Akamas Peninsula - saving the jewel of Cyprus
Situated at the westernmost tip of Cyprus , Akamas Peninsula is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage. It was the first area in Cyprus to have been proposed as a national park. The peninsula, Akamas, was named after the son of Theseus, hero of the Trojan Wars and founder of the city-kingdom of Soli.
The beach at Lara Bay, on Cyprus's north-west coast, is known as Lara Beach and is a near-deserted sandy strip that is home to loggerhead and green turtles – so loungers and umbrellas are not allowed. Monk seals also dwell in the sea caves around the peninsula.
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