No visit to Cyprus would be complete without spending at least one day exploring all that the Cape Greco National Park has to offer. Located right on the coast you’ll be treated to the most beautiful views, and it’s the perfect change from the beaches and liveliness of Ayia Napa, to add a little variety to a beach holiday. Go unprepared, and you’ll still have a wonderful day, but read our list and you might just find some things you really want to see and do…
- Explore the nature trails
The nature trails that meander throughout the park are well signposted making it a great place to take a walk. Take the sea caves trail and not only will you see the stunning Kamara tou Koraka natural bridge and the famous sea caves, but you’ll also pass the pretty whitewashed chapel of Agioi Anargyroi. This is quite a lengthy walk, but there are plenty of shorter trails too such as the beautiful Aphrodite trail that’s just 3km long making it perfect if you have smaller children with you.
- Pack a picnic
All that walking is bound to give you an appetite, but instead of heading back into town, take a picnic with you and stop at the Cape Greco picnic site. With sheltered tables and benches you can eat in the shade away from the midday sun. You’ll want to linger here a while and soak up the panoramic ocean views.
- Go cycling
The park also has special trails designed specifically for bikes. You’ll discover more of the park on your bike and be treated to some breathtaking views on your journey.
- Plan a wedding
If you and your loved one haven’t yet tied the knot, then do check out Ayii Anargyri Chapel as a potential place for your wedding ceremony. This pretty chapel overlooks the sea and is a truly magical setting for making your vows.
- Take a photo of the Kamara tou Koraka bridge
The Kamara tou Koraka bridge is a natural formation that is certainly very photogenic! If you love to take photos, then this should definitely be on your list of places to visit.
- Identify the plants and wildlife
Many animals make this area their home, and you’ll also find some rare species of plants. Look carefully and see how many you can spot and identify.
- Take a boat trip
A great way to see the sea caves is on a boat. For the more adventurous, they can be explored by kayak, but if you prefer to take it easy, a small cruise will take you out to see the caves, while you put your feet up, relax and enjoy the view.
- Try diving or snorkelling
The crystal clear waters of this coast are perfect for both snorkelling and diving. You’ll find many experienced instructors so even if you’ve never tried it before, you’ll soon be confident with your new skills and have an experience you’ll never forget.
- Take a look at the Cape Greco lighthouse
From the Cape Greco National Park you’ll be able to see the ancient lighthouse that has kept sailors safe for centuries.
- Enjoy a sunset
Don’t be in a hurry to rush back to your villa, as from here you can watch the most glorious sunsets. You’ll find plenty of benches dotted about in prime spots for watching the sun go down. It really is an experience that is not to be missed.
Finally, return to your luxury villa
After a full day enjoying all that the Cape Greco National Park has to offer, you’ll want somewhere peaceful and relaxing to return to. Perhaps for a dip in the pool, a barbecue, or just for a comfortable night’s sleep. If you’re looking for your perfect villa close to the Cape Greco National Park, check out our villas in the area and find your ideal vacation home.
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