Visitors to Cyprus have the opportunity to visit neighbouring countries in luxurious cruise ships. Travel agencies offer mini-cruises from Limassol port which include accommodation on board, meals and excursions to the main places of interest of each country.
There is a two-day cruise to the Holy Land, two-day cruise to Egypt, a three-day cruise to both Holy Land and Egypt and a seven-day cruise to Greece, Greek Islands and the Holy Land.
Prices vary according to the cabin category. The ships offer a great variety of facilities and entertainment including shows, casinos, swimming pools, duty free shops, etc. blogings can be made through travel agencies in all towns.
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One day or half day cruises are organised from May to October along the coast.
The trips usually include drinks and snacks on board, with lunch served either on board or at sea-side restaurants.
Itineraries are from Limassol old Harbour to Lady’s Mile beach and back, from Pafos Harbour to Coral Bay, Pegeia area and back, from Agia Napa to Paralimni, Protaras area and back, from Larnaka Marina along Larnaka, Agia Napa, Protaras coast and back and from Polis (Latsi) along the Akamas coast and back.
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There are three Marinas in Cyprus, two in Limassol and one in Larnaka. Limassol Marina is located just a stroll away from the heart of Limassol town. It offers 85 unique villas with their own private berths or direct access to the beach, 188 luxury apartments and it can accommodate up to 650 yachts from 8m to 115m. Offering services and facilities of the highest standards, it is destined to become the most exclusive marina resort in the Mediterranean and one of the finest in the world. For further information for Limassol Marina please call at 25022600, for St. Raphael Marina, Tel:25636100 and for Larnaka Marina, call at Tel:24653110.
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Cyprus Car Rally attracts entries from many countries and includes champion drivers from all over the world.
Football is very popular with many stadia suitable for football playing.
Tennis courts exist in nearly all hotels while special tennis centers function in all towns.
Horse-riding is confined at the moment in Nicosia at Lapatsa Sporting Center and in Limassol at Elias Country Club. Horses and ponies can be hired in Troodos as well.
Cycling is encouraged by the excellent conditions prevailing in Cyprus as well as by the bicycle rental facilities available in the main towns and seaside resorts.
Fishing is an exciting sport with fishing shelters all over Cyprus. Angling can also be enjoyed in dams provided a special license is obtained from the Fisheries Dept. of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For information contact Tel: 22 807830 (Nicosia), 25305543 (Limassol), 24304294 (Larnaka), 26306268 (Pafos).
Boating can be enjoyed by hiring a speed boat at many beaches.
Hiking is recommended for those who would like to explore the island’s natural and cultural treasures. Natural trails can be found at Troodos, Akamas, Cape Gkreko, Stavros tis Psokas, Madari (near Agros village) and other places. Bowling is available at Kykko Bowling Center (Nicosia) , at Limassol Bowling Center (Limassol) and at Aliathon Bowling Club (Pafos).
Golf is available at Tsada village (Pafos), at Secret Valley, near Petra tou Romiou, 18 km east of Pafos and 49 km from Limassol and at Aphrodite Hills. For more information contact: Tsada Golf Club, Tel: 26642774 and Aphrodite Hills, Tel: 26828200.
Horse-racing is confined to Nicosia with race meetings taking place at weekends and Wednesdays.
Shooting in Cyprus is an exciting and popular sport with clubs in every town. The Nicosia Shooting Club is at Latsia, 8 km south-west of the town centre, Tel: 22482660. The Limassol Shooting Club is near Pareklisia village near Elias Hotel Country Club, Tel: 99495130. For the Larnaka Shooting Club please contact Tel: 24530309. The Famagusta District Shooting Club is at Paralimni (off Paralimni – Sotira road), Tel: 23827000.
The Pafos Shooting Club is at Anatoliko, 12 km east of Pafos town, Tel: 99632347.
Diving can be very fascinating as Cyprus is surrounded by crystal clear and unpolluted seas with water temperatures varying from 16-27 degrees centigrade. It is, however, forbidden to remove antiquities from the bottom of the sea.