Cyprus is an ideal destination for a sports vacation. From biking to windsurfing, a wide variety of sports and leisure activities are offered to suit all tastes.
In all bathing regions of Cyprus you will find diving bases and diving schools. A popular diving destination in Cyprus is the shipwreck "Zenobia", a 197 meter long freighter on the seabed off Lanarca.
In Agia Napa, Protaras, Lemesos, Pafos and Polis there are diving schools, which also organize diving trips and rent equipment.
All kinds of water sports are possible along the 620 km long coastline of Cyprus: swimming, surfing, sailing, all kinds of boat trips, jet and water skiing, parasailing, etc.
Golfing in Cyprus
The golf courses in Cyprus are among the best in the Mediterranean. Especially recommended are the golf courses in southern Cyprus, e.g. the Minthis Hills Golf Club in Paphos. The 18-hole golf course contains an inhabited monastery in its center.
Fishing in the Mediterranean
Cyprus is a popular destination for anglers. Harpoon fishing, angling, fishing with vertical lines or trolling are allowed. There are a variety of fish species that are open for fishing: Sea bream, perch, mackerel, grouper and many more. You can also find fishing boats for fishing trips at some fishing stations in Larnaca and Paphos. But also the 16 reservoirs in Cyprus offer excellent opportunities for freshwater fishing. For fishing in reservoirs you need a special license.
The fee for an annual license is €17 for the single reservoir or €34 for all the dams.
Organized hiking tours are offered in Cyprus. However, you can also explore the 70 or so hiking trails on the island on your own.
Winter sports in Cyprus
Winter sports are available on the Troodos peak Olympos (1951m) between January and February. The Cyprus Ski Club operates 4 ski lifts, tracks two cross-country ski trails and rents ski equipment.