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Hiking & Nature Activities

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees”. The words of philosopher and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, describe in short the numerous benefits of nature. To appreciate truly the smells, sounds, sights and tranquility that make our island incredibly diverse and unique, you only need to put on your training/hiking shoes and walk along our nature trails and picturesque villages.

This year the Deputy Ministry of Tourism offers a Hiking and Nature Activities Program, which includes walking and hiking tours, led by experienced tourist guides. The selected trails wend their way through beautiful countryside, colourful village centers, sprawling forests and plains, breathtaking hills, astounding terrain, captivating shorelines and lush meadows.

No transportation will be provided, but the programme will note if there is easy access with public transportation. All participants are required to be at the designated meeting point on time and will be notified via sms for the specific location.

Please reserve a place at the walking / hiking tour of your choice electronically by clicking on the following link and (re) discover the charming villages and beautiful nature of our island.

FREE GUIDED WALKS AND HIKES ON 29 January and 5 February 2023
NOTE: BOOKINGS OPEN APPROX. 10 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT

29/1/2023 – Sunday

Guided tour in Kalo Chorio Orinis village and hike in the Pikrovrysi tis Merikas trail with its fascinating geology – FORM CLOSED

5/2/2023 – Sunday

Spilia village and guided hike on the trail Kourdali-Limeria and tour of the legendary EOKA fighters hideout camp – CANCELLED – Will be rescheduled soon.

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Setrachos River
CURRENT ACTIVITIES
29/1/2023 – KALO CHORIO ORINIS VILLAGE AND HIKE IN “PIKROVRYSI TIS MERIKAS” TRAIL WITH ITS FASCINATING GEOLOGY – FORM CLOSED

The activity begins in Kalo Chorio Orinis village and we will then head down to the entrance of the trail.

The hike will go on a loop through magnificent geology by the Maroullena river to return back to the village.

Length: 7 kilometers

Level of Difficulty: 1 – Relatively easy but with slippery terrain. It is necessary to use hiking shoes and a walking stick. Bring hat, water, snacks, raincoat.

Meeting time: 09.45

Duration: 10.00-13.00

Meeting point: Kalo Chorio Orinis village (exact location will be sent via sms)

5/2/2023 – MEET SPILIA AND KOURDALI VILLAGES, LISTEN TO TALES ABOUT THE LEGENDARY EOKA FIGHTERS, TOUR OF THE EOKA MUSEUM AND HIDEOUT CAMP, AND HIKE ON THE KOURDALI-LIMERIA TRAIL – LOOP – CHALLENGING 

The guided tour will start in the village of Spilia and continue towards Kourdali village. Tour of the EOKA museum in Kourdali and head up to the EOKA hideout camp via the Kourdali-Limeria trail. Then the tour will return back to Spilia via earth road.

Points of interest: Spilia village, Monastery of the Virgin Mary Chrysokourdaliotissa and EOKA Museum in Kourdali village, EOKA hideout camp, views of Troodos mountains.

Trail length: 7 kilometres

Level of Difficulty: 3 – Challenging. The trail is long and challenging at parts with slippery terrain and some steep uphill and downhill. The use of hiking boots, hiking sticks and waterproof gear is essential. Bring hat, water, snacks.

Meeting time: 09.45

Duration: 10.00-13.30

Meeting point: Spilia Village (exact location will be sent via sms)

Participation Form

    Participant 1 Details:

    IN CASES OF FAMILIES, THE DETAILS OF THE OTHER PARTICIPATING MEMBERS CAN BE COMPLETED BELOW.











    NOTE: Activities include walks/hikes on demanding and slippery terrain. Only for people with high endurance. The use of hiking shoes and stick is necessary. The tour guide may decide not to allow participation without proper equipment.

    I have read and understood the above note and I am able to participate in the hike I have chosen. *

    Leave no trace behind – Respect wildlife and wild flowers – Take your rubbish with you

    Remember your hiking equipment, water, snack, hat, rain-gear, sun protection.

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