The Official Portal of the Cyprus Tourism
Welcome to the year-round island.
Enjoy a tour around Aphrodite’s Cyprus. The
Mediterranean island at the crossroads of three continents,
where there’s always a new world to discover. Where East
meets West and a new experience awaits for you under the sun
everyday.Where Championship Golf courses, inviting beaches,
and breathtaking mountain trails lie around luxurious
hotels. Once you’ve been to Cyprus,
it’s easy to see why you’ll come back again.
Sun and Sea
Sink your toes into warm sand, feel the sun
warming your skin as you look out on the sparkling blue
Mediterranean sea. Nothing beats Cyprus for a beach holiday.
With an expansive coastline providing a wide
variety of beaches to choose from, ranging from secluded
bays, to lively resorts, sandy beaches and rocky coves, you
are bound to find the right one for you.
Relaxing in the sun is not the only reason to
visit Cyprus. There’s a myriad of activities you could
indulge in and being an island, water sports feature
strongly. Try the waterpark for thrills, or bungee jumping
for an extreme sensation. Discover the magic of the
underwater world by snorkelling or diving in the warm
crystal clear seas. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed
all the year round, thanks to steady winds and calm
predictable seas, while coastal cruising and deep-water
fishing are also popular. You could even use the island as a
base for a short cruise to other nearby countries.
Coasts and Beaches
With a wealth of beaches to choose from,
you’re bound to find one that suits your taste. From the
quiet backwaters of the western peninsula, to the lively
resorts in the east, the island has something for everyone.
The eastern coast is famous for its fine
white sandy beaches with shallow turquoise waters. Deep
water bays with rocky outcrops are perfect for snorkelling
or diving. The long finely packed grey sand of the southern
coast lend themselves to long winter walks or jogging, while
the secluded coves of the western coast beckon when you want
to be alone.
Clear seas and warm waters make Cyprus ideal
for diving. Sea temperatures around the island range from 27
to 16 ºC, resulting in one of the longest diving seasons in
the Mediterranean, while the absence of plankton makes for
The underwater coastal reefs teem with a wide
variety of colourful fish, sponges, coral, sea anemones,
octopus, mussels and the ubiquitous sea urchin providing a
spectacular picture. Sea turtles can be spotted regularly,
thanks to a turtle conservation project that has increased
their numbers around the island considerably.
Spectacular underwater caves and tunnels and
a number of interesting paths are just waiting to be
explored, while the remains of ancient amphora and stone
anchors make it a veritable adventure.
Feel like a millionaire for a day from the
comfort of your yacht, sailing along the beautiful Cyprus
coastline and anchoring in a secluded cove inaccessible by
land. Your wish will be the crew’s command as they serve you
with a champagne lunch and make you feel like royalty while
you just relax in the sun.
Steady westerly winds, calm waters and
beautiful scenery are good reasons to go sailing in Cyprus.
Chartering a boat is a great way to celebrate that special
anniversary, or to impress your clients or staff. Spend a
day out deep sea fishing, go on a sunset cruise, or just
take it easy pottering about.
Two marinas, five ports and numerous bays
provide shelter and essentials. Larnaka (Larnaca) marina,
with room for 450 and a motley yachting community from all
over the world, is full most of the year round, especially
as it is a popular place where those living on board can
spend the winter in the Mediterranean.
More than a place just for lounging in
the sun, there’s lots of things happening in Cyprus all the
year round. From cultural performance with big name stars,
sports events to participate in or watch religious festivals
with all the pomp and circumstance of the Greek Orthodox
Church, to informative conferences where you can meet like
minds. You’ll be surprised at what you can enjoy here.