Konnos Beach – 100 things to do in Cyprus
The area of Cape Greco lies between the resort towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras. This Beautiful Peninsula is actually a nature reserve that is largely unspoilt with many kilometers of signed walking and biking paths. The rocky landscape that ascends up to a breathtaking cliffside overlooks the crystal clear waters and nearby Ayia Napa.
At first glance you may not catch the wonders this place has to offer such as the Sea Caves, ruins of an Aphrodite temple and Konnos Bay Beach. Spending a day here is well worth it whether on foot, bicycle, bus or hired quad bike! Should you need refreshment the restaurant at the Grecian Park Hotel will be happy to serve you a cocktail with a beautiful view or down by Konnos Bay there is a great little café selling snacks and drinks.
There are several beaches in this area, with Konnos Bay being a sandy one with a clear swimming area and a personal favourite ours that just never gets old. This beach rests beneath the nature reserve cliffs. For me, the drive down in between the winding trees and the panoramic views are stunning each time especially when the sun is hitting the water just right. The Waters in these areas are teeming with sea life and underwater rock formations making them ideal snorkeling and scuba diving areas.
The sandy beach offers changing facilities, toilets and a cafe for snacks and drinks and during the summer there is a lifeguard on duty. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire and there is plenty of parking along the way down the hill, although go early if you want a spot closest to the beach.
The beautiful waters are crystal clear for swimming and its a family beach. There is also Mikes water sports located on the beach for those looking for something adventurous or take out a paddle board or kayak for a gentler afternoon on the calm waters.
Overall a must beach to visit if you are a beach lover. Don’t forget to check out the sea caves, art park, grecian park cliff bar and the church with cave under neath when you are in the area to make it an extra special day.