Although the Cyprus Tourism Organisation has concentrated on walks in the south, itís Cyprusís Turkish north that holds the lionís share of timeless tracks with the 100km ridge along the Kyrenia Mountains flanked by views over the Med and the Mesaoria Plains. Tear yourself away from crusader castles for a moment and youíll find walks to turtle nesting grounds and ancient monasteries along the Karpas Peninsula to the east; however, roads are rough, with belligerent, braying donkeys best bypassed with just a nod.
Back in southern Cyprus, less confrontational paths can be found around the islandís highest point, Mt Olympus, within the central Troodos Mountains, where Artemis lays claim to one of the best circular walks on Cyprus. More myths and legends prevail the further west you walk with the Akamas Panorama featuring the Baths of Aphrodite and the start of the Adonis and Aphrodite trails which lead over dusty gravel tracks to some of the islandís finest stretches of unblemished coastline.
Find out more in our Cyprus walking holidays travel guide.