Cape Greco is a headland located between Ayia Napa and Protaras, Paralimni in the region of Ammohostos. Cape Greco a national forest park which is submitted in Nature 2000 program and covers 384,9 hectars. The place has a fascinating and a little mysterious history as many shipwrecks were found. The most recent discovery is for an ancient shipwreck that happened in the 2 century A.C. Also, discoveries in 1992 indicate that in the area was built one of the firsts neolithic estates in the island. Cavo Greco, moreover, hosts there is a lighthouse which was built by the British, the second after the one in Pafos’s Castle.
Cape Greko is a place which attracts not only tourists but locals too as there are many things to do. Walking in the Nature’s trail, having a break at the picnic area or just watching the blue clear waters and relaxing with their sound are a few activities that someone could do, among others. Cape Greco houses 71 species of fauna while the flora includes mostly shrubs. There’s a specific nature’s trails where you can observe the above mentioned. The picnic area is close to the trail and after a long walking tour, is the perfect location for a break. If you want to relax and and watch the sun as sets down, the appropriate location is the Monument of Peace. The view from the Monument is breathtaking. Doves are a symbol of freedom and peace and there are the basic elements for the statue.
Another stop at your excursion can be the church of Ayioi Anargiroi. It’s a small white picturesque Christian Orthodox Church built on a small cliff where many weddings and especially photo shootings are held. On the outside area of the church, there are some steps that lead to a cave with holy water running from a source. On a 10 minute walking distance there’s Arch of Korakas (Kamara tu Koraka in Greek), a 50 feet height and 23 feet wide natural bridge. Its construction is impressive, as it’s something created only by the power of nature!
However, a person can experience Cape Greko underneath the water too or a few meters above it. The place is full of caves where the more adventurous, many of them accessible only from the sea. This task is offered for the more adventurous types of visitors and they can combine it with a diving or a cliff climbing activity. When the tide is low, you can swim in the caves but always be careful as the place is full of rocks. For the less extreme guests, there’s the option of the Environmental Center. It was awarded for its Architectural design in a competition. The Centre has 3 aquariums with the marine fauna of the region and informative lectures and exhibitions.
Cape Greko is accessible by the most kinds of transports. Close to the area, there’s a public bus station and then you can walk around on your own or you can go with your own car. Also, there are cycling routes and (yes) horse trails.
Cape Greko is an attraction with many activities perfect for an one day excursion. Just remember to bring your own food as there are no restaurants or cafes nearby.