The choice of sailing destinations begin from Larnaca marina, a few kilometers away from the main international airport. Larnaca’s line of mature palms, cafes, restaurants, kiosks and many other services are of walking distance from the marina.
Sailing west from Larnaca Marina, you will be heading towards Limassol (Lemesos), the second largest city and the island’s main port. Limassol is a bustling holiday resort and at the same time a cosmopolitan seaside town. On your way to Limassol you will pass by Cape Kition. You may anchor at Govenor’s Beach or St. Raphael’s Marina just before Limassol and you may also visit Cyprus Villages. Cyprus Villages offers you the unique opportunity to live in a traditional stone-built village home. Stroll along the narrow cobbled paths to the village square, have a coffee with the locals and settle into an easy-going Mediterranean lifestyle that respects and nurtures timeless traditions.
Sailing west from Limassol, after Cape Gata and Zevgari you will come to Pissouri Bay, where you can rest for the night before setting sails for Paphos.
On your route to Paphos you will see the Venus Rock (Petra tou Romiou), the place where, as legend unveils, goddess Aphrodite was born.
Paphos, capital of the west and full of history. A resort town, which as its focal point is a charming ﬁshing harbour and Paphos medieval fort. It is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and tavernas.
Sailing northwest from Paphos, you will pass by Coral Bay, and enter the Akamas peninsula, one of the three major ﬂora zones of Europe. The number of plant species found here runs up to 600. the variety of fauna is also impressive: 1678 bird species, 12 mammals, 20 reptiles and butterﬂy species.
Akamas is situated at the westernmost point of Cyprus. According to mythology, the area took its name from the Greek mythological hero Akamas, son of Theseus who came to the island after the Trojan War and founded Akamantis. Akamas was also the place where Aphrodite and Adonis had their love trysts. It is an area of incomparable natural beauty, ideal for walking in its natural trails, cycling, swimming, diving, ﬁshing, exploring, cruising, and bird watching.
Sailing around Cape Arnaoutis you will ﬁnd yourself in the north part of the island, in the Chrysochou Bay and on your way to the ﬁshing refuge of Latchi. You will be tempted to anchor at the Fontana Amoroza bay, and furthermore at Hamili bay, the blue lagoon, an ideal place to swim, dive, snorkel and just enjoy . . . .
On the other hand, if you choose to sail east from Larnaca, you will reach Ayia Napa, a lively tourist resort with calm bays and sandy beaches. Ayia Napa is well known for its wild bars, nightclubs and its wide selection of restaurants and taverns. A must for those party people.
Further east, you touch Cape Greco, on the very tip, with its crystal clear waters and sea caves. You can settle into the safe bay of Konnos for the night.
If you continue east, you will come to Protaras, a small resort town with its golden beaches, a big draw for sun seekers.
East or west, Koursaros Yachting will ensure that sailing in Cyprus will remain an unforgettable experience for you.