Cyprus Luxury Yachting Guide

Reputed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the beauty of Cyprus makes anything possible. Covered in dense forest and skirted with glittering beaches of ivory sands, this ancient land has made impressive steps toward sophistication while still retaining its traditional identity. From luxurious mountain hideaways to quaint fishing villages, Cyprus has it all.

With a rich heritage handed down from the ancient Greeks to old-world Turkey, Cyprus is a patchwork of traditions and customs. Home to numerous pristine beaches, sprawling nature reserves and an unearthed archaic city, there is a surfeit of extraordinary opportunities on offer in this stunning land of relics.

Cyprus is a dichotomy of old-world tradition and new-world sophistication that is both endearing and enthralling. A visit to this sun-drenched island is sure to change your outlook on what the Mediterranean truly is, forever.

Nicosia
For a traditional Cypriot experience, the capital city of Nicosia is the quintessential destination. This bustling town is home to the essential amenities: hammam steam bath perfect for total rejuvenation, local markets full of exotic crafts and local products, art and history museums and a venerable cathedral. Combined with the genial inhabitants and a relaxing atmosphere, Nicosia is a must see.

Beaches
The island of Cyprus is the perfect destination for a beach holiday and, as such, is home to an incredible array of sun-soaked havens. For families, the long stretch of golden sand at Coral Bay combined with its shallow waters make it perfect for children of all ages. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the beaches of Cape Aspro with their stunning cliff walks and views of land and sea. Peaceful Protaras beach offer 16 kilometres of luscious powdery sand and has translucent waters teeming with diverse marine life attracting divers of all levels. The Baths of Aphrodite are an oasis of ancient springs located in the verdant hills above Lefkara, and shouldn’t be missed.

Activities
Activities abound on this gorgeous island: nature-lovers and pleasure-seekers alike will be satisfied. Three main reserves exist on the island of Cyprus and each offers unique adventures. Troodos National Forest Park is perfect for hiking or biking in the summer and beckons skiers from January to March. The feral beauty of Akamas Nature Reserve is the perfect setting for tracing some of the island’s breathtaking nature trails. White Rocks Nature Reserve is home to Cyprus’ premier secluded beaches, offering unspoiled perfection that can’t be beaten. Night owls will find throbbing outlets scattered throughout the entire island, though the epicentre is the clubbing mecca of Ayia Napa, which attracts some of the worlds most famous dj’s.

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