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To Cyprus can be reached by ferry from Piraeus port of Greece and the islands of Crete and Rhodes, Port Said (Egypt), Haifa (Israel) and Latakia (Syria), Ancona (Italy). You can swim and steamship from Odessa and Novorossiysk, at a cost, however, is more expensive than a plane ticket. Since October, the Government of Cyprus 1974 announced ports of Famagusta (Ammostohos) Karavostassi and Kyrenia, located in the northern part of Cyprus, illegal "settlements arrival" on Cyprus. Tourists arriving at these points are not allowed to cross the Green Line patrolled by UN peacekeepers, as they are denied access to the southern part of the island.

Cyprus, being a small island nation, the maritime industry has to communicate with other countries. Cyprus ports also play an important role in passenger traffic, mostly it cruises. Thus, the proportional increase in this sector of the economy is growing tourist sector of the island. Cyprus a popular center of cruise tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Port in Limassol - the main port of Cyprus. It is a leading port in which organized cruise tours. During the year 2003 Cypriot ports to send and receive about 500 000 4700 passengers and vessels.

Passenger ships departing from ports of Limassol and Larnaca, Cyprus associated with various Greek ports (Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion) and Middle Eastern ports, including Haifa, Port Said, Jounieh, as well as many Greek islands. In the winter months are not all routes. Liners several cruise companies are coming to Cyprus, including Classical Cruises, Costa, Euro Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess. Louis Cruise Lines ships are sailing to Egypt and the Holy Land Paradise Cruises also operate cruises to Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and Greece.

Sea Harbor is located in Larnaca Larnaca Bay and lies in 201 city of Beirut and Tripoli, 266 kilometers from Tel Aviv, 421 kilometer from Port Said and 458 kilometers from Rhodes. Harbor is an official port of entry, provides anchorage for yachts of various sizes 450. The minimum depth of the harbor is used by approximately 1,5 m and the maximum is 4.0 m As part of the seabed is dominated by silt and sand. Harbor is fully protected from all weather conditions. Only yacht owners and crew have access to the harbor. It is guarded 24 hours a day. Parking space must be reserved in advance. The amount of payment for parking vary depending on the time of parking and length of the vessel as well as depending on the season. Yachts arriving or departing on Cyprus Cyprus, can pass customs and immigration formalities on the territory of the harbor.

Harbor San Rafael ideal for lovers of motor and sailing yachts, in addition, the resort is part of San Rafael. To ensure the safety of guests harbor protected 24 hours a day. Breakwater is constructed in such a way as to protect the harbor from waves up to 5 meters. Set across the harbor fire fighting equipment reaches all yachts. Mooring space of each yacht is fully equipped for stern mooring system. Anchorage designed to receive ships up to 227 30 meters and a displacement of up 4 cubic meters. Yachts moored to 3 cement piers and their owners and tenants enjoy all the extra amenities, including fresh water, electricity, telephone and television. Sailors are considered clients resort of San Rafael and have the right to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel. Yachts arriving or departing on Cyprus Cyprus can arrange customs and immigration documents on the territory of the harbor.

The most popular route Italy - Greece - Cyprus - Israel operated by companies Salamis-Lines and Louis-Cruises. In the area between Greece and Cyprus to the frequency of the message is 3-x ships in the night. There is also a ferry service from Syria (Latakia), Egypt (Port Said), Lebanon (Beirut) and Israel (Haifa), but prices are much higher. The average cost of such cruises varies $ 250-$ 300 both sides. Full schedules and prices can be found on the websiteSalamis Lines. It is strongly recommended with particular care to clarify schedules and prices for ferries between Cyprus, Lebanon and Israel. Communication between these points repeatedly interrupted during periods of exacerbation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Information valid as of August 2009 - resumed ferry service between Haifa (Israel) and Limassol. Tickets 2-4 berth cabins cost from 160 euros one way, including dinner and breakfast. In Israel, the company sells tickets Rosenfeld Shipping Lines (www.rosenfeld.net) And Cyprus Salamis Lines.

Travel to Cyprus by sea - not cheap, and often cheaper and faster to get the plane. Except regular ferries to Greece, all other destinations are cruise, which implies a high cost of tickets.