St Raphael's Hills | Cyprus  
Date: 22nd October 2019 Distance: 4.25km (2.64 Miles) Parking:  
Start Location: Elias Beach Hotel Ascent (m/ft): 161m (528ft) Weather:

Sunny

Time Started: 10:30 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 Hours 28 Minutes        
Route: St Raphael's Hills - Cyprus

I was in Cyprus for a short break for a close friends wedding and had some spare time to explore the local area. Having spotted several hills nearby and checking on google maps I could see footpaths up to the summit and decided on a short walk from the Hotel to the viewpoint.


Leaving the Hotel area close to Limassol.

Following the path up the nearby hill.


A view down to the Hotels and Limassol in the distance.


The path leads all the way to the summit.

The view inland stretches for miles!

St Raphael's Marina.

Distant mountains.

And even more distant you can make out the Military Installation on the summit of Mt Olympus, the highest point in Cyprus.

A trig point on the summit.

The view to Limassol from the summit. The track you can see in the centre is the one I used in the descent.


The city of Limassol.


A final view inland before descending.

Looking back up the track used in descent.