BATHS OF APHRODITE
A nature trail like no other…
Explore the Akamas Peninsula’s diverse region; stunning botanical gardens, nature trails, beaches, and restaurants.
Baths of Aphrodite
The Baths of Aphrodite is a large nature area located at the coast of the Akamas Peninsula.
Entering the Akamas Nature Park from the car park to the grotto, you will pass through a botanical garden with most of the perennial indigenous plants of the region.
According to myth and local tradition, this is the location where Aphrodite bathed. It is the exact location where Adonis saw her, fell in love with her and became lovers.
Upon reaching the Baths of Aphrodite, you will find a modern tourist information point. The park is full of nature trails, benches for resting, a bird observatory, bushes and wildflowers, which were created by the Forestry Department in 2006.
There is a parking lot, shops and a restaurant at the site. The nearby local Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe at Polis Chrysochous has some ancient artefacts that are part of the Route of Aphrodite and is worth stopping at while in the area.
From the baths, a 2.5km (1.5 miles) follows the legendary path that the Goddess of Love would take to rest under a large oak tree after her bath. From here, the path splits into two hiking routes called ‘Aphrodite’ and ‘Adonis’.
As well as seeing the diverse plants and animals of the Akamas Park, there are significant geological formations in the area. The walking trail along the coastline has magnificent views out over the sea. There are also swimming spots at some of the nearby beaches, with the opportunity to relax.
There are umbrellas and sunbeds for rent and access to the beach is easy. It is a rocky beach with golden sand, and the views are breath-taking.