2nd version of Book Guide on Nature of Cyprus coming up
In the coming weeks the second version of our popular book guide is expected to be published in an electronic form. Compared to the first version it will be enriched with a number of wetlands, walking trails, and beaches and the number of very old trees will be increased considerably.
The first version presents some elements of Cyprus rich cultural heritage. The second version, focusing more on the concept of ''''Authentic Ecotourism'''' (related to nature and cultural heritage) will increase this content significantly and it will have information on tens of watermills and tens of medieval bridges as well as on a significant number of chapels and some castles and guardhouses. It is expected to have a similar price to the first version and will be published in English and possibly in Russian.
Cyprus Coastal Sea Exploration Trips
From autumn 2012 Cyprus Walks Etc is offering Cyprus Sea Coastal Exploration trips on human-powered crafts. The first route covers Cape Greko coastline (including various caves, a natural bridge, etc). It is a envisaged that about 10 routes will be offered around Cyprus coastline.
Services for Independent Self-Guided Walkers
From March 2012 Cyprus Walks Etc offers services to Independent Self-Guided Walkers on a third weeklong walking route that we designed. This focuses on Troodos and Akamas and can be walked also in summer.
Services for Independent Self-Guided Cyclers
From May 2012 we provide services to Independent Self-Guided Cyclers. Our first, week-long cycling route focuses on Troodos and Akamas. It provides the cycler with the opportunity to enjoy authentic Cyprus, some of the best assets of Cyprus rich nature and cultural heritage and can be biked throughout the year.
Welcome to our upgraded website. Here you will find extensive information (including thousands of photographs and maps) on the nature of Cyprus (beaches, trails, dams, etc), and on its flora and fauna. There are a number of different sections in the website:
a) Natural attractions section
Here you can find information (including photographs and maps) for almost 200 Cyprus natural attractions, for those that we consider to be most interesting because of their natural value. This searchable section includes information about more than 70 Cyprus beaches (in Paphos, Ayia Napa, Limassol, Protaras, Larnaca and Latchi/Polis), 20 dams and lakes, 40 hiking trails (official and unofficial) all over Cyprus including the coast, Troodos, Paphos Forest and the Akamas peninsula, waterfalls, ancient bridges, (sea) caves, parks and tens of ancient trees (those that have been declared “Natural Monuments”).
b) Birds section
In this section you can find searchable information about the few hundreds of different bird species that one may see on the island, at any particular season of the year and in any particular type of habitat. Besides its educational value, the section can be used by birdwatchers, especially since one of our main sources is Birdlife Cyprus.
c) Plants section
In this section we include extensive information on selected hundreds (out of the few thousands) of the plant species that can be found on the island, with emphasis on endemic plants, orchids and plants that are indigenous. Besides its educational value, the section can give guidance to those interested in experiencing and studying (and/or photographing) specific plants in their natural environment. For example, it can list the plants that are in bloom during a certain month range (when one expects to visit the island), or the endemic plants that are found in (a particular) one of the biodiverse areas of Akamas peninsula, Troodos mountains, Paphos forest, Pentadactylos mountains, or execute more complicated queries.
d) Other sections
www.natureofcyprus.org also includes sections on mammals and reptiles (each of these two kinds of animals is represented on the island by no more than 30 species) and smaller sections on mushrooms and habitats.
We hope that you enjoy your visit.
This project is managed by Phivos Ioannides.