Have you decided to visit Cyprus? Welcome to the club! Are you now in the middle of planning your Cyprus itinerary? Then you should totally include hiking across the waterfalls in Cyprus on your bucket list.
As a nature lover, you’ll have the time of your life.
Struggling now to find out how to get to the hidden gems and the sweetest nature spots of the island? Stick around, and we will tell you exactly where and how to find them.
Did you also know that Cyprus has one of the richest geographies and cultures in the Mediterranean region? It’s the home to Turks, Greeks, British people, and people from all over the world. So it’s going to be fun meeting locals there.
Furthermore, the nature of the island is otherworldly, especially during spring. For example, hiking near Mount Olympus during spring feels like a fairy tale adventure.
Anyway, we wrote this post to help you move around the mythical Island of Cyprus. We will tell you all you need to know about visiting Waterfalls in Cyprus and how to get to them. So stay with us to explore how to navigate through this Mediterranean gem.
Arriving at the Airport and Driving in Cyprus
The easiest way to get to Cyprus is by plane. Your plane will probably land in one of the two international Airports, Larnaca International and Paphos International Airport.
Cyprus is a relatively small island, so it doesn’t matter where you land because you can drive anywhere in about two hours. Larnaca and Paphos airports are located near the coasts. So if you want to explore Cyprus’s mesmerizing beaches and coasts, you are already in the right place.
Although the island has a great public transportation system, renting a car in either Larnaca or Paphos will make moving around much easier. This is how I usually find a good rental car at an affordable price.
Generally speaking, it’s easy to drive around Cyprus. Just mind the English way of travel 😉
Why You Need to Visit Waterfalls in Cyprus
The waterfalls in Cyprus are among the things that will blow your mind the most because of their raw and fairytale-like nature. Indeed, the island boasts some of the most beautiful waterfalls around.
They’re not the highest waterfalls globally (the tallest of them reach 15 meters approximately). But the green nature surrounding them and the beauty of their landscapes are all they need to stand out as must–sees.
Situated mostly in the mid-southwest and southwest, navigating between the waterfalls in Cyprus will not take a lot of time. The challenge (also the fun) of reaching some waterfalls comes from trying to find them. To reach some waterfalls, you need to be ready for some trekking and off-road trips.
Anyway, to help you organize things better in your mind, here is a list of the Waterfalls in Cyprus. We will give you quick descriptions of how to get to each one of them and what’s special about them.
1- Caledonia Waterfall
Named by the Scottish after it reminded them of their homeland, Caledonia Waterfall is one of the top waterfalls in Cyprus. The best part of going to Caledonia is arriving at the waterfalls after you enjoy the long walk by the fairy-tale trail, surrounded by the forest.
You’ll definitely feel amazed exploring nature and the biodiversity along the trail and in the waterfalls.
At the height of 12 meters, Caledonia is one of the highest waterfalls in Cyprus. Of course, you’re to be blamed at places like these if you don’t have a camera because you’d appreciate documenting the moments for the future.
How to Get to Caledonia Waterfall
To fully enjoy getting to Caledonia, you’ll have to take a 3-hour walk across the forest. Then, after arriving at Platres, a mountainous village in Cyprus.
Located in the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, Platres is one of the wine-producing villages of Cyprus. Once you feel like starting your journey to Caledonia, you may leave Platres and take the forest trail to Caledonia. You will be enchanted walking across the trail by the water stream, with all the shadows of the trees and incredible geology. After that, you will finally reach the waterfalls, which is the highlight of the trip.
Generally, the walk is not very hard, and anyone can manage. To do that, you’ll have to take the shortcut, which takes only 20 minutes. You should start the 20-minute journey from the Aedonion road near the trout farm. The locals will tell you everything.
2- Adonis Baths Waterfalls
Adonis Baths are YOUR best destination if you love Greek Mythology. You’ve probably heard about the Myth of goddess Aphrodite and her lover Adonis. According to Greek mythology, the Adonis Baths in Cyprus are where the lovers gave birth to their children, who are the Island inhabitants. Adonis also died in this spot, embraced by the hands of his goddess lover.
You will get the feeling of why this place is mythic when you first glimpse at the two statues of these mythical figures discussed above. They stand as a symbolic continuation of their love in Adonis Baths. The architecture is also amazing, taking us back to the Greek era.
