Argaka, Paphos, Cyprus.
Argaka is a beautiful, tranquil and traditional village within an agricultural area which offers unforgettable moments in a scenery of majestic mountain tops and lush ending slowly into the sea. A charming church and small selection of local tavernas and pubs are within easy reach, and the nearest secluded beaches are just a short drive away. Famous for its magnificent sunsets and hospitality, Argaka is the place to be!
Argaka's Natural Environment
Argaka is a village which enjoys the breeze of the sea and which is “embraced” by a pine forest. In Argaka there is a large forest expanse which covers the uncultivated pieces of land, as well as several cultivations.
According to the Community Council, almost every resident of Argakais involved in the cultivation of land. In fact, for most of them the cultivation of land constitutes a secondary profession, while only 5% of them deal exclusively with agriculture. The village is an area where cultivations of citrus fruit, vegetables, avocados, fruit bearing trees and mangos flourish. Olive cultivation is also particularly developed.
The Excursion Site of “Agios Merkourios” and the “Mavralis” Park, which are maintained by the Department of Forests, add to the “images” of beauty one gets to admire in Argakawith the beautiful Cypriot plants and their wild vegetation. The Argaka-Makounta Water Dam located southeast of the village also constitutes unique scenery.
The visitors of the village are given the opportunity to enjoy the nature of Argaka by following the Nature Study Trail. While walking along the Trail, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the pine forest and the panoramic view towards the Community, the Chrysochous Bay and the Akamas Peninsula.
Additionally, in Argaka one encounters several species of the Cypriot fauna and mainly black francolins, partridges and loggerhead turtles.Argaka's Natural Trail
The Nature Study Trail of Argaka offers visitors the opportunity to admire the Community’s unique natural beauty.
The Trail’s starting point is located approximately 500 metres east of the Community, on the Pafos Forest borders. It is a circular trail which offers two different routes, a short one which is eight kilometres long and a long one which is 10 kilometres long. If strollers choose the short route they will need approximately two hours to walk the distance, while the longer route will last an additional hour.
Walking along the trail, one can see the water dam of Argaka, admire the splendid view towards the Community, the Chrysochous Bay and the Akamas Peninsula, while at the same time enjoying the unique colour and scent of the pine forest. In the middle of the route it is worth making a stop to view the village and the entire Chrysochous Bay from the “Moutti tou Koraka” Observation Point. Finally, a drinking water fountain can be found along the trail.Source: http://www.argaka.org