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Zapalo Coast (Tripiti)

23/08/2020
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Countryside
Natural Beauty
Dirt Road
Quiet Beaches

The inaccessible, yet at the same time, most magical beach of Limassol is situated in the area beneath the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, at the Bay of Episkopi. This is why it is known as Apollo beach, though for many it is also known as the Gulf of Tripiti or the Bay of Zapalo.

The beach is not visible from the main road, as it is nestled beneath the edge of a high cliff. The sharp rocks, filled with falcon nests, are one of the elements that make up the unique, wild charm of the setting at Zapalo beach.

Reaching the beach may be a challenge, due to the uneven ground. One can access it by climbing down the dirt road on foot, or with a kayak or a boat from the nearby Kourion beach.

The bay was named 'Zapalo' after the mining company which once used this area to extract gravel from the rocks and sell it for construction purposes. 

However, even gazing down from the top of the large rock above the beach will reward onlookers with an unparalleled, panoramic view (especially at sunset) of the entire area, the image of the small fishing pier and the clear waters.