According to tradition, the best way to really get to know a place is to walk it. Despite its small size, the island of Cyprus encapsulates an impressive 11,000 years in natural environs and diverse landscape that are ready to be explored.
The Troodos mountain range is the ‘green heart’ of the island and a refreshing oasis with endless vistas of forests, valleys and orchards. The higher you climb, the pine-scented air feels more invigorating.
Tourists are not the only visitors that ‘flock’ to Cyprus… a variety of feathered friends – both migrating and indigenous – also favour the island, making it a birdwatching (or birding) haven, of particular significance for conservationists from all over the world.
Thanks to its unique location on the migratory route from Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus is a key breeding spot that sees around 250 million birds passing through the island each autumn and spring.
Birdwatching in Cyprus, Autumn
Birdwatching in Cyprus, Winter
Birdwatching in Cyprus, Spring
Whilst still an emerging destination for climbing sports, Cyprus has all the elements of a great location for climbing, hiking and orienteering, thanks to its favorable weather conditions, stunning rugged backdrops, complex rock types, and the quality, variety and diversity of its climbing routes (both traditional and sport).