Water Sports in Cyprus
Surrounded by water, the island of Cyprus is a natural venue for water sports activities. Enthusiasts from around the world are drawn to Cyprus every year to experience the island's full range of water-based attractions, among which is the world-famous Zenobia shipwreck. It doesn't matter if you're on your own, with your family or in a group. The scope of water activities in Cyprus is so extensive that there really is something for everyone's tastes.
Starting at the gentle end of the water sports spectrum, pedal boat hire is available from several beaches on Cyprus. Costing less than 5 Cypriot Pounds per hour they are great value for couples and families wishing to get out onto the clear Mediterranean water. Similarly, one and two-seat canoes are available for hire for around the same price.
Boating is big in Cyprus. The spectacular coastline naturally lends itself to sightseeing boat trips. The alternating headlands and bays are very photogenic, and make for a relaxing backdrop to a lunch/swim cruise. If you prefer to see what's below you but don't want to get your feet wet, glass-bottomed boat trips could be the answer. They are an ideal way for all the family to share in the excitement of Cyprus's rich marine heritage.
For those who are more comfortable piloting their own boat a visit to one of the main coastal towns could be in order. From Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca a wide selection of self-drive craft can be hired including rowing boats, sail boats and even speedboats.
Water sports in Cyprus can be enjoyed on the land too. Five minutes outside the town of Ayia Napa is Water World, a huge water theme park that is based on the mythical Greek Gods. Statues and Greek temples line the way to some spectacular water rides that are fun for all the family. Also at Ayia Napa is the Agia Napa Marine Park, where you can see dolphins and sea lions.