowers. The fauna includes foxes, rabbits, hawks, crows, owls, butterflies and many reptiles (and yes that include snakes as well).

A masterpiece of nature, the Avakas gorge, is accessible to the Akamas peninsula in northwest Paphos. A paradise for hikers, offering stunning views and a generous introduction to local flora and fauna, including endangered centauria akamantis-an endemic plant found only in the canyon. Carved out of limestone, up to 30 meters tall and narrow dramatically at one point, the canyon is quite difficult path as the rough track winds along and over the stream that created this natural wonder over thousands of years. Recommended stable shoes and practical clothes. Visitors should carry plenty of drinking water and are encouraged not to enter the gorge themselves without first having informed someone about their program.


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A valuable specimen between them is extremely rare endemic centauria akamandis with purple flowers that bloom in spring.
Crossed the river that empties into the sea between Cape Drepanon and Lara. The canyon is accessible along a main road through the village Arodes. When you look from the ground is particularly impressive. However, access to this top requires a special preparation.


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