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Akamas, CyprusAkamas

Akamas , Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Akamas (Greek: Ακάμας), is a promontory and cape at the northwest extremity of Cyprus, which Ptolemy described as a thickly wooded headland, divided into two summits rising towards the north. (Ptol. v. 14 § 1; see also Plin. Book 5 § 35[1]).

Up until the year 2000, the peninsula was used by the British Army and Navy for military exercises and as a firing range. Under the 1960 Treaty of Establishment, the British army was allowed to use the Akamas for exercises for up to 70 days a year. [2]

At the southern end of the peninsula is the town of Pegeia and on its northeast side the town of Polis.

Paphos, Baths of Aphrodite - Fontana Amorosa

Paphos, Baths of Aphrodite - Fontana Amorosa

Paphos, Akamas

Paphos, Akamas

Akamas - Polis Chrysochous

Akamas - Polis Chrysochous

Lara Reserve, Green Turtle, Cyprus

Lara Reserve, Green Turtle, Cyprus

See also On the Fauna and Flora of Akamas

Cyprus, Nature

References

1. ^ Pliny the Elder, The Natural History,English translation, Book 5 § 35 [1].
2. ^ British soldiers train in Kalo Chorio after Akamas deal, Cyprus Mail, Wednesday, August 11, 1999 [2]

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