Smigies Nature Trail
Smigies Nature Trail
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Mina B
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
beautiful trail, quite difficult in the beginning because it is uphill, however, the view is amazing when you reach the top. The only thing that I didn't like was that there wasn't any toilet paper nor soap for the hands in the public toilets in the picnic area before the start of the natural trail.
Written 5 April 2024
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Chloe Allison
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Lovely walk. Not too strenuous (we did the short route). Quiet area. Well sign posted. Beautiful views of the peninsula and the sea either side. I recommend at least good trainers as there are some loose stones in places. The first bit is a climb that took us about 15 minutes (We’re fit) but it shouldn’t be too intimidating for most people. Say hi to the mountain goats! The very last bit of road to the picnic car park looks scary for regular car but actually someone just drove on the wet tarmac. It’s fine.
Written 8 April 2023
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Lynn M
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The trail is quite steep and the signage leaves a bit to be desired, we went wrong and added about 3km to the trail :-) The effort is worth it, The views are stunning and far reaching, a wonderful of array of plants and some are named for those interested. Decent footwear is essential, take water with you.
Written 4 December 2022
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chris C
Waterlooville, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Lovely walk , you can set off from the picnic site ( reached by driving through Neo Chorio village) or walking along Adonis Trail and diverting off. There are two walks from the picnic area, one shorter than the other. There is a information board at the site to show you these walks. You need good walking shoes or walking trainers to complete. The long trail can be hot and in full sun part way. You need plenty of water with you. We usually complete in May or October.
Written 12 August 2022
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Dorothy H
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This trail is reached from the top edge of the village of Neo Chorio. From there, 2.4kms exactly, along a rough but stable road you will come to the Picnic Area. There is ample parking and seating under a good canopy of trees. There is a sign with an emergency telephone number - best take a note of it now. The path next to the notice board with the trail map commences to the right. It is a fairly steep climb up from there over mostly a rocky terrain. On this portion of the trail there are directional signposts but it is quite obvious how to proceed. Near the top there is a view of both sides of the Akamas Peninsula. Traversing the trail at the top there are some magnificent views of the coastal area all the way south to Coral Bay. At the top you will pass under the Fire Lookout Post. The trail splits here with a service road going up to the facility. There’s not much to see but the climb is a short one in any event. Staying to the left the trail starts to descend. Soon you will see the sign for the Short Trail to the right. Staying on the Long Trail to the left the directional signs are not so good. At the next split on the road take the trail to the right. It takes a slight incline past an usual forest of Calabrian Pines and there is a cave on the right hand side. The trail spilts again and it is the left hand direction that takes you on a fairly straightforward path steadily down through another forested area. As you exit this narrow trail near the flat you come to a dirt road. Take the right to walk the last portion of this lovely walk. Average time is about 2 hours but on a hot day it might take longer when the views a good reason to rest and relax.
Written 26 March 2022
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Mary G
Nicosia, Cyprus39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The views are great along this trail, and it is not very difficult. It's wonderful mid February and early spring with the many wild flowers around, cyclamens etc.
Written 27 January 2021
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sim0np
Cuffley, UK197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this trail. We are a couple in early 60s and are not serious hikers so look for a pleasant walk rather than anything too challenging! And this walk gave us exactly that. It is not too taxing but gives amazing views over Latchi and beyond. Very peaceful as well.
The various signs giving descriptions of some of the trees and bushes are interesting as well.
We saw mountain goats which was nice.
Only quibble is that the signposting of the route could be better. Basically there is a short route and a long route. We were trying to do the short route but at the point where the two routes depart there was no sign. We only found out what we’d done later when we used Google Maps! We then turned back and returned the way we’d come so didn’t complete the circular route. That is why my review says 4 stars rather than 5.
Anyway, no problem really, the walk was delightful and is highly recommended.
As a word of warning, we did it in October when temperature was about 25 degrees and some cloud was around. Would have been much harder work on a hotter day.
Written 14 October 2020
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BrookeMorales
London, UK1,240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful walk with fantastic views over the national park and parts of the island.
A gravel road will bring you to a pick nic site where you can park your car.
The start is a tad steep but no real issue, the rest of the walk is very easy. It was beautiful and calm with spectacular views to the sea. Very enjoyable.
The trails are marked and you will find arrows pointing you in the direction of the nature trail. You have the option to do the short or long loop.
The long one took us 2 hours.
Some of the signs are unfortunately broken and there were quite a few gun shells on the ground. We even found a hunting knife! (litter, thankfully is not a real problem)
There are signs everywhere that hunting is prohibited but the evidence tells a different story.
This is a nature reserve and the government should enforce the laws here!
Also, a local was telling us afterwards that the government is encouraging developments for houses. I really hope this won't happen as this is an extremely beautiful part of Cyprus and it's equally important to preserve this part of the island to building housing/tourist developments.
Written 9 March 2020
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JoannesSulpture
Staplehurst, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Went today for a walk which was glorious and highly recommend. However there was a massive hunt with about 50 men in orange and lots of 4x4's with at least 4 dogs (seemingly well looked after) in the back of each car. Akams is a nature reserve and public area, so hunting does not seem to be the right choice for that area. Lots of signs to say no hunting yet the authorities have hunting days Sundays and Wednesdays. Nothing had a chance there today! Not sure we would have enjoyed our walk if hunt was actually in progress. Guns present too.
Written 3 November 2019
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David
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
You need a 4x4 or off road vehicle to use the main tracks through the trail area but if you are walking the many trails available to see the varied nature and views on offer then sturdy boots and plenty of sun cream if coming in June / Later summer is a must. Enjoyed the tree lined respites on some of the trail from the heat and the cooling breeze through the trees, though the deafening sound of the local crickets can get a bit OTT at times! Well worth a visit if you want something manageable that you can enjoy for free.
Written 15 June 2019
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