Ayia Napa may be reputed for having some of the most gorgeous beaches on the island, but that doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourselves to time spent lazing at the beach. With the area home to the glorious Cape Greco National Park, there’s good reason to draw yourselves away from the sun lounger for the day to make the most of all that the glorious coastline has to offer on foot as you wander through spectacular unspoilt natural beauty.
With a rocky headland that definably juts out into the azure waters this designated National Park – characterized by imposing sea caves – is one of the most famous on the island for picture taking, and is probably one of the best spots to really take in the gorgeous east coast in all its glory. And once you get your walking shoes on, you’re likely to be lost for words as you set about to explore what the area has to offer. Little wonder that couples are now choosing to tie the knot in this place that exudes romance and the kind of tranquility that dreams are made of.
With various sign posted nature trails dissecting the area, there are also plenty of benches along the way giving you the chance to gaze out at the crystal clear waters that make this coastline so very famous. If you want a nice and easy walk, start off at the gorgeous whitewashed chapel of Agioi Anargyroi for a circular trail that only takes 45 minutes and passes by a lovely picnic site if you fancy sitting down for a rest and a nibble.
If you’re in a mood for a slightly longer walk, then embark on the Agioi Anargyroi- Sea Caves trail that will take you about an hour and a half to complete. A truly beautiful stretch along the coast, you’ll go over the ‘Kamara tou Koraka’ natural bridge where you’re bound to want to stop to take in the view, as you then head towards the spectacular sea caves that really should leave you breathless. Look out for sea fossils, which some people love to take the time to spot.
And if you fancy a bit of a challenge, there’s also a circular sea caves route that will also take you about an hour and a half to complete, but this one will take you past a few craggy and bumpy peaks that are rather steep. It’s all worth it, however, for the spectacular views that you’ll get to take in. Keep in mind that specialist cycling paths are also a great way to explore the area.