Local and International Cruising / Yachting Destinations from Limassol Marina
, yachts are within an easy sail of the most picturesque and popular coastal resorts in Cyprus
, including Larnaka, Pafos, Latchi, Protaras and Ayia Napa. With one of the mildest winters in the Mediterranean (average temperatures of 14 degrees from November to February), the yachting season in Cyprus is almost limitless, offering safe anchorage.
Thanks to the advantageous position of both the island and the Marina, a multitude of cruising destinations further afield are easy and quick to access, including Greece and the Greek Islands, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Turkey.
The Concierge is also available for information regarding additional yachting destinations.
Lady’s Mile – 2NM
Just a short distance away from the Marina and the city centre, Lady’s Mile is the most secluded sandy beach in the area. Set amidst wild landscape, with a handful of res- taurants for lunch and refreshments, its shal- low and clear waters make it ideal for long walks, children and windsurfing. This mile- long beach is the first destination of choice for yachts in Limassol and has been a local favourite for decades.
Amathus – 5NM
The coastline around the ruins of the ancient city kingdom of Amathus is a picturesque and expansive stretch of blue. Flanked by a 5km-long seafront walkway, it is an idyllic spot to enjoy a stroll through the old ruins and foliage with beautiful sea views that ex- tend all the way to the high-end hotels of the avenue and most of the waterfront area of east Limassol.
Governor’s Beach – 12NM
Located by Pentakomo village, the famous Governor’s Beach is striking for its chalk- white rocks that extend into the deep blue sea and a beautiful natural setting that is ide- al for walks. The coastline is comprised of two distinctive parts: Governor’s - with dark grey sands and uneven surfaces, and Kalym- nos - a flat, long, narrow stretch of sandy coastline that is a favourite with families.
Kourion Beach – 18NM
Overlooking the archaeological site of the Kourion Amphitheatre in Episkopi, Kourion Beach is a popular spot for family day trips. It features a row of restaurants all along the kilometre-long coastline for lunch and re- freshments, while its shallow, clear waters make it ideal for small children to play. The area itself can get quite breezy, making it a great spot for windsurfing and surfing, as the waves can sometimes reach great heights.
Zapalo Beach – 20NM
Located beneath the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Apollo, this unspoiled beach is nestled beneath the edge of a high cliff and surrounded by wild vegetation. Its clear blue waters and golden sand, as well as its rather isolated location, make it ideal for beachgoers seeking a quiet spot for a relaxing time spent amid a beautiful natural setting. The beach is accessible by foot via a dirt path, or even via kayak or boat from the nearby Kou- rion Beach.
CYPRUS TO THE EAST
Larnaca - 35NM
Larnaca region’s long coastline starts from Xylophagou and extends all the way to Zygi village towards Limassol. The beautiful beaches are characterised by safe, shallow waters and organised facilities for all the fam- ily, including the iconic Finikoudes – a palm- tree-lined promenade parallel to the town centre, which features local and international drinking and dining establishments, enter- tainment options and historical landmarks.
Ayia Napa - 50NM
Once a small fishing village, Ayia Napa has expanded to become a thriving and pulsing holiday resort that is famed for its stunning beaches with white, powdery sands and crys- tal-clear waters. With a stunning and rugged coastline dotted with bays, caves and coves, the resort is highly popular as a destination for water sports, diving and snorkelling by day and for its clubbing when night falls.
Cape Greco – 55NM
The Cape Greco National Forest Park is lo- cated east of Agia Napa and southeast of Protaras and is a 385-hectare Natura 2000 site that incorporates a network of nature trails and specialist cycling paths. The views from the limestone sea cliffs that overlook the crystal-clear waters of the region are breath-taking, and the area and its distinctive sea caves are a number one spot for diving.
Konnos Bay - 58NM
The picturesque blue flag Konnos Bay Beach is sheltered from the prevailing winds by Cape Greco Peninsula, a national forest park with a dramatic rugged coastline. Located in the coastal town of Protaras, it is renowned for its crystal blue beaches and popular as the locals’ favourite summer destination. The nearby sea caves abound with sealife, offer many secret places to explore, by boat, jet- ski or snorkel.
Protaras – 60NM
Protaras is a sub-district of Paralimni and is a popular holiday resort, alongside neighbouring Ayia Napa. The charming landscape is charac- terised by windmills in its rural areas and a stunning coastline of crystal-clear waters and soft, powdery sands that is perfect for families. The nightlife of the resort offers a quieter option than that of Ayia Napa and its clubs.
Fig Tree Bay - 60NM
As Protaras’ most famous beach, Fig Tree Bay ranks as one of the world’s most beauti- ful and photographed coasts, thanks to fine, golden sands and crystal-clear waters. The beach offers full organised facilities, including water sports and disabled access, and takes its name from a single, solitary fig tree that has been there since the 17th century.
CYPRUS TO THE WEST
Pissouri Bay - 22NM
Framed by white cliffs and fringed with many excellent tavernas, Pissouri Beach enjoys an air of calm, in extraordinarily tranquil surround- ings. Situated between the cities of Limassol and Pafos, the beach’s clear waters are well-suited to watersports. A mile inland from the beach, Pissouri Village has retained its tra- ditional Cypriot character and lists an open-air theatre as one of its many attractions.
Aphrodite’s Rock - 28NM
One of the best-known landmarks of the is- land, Aphrodite’s Rock is where, as ancient mythology will have it, the Goddess of beauty and love was born, arising from the foam of the sea and first setting foot on the earth. The spot has been immortalised for modern cul- ture by Botticelli’s 15th-century painting, and today is the subject for anyone with an eye for photography, particularly at sunset.
Akamas Peninsula - 60NM
The Akamas Peninsula is one of the most beautiful locations on the entire is- land, covering approximately 230km2 of wild untouched landscape, amazing natu- ral beauty, deep gorges and stunning sandy bays. The area is home to rare birds, butterflies, and an extremely impor- tant breeding ground for the endan- gered green turtles and hawks-bill turtles.
Blue Lagoon - 68NM
The spectacular Blue Lagoon is the largest bay located in Akamas and is considered to be one of the most beautiful nature spots on the whole island. The crystal waters allow vis- ibility all the way down to the depths of the seabed and visitors flock to bask in its warm- er waters and to explore the vibrant marine life of its reef.
Latchi - 74NM
Located in the Pafos district of Polis Chryso- chou, Latchi is famous for its quaint fishing harbour and marina where the freshest fish is served at traditional restaurants surrounding the area. Characterised by a beguiling combination of sea and mountain views, Latchi is considered to be an oasis of tranquillity and is a particularly popular destination during the summer months.
Paphos Beaches - 40NM
The coastline of Pafos unfolds 50km across the western part of the island and includes a high number of Blue Flag-awarded beaches, including the sandy Coral Bay, Geroskipou Beach and Pachyammos 1 & 2 beaches. As the region pans out, the waters become a brighter shade of turquoise, encompassing iconic beaches such as those found in the subdistricts of Latchi and Polis Chrysochou.
DESTINATIONS FURTHER AFIELD:
- Beirut 130 NM
- Port Said 205 NM
- Kastelorizo 205 NM
- Rhodes 255 NM
- Alexandria 265 NM
- Suez 285 NM
- Heraklion 395 NM
- Malta 915 NM