Recommended Listing

Cape Greko National Forest Park

Attractions

Protaras, Famagusta

Overview

If you’re looking to explore the coastal landscape of the island, head to the the Cavo Greko National Forest Park in Famagusta.

The park is made up of a bicycle track, a network of walking trails with a total length of 16 kilometres and natural landmarks such as the sea caves and the charming Chapel of Ayii Anargyroi where many weddings take place.

The area is covered in low vegetation, making it home to many mammals, such as foxes, hares and hedgehogs; reptiles such as snakes and lizards, and a large number of birds. The majority of birds are migratory, with five varieties and two endemic species – one of which is the Cyprus wheatear, a migrating bird that breeds on the island.

The waters are clear blue here so take the stairs and go down for a dip, while more adventurous swimmers can jump off the cliff. The park is ideal for a long walk or a bike ride with the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop.

Visitors interested in learning about the wildlife in the area, can visit the Environmental Centre at the start of the park, made from repurposed metal.

Location

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