The Akamas peninsula is located about 35km northwest of Paphos and is the westernmost point of Cyprus. Until the year 2000 the peninsula was used by the British army as a firing range. Therefore human settlements and hotels were never developed and the peninsula kept its wild character with a large diversity of flora and fauna. Nowadays the Akamas peninsula is a recreational area which attracts hikers, mountain bikers and off-road drivers. The peninsula is relatively flat, with the highest point only a few hundred metres above sea level. A number of easy trails criss-cross the peninsula. The Baths of Aphrodite are a water pond where the goddess is said to have bathed.
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