Sea Caves in Peyia
At the seafrond of Peyia village in Paphos, the sea caves are creating a remarkable view. This is a unique place of geolocical and biological interest. The stretch of coastline is amazing and you can either walk the lenght of it or swim and explore the caves.
These natural caves are the homes of the protected seal Monachus-Monachus. Monachus-Monachus are visiting Cyprus every year to give birth of their babies.
Close to the cave is another remarkable attraction, the EDRO III shipwreck.
Hot to get there
You can get the 616 bus from Coral Bay which will you drop you off at the the top of the road for the sea caves. You will need to walk down the road for less than half an hour until you reach the coastline.
Sea Caves in Agia Napa
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.
There are many activities that can be enjoyed at the sea caves including fishing, cliff jumping, diving, snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear waters.
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 there
The sea caves can be reached by land and sea and almost all boat trips from Ayia Napa stop here to view the caves and dramatic natural structures.
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.
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.