CAPE GRECO

 

A National Forest Park at the southern end of the island between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The uniqueness of the area is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the fact that it offers a wide range of interests such as swimming, diving, towed parachute, fishing, rowing, cycling, riding, climbing, airsports and hiking.
The vegetation is dominated by coastal shrubs of which the most frequent observed species is Juniperus phoenicea and plants such as chrysanthemums, wind onions, poppies, anemones, mainly in spring time.

There about 300 plant species in the area, 11 of which are endemic. The fauna includes species such as partridge, wood pigeon, crow, owl, as well as a large number of migratory birds, which stop on the island chiefty to rest. These include blackbirds, thrushes etc. Also observed in the area are foxes, hares and various species of bats, reptiles and butterflies. To date, 9 trails have been constructed in Cape Greco Paralimni area.

- Konnos - Spilia Kyklopa(Cyclop's Cave)
Starting point: Konnos Beach
Length: 2.4 kms
Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: A walk along the coast leading to natural caves, the best known of which is the Cyclop's Cave. A kiosk operates on Konnos Beach.

- Konnos - Agioi Anargyroi
Starting Point: Konnos Beach
Length: 1.4 km
Time: 1/2 hour
Points of interest: A walk along the coast which ends at the little church of Agioi Anargyroi, built over a sea cave which, according to tradition, was the home of St.Kosmas and St.Damianos.

- Agioi Anargyroi
Starting Point: Church of Agioi Anargyroi
Length: 2.3 kms
Time: 1 hour
Points of interest: Dense vegetation, mainly Juniper Phoenicea, and a picnic site.

- Sea Caves
Starting Point: Church of Agioi Anargyroi
Length: 4 kms
Time: 2 hours
Points of interest: A beautiful walk along the coast. The sea caves are accessible only by sea and the area is suitable for diving.

- Thalassines Spilies (Sea Caves)
Starting Point: Agia Napa - Cape Greco road, 6 kms east of Agia Napa.
Length: 3.6 kms
Time: 2 hours
Points of interest: A walk along the coast which at certain points is very steep and craggy.