Explore the multitude of intriguing nature trails lined with pine trees and a diverse botanical splendour whilst pausing to take in the spectacular views from the sea cliffs looking down to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Many benches are spread out along these trails to take a break from the walk and admire the surroundings in stillness. One of these nature trails forms part of the European Long Distance Trail E4, running from Cyprus to Gibraltar. Then there’s the Aphrodite nature trail which stretches 2 km along the North-East coast of Cape Greko which doubles up as a Cultural Route due to the mythical birth place of Aphrodite. A lovely monument to visit is the tiny white washed church of Agoi Anargyroi with steps that lead down to the sea where there is a place where Holy water runs. Another trail leads to the ‘Cyclops’ cave where there is a picnic site close by.
Specially made cycling paths are strewn throughout. Cyprus has the ideal climate for cycling all year round with low annual rainfall and light winds.
Thirty foot high limestone cliffs have caves which have been hewn by Mother Nature. Taking a boat trip along the coast you will see that they are really striking, which is why they have been aptly named the ‘Palaces’.
Cape Greko has warm sea temperatures ranging from 16oC to 28oC and visibility reaching up to 40 metres. For this reason, and not to mention the wonderful scenery and the marine life, this area is very popular with divers.
Konnos is one of the most splendid beaches in Cyprus. It is merely 35 metres wide and 200 metres in total length and is well sheltered from strong winds ensuring hardly any waves. Covered in fine lush golden sand and with sun beds and water sports on offer, Konnos is a wonderfully charming and relaxing place to spend the day. Access to the beach is easy.
Look down on to the Mediterranean Sea in its beauty from high vantage points on the cliff that rests on the top of the cape and take in the panoramic views.
There are many caves along the coastline from Agia Napa to Cape Greko National Park. Many people come here to snorkel and the locals come here before the crack of dawn to fish. The Palace caves and the Smugglers caves are deep passages in to the cliffs which are only accessible from the sea. Some extend as deep as 240 feet in to the rock. During calm seas and at low tide it is possible to swim and even walk in to most of them. Although they have a rock-strewn environment the waters are wonderfully clear. Boat trips regularly pass by daily. There are spots of deep water amongst the rocks where spirited folks engage in the extreme sports of cliff diving/jumping.
One of the few buildings in Cape Greko National Park is the small chapel dedicated to Agioi Anargyroi. Below this small white chapel is a hermit’s cave which is mentioned in local legend. The chapel is a popular spot for wedding photos.
Kamara tou Koraka
Kamara in English means arch, and this arch is situated at Cape Greko on the south-eastern tip of the island. It has a height span of 50 feet and is 23 feet wide, located along the small road in to the cape.
There are 9 Cape Greko nature walks for hikers and people that simply come just to enjoy the splendour of the area. For a description of some of the most popular trails please refer to the description found in: Cape Greko National Forest Park on this site.