Excursion and hike in the Avaka Gorge

Excursion and hike in the Avaka Gorge

Excursion and hike in the Avaka Gorge
Completed Event
07 April 2024/ 07:00
10 hours
Level 1
25 euros/ person

The team of Salonica View organizes a one-day excursion and hike in the Avaka Gorge.

A few words about the Avaka Gorge:

The Avaka Gorge is considered the most beautiful destination for hikers and nature lovers. For many, it is the jewel of the Akama peninsula. The carved limestone rocks that rise up to 30 meters, the wildlife of the path, and the river “Avgas” that goes through it, give you the impression of an earthly paradise.


Points of interest:

The Avaka Gorge trail is located in the gorge of the same name, within the forest of Pegeia, while the end of the route is inside the gorge. It follows the course of the river Avga, from where the gorge takes its name. The gorge was created by continuous erosive activity on the weathering, sloping limestone cliffs composed of fertile, silty soil, coralline and granular limestone, and bentonite mud. The gorge is also an area within the NATURA 2000 network. In the beginning, the trail follows a dirt road (closed to private vehicles) through an open valley and then leads you into the gorge. In its last part, the path is in the stream, where the water usually flows all year round. The route through the gorge is characterized by dense vegetation and a particularly attractive, shady, and wet environment.

Hiking Features:

Starting altitude: 45 m.
The altitude of the highest point: 45 m.
Finishing altitude: 45 m.
Length: 5 kilometers
Time: 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: 1 - 2


Cost of participation (per person):

20 euros (hiking, organization & transportation by bus)

**the payment will be done on the bus. (Ignore the automatic payment message you will receive).

The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Trainers specializing in outdoor activities
  3. Transfer by bus from Nicosia and return
  4. First aid box


You must have with you:

  1. Good sneakers or hiking boots (if you have them)
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second shirt, socks, one small towel (change)
  4. Snack and Water
  5. Backpack
  6. Raincoat(required)
  7. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  8. Tissues
  9. Baton (optional)
  10. Camera (optional)

Note 1. When you click to book, declare in the message where you will take the bus from.


Note 2. For the event's best functioning and safety reasons, participants must comply with the attendants' instructions.


Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.


Note 4. Photographic material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, please let us know.



07:00 – Departure from Nicosia (Cypriot Handicrafts Center)

07:30 – Departure Kofinos (village square - church of Saint Modestos)

08:00 – Departure from Limassol (Jumbo Linopetra)

09:00 – Stop at Paphos Mall for coffee

10:00 – Start hiking in the gorge

13:20 – End of hike

14:00 - Walk to the port of Pafos (free time for food and coffee)

16:00 - Departure for return

18:30 - Return to Nicosia (there will be a stop for disembarking at Limassol and Kofinou)

*** ATTENTION: the return time may vary depending on the group.

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