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Avakas Gorge

Avakas gorge is the most well known gorge in Cyprus. It is located very close to the entrance of Akamas peninsula from the area of Agios Georgios Peyias. Its general direction is north - south and you enter the gorge from south. How long is the Avakas gorge? Its total length is about 5 km, however the narrow part of it covers about the first 2 km, after that it opens up and it is more like a small valley. On the first narrow part you can admire the impressive rock formations, while of the second, more open, part, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and wonderful vegetation.

How to get to Avakas gorge directions

You will have to drive towards Agios Georgios Peyias at first. From Paphos you will have to go towards Coral Bay and continue straight. With this i mean that when you reach the Coral Bay area you will find a roundabout, where you turn left if you are going to Coral Bay, instead just continue driving straight for approximately five kilometers. The road is two-directions in very good condition and a beautiful route, as you drive through banana and other plantations. There are clear road signs for Agios Georgios Peyia, in general you will continue straight for about six - seven minutes, and the way to Akamas is a turn to the right as you are going, be carefull not to lose the road sign.
After turning right the road is still surfaced for about a kilometer, then you enter the Akamas National Park area and the road becomes unsurfaced. At the end of the surfaced road there is a cafeteria to your right and this is the last point from where you can get water, from this point on there are no other cafeterias or restaurants or anything else reminiscent of civilization, just virgin nature.
The unsurfaced road is in good condition, dusty in the summer and maybe in not so good condition in the winter, especially after rainfalls, but you will not have problem to drive until the entrance of the gorge, which is a bit more than a kilometer away. There is a sign towards the gorge, as you will have to turn right, and you cannot drive until the entrance of the gorge, you will have to park and walk for five minutes until the entrance.

..and some advice when visiting the Avakas gorge

These are not meant to dishearten you, just a few warnings about what you might face. Thousands of people visit the Avakas gorge every year, enjoy a memorable day and nothing bad happens, so just do the same and enjoy!