I Was Running from Neptune in Person - Day two: Ayia Napa, Protaras, Cape Greko on Cyprus

An Epic Cyprus Road Trip:

I Was Running from Neptune in Person - Day two: Ayia Napa, Protaras, Cape Greko on Cyprus

Skarinou Village is such a lovely place.

If I go back to Cyprus at some point I will definitely stay there again.

I woke up to an amazing breakfast provided by Neo, a guy that works for the Cyprus Tourism Board. 

As it was my first full day on the island I decided to take it easy. I drove east, all the way to Protaras, a very famous beach resort on the eastern coast of Cyprus. 

 

The beach looked amazing but the sea was too rough for my taste so I didn’t swim but I asked the beach guard and he said the sea is usually very flat, except a couple of days a year…

I headed to Cape Greko, a beautiful nature reserve with wild cliffs and crystal blue water. The loose surface roads are ok with a normal car, but a 4×4 / dune buggy will definitely make the difference.

Here you can’t swim, but you can see the sea at its wildest state. Big waves break into the cliffs and the splashes are high in the air in no time.

Sometimes I had to run from the waves, and I had the feeling I was running from Neptune in person because of the simultaneous beauty, power and scariness of those waves.

Finally I reached Ayia Napa and the worldwide famous Nissi Beach. I had a refreshing swim and then took a nap under the warm 5pm sun, to wake up about 1 hour later and go back to Skarinou, this time with the highway which was very quick!

 

Travel diary shared by Giulia Cimarosti
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