Ladies and gentlemen, here we come to the story, which is interesting for every tourist coming to Cyprus. Yes, in this article we will tell you about the most popular and interesting beaches of the island. Though the whole of Cyprus - it's a great beach incredibly large extent.
At the beginning of the story we consider it necessary to warn you that the beaches of Cyprus are substantially different from Turkish. Therefore, anyone who has ever rested in Turkey, Cyprus beaches are likely to be disappointed, but not all that bad. The fact that each local beaches depending on your location has specific details and peculiarities. As a rule, employees of travel agencies do not tell them, so after returning to Russia with many tourists there is a very clear desire to talk with staff travel, as they say, "manly." Nevertheless, it may be noted from the pleasant fact that absolutely all the beaches of Cyprus, even if they are a few meters from the hotel, municipal. For this reason, the entrance to which is free and free, on-demand are only extras, for example, sun loungers, parasols, sun awnings and beach towels. For them you have to pay 1-2 euros for all day use.
In Ayia Napa, this beach is the most popular among tourists. It is located near the eponymous hotel Nissi Beach Holiday Resort and stretches nearly 2 km. From the Greek name of the beach is translated as "island", for its part, can add to this translation epithet "paradise." Indeed, here you will find beautiful landscaped grounds, clean sand, clear blue water and attentive service.
Among the available entertainment can choose lesson for everyone: there is water, sports, beach, youth, active and passive leisure activities. Nissi Beach is especially suitable for families with children. Like many beaches of Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach has a special "fence" of water in the form of a large reef, it also added a small footbridge isthmus. In this bay the water is always warm and did not cool down, so you can spend hours lying there, as in the jacuzzi.
Enter the sea is very convenient, as the bottom topography is quite calm and has no large differences. You can safely leave small children, they can safely play and splash in the water within the reef, as the depth of the sea is half a meter high - meter. If you decide to climb over the reef, you should be careful, as wet stone represents a serious danger: it is necessary to digress a bit and you can find yourself suddenly in hospital quarters.
The reef itself and its waters are literally teeming with all sorts of marine life: crabs, starfish, seashells and colorful fish. Of course, like you can not compare with the beauty of the reefs of the Red Sea, however, it leaves quite a good impression of the Cyprus nature. By the way, do not recommend "flirt" with crabs, even if their size is insignificant - any of them could easily hurt, and in the worst case and deprive you of your finger.
If we talk about the shortcomings, then Nissi Beach are two of them - it's unreal the number of tourists and the staggering cost meals at local restaurants and cafes. Apparently, for these reasons the local population - rare guests at this beach.
Nice enough beach, located near the airport of Larnaca. Beach covered with sand gray-yellow, entrance to the sea is quite shallow and extended. Mackenzie Beach would be a great option for families with children who can be let go without fear into the sea at a distance of 20-30 meters from the shore. Among the available entertainment - banana, parasailing, water scooter and some others. Grab a snack at one of the local bars, restaurants and taverns that serve simple but freshly prepared meals. If you wish, after bathing in the sea water can go into the shower, this service depending on the season worth 0,5-1 euros. The main drawback of this beach - sufficient noise due to the ups and landing at the nearby airport, but this one gets used.
This beach stretches in 20 km from Limassol and is a picturesque painting seascapes, the highlight of which is the contrast of dark sand and the white cliffs that flank the beach. Generally, Governor `s Beach essentially consists of 4 beaches separated by rocks. Not recommended to rest here with the children, as they can easily get injured. But if your goal - a carefree lying in a deck chair, then welcome to the Governor `s Beach. Interrupt their leisurely pastime can visit the beach restaurants. If you want, we can offer hot dogs and other fast food that offer mobile power point. As a result, you can only minus one - close to spread cement plants that are slightly spoil the local landscape.
Introducing the beaches of Limassol, Ladies Mile is perhaps one of the longest - it stretches nearly 5 km. Shore coating - pebble, gradually turning into coarse sand. Next door is the salt lake, which dries up in the summer and becomes a kind of "freeway" for drivers who are not indifferent to the recklessness. All over the beach you will find a lot of different restaurants, bars and pubs, offering simple but delicious meals for every taste and wealth. In close proximity to the beach is a seaport in Cyprus and on the opposite side - the British military base of Akrotiri. To be careful not to attract the attention of a military patrol, then you can be lucky and you zasnimite training military pilots or Special Forces doctrine. Diving enthusiasts near the military base can find quite a decent place to dive.
