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  • Cape Greco is a rocky area located between the tourist resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras on the south east coast of Cyprus. <br /> With a stunning rocky coastline dotted with pirate caves as well as a wealth of plants and flowers, this area is ideal for nature lovers. <br />
  • Urbanization has led to a decrease in wildlife habitats in Akamas. <br /> Small creatures you can see are bats, chameleons, foxes, snakes, and praying mantids. <br />
  • Light and too much humidity consist the picture at the landscape in the narrow parts of the canyon Avakas <br />
  • Cyprus is used by millions of birds specially flamingoes as a stopover during their migration from Europe to Africa and back. The main reason for that is the existence on the island of two wetlands, with unique and international importance, namely the Larnaka and Akrotiri salt lakes. <br />
  • The main forest plant species found in Cyprus are the Brutia pine (Pinus brutia) and the Black pine (Pinus nigra) found in the Troodos mountain <br />
  • The Cyclamen (Cyclamen cyprium) has been declared Cyprus’ national plant while the Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia) has become the island’s national tree. <br />
  • Just outside the village of Platres, this waterfall is one of the most famous attractions in the area. Though it only stands 12m high, the cool, shady cascade is worth a visit <br />
  • The waterfall Caledonian rocks is home to the only carnivorous plant of Europe, (feeds on small insects) called Pigkouilina <br />
  • The Οld Venetian bridge called &lt;&lt; Tzelefos >> is build over Diarizos river in Paphos. Diarizos is the only river <br /> that has water all year round something very unusual for Cyprus <br /> This is a small sample of what a visitor can see in our island. <br />

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  • Cyprus beaches constitute one of the high value tourist asset of the island.
  • Beaches in Cyprus are clean, and more than 50 have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label.
  • Ayia Napa and Protaras are Cyprus's most popular beach resorts, well known all over Europe.
  • With over 2 million tourist arrivals per year, Cyprus ranks 6th in the world in the list of popular destinations in regard to its local population!
  • Cape Greco is a rocky area located between the tourist resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras on the south east coast of Cyprus.
  • With a stunning rocky coastline dotted with pirate caves as well as a wealth of plants and flowers, this area is ideal for nature lovers.
  • The Akamas Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty deep gorges, a wild landscape and wide sandy bays.
  • It is also an area of great biodiversity and ecological significance. It is an unspoilt wild place mostly due to its inaccessibility.
  • AKAMAS PENINSULA Home to 530 plant species, a third of the total for Cyprus, 126 of which are endemic to Cyprus.
  • In the protected area of Lara around 12,000 young Green turtles as well as the famous Caretta-Caretta are born each year.
  • Newborn turtles following the moon light shinning on the surface of the sea are trying to reach the water.
  • The Avakas Gorge provides a challenging walking trail on the South part of the Akamas peninsula.
  • The Salt lake of Larnaca is the most distinctive landmark while flying into Larnaca Airport with a total surface area of 2.2 km². The lake is a complex network of four salt lakes of different sizes interconnected together.
  • FLAMINGOES Cyprus is used by millions of birds specially flamingoes as a stopover during their migration from Europe to Africa and back.
  • Scattered around the Troodos mountains there are many ancient trees which are more than a hundred years old.
  • Few of them are even more than a thousand years old. Obviously they deserve our admiration and respect!
  • KALEDONIA FALLS Just outside the village of Platres, this waterfall is one of the most famous attractions in the area.
  • The waterfall Caledonian rocks is home to the only carnivorous plant of Europe, (feeds on small insects) called Pigkouilina
  • CEDAR VALLEY ΚΟΙLΑDΑ ΤΟΝ ΚΕDRΟΝ Koilada ton Kedron is situated in the central part of Pafos Forest.
  • The site covers an area of 18286 ha of forests and mountains with rivers and streams.
  • At Paphos forest we can meet the muflon (agrino in Greek). It is a kind of wild sheep.
  • It’s an endangered endemic species and highly protected.
  • PETRA TOU ROMIOU Petra tou Romiou means "the Rock of the Greek" and refers to a myth that regards a Byzantine hero Dighenis who threw the rocks at pirates to protect his lady.
  • It has also been regarded since ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility.
  • According to legend, after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay, Aphrodite used to bathe in this wonderful pond.
  • The legend also says that if you wash your face using this water you become beautiful like the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite!