With the wild west of the island blessed with beautiful age-old villages speckled across the undulating sunkissed countryside, it’s hardly surprising that many independent holidaymakers choose to set up base in one of the stone-built villages of the Paphos district for a summer getaway that dreams are made of.
And when it comes to inland explorations, one of the most gorgeous spots in the area simply has to be the quaint village of Kritou Terra; situated 570 metres above sea level and home to one of the most stunning natural sights on the island – the Kremmiotis waterfall.
Only recently made accessible, a gorgeous trail leads up to the fall – but do be warned, you’ll be clambering over slippery rocks and you’ll need good walking shoes. Set in an incredibly lush green environment, the water here rarely stops flowing and provides for an incredibly refreshing day out when temperatures rise.
How to get here? Located on the east side of Kritou Terra, keep your eyes peeled for roadside signs leading the way. You can park your car at a small picnic area and pool, before embarking on a 900-metre nature walk. Once you reach a small cave, you’ll need to crawl through it to get to the falls on the other side. And you can take our word of it; it will be worth the effort! Aside from comfy shoes, be sure to take your swimsuit if you fancy a splash, a towel, and your cameras.
All photos: Cyprus from Air
Where? Kritou Terra village, Paphos district.