1.6 Polis and the Baths of Aphrodite
It is an area in the Akamas between Polis and Cape Arnaouti. Legend has it that goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the waters of this small grotto shaded by an old fig tree, surrounded by the idyllic landscape and the sweet smells of wild flowers. According to mythology, this is where she met her lover Adonis. Myth says that whoever swims in the grotto's water will enjoy eternal youth.

The beach near the Baths of Aphrodite is only accessible by 100 steps but the crystal clear waters makes it worthwhile. If you think the steps are hard work then you will be pleased to know that there are a few other beautiful beaches along the sea front. The picturesque harbour of Latsi is very near, known throughout Cyprus for tavernas serving fresh fish, restaurants and coffee shops, almost all of which are housed in old restored stone warehouses. From Latsi, travelers to Polis can go on short cruises to the Akamas peninsula.

1.7 Paphos Forest

Paphos Forest covers a significant part of western and northern Troodos range. It is isolated and pristine land offering some of the most scenic environment on the island. The fact that you can find more than 50 endemic plant species, a Cedar Valley, luscious valleys, high hilltops, panoramic views, rich plant and animal population including Moufflon a ram-like animal found only in Cyprus, make a visit to Paphos Forest an unforgettable experience. The forest is encircled by a good asphalt road network, as also, an extensive network of dirt roads and hiking trails that take you through all the areas of interest and beauty.

1.8 Troodos mountains

Troodos is the biggest mountain range in Cyprus, located at the center of the island. Troodos's highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 metres. Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many famous mountain resorts (Platres, Kakopetria, Agros), Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks some of which are listed by UNESCO as world heritage (Kykkos, Trooditissa, Assinou), picturesque mountain villages nestling in its valleys and clinging to terraced hill slopes (Panayia, Omodos, Lofou) as also a few medieval times bridges (Kelefou - in photo). 

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