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From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

1. From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

Set sail along the southeast coast of Cyprus on a boat cruise from Ayia Napa to the famous Blue Lagoon. Admire the striking coastline as you sail, stopping along the way to swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Board the boat and head out to sea, sailing along the southeastern coast and passing by popular landmarks. Sit back, unwind, and take in the sights as you listen to relaxing music and feel the gentle ocean breeze on your skin. Take advantage of 2 swim stops along the way, one in Konnos Bay and one at the Blue Lagoon. Each swim stop will last for around 1 hour. Go for a dip in the azure waters, or make use of the snorkeling equipment on board, and discover the underwater world off the coast of Cyprus. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can also jump into the water from the boat's upper deck. Or, if you'd prefer to work on your tan, feel free to relax on one of the 40 mattresses provided on the top deck for sunbathing. Your Blue Lagoon boat tour comes to an end back at the marina where you boarded the luxury cruiser. 

From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

2. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and board your air-conditioned tour bus to explore the most picturesque parts of Cyprus before heading out on a cruise to visit the Blue Lagoon. Drive past banana plantations your tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden and see the Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop, Latchi. Set out to sea from the port of this small fishing village and admire the coastal landscapes as you make your way towards the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy complimentary juice, wine, and fresh seasonal fruit aboard the ship. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean water, do some snorkeling, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to Latchi. Make the most of some free time here for swimming or to have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

3. Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

Visit the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Paphos region. Cool down with this park's giant variety of slides, pools and water attractions. Grab a friend and chute down the "Gravity" tube-slide together. Speed-down the curves of the "Kamikaze" body-slide. Dare to take an adrenaline-pumping ride down the "Free Fall." This towering feet foot slide shoots you down a near vertical incline, ending in a splash that will take your breath away. Jump into the leisure pool and take a scuba diving lesson. Bounce on the giant "Wet Bubble," a huge air-filled bubble, a unique attraction that is a cross between a trampoline and sprinkler. Relax as you slowly drift down a 400m lazy river which stretches around the park. Take a dip and bounce along with the surf in the wave pool. Young children will love the playing in the kids water-play area where they can play on a pirate ship, climb up the mini-volcano, and jump on the mini-bubble. After an afternoon of exploring all the park as to offer, luxuriate with a dip in the jacuzzi. In between slides, enjoy a meal at the food court, featuring Phukhet, a new Chinese restaurant.

East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

4. East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

Enjoy an in-depth, off-road adventure in Cyprus that takes you to the easternmost point of Konnos National Park. You’ll have breathtaking views throughout this 4.5-hour adventure from Ayia Napa. Visit numerous secluded caves and natural bridges and discover forgotten churches. Enjoy an exhilarating swim in the crystal clears waters off a secluded beach. This is a tour that’s suitable for young and old alike, and is sure to leave you with vivid memories of the park’s natural beauty. Refreshments are available for purchase during the excursion.

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

5. From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

Take an exciting in-depth view of Famagusta and learn about the city's ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of the Northern territories. Start your tour with a pickup by your friendly guide at your accommodation. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey. Start by seeing Famagusta as it is considered today: an abandoned ghost town. Get some insight into the history of the area by watching a short film showcasing Famagusta before the invasion. Then, continue on your adventure to the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city. You'll arrive on the area's renowned sandy beach and get a closeup view of the deserted hotels that line the coast. Get some time to stroll the streets of the ghost town to see the abandoned hotels, homes, and shops. Next, you'll circle the moat of the old gothic city where the castle walls tower over you. Before the end of the trip, enjoy time to explore the city within the castle walls where 356 churches and cathedrals once stood. Witness centuries of history that have gone by. 

From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

6. From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations around the Troodos Mountains on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with delicious local food and great wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly changing landscapes in Cyprus. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Your first stop will be at Pano Lefkara, a village renowned for its silverware and handmade lace where you’ll also enjoy a welcome drink. Pass by a 20-meter-high mountain waterfall, a fantastic natural wonder. After a delicious lunch, visit Omodos, the main village in the Limassol wine-growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets of the village or visit the monastery of the Holy Cross before returning to your hotel.

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

7. From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites, including Salamis and St. Barnabas church. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. Then visit the St Barnabas church and tomb. This day tour continues with lunch and a short walk at Constantia Beach. In the afternoon you will visit the Latin Cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello Tower (no visit inside). Before heading back, enjoy some free time in the old town of Famagusta and take in the panoramic view of the ghost town. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Blue Lagoon Round Trip - Sea Star

8. Blue Lagoon Round Trip - Sea Star

Upon arrival on board we will have a selection of canapés available for you. We will then depart from the scenic harbour of Latchi, cruising towards Aphrodite’s Baths followed by the famous Blue Lagoon where we will drop the anchors for our first swim stop. A day made for sight-seeing, relaxing and topping up your tan whilst cruising the Mediterranean. Our route will include cruising past Cape Arnaouti, the Akamas coastline, St Georges Island, Sea Caves, Coral Bay and Paphos harbour. During the second swim stop you can indulge in our on board buffet meal, fresh seasonal fruits and dessert. The bar will be open for the duration of the cruise offering unlimited local alcoholic and soft beverages.

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

9. Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

Take your underwater in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea on this scuba diving tour. Dive into fun and learn the basics of diving with a team of PADI Professionals on a 3 part experience of briefing, diving skills and an open water dive. The briefing includes all the information you need to know for a great dive. Including how you will equalize your air spaces, the hand signals used to communicate and a breakdown of the skills which you will be doing. You will also be shown how the equipment works and what it’s used for. Jump in the pool and take your first breath underwater. Practice using the equipment you’re going to be diving with and conquer the basic skills. Dive down to the deep end of our training pool to practice equalizing your ears and swimming around in full diving gear. Head to the training dive site the Roman Wall and experience the amazing underwater world. Just a short walk from the dive center, this shore dive is the perfect place for beginner divers. Discover ancient Roman Amphorae, lost anchors, and possibly green sea turtles during the summer.

From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

10. From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

Enjoying the beautiful scenery, the forest of Akamas,enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Akamas blue lagoon. Enjoy traditional bbq on the boat.

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What people are saying about Cyprus

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We were picked up at 8:30am at the hotel and then drove to Protaras to the harbor, from where the catamaran ride started. I was one of the lucky ones who got a lounge spot at the front of the boat, these are definitely the premium spots ;-) We then set off and dropped anchor a total of three times, where we had plenty of time to swim. Especially the stop at Turtle Bay was very impressive because we saw several turtles there. Lunch was served at the at the Blue Lagoon. Veggies didn't miss out here either, the food was very tasty. In addition, all drinks including cocktails were included! The crew members were very friendly and took care of the guests' well-being! All in all, it was an excellent experience that I will remember for sure, thank you! :-)

Really nice half day activity, after seeing some beautiful spots we stopped for swimming on an amazing beach. And the guide was really nice! Just be careful of you have motion sickness, don't sit on the back as the jeep goes on quite rough nature trails (I don't and for me it was an interesting experience).

It was a great experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful. They took our drinks order every few minutes whilst we enjoyed the trip.

I went diving for the first time in my life and it was the best experience. The guys who explained it to us were very pleasant and explained everything clearly.

Really lovely day out with a mixture of activities. Swimming in the blue lagoon was absolutely beautiful.