Sport and Leisure Activities in Cyprus

Cyprus enjoys all year round sunshine making it perfect for indulging in your favourite activities during your holidays. Activities include golf, diving, sailing, hiking, cycling and many more.

Golf

Cyprus has three international standard 18 hole golf courses. Located in the Paphos region, these courses are situated in the peaceful landscaped hills offering amazing views across the Mediterranean Sea. Although these courses are set away from the main tourist resorts, they are still near enough for easy access.

Popular courses include the award winning Aphrodite Hills, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Hills which sits between the orchards and vineyards of a 12th century monastery and the Secret Valley Golf Course which is located near the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite.

Diving

The island is blessed with crystal clear warm waters which are ideal for diving. With sea temperatures ranging from 16C to 27C around the island Cyprus offers the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean. Divers will see an amazing array of brightly coloured fish, coral, sponges, sea anemones, octopus and sea urchins as they dive to the spectacular coastal reefs. The island runs a turtle conservation project, thanks to which has increased the number of sea turtles around the island. Cyprus has many underwater caves and tunnels just waiting to be explored.

Popular sites include the Amphitheatre Diving Site, the Three Stars Wreck Diving Site, the Green Bay Diving Site (an ancient ship wreck) and the Akrotiri Reserve Diving Site.

Sailing

Whilst on your cheap package holidays to this amazing island, charter a boat for the day and be spoilt by the ships crew as you sail along the beautiful Cypriot coastline. The island has many secluded bays that only accessible by boat where you can stop off to sunbathe on the beach and enjoy a dip in the crysal blue waters. For the more adventurous spend a day deep sea fishing.

Cyprus has two marinas and five ports. Larnaca Marina has 450 berths and attracts yachts from all over the world, especially in the winter when people live on their boats whilst docked in the marina.

Hiking

Hiking is an excellent way to discover Cyprus. There are lots of nature trails and signposted paths to suit all levels of hikers, from easy walking to more challenging walks. The spring is considered to be the best time for hiking when the island is just coming into bloom.

Hiking in the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula is very popular along with the Cyprus Section of the European Walking Route E4. This section takes you from Larnaca Airport to Paphos Airport, passing through Cape Gkreko, up the Troodos Mountains and down to the Akamas region.

Cycling

Cyprus has many cycling routes or the more adventurous can make up their own. Cycling around the island enables you to visit secluded coves, ancient ruins and amazing landscape that you would probably miss if you were travelling by car.

The Cyprus Cycling Federation organises competitions throughout the year, mainly in the spring. These events are suitable for all levels of riders from leisure and fun riders to elite riders.

To enjoy some great Cypriot hospitality, top class accommodation, amazing beaches and a wealth of nature, history and culture look out for the many last minute holidays that are always available to the beautiful island of Cyrus.

Emma Healey is the co-founder and owner of holidayholiday.co.uk, specialists in holiday packages and last minute holidays to worldwide destination. Thanks for taking the time to read my article and be sure to watch out for more of my articles as I’m writing many travel blogs and have some great topics coming soon.

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