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Protaras: Blue Lagoon and Turtle Cove Boat Trip

1. Protaras: Blue Lagoon and Turtle Cove Boat Trip

You will be taking full advantage of your time in the area as we will make sure that you visit the best places Protaras has to offer. Relax with a cocktail and revel to the panoramic east coast of Cyprus delightful view. Daily boat trips includes a guided 3 hours visit to the east coast of Protaras, from Famagusta view from Paralimni Marina to the area of Cape Greco. We will be visiting places of interest such as: Ayios Nicolas church and Paralimni Marina The ghost town Famagusta, with history guided ( view from Paralimni Marina) Area of Cape Greco – Konnos bay – Ayioi Anargyroi Cave – Lover's bridge – Shark’s mouth cave- Pirate's cave- 30 minutes for swimming stop at Blue Lagoon - 30 minutes swimming stop with sea Turtles

Ayia Napa: Lazy Day Cruise, Sea Caves, Blue Lagoon, & Lunch

2. Ayia Napa: Lazy Day Cruise, Sea Caves, Blue Lagoon, & Lunch

Join us for a truly relaxing day on board viewing all the bays & beaches of the east coast & including the Sea Caves, Cape Greco, Lovers Bridge, the Cliffside Chapel, Fig Tree Bay & Protaras... swimming in the fabulous Blue Lagoon & Konnos Bay, and a chance to view Famagusta (ghost town) where we give you a brief commentary/history of the area and the events of 1974. Then join us for our lovely roast chicken lunch which is accompanied by our famous Cyprus roast potatoes freshly cooked onboard and served with salad, greek bread & butter, or we also have a vegetarian/vegan option. Our 2 swim stops give you the opportunity to swim/snorkel in some of the most breathtaking bays and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean... Come and join us for a truly unforgettable day

From Protaras: Cruise to Blue Lagoon, Turtle Cove & Sea Cave

3. From Protaras: Cruise to Blue Lagoon, Turtle Cove & Sea Cave

Welcome on board on the biggest glass bottom boat in the area for an exciting adventure in the beautiful coastline of Protaras where you'll witness breathtaking natural wonders and fascinating historical sites. Our boat tour takes you on a journey through the view point of the "ghost" town of Famagusta, where you'll hear about the history of the town. As we will travel through the national park - Cape Greco, you'll be amazed at the incredible sea caves, the Lover's Bridge and many rock formations along the coastline. You can enjoy our diving show and a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon and the Turtle Cove, where you may even be lucky enough to see and swim with the sea turtles and from our comfortable fully air-conditioned undewater deck you have a chance to see dolphins, fish and the sea world without even getting wet. On board we have bar with refreshments, steps into the water and life jackets (if you want) for swimming, diving platform for jumping, two big water slides for adults and and a small water slide for the kids and if you want to swim, you can use them & have great fun. Our highly educated crew members are there for you and our priority always is your safety and good mood. On the way back after nice music, fun and many views from Connos Bay and Fig Tree Bay, all these moments will make you and your day very special . Whether you're looking to embark on a family adventure or simply enjoy a boat trip, join us for truly unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Departure point : Protaras Pier in Protaras.

From Protaras: Catamaran Cruise to Blue Lagoon

4. From Protaras: Catamaran Cruise to Blue Lagoon

Join us on our sailing catamaran, Mediterraneo III for a unique experience. We head towards Famagusta to view the ghost town of Varosha and a dip in Derynia Bay. We then head along the coastline, passing Fig Tree Bay before arriving in the Cape Greco area and the beautiful blue Lagoon. We will ensure that there is time for another swim stop along the way to explore the crystal clear waters. Enjoy refreshing drinks from the complimentary bar as well as your buffet meal, including seasonal fresh fruit and dessert.

Cyprus: Introductory Scuba Lesson and Dive with Transfer

5. Cyprus: Introductory Scuba Lesson and Dive with Transfer

Begin your journey into the underwater world of scuba diving with a fun and informative crash course to make the most of your Cyprus holiday. Get picked up from your hotel to discover the local sea life and take advantage of the crystal-clear waters as you perform your very first dive. Learn all you need to know about basic diving through a 20-to-30-minute comprehensive classroom lesson. Once you're all set with theory, get geared up and take a short drive to the local beach for your first underwater test. Practice your skills in shallow water to start gaining some confidence. Once you feel comfortable, begin your tour to Blue Bay, with a maximum depth of 6 meters. Feel the thrill of scuba diving for the first time and discover the incredible species that lie underwater. You'll have the chance to feed the fish and have some photographs taken. After the dive, go back to the school to enjoy some refreshments as you watch your photographs on TV. Finish off your adventure with a convenient drive back to your accommodation.

