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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station Tours

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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
Set on an isolated beach, the Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station presides over the shelled creatures who come here every year to nest. Devoted conservationists keep an eye on the green and loggerhead turtles, safeguarding the eggs and young hatchlings and educating the public on the turtles’ plight. 

The Basics
The wellbeing of the turtles and their hatchlings depends on delicate circumstances. Therefore, it’s best to visit the Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station as part of a tour with an experienced guide. The conservation station is often included in safari jeep tours of the Akamas Peninsula, which typically stop at other area attractions like Avakas Gorge and the Baths of Aphrodite. Most tours offer the chance to browse the exhibits in the station and look for hatchlings, depending on the season. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lara Bay Turtle Conservation is a must for nature and animal lovers.
  • If you plan on spending a few hours at the beach, bring water and snacks.
  • Neither the conservation station nor the beach are wheelchair friendly; rocky and uneven surfaces make access difficult. 

How to Get There
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is on Lara Beach, about 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Paphos, Cyprus. The access road to Lara Beach is rough and unpaved; it’s best suited to travelers with a four-wheel drive.

When to Get There 
Egg-laying season usually lasts from May to August. This is the best time to go—you’ll have a higher chance of seeing newly hatched turtles in the conservatory’s water tanks. 

Wildlife at Lara Beach
Wildlife thrives on the remote and undeveloped Lara Beach, and turtles aren’t the only species you might spy. You may also see goats, as well as mouflons, a kind of wild sheep unique to Paphos. Nearer the shore, you may spot seals, which are known to frequent the nearby sea caves. 
Address: Lara Bay, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
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Day Trip by Mini Bus to Akamas From Paphos

Day Trip by Mini Bus to Akamas From Paphos

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Explore the beautiful nature of Cyprus with this day trip form Paphos. Stroll around scenic limestone-clad Avakas Gorge. Walk along the Lara Bay and gawk at indigenous turtles nesting in their natural habitat. Discover Ayios Georgios, a church dating back to the sixth century. And then take some free time to wander on your own.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.07
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Jeep Safari to Akamas - Blue Lagoon Turtle Bay and Adonis waterfalls from PAPHOS

Jeep Safari to Akamas - Blue Lagoon Turtle Bay and Adonis waterfalls from PAPHOS

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An entertaining trip, combining bathing in the blue lagoon and getting to know the Akamas national reserve, the natural environment and ecosystem of which counts more than 500 plant species. Almost all geological formations of Cyprus - valleys, caves, paths and canyons are represented in the Akamas reserve. After traveling through the reserve, we will make a stop in the Adonis bath, where, according to legend, he first met his beloved - Aphrodite
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.24
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Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Paphos

Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Paphos

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Get access to the wildest and most rugged areas of the Akamas Peninsula on this tour via 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Enjoy visiting highlights of the area that traditional tour vehicles can't reach, such as the Avakas Gorge, Lara Bay, and the Baths of Aphrodite. Along the way, listen in engaging commentary from your guide on the region's history, culture, geology, and wildlife.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.80
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Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Paphos

Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Paphos

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Experience the natural wonders of Cyprus’ Akamas Peninsula by land and water on this full-day adventure from Paphos. Venture off-road on a 4x4 safari, see the Baths of Aphrodite, enjoy a thrilling hike through the Avakas Gorge, visit the Lara Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, and cruise around the stunning Blue Lagoon.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$105.18
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Golden Ride Rentals 3 & Half Hour Safari ( From Paphos)

Golden Ride Rentals 3 & Half Hour Safari ( From Paphos)

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Tour Begins From Paphos!!! The 3.5 hour safari allows you to experience more of off-road riding. You can choose quad bikes, buggies or Enduro bikes. 3.5 hour route • Please arrive at least 20 minutes earlier to fill in and sign the paperwork, and familiarize yourself with the bikes. • We start our route near the famous Coral Bay beach of Pegeia, carry on towards the shipwreck, sea caves and then enjoy quiet winding roads through the banana plantations towards St George’s church and marina before continuing down into Akamas Nature Reserve. • In Akamas, all riding is off-road. • Here, we visit Lara beach, which is famous as the turtle nesting grounds – here we have time for an invigorating swim. Our next stop is a small café for some refreshments set in a picturesque landscape between the sea and the mountains. • We then proceed to Adonis Bath (the entrance fee is EUR 7), which entails about 30 minutes of off-road driving.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.08
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Akamas 4x4 Adventure

Akamas 4x4 Adventure

Our journey will begin with a visit to the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite – Petra tou Romiou. We will then continue our way to the Akamas Peninsula, where we will visit the Avakas Gorge – a natural wonder with limestone walls up to 30 meters tall. Here, we will stop for a walk deeper inside, to get breath-taking views of the natural beauty. After, we will drive off-road to the famous Lara Bay, known as the breeding ground of the Green Turtles of the Mediterranean. The Cyprus Government was one of the first in the Mediterranean, to protect the turtle population and beaches where they nest. Arriving at a beautiful botanical garden, we will visit the Baths of Aphrodite - a natural grotto, filled with spring water. There will be time to have lunch at a nearby Cypriot family restaurant with a spectacular sea view.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri

Safari Tour to Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri

Explore the wilds of the Akamas Peninsula on this full-day tour from Pissouri. With a guide in the lead and all transportation taken care of, you can relax and enjoy the sights. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary as you visit the the Baths of Aphrodite, Lara Bay, and Avakas Gorge. Riding in a 4x4 vehicle gives you access to parts of the peninsula that traditional tour buses can't reach.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.80
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Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills and Pissouri

Cruise and 4X4 Safari Tour at Akamas Peninsula from Aphrodite Hills and Pissouri

Venture off-road and explore the wild landscapes of the Akamas Peninsula by both land and sea. On this full-day tour from Pissouri, trek through the Avakas Gorge, visit the Cyprus Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, discover the Baths of Aphrodite, and cruise around the beaches and islands of the Blue Lagoon. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.18
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Blue Lagoon Day Cruise from Paphos

Blue Lagoon Day Cruise from Paphos

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Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with this cruise from Paphos. You'll set out to the Akamas Peninsula in the morning aboard a comfortable boat, complete with an open bar and a buffet brunch service. You’ll pass sea caves and Saint’s Island as you cruise, with the chance to stop for swimming and snorkeling in the warm, crystalline waters of the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Paphos in the afternoon.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.90
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