Akamas is a promontory and cape at the northwest of Cyprus with an area of 230 square km surrounded by mountains and forests. The peninsula is named from Akamas, the son of Theseus, hero of the Trojan War who came to Cyprus after the Trojan war and gave it's name to the cape of Akamas and the city of Akamantis, a legendary city which has never been found.
Considered as the most beautiful location on the entire island, Akamas Peninsula, a protected national park, is not only a tourist attraction, but also of great interest for botanists from all over the world.
As the area is therefore relatively inaccessible, there is a large diversity of flora and fauna. The European Environment Agency noted that it is one of only 22 areas of endemism in Europe.
Akamas has a lot of historical importance as well. Recently have been discovered underwater stone tools aged 10,000 BC. Akamas has also a lot of religious importance as it has been inhabited by monks and hermits. According to tradition there are 101 churches at Akamas, most of them yet to be discovered.