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spring wildlife on Aphrodite's island

We first visited Cyprus way back in 1991 and always look forward to returning to Aphrodite’s island. 
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19th – 26th March 2025


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Return flight London Gatwick to Cyprus. Local transport as specified in itinerary. Seven nights accommodation, full board.

Not included

Refreshments. Entrance fees to archaeological sites (c€20 in total). Gratuities. Travel insurance. ETIAS/visa costs. Covid tests and associated costs.

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 14.

The wildlife of Cyprus has elements from both Europe and Asia, with familiar western species alongside eastern specialities such as Turban Buttercup and Persian Cyclamen, Black Francolin and Starred Agama. The island has been isolated long enough to also support its own range of endemic plants, birds, reptiles and butterflies.

March is the best month to enjoy the island’s wild flowers, particularly the orchids, with just a handful of late- and early-flowering species being missed. There will also be a good selection of other flowers to enjoy, from colourful bulbs and herbaceous species to attractive shrubs, including endemics from various families. Whilst paying plenty of attention to the wonderful wild flowers, we won’t be missing out on the other wildlife this island has to offer.

Our base is a pleasant family-run hotel on the coast on the Akamas Peninsula, not far from Polis, looking out over Chrysochou Bay. From here, we will explore the surrounding hillsides, fields and meadows in search of wild flowers, early spring butterflies and migrant birds which should be passing through in good numbers and variety at this time of year. Various warblers, flycatchers, wheatears, larks and buntings could all be seen during the week, along with local specialities including both Cyprus Warbler and Cyprus Wheatear, endemic to the island. We will also look for the island’s butterflies, amphibians and reptiles, with several species found only here including the Paphos Blue, Cypriot Water Frog and Troodos Wall Lizard.

Cyprus has a rich history, and we will spend time at a variety of historical sites including the Paphos World Heritage Site on the Paphos Peninsula.

We first visited Cyprus way back in 1991, and we are looking forward to returning to Aphrodite’s island.

Please note that holidays change, although sometimes only slightly, from year to year and previous trip reports may not reflect the planned itinerary, or other holiday details, for the current trip. Please ask us if you would like to know of any significant differences.

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