The westernmost national park on the island
At the westernmost tip of the island is the promontory of Akamas. A smaller national park is established here, which is named after the Trojan hero Akamant, the son of the Athenian These, who allegedly settled here.
The original low vegetation and rare species of birds and mammals have been preserved in this protected area. Endangered Cypriot mouflons and herds of wild goats live here, for example. The local beaches are part of a marine reserve where turtles nest – giant tortoises and common carp. Therefore, most beaches are inaccessible to the public.
The place is quite remote and not easy to get here. Therefore, boat trips around the beautiful coast are very popular.
There are several hiking trails through the park, from which there are beautiful views of the coast.
From the port near the town of Polis, cruise ships depart for a place called the „Blue Lagoon“, where it is possible to swim in the azure sea.
Privacy on inaccessible beaches
More affluent visitors rent boats and enjoy privacy on secluded deserted beaches
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