Aphrodite (Circular), Ammochostos (Famagusta) District, Cape Gkreko National Forest Park Nature Trail
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Aphrodite (Circular), Ammochostos (Famagusta) District, Cape Gkreko National Forest Park Nature Trail
Aphrodite (Circular), Ammochostos (Famagusta) District, Cape Gkreko National Forest Park Nature Trail
GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.982762 Lon: 34.069630
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.982762 Lon: 34.069630
Altitude of the starting point: 10m
Altitude of the highest peak: 60m
Altitude of the end peak: 10m
Starting point: Visitor Centre parking site.
Length: 2km
Estimated duration: 1 hour
Difficulty rate: 1

 

Points of interest: The Aphrodite Trail is located within the Cape Gkreko National Forest Park and follows a downhill incline until it reaches the beach. Here, it connects to the Sea Caves - Agioi Anargyroi Trail and before it reaches a natural bridge called ‘Kamara tou Koraka’ it takes an uphill turn toward the Visitor Centre. This part of the trail is common with the Konnoi - Agioi Anargyroi. The first part of the trail passes by the ruins of the ancient temple, dedicated to the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite. On the way to the beach, the trail passes by natural caves with dry stone walls built around their perimeter - constructions that were used by shepherds to keep animals. There are many viewpoints along the route. There is also a sign with the Cypria Aphrodite (Κύπριδα Αφροδίτη) logo indicating where an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite is believed to have been.

Flora: While hiking you can study the indigenous plants: Phoenician juniper (Juniperus phoenicea), wild thyme (Thymus capitatus), prickly burnet (Sarcopoterium spinosum), rock samphires (Crithmum maritimum).

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