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Cyprus - Tips For A Sailing Vacation

May 3, 2008
Cyprus is the third biggest Island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's also one of the most visited.

Despite its size it has few natural anchorages. All of the harbors offering all-round shelter are made by man. In spite of this, calm waters and favorable winds make sailing a nice experience. Sail to the coastal towns, Limassol, Larnaca and Pafos or picturesque bays such as Konnos Bay in Protaras or Fontana Amoroza at Akamas Peninsula or friendly fishing villages such as Latchi or Pomos. For the more adventurous you can sail to the nearby countries of Israel, Lebanon, Egypt and the Greek Islands.

Cyprus is fortunate to have one of the most agreeable climates in Europe, with 11 out of 12 months a year enjoying brilliant sunshine. The sailing season is from March to December.

Cool, cotton clothes are recommended for the hot summer months. Jackets and light sweaters may be required for the evenings during May and June, September and October.

The Anatolian Peninsula is located at the south while Turkey is in the north. Other countries near it are Greece, Egypt, and Lebanon. The best way to explore these areas and take advantage of the sea is to go sailing in Cyprus during your holiday vacation.

You can charter a yacht in St. Raphael Marina in Limassol. You may also take part in any of the boating activities that have been prepared by the operators. You may also wish to sail on your own. From the marina, you can then move on to Larnaca for some private relaxation. There are lots of nightclubs, shops, and restaurants scatted all over the area. You can also visit Hala Sultan Tekke, which is a huge mosque venerated by countless Muslims all over the world. Moreover, go hiking in either Troodos or Ayia Napa. If you wish to add scuba diving to your list of activities, you can ride a ferry to Zenobia.

Sailing in Cyprus can also be accomplished right at Konnos Bay. It's 20 minutes away from Ayia Napa and 15 minutes from Protaras, also a commercial district. This bay is primarily located at Agia Napaia. There are beaches that are made up of sandy shores. You can just anchor your boat and start basking in the sun. Several of the hotels also provide different water sports activities to all their guests. You can also venture to Pafos, which is gleaming with countless activities. You can sail, fish, or kayak in Lara Bay, Latchi Beach, or Coral Bay. You can examine nature parks like Akamas, Adonis Baths, and Aphrodite's Rock.

For nature lovers, Akamas Peninsula is a good pick. It has countless unspoiled areas, such as the sandy bays. The mountains are made up of deep gorges and vast expanse of landscapes. There are also more than 500 species that you can find in this island.

Sailing in Cyprus will become more worthy if you stay in the villas of Pomos. This is an attractive village located near the sea and at the foot of Troodos. There are different kinds of bars and shops found all over the area, as well as grocery stores. You can also easily trek through the mountains of Paphos anytime.
About the Author
D. Browall is with http://www.sboats.com , an independent directory on yacht charter and sailing vacations. Visit his website if you want to find companies offering yacht charter in Cyprus as well as many other popular sailing areas such as yacht charter Croatia
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