Moving time  4 hours 58 minutes

Time  7 hours 27 minutes

Coordinates 7020

Uploaded September 7, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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691 ft
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29.68 mi

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near Pégeia, Eparchía Páfou (Cyprus)

I would go far as I can and discover 'unknown' parts of the Akamas, well I found some , but some parts accessible only with boat not even footpaths are there. Road mostly okay, but some places are tricky really need good car and experience. I did mark these at pictures and even if map shows there is a road may you can't drive thru at all. Most roads have maintenance regularly due have to be ready for firefighters. So if a road looks too dirt just turn back if you can and pick up another one. At the beginning Lara road is top quality unpaved road , usable even with salon cars until North Lara beach. Later not really use good off road car, fancy SUV may not works!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCm82U_ZMHY

Akamas (Greek: Ακάμας, Turkish: Akama), is a promontory and cape at the northwest extremity of Cyprus with an area of 230 square kilometres.[1] Ptolemy described it as a thickly wooded headland, divided into two by summits [a mountain range] rising towards the north.[2] The peninsula is named after a son of Theseus, hero of the Trojan War and founder of the city-kingdom of Soli.

Until the year 2000, the peninsula was used by the British Army and Navy for military exercises and as a firing range. Under the 1960 Treaty of Establishment, the British Army was allowed to use the Akamas for exercises for up to 70 days a year. [3]

At the southern end of the peninsula is the town of Pegeia and on its northeast side the town of Polis. Due to the mountainous nature of the peninsula there are no roads running through its heartland. Furthermore, some roads marked on Cypriot road maps of the area are not tarmaced. Visitor attractions in Akamas include a loggerhead turtle sanctuary and the Baths of Aphrodite where the goddess is said to have bathed, near Polis.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamas

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Start Point at Peiya Enter to Akamas National Park

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Border sign of Akamas National Park

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Around Lara Beach

I had plenty of trip here around Lara Beach this is why I didn't stop here and took pictures, you can find video on my YouTube channel
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Lara Road

'Motorway of the park' looks pretty awesome quality unpaved road, but.. some places just tough where road is too rocky or rivers damage road at every winter. You can get Lara Beach and little more far with saloon car,but this is the maximum without capable off road car.
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Juniper bush protected area

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Locality Karavopetres

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Beautiful harbours , still easy road

Beach

Beautiful Beach

Wilderness hut

Locality Erimites

Nature shelter , small caves in soft stone , goats use it to get shade on hot days.
Panorama

Above the caves

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Caves

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Gorge

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Dried out river

Intersection

Road to other side of the Island

It is going to be really shit quality road :( be careful with what type of car you drive will be matter really
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Beautiful Akrotikri like shore line

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Rocky, rocky shore

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Tough shore drive start here

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Dirty beaches :(

People are so care less, they come here with big trucks, thru out trash and not collect anything to keep clean this beautiful area , shame..
Intersection

Last chance to take easy road to other site of the island

Don't follow my route here , if you have fancy SUV only or/and not experienced off road driver. Take the easy road as most buggy and quad drivers do.
Beach

Sandy Golden Beach

Smaller than Lara Beaches, may less nice as well, but! Nobody here even at summer time weekend, sadly some garbage shows idiots visit this place.
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Sign of protected plant

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Road looks okay

But truly getting worst and worst I didn't not take photos due I had to drive thru on all obstacles. You can expect lava stones instead of road, ruined road by river with gorge, deep sand etc
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Another sandy beach

Same issue, sad to see many plastic craps.
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Desert :)

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Usual holly place

No idea about it.
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Nice shore line

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Damn scary narrow fence less mountain road

Pray to not get anybody else on this road.
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Akamas light house Internet works here

Thanks for cellphone tower you able to use internet here.
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Akamas Light House

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Akamas Light House

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Behind Akamas Light House awesome view

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Light house still working, but no staff

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Panorama at Akamas Light House

Intersection

Turn left here to go to the Blue Lagoon

Fontana Amaroza area
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Other side of the island

Road wasn't easy to drive here from light house often dry mud steep slopes on the road. I don't suggest to make it reverse.
Beach

Blue Lagoon

Fontana Amoroza very popular boat destination from Latchi You can find videos on my YouTube Channel
Mountain pass

Majestic summit

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Nice harbor with mountain scenery

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