Cypriots are envied for lots of things, but mostly because of their amazing country: having limpid turquoise waters right under their feet, enjoying a summer spanning almost six months and being surrounded by a magnificent natural environment, Cypriots are scarcely exaggerating when they refer to their homeland as a heaven on earth.
Ideally located and easily accessible, Cyprus is basically an array of consecutive dreamy beaches of diverse character but equal charm.
Wish to know beforehand some of the greatest beaches to visit in Cyprus? Check our top ten list below!
- Konnos Bay, Ayia Napa
A vivid splash of green alongside the road gives its place to white powdery sand, which in turn transitions gradually to a deep emerald colour, yet transparent enough to see the seabed. No, it’s not a famous painting. It’s a beach. Konnos Bay Beach in Ayia Napa. Aren’t you there yet?
- Aphrodite’s Beach, Paphos
Of course, we could not help but mention the famous beach where Goddess Aphrodite rose from the water. The shore in this beach is pebbled, and the waters are often a little turbulent, but there is no better place to be if you are vacationing with your spouse. Some of the most breathtaking sunsets can be witnessed here.
- Porto Pomos, Pomos
For those who don’t like to swim in packed with people beaches, Porto Pomos is the “go to” destination. Located on the wild west coast of the island, with just a few small huts offering refreshments, Porto Pomos offers privacy, crystal clear waters and unspoilt natural scenery.
- Lara Bay, Akamas Peninsula
This hidden gem can be found deep in the nature reserve of Akamas Peninsula. If you are an adventurous type, then you simply have to see this one from up close. Hire out a 4x4 and start your quest of finding the impressive Lara Bay. The rare loggerhead turtle has already found it!
- Paramali Beach, Limassol
Paramali Beach is a beach with strong winds, which make it an ideal choice for kitesurfing. So, if you’re picturing yourself hitting the waves instead of reading a book on the beach, then hit the Paramali Beach in Limassol!
- Serena Bay, Protaras
Every local in Protaras knows this place. It’s a small bay, away from the main road, yet it has this something that made it popular, especially among young Cypriots.
- Coral Bay, Paphos
A family-friendly beach could not be missing from our list. And this is Coral Bay in Paphos. It’s a long sandy beach with shallow waters, ideal for the kids. Have in mind though that it gets really packed in mid-summer months.
- Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca
One of Larnaca’s hot spots. Mojitos, frappes, loud music and young people. An array of beach bars surrounds the beach, making it almost impossible not finding your perfect spot.
- White Rocks, Limassol
Do you love diving directly into the deep blue sea from rocky formations? White Rocks await you in Limassol. Here you can enjoy privacy, peace of mind, and fresh fish dishes at the nearby restaurants.
- Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa
Perhaps the most widely acclaimed beach in Ayia Napa, the town that never sleeps in Cyprus. The beat of this beach is loud, the young fashionistas that show off their tan, bikinis and racket abilities plenty and the water activities go wild. It is the ideal place to meet new people and have fun!
It is clear that, regardless of the type of traveller you consider yourself to be, you will find a spotless beach suiting your whims in Cyprus. Tranquility and leisure, modern and buzzing, Cypriot beaches are sure to refresh your body and soul. Visit our website to learn more about Cyprus and plan the most unforgettable holidays of your life!