Anyway, if you don’t like mythology and just want to see some beauty, be sure to be amazed by the nature of these waterfalls and the lake. Perhaps, you will enjoy mud therapy and swimming more than anything.
How to Get to Adonis Baths Waterfalls
Near Paphos, you can travel to Koili village. The trip only takes 20 minutes or less on this road. Koili is only 4 Kilometers away from Adonis Baths. You can go on foot or by car. But you should know that the road is not the best there is; it’s rather difficult and bumpy.
You can also take the Tala road. If you like bikes. You can rent one in Koili.
3- Millomeris Waterfalls
Millomeris Waterfalls literally means moist area. Only discovered recently because it’s hidden in a mountain, Millomeris Waterfalls are your perfect spot to explore the raw nature of Cyprus.
It’s enjoyable walking across the forest as you anticipate reaching your destination.
Millomeris is not similar to Caledonia when it comes to the surrounding nature. You’ll find the nature of Millomeris drier and rocky, which is cool if you asked us; it adds to the diversity. Additionally, Millomeris are the highest waterfalls in Cyprus, with a height of 15 meters.
How to Get to Millomeris Waterfalls
It’s effortless to access Millomeris Waterfalls, as you can drive there directly by car. It’s located in the southeastern area of Platres. All you have to do is follow these directions. The road is a little difficult, but any car can manage. You can easily follow the signs because they are in English.
You can also follow the trail from Platres; it’s a great journey for you who like to be endorsed in nature with all of its promises and minor spooks. It’s a 30-minute journey, which is something that anyone can manage.
4- Waterfall of Kritou Terra, Ekdromikos Choros
The thing that will probably capture your attention is the natural design of the Ekdromikos Choros waterfalls. The waters carved the place where it flows, making a beautiful view. It looks like fairy-tail material for photography.
Ekdromikos Choros, with its natural beauty, will inspire the writers and artists out of you to create something special; that’s how beautiful it looks.
The waterfalls are near Kritou Terra in Paphos, which is a must-see village. Make sure to take your camera and rain cover because you might get wet.
How to Get to Ekdromikos Choros Falls
To reach the Ekdromikos Choros Falls, you have to take the challenging nature trail to reach there. Your 1.5 kilometers hike outside Kritou Terra to the falls will be rewarding after you reach it because you’ll (most certainly) love the natural landscape. The trip from Kritou Terra to Ekdromikos Choros is less than 10 minutes in a car.
5- Mesa Potamos Falls
The Mesa Potamos Falls will show you an unappalled natural beauty that can only be found in Cyprus. At an altitude of 1,000 meters, the Mesa Potamos Waterfalls follow the river bed of the Arkolachanias River. The vegetation is dense surrounding the river. It consists of pines mainly, making the area smell very nice. You might want to camp there for some time; it’s a great place.
How to Get to Mesa Potamos Falls
The journey to Mesa Potamos is a bit longer. First, you have to follow the dirt road from Saitas. From there, you’ll go with your car or driver on an 8 kilometers dirt road across the villages of Maniatis, Platres, and Kato Amiantos. You should definitely stop occasionally to see some fascinating spots on the way, mainly the interplay of natural elements like water, rock, fauna, and flora.
Finally, you’ll reach the Mesa Potamos picnic area. A 200 meters downhill trail will take you to the waterfalls from the picnic area.
6- Chantara Waterfalls
You’ll find Chantara Waterfalls very similar to Mesa Potamos if you’ve visited them before. The surrounding nature boasts dense vegetation and clean (super-clean) air. Your lungs will thank you after you take them to these waterfalls. Especially after you inhale the entrancing aroma of lavender and sage.
How to Get to Chantara Waterfalls
To reach Chantara Falls by car, you should follow the dirt road at the end of Fini Village near Platres. The trip is less than 10 minutes. However, if you want to trek there, you have to follow the 1.8 kilometers trail from Trooditissa Monastery. It’s a great trail surrounded by enchanting nature (you’ll love every step you take). It’s a nice hike, although it seems now like a clichécliche because all the trails to waterfalls in Cyprus are impressive.
