Here is a unique opportunity to travel deep inside the Paphos hinterland to explore abandoned

villages, deserted monasteries, remote bird habitats, flowing rivers, medieval bridges, dense forests and rich vineyard areas. Our itinerary, which brings you into some of the most undeveloped regions of Cyprus, creates a sort of ‘mixed meze’ of nature and culture experiences set against a backdrop of dazzling wilderness in the river valleys of the Troodos foothills.

Participants can look forward to great floral displays in spring, and superb, almost dream-like landscape the year round.

A typical ‘river valley day’ includes the following easy-going activities:

 

Strolling the goat-filled cobblestone streets of a tiny farming village;

 

Gazing upon sheer 100-metre limestone cliffs to observe birds wheeling in the air currents;

 

Hiking through ‘unmolested landscape’ to reach a flowing stream or a 16th century monastery;

 

Sampling the gastronomic wonders of a small village kitchen – and sometimes picking oranges straight from the tree!

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The TROODOS RIVER VALLEY experience

Available from:  PAPHOS

    

In addition to seeing a range of off-the-beaten-track nature and culture monuments, you will meet spontaneous, friendly village

people and have contact with their farm animals (donkeys, goats, cats and dogs). If you wish to get away from the cement-ridden coastline and reach the true heart of unexplored Cyprus, here is your chance !

Each excursion includes a very memorable lunch at a small village taverna featuring a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian specialities not found in tourist restaurants. We eat what the local farmers eat! Sorry, no chips!! Drinking water throughout the day is provided gratis.

 

Special Interests: Archaeology, bird-watching, botany,

geology, goat manure, human settlement patterns, relief

from urban stress, wine tasting.

 

 

Cruises from Cyprus to Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Rhodes and the Greek Islands

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