Cyprus, Nicosia

Cape Greco: what to see and how to get there

Updated: 2 months ago

If you want to spice up your stay on the wonderful beaches of Cyprus and see something completely different in terms of terrain, we recommend heading to Cape Greco.

It is not only the National Park of the Republic of Cyprus but also, according to tourists who have been there, the most picturesque place on the island. Whether it is really so for you will have to find out on the spot, but visiting Cape Greco is a must in any case, especially if you are staying in Protaras, Ayia Napa, or Paralimni.

The shores of the cape consist of sheer cliffs with numerous indentations, and the word "scattered" regarding the coastline fits perfectly. But that's not the only reason to visit the cape.

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Interesting Places at Cape Greco

Caves at Cape Greco

There are plenty of small caves along the coasts of the national park, but a few of them stand out significantly in size and even have names:

  • Zanguli
  • Cyclops Cave
  • Antaeus Cave
  • Shark's Mouth
  • Pirate's Cave
  • Captains' Grotto

Viewpoints at Cape Greco

On the map, and just walking along Aphrodite's Trail, you will find numerous spots with fantastic views. Kavo’s View Point is especially noteworthy. It is located at the highest point of the natural park, and on a clear day, you can see the highlands on the coasts of Lebanon and Israel from there.

Natural Arches at Cape Greco

Nature has not only created caves but also more complex stone structures. The famous "Lovers' Bridge" is a clear example of this. Another interesting arch is the "Raven's Arch," or Kamara Tou Koraka. Unlike the Lovers' Bridge, climbing on it is prohibited: due to its small thickness in the center, it can collapse at any moment, so make sure to see it in time.

Blue Lagoon

Here, you will find truly blue water bordered by white cliffs, which only emphasizes the brightness of the color. The place is a popular diving site and a point of attraction for boats with marine excursions.

Aphrodite's Trail

A marked trail along the entire reserve, with numerous viewpoints. It will lead you to the most interesting locations and prevent you from getting lost.

Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian

A small church in Greek style - white walls, blue roof. Named after the famous unmercenary saints. From the church, you can descend through a staircase to the picturesque Zanguli Cave.

It is worth allocating a whole day for a visit to the National Park, and it is advisable to go there early in the morning. Bring a snack with you because you can only eat at the sandwich shop at the visitor center and at the snack bar near the Blue Lagoon.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Greco

Can you swim in the territory of Cape Greco National Park?

There are no equipped beaches in the National Park, but you can swim anywhere, including at the Blue Lagoon, as well as from a boat. If you need infrastructure, then on the north side, the park borders Konnos Bay Beach - there you will find everything you need: showers, sun loungers, and umbrellas.

Where is Cape Greco located?

Cape Greco divides the resort areas of Protaras and Ayia Napa, being situated at the easternmost tip of the southern part of Cyprus. Part of the peninsula is occupied by British military.

How to get to Cape Greco?

By public transport - through Ayia Napa or Protaras. Buses 101 and 102 operate between these resorts, stopping near the Cape Greco visitor center. If you are in your own or rented car, look for the location on the map below.

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Визит центр мыса Каво Греко (Cape Cavo Greco Visitor Centre)
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