|Activities in Cyprus.......|
|The surf... there are many beautiful coves along the Paphos coast line, one of our favourites is Vardas Beach, with its two small sandy/shingle coves, the bar and restaurant serve cool drinks, shakes and juicy King Prawns in garlic butter. For the young at heart or ones with small children Coral Bay is a must. A large cove with warm waters gently splashing on to the soft sandy beach. This is where you can find a bar/ snack bar on either end of the beach and the water sports centre in the middle with a selection of Banana boats, jetskis, water ski’s and canoes for hire.|
|Further along the coast line is the Nature Reserve of the Akamas Peninsula with its rugged coastline and soft sands on Lara Beach which is the main attraction. This where the Turtles lay there eggs.|
| Four.... there are two excellent golf courses nearby and more further down the coastline.
'The Tsada Golf Club' is 15 minutes from Tala Village. The course, set in the grounds of a 12th century monastery, was created by Donald Steel. It plays to a par 72 and measures 6060m. The golf course is 550m above sea level, ensuring cool breezes during the summer months. The club house includes a bar, restaurant, tennis, outdoor swimming pool, driving range, and putting green. Telephone: (00357) 26642774/5.
| 'The Secret Valley Golf Club' is 18km East of Paphos. It is an 18 hole golf courses, plays to a par of 72 and measures 6158m. For more information on golfing in the area telephone: (00357) 26 642 774/5
This Cabell Robinson designed course, 20 kms from Paphos, is situated on two plateaus, 300 meters high giving fantastic views overlooking the Mediterranean. It features generous fairways and large, often undulating greens with pot bunkers to catch the unwary.
The par 3 7th hole offers a challenge with a gorge that separates the tees from the green with a carry of about 130 metres.
|A and A Super Aphrodite Water Park|
| Water Sports...for more modern pursuits, visit the 'Super Aphrodite Water Park' created by Raging Rapids that have parks all over the world.
Rides include: 5-Lane Tube Racer, Family Rafting Ride, Fast River Tube Ride and other features.
The park is a whole day out and is near the Paphos Karting Centre.
|Skiing in Cyprus.......|
| For more downhill pursuits... visit the Cyprus Ski resort because most of January, February and March Mt. Olympus, at just under 2000 meters, is covered by an average of 2 meters of snow. From Paphos it is a two hour drive through mountain villages to the resort on the Troodos Mountains. There are 5 runs and the highest peak is 6,400ft. There you can ski or snow board down the slopes without the crowds.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery & wildlife.
Ski Shop Telephone (00357) 25 420104.
For a very good Ski instructor try Aristos Avgousti on Telephone: 25720309 Or in the ski season its better to use his mobile: 99428116 or just see him at the Ski School in the Troodos.
| For Speed possibly the biggest track and best Karts in Europe are in Paphos,
Paphos Karting Centre is simply great fun but not for the faint hearted. Complete with 1600 meters of track, tunnel and bridge for the real driving experience.
Karts for hire are: Baby Karts, Cader Karts, Pro Karts, Super Karts Twin Engine Karts and Thunder Karts.
Open seven days a week and in the evenings.
Paphos Karting centre is near to Paphian Bay and Cyria Maris Hotels.
Telephone: Free 80000 807 or mobiles: 99 620916, 96 457 011 There is a smaller Karting centre opposite the Pioneer Hotel and shouldn’t be mistaken as the Paphos Karting Centre. Roskos Ksrting Centre Telephone: 99613050. The Karting Centre we recommend is for all the family.... the Coral Bay Karting Centre is probably the safest and best for everyone to enjoy. Costas the owner is a former champion and is very safty conscious. There are karts for ages 6 and up with speed and stop control from the pit to keep everyone safe.
Go Karts and two seat karts available.
Open from 10am till 23.00 in the summer and from 10.00 till 9.00 in the winter.
| Into the gallop...there are many horse riding ranches in the area. Paphos Riding School and Trekking Centre.
Open 6 Days a week - Monday to Saturday
Summer - Rides at 3 - 4 and 5pm
Winter - Rides at 2 -3 and 4pm Prices
Trekking - hourly C£20
2 hours trekking - C£35
This includes pickup from your hotel. Telephone: 26 665408 Georges Ranch
Road to st George Pegia
Telephone: 26 622 422 Ride in the Troodoos....at the top of the troodoos there is a village with shops selling traditional Cypriot goods and restauarants.
While there you can ride a donkey or horse out fo the village and take in the amazing views a tthe highest peak in Cyprus. Short trails and longer trails are available.
|Explore the rugged coastline or drive off road with a 4x4 or bicyle along the many dirt tracks across the island.|
|Cycle Around Cyprus.....|
| Pedal powered world....... why not rent a bicycle during your stay in Cyprus? Numerous cycle lanes and unlimited quiet country roads and villages are there for you to explore.
Something more challenging? The Akamas Park is 20 kilometres from the hire shop. This area provides some of the best mountain biking in Europe with hundreds of kilometres of forest trails, fire breaks, technical paths, fast off road descents and tough climbs. A mountain bikers paradise right on the Paphos doorstep! Rental period, one - three days..
All terrain, city and children's' bikes Cy£5-00 per day
Suspension mountain bikes and hybrids Cy£7-00 per day
Road bikes and tandems Cy£11-00 per day
Rental period, four - seven days.
Reduce the above prices by Cy£1-00 per day L.L. Splash Adventure Ltd.,/Zephyros Adventure Sports,
Shop 3, Byzantium Gardens,
Tombs of the Kings Road.
8046 Kato Pafos, Cyprus.
Telephone: (00357) 26930037 Included in the price; maps, lock, helmet, cycle route guide book, inner tubes, pump and tools and route planning advice.
|Cyprus Scuba Diving Center.........|
Take the plunge.....Cydive, Cyprus scuba diving has two centres in Paphos and Coral Bay area. Both centres offer a choice of dives each morning and afternoon to suit the individual and varied experience of the divers. There are two local boat dives per day, plus weekly day trips to the Wreck of Zenobia and the Akamas Peninsula. Shore dives are also available, as well as courses for beginners, advanced and professional divers, offering a wide choice for divers of all levels of ability.
|Debbi and Jonny are PADI instructors and owners of Marine Divers in Coral Bay.
They have dive packages for complete beginners to an experienced diver.
Courses for children 8 years and over, PADI courses and ship wreck dives.
Please visit their web site for more details: www.divingincyprus.net
Or email them on: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: their shop: 00 357 26623082,
00 357 99310362
00 357 99764120
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