Paralimni is a traditional village in the southeastern corner of Cyprus, with all the everyday amenities and services you would expect: supermarkets, local taverns, chemists, post office, churches and medical care. Along the eastern coast of the village you will find the tourist area of Protaras, a 10km strip from the area known as ‘Kapparis’ to the location ‘Konnos’ with its stunning bay.
The most popular and prominent landmarks include Fig Tree Bay, with its sugary sands, turquoise waters and exciting water sports, which attract holidaymakers from all over Europe, but also from the inland areas of Cyprus.
Besides swimming and sunbathing, visitors enjoy the well developed cycling paths along the coast that allow you to combine your exercise with amazing sea views. The Chapel of Profitis Elias rests at the top of a hill. Climb the 153 steps and you will be rewarded with a beautiful panorama.
The southern coast of Cyprus is dotted with a string of towns and resorts, each with its own character and appeal. But it is Ayia Napa that has won the hearts of sun, fun and nature lovers from around the world. On the one hand, Ayia Napa is a summer resort bursting with entertainment day and night, both along the beach with its sugary sands as well as around Monastery Square in the town centre.
On the other hand, it is only a few minutes away from some of the most enchanting and untouched natural beauty spots on the island, including the sea caves and nature park of Greco Greco.
Depending on your mood and your company, you can switch within minutes from exciting water sports, to hiking or cycling, before getting dressed for dinner followed by all night clubbing. Indeed, Ayia Napa invites your to live, love and enjoy life.
Cape Greco is undoubtedly the signature of the southeastern coast of Cyprus, an oasis of tranquility nestled midway between the busy resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Its impressive cliffs, rugged terrain and abundant wild bushes give it a distinctive character that will charm every nature lover. So it is not surprising that Cape Greco has earned its place in the Natura 2000 project, a European Union initiative to protect and preserve valuable natural habitats. The wealth of flora and fauna you will discover at Cape Greco varies with the seasons, making every visit a new experience.
In 1993, Cape Greco was designated as a National Forest Park and a game reserve where hunting is prohibited. Foxes, hares and hedgehogs are common and over 80 species of birds, including many migratory species.
The best way to explore Cape Greco is to wander along its nature trails with a combined length of 16km. Every visit to Cape Greco should include a picnic in the designated and shaded picnic area.
The coast along Protaras, Agia Napa and Cape Greco is know to have the highest concentration of ‘Blue Flag’ beaches in Cyprus. Beaches that carry this European Union certification are regularly inspected to examine the beach and sea water for cleanliness. Blue Flag beach also provide facilities for bathers, from showers and toilets to water sports and snack bars.
The most popular Blue Flag beaches in this area are Agia Thekla, Makronissos beach, Landa beach, Nissi beach, Pernera beach, and Konnos.
Once you’ve satisfied your craving for the sea and the beach, check out other leisure facilities in the area, such as horse-riding, mini-golf, go-carts and bowling. You might also like to visit the outdoor Sculpture Park, the Cactus Park and some interesting examples of street art. During your stay, make sure to check the cultural calendar that features different festivals and music events, depending on the season.
Nearest beach: 200m
Ayia Napa town centre: 1,5km
Cape Greco nature park: 3km
Access road to highway network: 100m
Larnaca airport: 47km