Ladies Mile is not particularly popular among tourists usually prefer to rest here by locals and retirees. The beach has two minuses, and both are essential: first - it's a large amount of passing trucks that leave behind a cloud of dust, not combined with a very pleasant stay, and the second - is located close to the fish farm, from whom comes the often abundant fish smell feed. Those who still chose this beach for relaxation, we recommend to stay closer to a military base: here the sea is much cleaner, and the entrance to the sea due to the fine sand more enjoyable.
Studying the beaches of Limassol, you can not immediately pay attention to this option because to get to Shipwreck Beach is very difficult. But if you do decide to go there, then your effort will be rewarded. Here you will find the gorgeous sea view, and the main attraction of the beach - it Grounded ship. Often, it can be seen near the divers, due to which the almost complete lack of other options to dive this place is a kind of "safety valve." On the way to Shipwreck Beach recommend you make a short stop and visit Cat Monastery of St. Nicholas of Myra.
This beach can be called, perhaps, the best in Cyprus. Located near the village of Episkopi it, which is famous for its wine museum, and also near the ancient amphitheater and museum Curio. Shore coating - sand, followed by a very well tended. On the beach there are several restaurants and bars, which serves a delicious meal at quite tolerable prices. Heading Curium Beach, you might come across several farms where you can buy fragrant strawberries on Cyprus 6-6 euros per kilo.
Curium Beach - the most popular among locals and tourists have at their disposal a hire car. Even despite the fact that the weekend is here quite crowded hustle and bustle, which is in Ayia Napa, you will not find. Near the beach are clubs kitesurfers, paragliding and horse farm, where you can ride horses.
Among all Cypriot beaches, this is probably the best known. According to legend, this beach on the shore of the sea waves came the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite. It is believed that women who swim in this place will become younger, and men will gain unprecedented sexual power. If you have the opportunity, instead of excursions is better to rent a car and go to this place on my own. So you will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of the "Stones of Aphrodite." However, be careful: the bottom of the sea in this place uneven and rocky, with big differences, so for your own safety, take care of buying special shoes. Also do not recommend to swim up close to the stones, as due to the strong rolling waves can get injured. At Petra tou Romiou virtually no tourist infrastructure, except that a small shop, which can go either through an underground tunnel or across the road. Here you can take a shower and eat, of course, paying a considerable sum of money.
The beach is located north of Paphos, on the Akamas Peninsula. Getting here is not easy, but if you did manage it, you will be rewarded unrealistically beautiful seascapes and landscapes green. In addition to fascinating species, you will have another surprise - familiarity with rare green turtles, who chose Lara Beach for their nesting. During the breeding season the turtles, and in the summer, the beach is closed, but it does not darkens the picture, as already there, what to see. Especially that swim because of the big waves and the abundance of algae in this place is not very nice.
Going on Lara Beach, please be a sufficient amount of fresh water, as there is no tourist infrastructure completely. Occasionally, though, here comes Mini Bus, serving hot sandwiches, salads and some other simple dishes at very affordable prices. If you go to the beach in a rented car, remember that the insurance on the car at this point does not work, so be careful.
In the vicinity of the town of Polis town located Laci that apart from the usual beach and still has a few unique bays. Despite the fact that access to them is possible only on a chartered yacht or boat (which, in itself, not a cheap) to visit this part of the Cyprus nature definitely worth. Getting here, as if you cross the border of Cyprus and transported to a completely different part of the world. Nature beach differs from traditional Cypriot: other landscapes here, here natural, wild sand and not brought here pure turquoise water is so clear that you can easily see it bizarre sea creatures, which, incidentally, also differ from the classical "island . " From the shore all this beauty surrounds fragrant pine forest greens. Near the beach are the Baths of Aphrodite, who also undoubtedly worthy of your visit.
In short, Cyprus - a place where you can find a beach to their liking. Feel free to rent a car and head out on the road in search of paradise for your stay.