The road to Fontana Amoroza: Do not enter - dangerous for cars
Fontana Amoroza is a very remote beach located on the Akamas Peninsula of Cyprus. The road to the beach starts with a sign which - truthfully- says "Do not enter - dangerous for cars". It is one of the world’s best coastal drives.
Where is Fontana Amoroza beach?
Tucked away in the Akamas Peninsula National Park, at the centre of Chrysochous Bay, on the north-west end of the island of Cyprus, the road to the beach with shallow, blue-green water is extremely challenging, with dangerous drop offs above the sea. It’s totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The path narrows and becomes quite rocky and suddenly starts to climb up considerably. Eventually the path has to go into zig zag mode as it climbs quite steeply up and under the imposing limestone cliffs of Moutti tis Sotiras.
Can you drive to Fontana Amoroza beach?
The road to the beach with crystal clear waters is 5.9 km (3.66 miles) long, running south-north from Baths of Aphrodite to Fontana Amoroza, also known as Fontana Amorosa. The drive involves a long climb to the top ridge at halfway before a descent back to the bay. It’s a 4x4 track --only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car. The track is steep in places and the drop from the edge is “noticeable”.
How long does it take to drive to Fontana Amoroza beach?
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 30 and 45 minutes. This very scary trip off road follows a road from Aphrodite baths along the coast to the peninsula. The track hugs the coast and there are some really good views to the sea below and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis. The beach is 400 meters long and 5 meters wide. The high season, which peaks in July-August, is characterized by a large influx of visitors.