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Marking the start of the Cape Greco national forest park, there are impressive rock bridges, hidden caves and tunnels. As well as being amazing to look at, the sea caves extend for up to 80 metres underground and are only partially submerged. They can be explored on foot at low tide and this area is popular for snorkeling, diving and just swimming in the crystal clear water. The legend is that the caves were once used by pirates to store their bounty and the cavernous tunnels, bridges and rock formations were a perfect spot for the seafarers to hide out.
The 10 metre high cliffs are a popular place with cliff jumpers and local fishermen say this is a great spot to catch octopus. There is an abundance of sea life to be observed and the caves are an impressive sight from both sea level and from the cliffs above.
HOW TO GET TO THE AYIA NAPA SEA CAVES
To reach the Ayia Napa sea caves by road you drive eastwards from Ayia Napa towards Protaras. You turn left at the first sign for the Grecian Park Hotel and Cape Greco and shortly after you then turn right onto a dirt track which leads to the sea caves. Just next to the the turning is a lone carob tree in a field with a bench under it so if you miss the sign for the turn you should be able to notice the tree.
The local bus route 101/102 passes by here, although it is still a reasonable walk from the main road to the sea caves.
You can walk to the sea caves by following the coastal pathway from Ayia Napa. It is a fairly long walk so is only recommended for experienced distance walkers with adequate water suppliers, sun hats and sunscreen.
One of the most interesting ways to explore the sea caves is on the Cave Dwellers Jeep Safari which is a half day off road trip around Cape Greco and the sea caves, Visiting the stunning Konnos Bay, hidden cave churches and all the best photo spots in the area.