When you’re holidaying in Protaras or Ayia Napa, you’ll no doubt be spending some time on the beautiful blue flag beaches, perhaps enjoying some water sports in the crystal clear blue sea, and relaxing by the private pool in your villa, but with the weather so beautiful, why not get out and about and enjoy a nature trail through the Cape Greco National Forest Park?
Unspoilt beauty for a real adventure
The natural beauty of Cape Greco is stunning all year round. Take the family on a walk here and you’ll discover many rare plants and birds. It’s a delight for all the family, and it’s educational too. Why not take a guide book see how many plants and trees you can identify?
A 2 hour nature trail that’s easily accessible
Take the trail from Konnos Beach and you can start your journey that will take you 4.8km reaching altitudes of 28m. It’s an easy trail so the whole family should be able to manage it with ease. This is a circular trail, so you don’t have to worry about getting back to your car or public transport when you’ve finished your journey.
A close encounter with wildlife
Catching a glimpse of foxes, hares, lizards and hedgehogs is common along the trail. There are also many species of beautiful butterflies making their home in Cape Greco. For those with an interest in birdlife, you’ll be impressed to hear that there are more than 80 bird species present in the National Forest Park with many migratory species using this as a resting point on their long journey.
A local legend comes to life
On your trail you’ll see the Agioi Anargyroi Church, this is built above a sea cave where it is believed Saint Anargyroi lived as a hermit. Read about these legends before you visit the trail and it’ll be all the more interesting.
Even more sights to see
There are so many highlights and surprises along the way, we wouldn’t want to ruin your adventure by telling you all about all of them, but do look out for the stunning Kamara tou Koraka bridge, a natural geological formation that’s well worth stopping to take some photos of, and the ruins of the temple of Aphrodite.
So much to discover
With 385 hectares to explore, and 8 more nature walks to enjoy, you could visit Cape Greco National Forest Park every day and see something new every time. Visitors often return at different times of year as the scenery is forever changing and seems to be more beautiful every time you experience it.
Choose your own journey with a self catering villa
A self catering villa is perfect for couples and families visiting Cape Greco. With your own private pool to cool off and relax those aching leg muscles after a long hike, and stunning sea views to enjoy while you relax with a well deserved meal at the end of the day. For more information about villa rental with easy access to Cape Greco National Forest Park, check here.
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