Upgrade/Update of www.natureofcyprus.org coming up
Expected to be ready in April or May the ''new'' www.natureofcyprus.org will be modernised and better navigated, especially on tablets and mobile phones.
A section with the fifty Butterfly species found in Cyprus will be added.
Services for Independent Self-Guided Walkers - New Route - The Aphrodisian Way
Scheduled Guided Walks
In autumn 2014 a fourth route has been added to Cyprus Walks Etc Independent Self-Guided Walking Itineraries: The Aphrodisian Way is primarily a coastal walking route in Paphos and Akamas that is closely connected to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty who was born and roamed in this area of Cyprus. As on average it rains on fewer than 40 days per year in this area, this week-long walk is suitable also for winter walking trips. (www.CyprusWalksEtc.com)
From September 2014 Cyprus Walks Etc is offering again on a regular basis Guided Walks. This year we will be talking walkers on 16 different excellent walking routes in Cyprus. These Guided Walks take place once per week (usually on Wednesday or Thursday) and periodically also on weekends www.CyprusWalksEtc.com)
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.