The Most Popular Cyprus Sailing Routes

The Most Popular Cyprus Sailing Routes

Cerulean Blue Dreams and Captivating Coastlines

Nested within the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the planet. This island nation boasts an amenable climate throughout the year, a history that can be traced back for millennia, and plenty of urban attractions to experience. However, there is little doubt that its beaches exude a pristine beauty of their own. There are numerous sailing routes to consider, and it is wise to examine some popular options when planning any excursion.

Between Ayia Napa and Protaras
This first route provides a unique opportunity to explore the south-eastern portion of Cyprus. It also just so happens that travellers will come across some of the most stunning beaches that the island has to offer. Nissi Beach and Konnos Bay are two well-known examples. Another advantage of this route involves the ability to explore the many caves carved out of solid rock found within close proximity to the seaside village of Protaras.

From Limassol and Larnaca
Anyone who intends to visit the southern coast of Cyprus should definitely keep this next recommendation in mind. While the beaches here abound, this route is particularly interesting for its history. Visitors will be provided with panoramic views of numerous landmarks including Limassol Castle, and the famous Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque.

The good news is that there is also plenty of natural beauty to enjoy. It is possible to visit two large salt lakes (Larnaca Lake and Akrotiri Lake). A wide variety of flora and fauna can be found here; some species exclusive only to the island of Cyprus.

Limassol to Paphos
This final recommendation is often preferred by those who choose to charter professional boat rental services thanks in large part to the kaleidoscope of attractions to be found along the way. The stretch of western coastline found between Paphos and Limassol is home to a number of picturesque coves; Coral Bay and Petra tou Romiou being extremely well-known destinations. It is just as easy to visit the nearby Akamas Peninsula. This protected nature preserve displays the rugged natural beauty that has made Cyprus famous over the years. Note that as the journey hugs the western coastline, winds tend to be mild while the seas are generally calm. This is an important consideration if you plan on travelling with your family or young children.

Planning Your Sailing Route
Assuming that you have already selected the most appropriate option, there are a handful of practical considerations to address. Here are some suggestions:

●    Obtain an accurate weather forecast well in advance of your intended departure.
●    Bring along items such as sunscreen, swimming trunks, and hats to shade yourself from the powerful sun.
●    Ask if it is possible to take a slight detour should you wish to visit a nearby area not highlighted within the original itinerary.

Cyprus can provide memories to last a lifetime, and the good news is that you do not have to be a sailing enthusiast to experience some truly breathtaking sights.