Four nature trails exist across Larnaka's mountainous areas, each designed to show Cyprus' nature at its very best.
Kionia – Prophet Elias
This trial begin at the Kionia camping site near Vavatsinia, or inversely from the Machairas Monastery in the direction of Konia. It is 7 kms long and it takes about 3 hours of walking to complete, passing though the Prophet Elias Monastery, where a natural spring is on hand to satisfy your thirst.
Vavatsinia – Cave of Athashia
Starting at the earth road of the Vavatsinia – Konia Forest, the trail has a distance of 2 kms that can be undertaken in about an hour. During the walk you will come across the cave of 'Athashia', which is a test excavation for mineral gold that is known to exist in the area.
Lefkara – Metamorphosis of the Savior Chapel
Commencing at Lefkara on the road to Vavatsinia, the beginning of this trail follows a steep slope up to the Church of the Metamorphosis of the Savior. It then follows a circular direction, ending up back in Lefkara village after a 3km, 1.5 hour walk. Along the route, the panoramic view from the church is quite stunning.
Lefkara – Kato Drys
This trail follows the same path towards the Metamorphosis of the Savior Church, but subsequently detours towards the village of Kato-Drys. This downward sloped walk can lead you to the Convent of Saint Minas, which accepts visitors during weekdays. The total length is 2.5kms which can be completed in approximately one hour.