Protaras: Cruise with BBQ Lunch, Wine and Soft Drinks

6. Protaras: Cruise with BBQ Lunch, Wine and Soft Drinks

The St Georgios has been recently refurbished and now offers a charming cruise that has everything that you will need for the perfect excursion with all the flavor and warmth of Cyprus. You really can't get anything more authentic when you realise that you are sitting on the Private Yacht of the 4th President of Cyprus, Glafcos Clarides. A genuine boat straight out of the history books. Join us and relax on this family cruise, you can meet us at the boat or we can arrange transfers from local resorts and back again. This facility is available when you book. We will leave Protaras behind us as we head towards Famagusta to view the ghost town of Varosha, and learn about what happened back in 1974 to divide this beautiful island. Then, hugging the coastline, we pass Fig Tree Bay before arriving in the Cape Greco National Park Area where you will see the Agioi Anargyri Church, Lovers Bridge and the Sancta Maria Shrine. These really are instagram moments! Steering in the direction of the beautiful Blue Lagoon, we will moor the boat so that you can take a dip in the turquoise waters before we tempt your taste buds with our delicious BBQ chicken, home made chipped potatoes, Cyprus cous cous, salad, bread & Tzatziki, Cypriot Style. For our vegetarian Friends we have Moussaka, and to keep the kids happy we can prepare chicken nuggets. Our bar will be open throughout the cruise where you can purchase drinks and snacks, or you can always upgrade to our inclusive package of unlimited wine, soft drinks and fruit juice As we re-trace our tracks back to Protaras we will pop into Turtle bay where we hope you will experience the unforgettable thrill of swimming with turtles. Sailing past the picturesque coastline of Protaras you can look through the beautiful pictures that you have taken during your cruise and share the precious memories with friends and family, using the free WiFi. At the end of your cruise, we will return those with transfers back to their resorts.

Protaras: Sunset Cruise to Cape Greco & the Blue Lagoon

7. Protaras: Sunset Cruise to Cape Greco & the Blue Lagoon

Join us for an unforgettable sunset boat trip to Cape Greco and the Blue Lagoon from Pernera or Protaras! At the beginning of the cruise, a beautiful panorama over the town will be visible. On board, you will be served a welcome drink to toast, accompanied by seasonal fruits. As we glide along the unspoilt coastline, we see the special flora and fauna of Cyprus. It ranges from grapefruit groves to Aleppo pines and animals such as the wild sheep mouflon and various species of turtles. We continue navigating through the crystal clear sea and reach the Cape Greco National Park. There we will pass many impressive caves by boat and the Lovers' Bridge. The 6-metre-long stone bridge has been formed by the power of nature over time and is particularly beautiful to look at with its arched shape in the light of the setting sun. Our last stop is the Blue Lagoon which does not carry its name for nothing, as its turquoise water catches the eye of every visitor. There you can jump into the shimmering water or enjoy the last warm rays of sunshine on board before the sun disappears behind the horizon, and we make our way back with good music, singing, dancing and just having fun. At the end of the cruise small firework.

Protaras: Famagusta Sightseeing Cruise with Blue Lagoon Swim

8. Protaras: Famagusta Sightseeing Cruise with Blue Lagoon Swim

Discover the otherworldly blue of the water in the Cape Greco Lagoon on this cruise from Protaras to Famagusta on board a glass bottom boat. Relax along the way with a bar where you can purchase refreshing cocktails, beers, soft drinks, snacks, and ice-cream.  Soak up some sun on deck or chill out in an air-conditioned interior as you cruise to Famagusta. Take a look at the vibrant and colorful world beneath the waves while staying try with the underwater viewing windows. Make a splash with a swim stop Cape Greco's stunning lagoon. Bring along your snorkeling gear and search for the sea turtles that frequent these crystal-clear waters. Capture pictures of stunning views of the city of Famagusta from the sea before returning to your meeting point in Protaras. 

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

9. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos and Kourion Day Trip

10. From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos and Kourion Day Trip

First, visit the Kourion archeological site. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the many beautiful mosaics as well as the Greco-Roman amphitheater with breathtaking views over the bay. Continue to Paphos and explore Paphos Harbor on your own and stop for lunch at one of the many local restaurants. If you wish, make your way to Paphos Castle or pay a visit to the House of Dionysus and admire the mosaics. On the return journey, make a stop at the Cyprus Delights shop at Yeroskipou to taste traditional sweets like Loukoumia. Finally, discover Aphrodite's Rock, named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty before you return to the pickup point.

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(246 reviews)

This excursion is really worth the money. Olger the tour guide was so lovely, so informative & she made the coach journey go so fast as she was explaining all of the sights that we drove past (archaeological sights, the tallest skyscraper in Cyprus, earthquake remains... etc to name a few. All of the stop points were stunning & also had bathroom facilities. It's a great way to really explore the Island while you're here, and the fact that you get picked up & dropped off at / close to your hotel makes it even better.

Fantastic excursion with an amazing guide called Olga. She could tell you everything you asked. The places she guided us to were great and she knew every background. I recommend the tour as you get an insight into culture, history, where to go etc. after that tour you will be full of impressions and wonderful moments. Don’t miss it !

Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we could not dive into Zenobia. However, Jurgen took me to Green Bay, where we explored a fantastic diving site with many fishes and statues. On our way back to Larnaka, he showed me the beautiful Sea Caves. Thank you for a great time!

Olga is so friendly and amazing! you can tell she enjoys what she does, always smiling, and I enjoyed listening to her talk and explain everything. The best guide ever! The bus was clean and comfortable. Driver was very good.

Thank you Olga, our guide. She was amazing and so knowledgeable. I would love to experience another tour with her. One of the best guides I have ever had the pleasure of being on a tour with. Thank you for a fabulous day! 😊