Cape Greco, also known as Cavo Greco, is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is a part of Ayia Napa Municipality and lies between the towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras, both are popular tourist resorts.
Cavo Greco it is frequently visited by many tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected nature park under the administration of the forestry department of Cyprus occupying an area of 390 hectares and offers facilities for hiking, picnicking, cycling, horse-riding, climbing, swimming and diving.
Scenery and views from the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape are some of the best on the island. The indigenous flora of Cape Greco is also very impressive. Annuals and perennials, bulbs and varieties of Narcissus, assure almost year round flowers and lovely aromas that enrich the beauty of the area.
Down at the cliffs there are caves which nature has adorned with palatial trimmings. Benches allow the opportunity to rest and gaze down into crystal clear waters. Excavations in 1992 revealed evidence that this site was one of the earliest Neolithic settlements on the island.
Half of Cape Greco National Park is under water. Without strong sea currents and with abundant wrecks and marine caves the area is scuba diver’s paradise. The underwater visitors in shallow waters of Cape Greco’s quickly discover the many hidden sea creatures, which some of them unique and are indigenous to the area.
Close to Cavo Greco and before Protaras main beaches begin is the Blue Flag Konnos Bay, with its fine Beach with blond sand and lovely clear waters surrounded by the protected coastline of the National Park it is a pristine and complete destination for the whole day, with full facilities.
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