But Panayiota’s hiking heart remains in Cyprus, which is blessed with pristine hiking trails that crisscross the island and traverse stunning natural landscapes, including mountains, forests, and coastal areas.

From challenging mountain trails in the Troodos range to coastal paths along the Mediterranean Sea, Panayiota has explored the full diversity of the island’s terrain.

We asked her to list her three favourite hikes, which she admitted was a difficult task because there were so many to choose from.

Eventually, she settled on these…