Sea Caves – Cape Greco
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 the ascends up to a breathtaking cliffside the overlooks crystal clear waters and nearby Ayia Napa.
At first glance you may not catch the wonders of 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 or hired quad bike! Should you need a refreshment the restaurant at the Grecian Park Hotel will be happy to serve you and down by Konnos Bay there is a great little café.
The cliffs of Cape Greco can be seen for many miles, making it a natural landmark for the area. If you fancy hiking then there is 385+ hectares of open land to traverse and 16+ kilometers of signed walking trails. Once you reach the top of the “mountain” then you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view. While hiking you will almost be guaranteed to sight foxes, hares, hedgehogs, 80+ varieties of birds as well as several types of Lizards and butterflies. This makes Cape Greco a fabulous place for bird watching!
There are several beaches in the area, with Konnos Bay being a sandy one with a clear swimming area. This beach rests beneath the Grecian Park Hotel which has a fabulous restaurant with a beautiful view of the surrounding bay. More natural beach fronts exist along the coast of Cape Greco, some sandy but some more rocky and suitable more for walking/hiking then sunbathing. The Waters in these areas are teeming with sea life and underwater rock formations making them ideal snorkeling and scuba diving areas.
The Sea Caves are a natural wonder of Cape Greco. At low tide you can make your way down the cliff side and explore on foot (you may need to get a little wet too) the lengthy tunnels that the sea has formed over thousands of years. WARNING: this is entirely at your own risk and we cannot stress strongly enough that during rough weather or rising tides that this activity can quickly become very dangerous. That being said, the Caves and cliff-side are gorgeous and during appropriate times are well worth your time! The crystal clear waters are very inviting and if you are a strong swimmer then feel free to jump on in. Chances are that when the weather is good you’ll see others cliff jumping into the warm waters below. WARNING: there are no lifeguards around this area and any such activities are once again entirely at your own risk