The Aphrodite Trail is a nature trail that follows the footsteps of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. It’s a 7.5-kilometre-long circular trail that might be challenging for some because of its stony parts, and of some steep uphill and downhills. The starting point is at the Baths of Aphrodite. The route includes points of cultural interest like the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigenas (Rigena’s Tower), which are believed to belong to a Medieval monastery. A century-old oak tree is located near the ruins which is believed that it was where Aphrodite was taking a rest on her way to the Baths.
Along the trail, you can enjoy the stunning view of the Cape Arnaoutis, of Polis Chrysochous and of Paphos Forest. The trail is populated by juniper and pine trees. Many endemic and migratory birds, reptiles and mammals like foxes, hedgehogs and hares may be seen on the way. A sink for drinking water is found near the Rigena’s Tower, and another one is placed between the Baths and Kakoskali. Please be aware that a part of the trail connects with the Adones Nature Trail.
The lovers of nature have the opportunity to truly witness and experience the untamed natural beauty of Akamas region, as both trails of Aphrodite and Adones highlight the spectacular landscapes of mountains and sea. The two trails are part of the E4 European Paths and they are set up and managed by the Forestry Department.