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Avakas Gorge

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Address: | Paphos District, Cyprus
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This dramatic canyon, a favorite of hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts,...

This dramatic canyon, a favorite of hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, is characterized by beautiful rock formations, wildlife and rare plants.

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A longish trek, but spectacular, especially at its narrowest points.

Not suitable for the elderly or infirm, but anyone reasonably able-bodied should find this spectacular site interesting. Take some drinking water with you if you are going all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Julian F
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not suitable for the elderly or infirm, but anyone reasonably able-bodied should find this spectacular site interesting. Take some drinking water with you if you are going all the way up it. You can drive a 4wd vehicle to a point a little way along it and there is a drinking water fountain and a public loo in the rough... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked at the foot of the hill approx 1 kilometre from the car par and walked up to the gorge. The trail is then another 1/2 to 1 kilometre to the end. Good workout for the legs.

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Thank Alexander B
Latchi, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've hiked maybe 6 or 7 gorges previously and this place is not near the top of my list for adventure and technical challenges. It is, however a wonderful place to experience local flora and fauna. There are placards identifying a number of trees and vines on the walk in to the gorge. What i liked about the signage was... More 

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Thank m p
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We did the gorge today and it was a five hour round trip. We parked at the bottom car park as we had a 2WD 800 cc hire car. The walk to the gorge is very straight forward and I had written down instructions for the 14 km round trip from the Internet. We made it to the end of... More 

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Thank gf430
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Well, I don't want to say it doesn't worth visiting; indeed, it does! Just don't expect something fantastic to prevent being disappointed. But if you do love waking in nice places, love wild rocks and nature - you have to visit this place, one of the most wonderful view-sites in Cyprus.

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Thank Alexey R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A natural wonder, one of its kind in Cyprus. Between the sun and sea, do spare some time to visit some of these natural wonders that Cyprus has to offer. Make sure you park right at the entrance of the 'park' if you don't want to walk an extra mile and back to your car. Take good shoes and some... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Getting there does require driving on some unmade roads, but it's OK. Flat walk along a track to start with and then the gorge walls rise up the rock structure and formations are fascinating.

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Thank KPNotts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the gorge at the beginning of September on a random adventure and had a great time. We parked in the first car park and walked down to the main "staging area" - a bigger car park and a WC. From here we began our wander into the gorge, which starts out along dirt paths and quickly turns into... More 

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Thank Bernadette E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We visited at the wrong time of year (August), the wrong time of day (2pm) in the wrong car (2wd hire) and wearing the wrong shoes (flip flops & sandals) - but none of that mattered - the gorge is fantastic and well worth a visit. We parked in the top car park - yes the road after the fork... More 

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Thank Stuart W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

it was a 30min walk in 40 degree heat but well worth it , be carefull very slippery on the rocks , lovely gorge .

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