Summers in the District of Famagusta are exciting and full of options, from morning to evening. Choose a cruise to watch the sunset out at sea, have fun in a water park, go diving, explore Cape Greco and don’t forget to try the Cypriot meze! A new holiday experience is here for you to discover.
EXPERIENCE DEEP SEA DIVING
Regardless if you’ve always dreamed of diving or whether you’re already an experienced diver and are seeking to see something different, now’s the time to do it. Take advantage of the ideal Cyprus weather, one of the longest dive holiday climates in the world, and experience the thrill of the deep blue sea! The waters are warm, calm and clear, with a visibility reaching up to 30-40 metres. Cyprus is a wonderful place to experience the wonders of the underwater world by visiting one of the Mediterranean’s most famous shipwreck dives, that of Zinovia off the coast of Larnaca. You can also choose to go to Ayia Napa’s Museum of Underwater Sculpture (MUSAN), an underwater forest and the first of its kind in the world, consisting of 93 artworks, some of which are in forms of trees and other figurative). The caves of Cape Greco are also a favourite amongst divers, with a rich underwater life, that is full of surprises and all kinds of fish and marine creatures to observe and elements to see! In safe conditions and under professional supervision, Cyprus is home to surprising treasures for underwater lovers.
EXPERIENCE A DAY OUT AT SEA WITH WATER SPORTS
A true adventure out at sea can only be experienced through some kind of water sport, regardless if it’s just the thrill of the group experience of jumping on a banana float! There are a variety of water sports available to indulge in, including paragliding, water ski, Jet Ski, banana rides, jumbo boats and so much more! Try the Crazy Squab, the waterbed pulled by a speedboat or the Fly Fish, a waterbed that glides in the air, above the water, as it travels over the sea. Choose to have a different experience and push your limits to live moments of adrenaline, simultaneously creating new memories from your holidays! Water sports can be found on all organised beaches along the Famagusta coast.
Indulge in a cruise or boat trip
While in Famagusta District, many visitors choose to spend a day or two out on a boat trip or a cruise. Savouring the sun and sea breeze as you cruise along the stunning East coast is quite an experience. All boat trips from Ayia Napa lead you to the area’s famous sea caves and the stunning park of Cape Greco as well as the gorgeous Blue Lagoon at Konnos Bay. Some of the longer boat trips also sail past Protaras’ busy beaches as well as the Famagusta viewpoint where you can see the abandoned, ghost town of Varosha. On the boat, you will have numerous opportunities for swimming stops to dip in the turquoise waters and refresh yourself. Whatever kind of sea adventure you’re looking for, there is something for everyone: Chilled out lazy cruises, party boats, family fun, adventure sea tours, sunset trips and even private luxury sailings for groups, couples and celebrations.
Ocean Queen departs daily from the picturesque harbour of Ayia Napa. The luxury boat has three decks and dozens of seats for everyone to enjoy the sun or the sunset. This first-class service offers day trips, sunset excursions and themed evenings to the most beautiful stretches of the Ayia Napa and Protaras coastline. Lead by experienced multilingual professionals, a day out on Ocean Queen promises unforgettable memories, with plenty to see and do, and magnificent views to accompany you all the way. On the third deck of the luxury vessel you will find the VIP area with a Jacuzzi and sun loungers which you can book individually or as a group. Ocean Queen also accepts private bookings.
AYIA TRIAS CRUISES
Ayia Trias cruises offer days out at sea, with day trips along the beaches of Protaras and Ayia Napa. While on board, the cruises offer great opportunities for swim stops in awesome locations along the coast, accompanied with drinks and food and of course your favourite people. This is a a fun boat trip with family and friends available ,7 days a week. On board facilities include sundecks, bar/kitchen, changing rooms, toilets and showers and free Wi-Fi while the crew and boats are certified for your safety. Both private and public boat trips are available, with special events feasible to be organised privately on board, such as wedding celebrations, birthdays or simply just a fun day out at sea!
Ayia Trias Cruises
AYIA NAPA SEA CRUISES
Are you looking to spend the day out at sea and among the beautiful Mediterranean crystal clear waters? Ayia Napa Sea Cruises offer a variety of cruise choices depending on what you’re looking for. Undoubtedly the best themed cruise in Cyprus, is the Black Pearl Pirate Boat which takes you on a day out with Jack Sparrow and his team of pirates that will entertain you and your family throughout the day. The Black Pearl Pirate Ship is a 3 level family orientated cruise, which is fun for all ages. Their Fantasy boat offers superb Entertainment, Music & Dancing and is deemed as one of the best spots to dance your stress away in Ayia Napa.
Ayia Napa Cruises
LUXURY TIME CHARTERS
Luxury Time Charters boasts yachts that are distinguished in terms of quality, technical characteristics, remarkable design, sumptuous interiors, and outstanding comfort. All cruise options offer a special voyage out to sea that can be customised to your every whim. Whether you’re embarking on a romantic trip, holding a special celebration, enjoying a day of fishing, chasing sunsets, or embarking on a longer stay in international waters, Luxury Time Charters will deliver. You can even add fun water toys, unforgettable fireworks, live music, decorations and flowers, light snacks and fine dining, or a professional photo and video shoot! Visit the website to create your perfect experience!
