Agios Efraim Walk
The Ezousa River carves a path through the Paphos countryside from Kannaviou down to Acheleia, entering the sea by Paphos Airport. In its wake it leaves some beautiful countryside and a wide variety of flora and fauna. This little walk takes you through some of the hills and fields surrounding the upper reaches of the Ezousa, near the village of Lemona. There are even some ruins for you to explore.
Our walk begins at the old monastery. This obviously used to be a fairly substantial building, judging from the foundations visible. It is a good place to park your car. The route we are walking takes us down some farm tracks. It isn't signposted as a nature trail, so you will have to rely on our photographs to guide you. If you are feeling lazy, you might be tempted to drive the route rather than walk it. Be warned though, that after rain bits of it will be impassable to anything but a tractor. I did this walk just before lockdown, and it hadn't rained for a couple of weeks beforehand. Even so, there was some mud in places.
A Handy Map
If you drive from Lemona to Amargeti you will soon come across the monastery.
The walk itself is under 4km (2.5 miles), the start of which is a bit hilly. It can be completed in under an hour, but allow longer if you like taking lots of pictures and exploring ruins.
Turn Right Here
Once you have parked up, continue up the road towards Amargeti and immediately take the farm track to your right.
This Way To Adventure
As mentioned previously, this isn't an official nature trail. It is however, typical of any number of walks you can find if you have a look at a map. All you need do is look for an area that has enough trails to form a circular walk, then go there and have a look. If you are reading this during lockdown, you should phone 1474 first, to see if you are allowed to.
I cannot stress this enough. We often get people asking on our Paphos Chat facebook group for walk route suggestions. The reality is the countryside in one big walk.