7- Torezana Paradise Waterfalls
The Torezana Paradise Waterfalls are as mystical as their name suggests. The waterfalls flow from a cliff into a canyon, creating a wonderful visual, sometimes displaying rainbow colors. And, of course, the surrounding nature will charm you with its giant landscapes.
How to Get to Torezana Paradise Waterfalls
It’s straightforward to access the Torezana Paradise Waterfalls, as you can drive there from Gerovasa Village in less than 1 minute; it’s only 500 meters away. You’ll find the waterfalls near Agiou Georgiou Chapel. If you get confused, ask around, and people will tell you everything you need to know.
8- Green Valley Waterfalls
Green Valley is among the richest waterfalls in Cyprus. It’s a great nature vacation spot that has a long history. The local tavern is a great place to chill and have a nice meal. You will also be dazzled by the fauna and flora of the Green Valley.
The waterfall in itself as great as the surrounding nature.
It features many botanical spaces where you can explore the names of various plants. As for the animals you’ll find there, the list includes ducks, geese, and peacocks. There are also great gift shops where you can get souvenirs to remind you of your journey.
How to Get to Green Valley Waterfalls
If you’re in Limassol, you will have to take the B8 sign that takes you to Troodos, when you reach the roundabout near Palo Polemidia. After that, the B8 road will take you to Trimiklini, which is practically your destination.
9- Stalactites of Foini Waterfalls
The Fini Falls are marked by their cool geology. If you love caves, crystals, and Stalactites, visiting this spot will give you all of that. The surrounding nature is also worth the visit!
How to Get to Stalactites of Foini Waterfalls
To reach the waterfalls, you will have to go to the banks of River Diarizos near Fioni. However, it’s not a long drive, only taking 20 minutes or so. Visiting the Stalactites of Fini Waterfalls goes well, accompanying the trip to Chantara Falls.
10- Kakopetria Waterfalls (and Village)
The Village of Kakopetria is a peaceful place where you can chill and meditate at the sound of the flowing water. It’s a cozy place where you can find peaceful hotels, cafes, and restaurants.
Try some local food while in there. You’ll absolutely like it. Then, enjoy walking around the wooden bridges as the water stream flows beneath you.
How to Get to Kakopetria Waterfalls
You can easily reach the village of Kakopetria by driving on the B9 main road. The peaceful village itself is your destination. It’s only 26 minutes near Mount Olympus.
When to Visit the Waterfalls in Cyprus?
Some waterfalls in Cyprus are dry during the summer days and only stream during winter and spring. So, try to organize a trip during the times. That way, you’ll witness the real beauty that we’ve talked about.
If you are there in Summer, here are the waterfalls that won’t be really worth it as they will probably be dry at the time: Torezana Paradise Waterfalls and Green Valley waterfalls.
Make sure you first check out if some waterfalls are worth the visit or not. Because you don’t want to go there during summer, anticipating to be fascinated, only to find a dry stream. Asking the locals will definitely help.
Be wary of the weather, especially during winter, because it can snow in mountain areas. Summer, on the other hand, can feel dry and sometimes hot.
Generally speaking, the best time to visit Cyprus is during spring, especially April and May. During these months, the vegetation is at its best, making the waterfalls more fun to explore.
If you don’t like crowds, you should consider visiting when it’s not a holiday or a vacation in most countries. Obviously, many people worldwide are waiting for the perfect vacation to visit Cyprus, so avoid booking in Christmas or similar holidays.
How to Communicate with Locals in Cyprus?
Communication is the least of your issues in Cyprus. Do you know that 80 percent of the population speaks English rather fluently? Plus, all the street signs are mainly in English.
Moreover, the people of Cyprus have open hearts and welcome strangers all the time.
Final Thoughts about Waterfalls in Cyprus
Cool, now all you need to do is figure out when it’s time to visit Cyprus!
If you love Greek mythology, many spots will dazzle your mind and imagination. So many archeological and mythical places hidden on this amazing island are waiting for you to explore. The mythical atmosphere of Cyprus is otherworldly, especially for fans of classical literature and old myths.
We really loved Cyprus, and we think it’s worth the visit. It’s an unmatched Island with a unique environment and culture. Make sure you plan a great Itinerary in Cyrpus so that you don’t miss any must-sees.