Cyprus is blessed with over 3 million tourists yearly. Most of the visitors to the island come to enjoy the sun and sea, for which the island is famous for. There are many beaches located around the island, you will find sandy beaches in the south, rocky bays in the north and rugged cliffs in the west. Cyprus has many blue flag awarded beaches which are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Discovering these beaches and some of the secluded areas with sea caves and natural habitat is very rewarding. Below are some of the most popular beaches in the Republic of Cyprus.
For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, camping in the beautiful sites around the island is the perfect setting. Cyprus is blessed with natural landscapes and you can choose a seaside retreat or a mountain area with its crisp fresh air and beautiful scenery. Most of the camping sites are organized and have amenities but some are off the beaten track with no extras except the luxury of sleeping under the stars in a unique spot. Apart from nature lovers that make use of these facilities, you will also find tourist who want to discover the island at a very low cost. All you need is a tent and some supplies and a small fee to enjoy the great outdoors. The campsites of Polis in Paphos and the Troodos campsite in the mountains are the most popular sites. These are available from spring to October and they are completely different as the one is by the sea is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and the other at 1600 meters above sea level is in the pine trees perched on the Troodos Mountains. These are organized sites and they offer basic facilities such as potable water, barbeque sites, benches, tables and washrooms. The Forestry Department has developed these sites and they are continuously improving the facilities so that more people can enjoy the great outdoors that Cyprus has to offer. You will find picnic spots, cycling paths and hiking trails near these sites. Some of the camping sites also have children’s playgrounds, electricity, washing up facilities and kitchens. Below is a list of the most popular camping sites in Cyprus.