Top 4 activities to do in Cyprus all year round
Cyprus is a one-of-a-kind destination for various activities during winter or summer, no wonder its slogan is the ‘Year-Round Island’. Here are some of the best activities you can do.
Let’s start with a truly year-rounder activity, the water sports. Some of the most popular ones can be carried out in all the seaside cities of the Island. Ever wanted to try wakeboarding, windsurfing, or maybe take that jet-ski for a spin? Now’s your chance, and you can do it any time of the year. Feel the refreshing breeze of the ocean and the cool wind on your face. A number of licensed water sports operators can be found directly on public, organized beaches, where a selection of fun sea activities can be booked on the spot, including banana boats, tube rides, pedalos, water skiing, wakeboarding, bodyboarding, SUP, parasailing, jet-skiing, flyboarding, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking.
There is no better way to explore nature than hiking. Although Cyprus is a small island, it counts many natural trails awaiting to be explored by the locals and visitors. One of them is the Avakas Gorge Natural trail located near Peyia, Paphos. The trail is accessible all year-around for hiking, walking, and nature exploring.
Points of Interest: The area is rich in flora and fauna as it follows the course of Avgas river, where the gorge got its name from. The gorge is a Natura 2000 area and while hiking, one can study the unique beauties of Cyprus’ nature.
Estimated duration: 45 minutes
Difficulty rate: 1 – 2
Even though small, Cyprus is rich in history. Influenced by various civilizations, it offers a buffet of culture and historical sites. Kourion Archeological site is a prime example of this cultural and historical richness offered by the island. It is located in Episkopi Village, in Limassol. The history of this archeological site ranges from the end of the early Christian Period to the end of the Hellenistic period (320 BC – 32 BC). This magnificent site features Greco-Roman like the house of Eustolios with its famous mosaics, an Early Crhistian Basilica, a Roman Agora, as well as baths and remains of the small Nymphaeum temple. The Stadium of Kourion lies 1km to the west, on the right side of the road towards Pafos. A must-see for all the history and art enthusiasts out there.
Commandaria Wine Route
Cyprus is known, for its historical and picturesque villages and especially for its “commandaria villages”. You can take a trip back in time and discover the secrets of the ancient and famous wine – the sweet dessert wine of Commandaria – that has been praised for centuries. During your trip along with the 14 villages, you will get the chance to taste some commandaria from local wineries, you will be impressed by the rural architecture of the area and you will explore some of the most important medieval sites on the island such as the Kolossi Castle. This historic Commandaria Wine Route passes through Lemesos (Limassol), Kolossi, Erimi, Monagri, Agios Georgios, Silikou, Doros, Laneia, Trimilkini, Agios Mamas, Kapileio, Zoopigi, Kalo Chorio, Agios Pavlos, Agios Konstantinos, Louvaras, Gerasa and Apsiou.
Louis Hotels are located in some of the most privileged areas in Cyprus and they can be your comfortable happy place for exploring every corner of the island and doing the activities you love.