So you’ve decided to head to the East Mediterranean for your next Holiday, specifically Cyprus. A member state of the European Union since 2004, this island nation is closely affiliated with both Turkey (its closest neighbor) and Greece (which it has been affiliated with for thousands of years). Thanks to its relatively mild climate, it has become a holiday hot spot (especially in the summer), and boasts excellent facilities for water activities, in addition to championship golf courses, winter snow fun in the Troodos Mountains (with hiking and mountain biking in the other seasons here, as well as on the Akamas peninsula). Its great value to travel to Cyprus with online booking agents so see what deals you can get and lets check out the wonderful things you can do.
There are a lot of different things one can choose to do in Cyprus’ sea. One of the most popular, due to the clear water, is scuba diving. Cyprus houses several five star diving schools on the island, and are all skill levels are welcomed. An excellent diving opportunity for those advanced scuba enthusiasts is the Zenobia Wreck Diving Site, a ferry that capsized on her maiden voyage in 1980 off the Cyprus coast near the city of Larnaca, and The Times (London) lists it in their Top 10 worldwide dive spots.
There are many charter opportunities awaiting the angler in Cyprus. Popular species fished for include shark, bonito, barracuda, dorado, and tuna, as well as smaller fish such as snapper, perch, bream and bass. Luckily, one does NOT need a fishing license to go pole fishing in the ocean, though you are required to have one if you plan to use any sort of spears or are freshwater fishing in one of the 20 reservoirs set aside (stocked with bream, carp, mullet, catfish, bass, roach, trout and others).
Most true beachfront hotels offer a wide variety of fun activities. There are the main popular tourist sports, such as kayaking and sailing, paragliding, surfing (both body and with boards) and water and jet skiing. Due to the summer winds that seem to pick up almost every afternoon, you might want to consider taking catamaran or windsurfing lessons (or both) to take advantage of them. With the wind picking up to 25-30 knots on average, these winds bring great adventure to all types of sailing activities.
Troodos Mountain Region
This majestic mountain range is the largest on Cyprus with the highest peak being Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters (6,404 feet). December and January are usually the coolest months, and snow skiing fun can be had in the Lemosos Mountain region. During the rest of the year, this region has many trails for hiking, camping, and mountain biking enthusiasts, as well as roads in passes and valleys for the traditional cyclists. After a hard day of skiing or cycling, you might want to also visit one of the many wineries in the area to relax and unwind.
Cyprus is the outdoors and sporting enthusiasts get away calling people to it beauty. Just grab your skis, scuba gear, or tent and head over to Cyprus where the warm inviting people will welcome you with open arms.