Is This The Oldest Tree In Cyprus?

Published 19th of December, 2016

We love exploring the Akamas in our trusty 4x4. On this particular occasion, we were looking for views of the Avakas Gorge from above. We managed to miss the gorge, but the beauty of the Akamas is such that wherever you end up, there will always be something worth looking at. On this particular day, we found a lovely old tree.

The Tree From A Distance


Now, this tree will certainly never win a beauty contest, but even from a distance it looked fascinating.

Close-Up of the Tree Trunk


Imagine how many people have sat on these roots over the years. Not many actually, as the tree is in the middle of nowhere.

The Surrounding Countryside


This is why we were here. We thought that the Avakas Gorge was over there. It was actually a smaller gorge. The tree in the centre appears to be running away from us. It's roots clamber over the rocks looking for water.

Spot The Goat


The tinkling of a bell alerted us to the presence of goats. Can you see them?

Map of the Area


If you want to find the tree yourself, start hunting where we have shown above.

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