Come aboard on our Yellow Boat-Aretousa on a relaxing half-day cruise out on the coastline of Protaras.
As we depart from the jetty in center Protaras we follow the coastline of Pernera and Kapparis all the way till the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta. There, our local crew will give you all the information regarding the occupation and the situation that still exists to this date, followed by a first swimming stop close to one of the most beautiful bays of the coast of Kapparis.
Continuing the trip and taking the direction to Creen Bay, you have the chance to sunbathe or just relax on board as it gently cruises along the coastline of main Protaras and Fig Tree Bay.
With our main swimming stop by Green Bay (Turtle Bay), you have plenty of time to swim and snorkel around the area, explore the under water world and if you are lucky spot some turtles.
Once lunch is ready will call you up for a lunch break, and then continue the trip up to the coastline of Cape Greko, where our captain takes you as close to the coastline as possible and explore the cliffs of Saint Anargiroi, the sea caves, and of course the lovers bridge for some memorable photos.
And we cannot forget Blue Lagoon, where we have our last swimming stop and you can jump in the crystal-clear blue waters, or just simply relax on board.
Being the longest trip and with less passengers on board, we take our time to explore the beauty of our coastline and stop at the best spots for swimming, all while our experienced and local crew gives you all the insights of the area in a cozy and hospitable environment.
*Please note that this is an adult only cruise (age of 12+)
One of our destinations of this cruise is the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta. Once on-site, you will be able to see the historic town of Varosha, which once was the most popular and modern tourist destination on our island.
Just after the buffer zone of Famagusta begins the coastline of Kapparis. Located in between Protaras and the local town of Paralimni, Kapparis is a smaller yet popular destination for holidaymakers with small coves along the coastline. The three main beaches of the area are Fireman’s Bay, Malama Beach, and Agia Triada Beach which of course you get to see during our cruise.
Pernera is situated between Kapparis and the center of Protaras. The two resorts are linked by a beachfront walkway, popular all year round with walkers, runners, and those taking a stroll to admire the sea views. With several small bays along the coast towards Protaras, it is a popular resort for families who prefer a quieter area.
Protaras is situated on the south-eastern fringe of Cyprus and has the blessing of the first sunrise in Europe. Protaras extends along the eastern coast and stretches for 10km from the district of ‘Kapparis’ to the location of ‘Konnos’. Hundreds of windmills grant its landscape a quaint, tranquil beauty. Fantastic beaches with crystal clear waters are found along this coast, most of them accredited with the prestigious Blue Flag status.
Fig Tree Bay, located in the popular Protaras resort boasts beautiful and fine sand with crystal clear waters. It takes its name from the fig trees found there since the 17th century. There is an uninhabited islet easily reached by swimming through the shallow waters, the location of which provides a good shelter for the rest of the beach. In 2022 it has been rewarded as one of the top 25 beaches in the world.
Green Bay is situated between the center of Protaras and the area of Cape Greko. It is particularly popular for its underwater sculpture park, attracting snorkelers and divers from around the area.
The 200-meter-long beach of Konnos, located 4 km east of the center of the popular resort of Ayia Napa, on the road between Akrotiri Greko and Protaras, is one of the most picturesque beaches on the island.
The last beach that defines the border between Ayia Napa and Paralimni, Konnos is small and idyllic, covered with fine golden sand. It's calm and crystal-clear waters are protected from strong winds.
Cape Greco was designated as a National Forest Park in 1993. It is a relatively unspoiled area with great natural beauty both on land and on water. It is an oasis of tranquillity nestled midway between the resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Covering an area of 385 hectares, Cape Greco is covered by a dense juniper forest. The Grecian Park hotel, the small chapel of Agioi Anargyroi, are some of the few buildings in the area. With natural rocky formations, several caves can be found with the Cyclops being one of the most popular. There are several hiking trails, bicycle tracks, and a designated picnic area. The rocky seabed and underwater caves encourage a wealth of sea life making this area a hot spot for both snorkeling and scuba diving.
The chapel is found on the Eastern side of Cape Greko and is devoted to Ayios Kosmas and Ayios Damianos, both doctors who treated and cured patients without receiving any payment. According to tradition, during one of their journeys in the area, they faced rough seas and their boat was carried away into a cave and was since turned into a chapel. Later on, a new chapel was built just above the cave and it is still used to this date for weddings, christenings, etc.
One of the most amazing natural bridges in Cyprus. It is a masterpiece of nature.
It is located on the road to the chapel of Agioi Anargyroi and is part of the nature path "sea caves".
The Pirate’s Cave is located right next to the Lovers Bridge. It is a natural cave that was once believed to had hidden treasures from the pirates.
The Virgin Mary Cave is located right next to the pirate’s cave. It is named after the carved colonization of the Virgin Mary which can be found inside the cave.
Blue Lagoon is the most popular swimming stop for both private and passenger vessels that visit the area from all around the island. It is popular for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy bottom. The area is sheltered from strong winds, making it nice and calm.