Things To Do

Cyprus has an incredible sunshine record averaging 5 hours per day in winter and 12 hours in summer, that’s over 300 days of sunshine a year. Rain is largely confined to the winter months and it is not unusual for May to September to pass without rain falling. Sea temperatures range from 17C in February to 26C in August. Even in October it is still summer in Cyrpus with daytime highs of 28C and a sea temperture of 24C.

That means Cyprus is a great place for outdoor activities and on the east coast they invariably involve water. At nearby Konnos Bay (15 minute walk, 3 minute drive), Mike’s Watersports www.mikeswatersport.com has a variety of up to date boats, jet skis and water activities including water skiing, parasailing and banana boats for hire.

For those who enjoy diving, one of our friends, who lives in the area year round, recommends Triton Dive www.tritondive.co.uk which is PADI and BSAC registered. Ask for Alistair. The Cyclops Cave dive and snorkelling site is a 10 minute walk from the villa.

For a family water experience, WaterWorld water park on the western limit of Agia Napa is a fun way to spend a day. Catch a bus from opposite the Mesana convenience store (2 minutes walk) straight to the park or take your hire car – the park is visible from the motorway.

In Agia Napa harbour there are a variety of boat experiences on offer: 2 hour swim and snorkel trips in the nearby sea caves; day trips up to the UN patrolled border from where you can see the “ghost town” of Famagusta and evening dinner cruises. Turn up and decide which one is best for you: there are options for every budget.

The nearest beach is a 10 minute walk from the villa (we will provide directions when you book) and the pool bar of the hotel next to it welcomes non-residents. It is also here that a tennis court (and equipment) can be hired by the hour for €5.

There are eight restaurants and three bars within walking distance including from traditional Greek food, Italian, Indian and Sushi. The candle-lit cliff top bar at the five star hotel overlooking Konnos Bay is a must for anyone who likes the finer things in life. It is also here that a luxury spa can be found for ladies wanting to unwind fully during their stay.

For those who want to explore the local area in something other than a car, Ham-Yam Rentals is, in our opinion, the best place to hire bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and dune buggies. It is within walking distance of the villa on Cape Greko Road.

All of Cyprus is accessible from the villa within one day, even Paphos on the west coast. We spent an enjoyable day driving to the Troodos Mountains, out via Nicosia and back via Limassol. The area is quite beautiful and is full of traditional Cypriot villages nestling on the side of the mountains. We had a great lunch, tour of the churches and old stone houses and visited two vineyards in the town of Omodos. We particularly enjoyed the white wines at the Zenon Winery as well as the cooler air - in the mountains the temperature is typically 15C lower than on the plains or at the coast, which means that grapes grow happily in summer and skiing is possible from January to March in the winter.

With all these activities available as well as the pool, Xbox 360 games, movies and table tennis at the villa, we are confident that you will not be bored!