Cyprus is a small island located just south of Turkey. This little gem sure does pack a lot of wonders for its small size. From its natural sights to the food, and history and culture, there definitely is a lot to see, but today, we’ll be specifically talking about its Beaches, and I’ll be ranking down the best 5 that this island has to offer. Get comfortable, and take notes.
Aphrodite’s Rock and Beach, Paphos
It is said that, from the waters of this pebbly beach, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and fertility, once rose. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit this place, the deep calm waters and the beauty surrounding the place should get you to stop by. Another bonus is the drive there, as you pass by some dazzling spots. Though to get to it, you’ll have to rent a car, and drive between Limassol and Paphos, not to worry though, there is a space to park it. If you do, however, prefer to stay close to it, then you can book a room in Aphrodite Beach Hotel,a 3-star hotel, only 500m away from the beach. The place is also close to Akamas national park, and the small fisherman harbour of Latchi, which makes of it the perfect place to stay, if you seek some retreat surrounded by the peaceful nature of Cyprus.
Konnos Bay, Ayia Napa
Golden sand and waveless crystal clear waters make of this bay the perfect place for kids to swim. Located 2km north of Cavo Greko, it’s a great place to stop by when visiting the cave. Lay on the sands, sip your drink at the hillside café overlooking the beach, or take a dip in the waters, the possibilities are nearly endless. A great place to stay near this beach is Grecian Park Resort, a 5-star hotel only 3-minutes away from the beach, with rooms overlooking either the mediterranean or the gardens, and a daily breakfast buffet.
Porto Pomos, Pomos
At the far west of the island, lays a untamed pearl, a perfect blend of mountains and beaches, with rocks shadowed by trees, that sit at the western coast of Cyprus. It’s the town of Pomos, that offers many beaches, but perhaps Porto Pomos remains the one worth a visit. A fan favorite, huts and parasols are available on the premise.
Serena Bay, Protaras
Secluded, hidden, and smaller in comparison with other beaches, you might think about overlooking this one, but you’d be committing a felony, sure, you need to do a little bit of digging since it’s off the main road, but don’t be afraid to ask any of the locals, they will always know where it’s located, since they do consider it their favorite. Maybe it’s the scenic view, maybe it’s the bar located nearby that quenches your thirst, whatever it is, pull a chair, hide under the shades, and when your glass is empty, throw yourself in the waters.
White Rocks, Governor’s Beach, Limassol
If you’re sick of the typical beach activities, a.k.a swimming and tanning, and would like to do some fishing or snorkeling, then this is the place for you. Located halfway between Limassol and Larnaca, the pebbly shore may not be suitable for laying down, but the shallow waters are perfect for kids, and a little inside, you can let your inner diver have fun. And if you get hungry, you can always drive back to the main road, where you’ll find restaurants serving the freshest fish and seafood the sea has to offer.
It’s 1.5km of pebbled and sandy beach, located in Pissouri bay, running from Cape Aspro to Mavrorotsos, it is now a lot more developed than it used to be, with water sports available during the summer. The location isn’t only popular during the heat though, as it is just as fun to check during the cold times. Not to worry, you will always find a secluded area where to have some privacy.
Not far from Pissouri, is Avdimou town, with its sandy and pebbly coasts, you will get to it through fields of olive trees. On your way from Limassol to Paphos, you will stumble upon this gem, and high wind makes of it a favorite of kite surfers. Feeling hungry? head over to Melanda Beach Restaurant nearby and eat your meal while overlooking the bay.
Of course, there is always more that this lovely island has to offer, but I tried to talk about la crème de la crème. For more info on what to do in Cyprus, where to stay and what to eat, head over here, where you’ll more useful information.
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