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Cooler temperatures are a boon for hikers in the mountains of Cyprus

The Church of the Holy Cross in Pedoulas in the Troodos Mountains

Hero hikes in Cyprus

Anyone planning a winter hiking trip to Cyprus faces a choice: whether to strike out among the terraced olive groves, crumbling Byzantine churches and pineswathed mountains of the interior, or instead to make for the coast, and explore cliff-top trails that meander above azure waters, traversing beaches where turtles nest. Fortunately InnTravel’s self-guided walking trip handily combines the two – with time evenly divided between the Troodos Mountains (often capped with winter snows) and the Akamas Peninsula, where summer sunbathing crowds are notably absent and cool temperatures make for comfortable walking. In both bases there’s a multitude of day walks to choose from – all enjoy spectacular countryside views beftting any classical epic.

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