Cabo Greko


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Today we fancy a bit of walking: from Agia Napa to Cabo Greko, then to Protaras and finally back to Agia Napa. This trip is a little less then 25 kilometers. This is the first part of our path, with benches every kilometer. With a path like this, this trip is a piece of cake.

Easy walking

A beach in winter

Kermia Beach lies a bit to the east of Agia Napa. It is evident it is wintertime: everything is closed. So: no coffee. The public toilet though is open.

Pitstop At this beach a lot of are things prohibited: dogs, ball playing, throwing away garbage, playing radios, camping, making fire, ???, and selling things (like ice cream). Maybe it is easier to make a sign of things that are allowed.

Everything prohibited

 

Sharp rocks

Soon after the beach, the path ends and we have to find our way through the lava fields. These pointy stones bring down our speed, and we are thankful we have decent walking boots.

Every now and then we stop to have a look at the sea. Today, the sea is quite calm. Still, the waves create showers of water when they break on the rocks.

Splash!

An ideal photo-stop. Looking the other way, you see some caves in the cliff. It is one of the landmarks you should have seen. By the way, it is not necessary to come here walking: there is a large parking place.

The lookout point

Abseilen

Two guys arrive by car. They make a snapshot of each other and are gone again. Wow, those guys are fast! We stay a while longer, while we admire the scenery.

A natural bridge

Cabo Greko is a totally flat land tongue, covered with the radio masts of Radio Monte Carlo. Now what are those doing here? Anyway, nothing to make a picture of. Just before the cape is a rock, which you can see from a long distance and which we took for Cabo Greko (until we read the route better). From this rock, you can do exciting things, like abseilen.

We have our cookie break at this natural bridge. As we are not German, we can safely sit on it (It is always a German guy that is the victim of a stupid accident. You only need to read the Lonely Planet guide books to find out about this). The theory proved right again, we didn't fall off and it didn't break either. The area around Protaras is a very touristic place - in summer. According to our map, there are over 100 hotels here, and there are as many restaurants and bars. In January, there are all closed except for this one. There is really no need for the boss to put a reservation on his table: we are the only people here, and we only have a cup of coffee.

Reserved, boss

We feel sorry though for the few people who managed to book in the only hotel that didn't close for the winter. They walk around in this desolated place, looking so even more because all those closed hotels suggest it could have been busy. 

Rock church

On the way back tot Agia Napa, we come along this church, built in the rock. The tower on top of the hill ends in the church and provides it with some light. Unfortunately it is closed, so we can't have a look inside. When returning to Agia Napa, we find it there exactly the same as in Protaras. Everything is closed for the winter. Apparently, in winter you go to Pafos or Lemesos.

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