Akamas Peninsula
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Akamas Peninsula

Named after a legendary lover of Aphrodite, this is the most thinly populated portion of Cyprus. Volcanic peaks drop sharply north and east but fall more gradually to the sea in the west, furrowed by ravines that hide the precious water.

From Paphos travel north along the coast beyond Coral Bay, past Ayios Yeoryios (where there is a lovely church alongside an archaeological excavation. Shortly after this, a left turn brings you into the Akamas peninsula.

Visit White River Beach (Aspros Potamos) and see the 'sunbets and ubmrellas' and beyond this to the sandier Toxeftra Beach. This is the mouth of the Avgas (Avakas) gorge and close to another gorge at Koufon. Further north you reach the quiet, sandy beach at Lara with it's solitary snack-bar serving a welcome fresh orange juice.
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