Luxury Time Charters
AZURE YACHT CLUB
Rent your own luxurious Yacht AZURE YACHT CLUB Azure Yacht Club specialises in chartering luxury holiday boats. Based in Ayia Napa, these yachts offer quality time on board. Azure raises the holiday experience to new levels by providing exclusive services of high quality and aesthetic value, with memorable excursions across the natural beauty of the Mediterranean waters. Azure Yacht Club’s four luxury boats are available for rent at the Ayia Napa Port and Ayia Napa Marina, for a few hours or even the whole day to enjoy the dazzling coastline of Famagusta. Each yacht has its own captain and sailor on duty, and they offer free VIP transfer from and to your hotel.
Azure Yacht Club
Tuna fishing as an activity is relatively new on the island, with the tuna season beginning in June and lasting until August. Described as a sport for string nerves and a lot of patience, tuna fishing ideally takes place early in the morning or late in afternoon, although its also possible to catch them at other times of the day. The Mediterranean hosts a number of Tuna varieties, with tuna fishing in Cyprus taking place solely by boat and by using fishing roads, usually placed at the back of the boat. This is perhaps not the sport for everyone, but it’s surely a unique and challenging activity as you witness the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
An ideal exciting day out, with family and friends by the sea, the Jungle Float provides hours of fun and challenging rides for every one and is best described as a mobile water park in the sea! The revolutionary awardwinning Jungle Flοαt is the first of its kind in Cyprus and has been active in Protaras since 2017; it’s easy to use and get familiar with, there are four rides to indulge in, from ages 6 years old upwards and for people of maximum 100kgs in weight, while the platform itself can be used for your own imaginative jumps as well! Safety comes first here, with lifejackets available for everyone who feels they need one and special offers are available for groups of 8 or more people. Make a big splash this summer and discover the Jungle Float rides, it will be a memorable fun day at the sea.
WATERWORLD THEMED WATERPARK
The Waterworld themed WaterPark in Ayia Napa celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. With over 50 attractions that provide fun in the sun for the entire family, Waterworld has provided entertainment to its visitors since 1996 and has rapidly become one of the most popular attractions in Cyprus, for both locals and visitors. Waterworld’s theme is based on ancient Greek mythology and the many facilities you will find on location ensure an incredibly pleasant day out for both young and old, within a comfortable and safe environment. Over the years, the park has received over 44 International Awards of excellence for its imagination, marketing strategies and innovation.
Waterworld Theme Waterpark
PARKO PALIATSO LUNA PARK AND FUNFAIR
Parko Paliatso theme park is the biggest in Cyprus and is fun for all the family! The family-owned funfair found in the heart of Ayia Napa covers an area of over 30,000 square metres with more than 25 attractions. There’s entertainment for both young and old here, with younger children being provided with a large indoor soft play area and plenty of rides to enjoy, such as bumper boats, tea-cups, trampolines and carousels. For the less daring ones of us, there are exciting rides such as Blizzard, Viking pirate ship and a rodeo bull. The park is also home to the ultimate adrenalin ride known as Sling Shot which shoots riders up to 80 metres up in the air for about two seconds. There is a smaller version of Parko Paliatso in Protaras as well, on the main avenue with all the popular rides and lots of fun for the whole family.
Parko Paliatso Theme Park
WALK OR CYCLE THROUGH ABUNDANT NATURE TRAILS
Do you have a passion for exploring the natural world on two wheels or on foot? You’ve come to the right place! Take a bicycle or your own two feet and go the Cape Greco Peninsula. Once on location, you will able to enjoy a magnificent ride through the various designated cycling and walking nature trails that weave in and out the park. Alternatively, there is a walking/ cycling path that leads you across the coastline. This one starts from Cape Greco’s Environmental Centre and is a great way to get a good impression of the area.
CYCLING ROUTES TO DIE FOR
Many have deemed Cyprus as the ideal cycling destination due to its favourable weather conditions, the soil morphology, along with the variety of pavements in relatively short distances. The excellent network of secondary roads crossing the Cypriot countryside and the low traffic on these roads are two other factors that make Cyprus great for cycling. Offering varied routes past ancient monuments and through tranquil forests, scenic vineyards and beautiful olive groves, there are hundreds of kilometres of smooth tarmac to enjoy and best of all, unlike other Mediterranean destinations, Cyprus is still undiscovered by cyclists, and waiting to be enjoyed. There are many cycling bike paths in the area to enjoy as well.
WITNESS THE AREA’S LIGHTHOUSE
For centuries Cyprus has always been a point of reference for seafarers. It’s advantageous geographical location also means it was actually one of the most ancient nautical centres of the region. Lighthouses on the island date as far back as the last quarter of the 19th century, most of which were built during the British rule of the island, with the Cape Greco lighthouse being the second to be erected on the island (following the one built in 1888 near the Paphos Harbour).