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Adonis Trail, Cyprus

The Adonis Trail in Paphos offers beautiful views of Polis Chrysochous, the Paphos Forest, and the Akamas peninsula. The trail runs past the ruins of the Queen’s Tower and a 500-year-old oak tree and has many varieties of local flora and fauna along the route. There are also foxes, hares, hedgehogs, reptiles including the Cyprus lizard and the black whip snake and birds such as wood pigeons, partridges and local warblers and wheatears.

The walk is 7.5km and the first 2 km is very hard going as the paths are steep and rocky underfoot, so good footwear is a must. The lovely views and introduction to different environments plus the frequent lizard sighting do make the climb worthwhile. As well as proper footwear, you will need plenty of water and high factor suncream as the sun can be a scorcher.