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Lazy Day Cruise – Aretousa

Golden Coast & Protaras Pier
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Duration

4.5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

27 people

Languages

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Overview

Escape the hustles and bustles, and come aboard the Laziest cruise of the island, a half-day cruise out on the gorgeous coastline of Protaras.

Setting off Protaras pier nice and early, we take the direction to our first destination, to the buffer zone of the Ghost Town of Famagusta, a historical part of Cyprus. Casually cruising along the coast of Pernera and Kapparis, you will get to see every single hidden cove, the Ayia Triada fishing shelter, the Malama sea cave and the mushroom rock. As we stop in a quite remote cove near by, you have the chance to have your first dip in the turquoise waters, explore the rocky area, swim or snorkel and discover the marine life around.

Heading closer to the Green line (as close as we can), you will get to see the 42 deserted hotels, left empty since 1974, as our local crew gives you all the information.

After a good view of the town, we turn round and head East, with our next destination Green Bay area. As we pass though the center of Protaras, you will see Fig Tree Bay, and get a taste of true summer holidays, as numerous water spots race by, parasailings fly above us, and the bays start to get filled with joyful smiles.

Arriving at our destination, Green Bay, mid-way of our cruise, we will be doing our second stop to cool down and get the chance to (if we are lucky) swim with the beautiful turtles that reside in the coves nearby.

Continuing our way up to Cape Greko area, you will get to visit Konnos bay, the chapel of Saint Anargiroi, the sea caves and of course the lovers bridge, where we take a few minutes to take some memorable photos.

Finally Blue Lagoon, one of the highlights of our cruise. Here we will be spending a good amount of time, to sunbathe and relax on board, swim and snorkel around, or have some fun with our selection sea toys, as our crew prepares your delicious freshly made lunch.

Once all aboard, we set sail again for our way back to the pier. Grab a drink from our well stocked bar and relax aboard, as we slowly cruise back.

Our Lazy Day Cruise is especially designed to offer you the maximum of a cruise here in Protaras. You will get to see the highlights of the area, swim, snorkel and relax in a friendly and hospitable environment. On board you will find all necessary facilities, sunny and shaded areas with upholstered seats, an easily accessible swimming ladder and a fully stocked bar with a variety of snack and drinks to keep you cool.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • View of the Ghost Town Famagusta
  • Swimming stop near Kapparis sea caves
  • Get to see and swim with the turtles (if lucky)
  • Cliffs and caves of Cape Greko
  • Photos at the Lovers Bridge
  • Swimming stop at Blue Lagoon
  • Local & Experience Crew
  • Freshly made lunch on board

Itinerary

View of Ghost Town Famagusta
View of Ghost Town Famagusta

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.

Kapparis Coastline
Kapparis Coastline

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 Coastline
Pernera Coastline

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 Coastline
Protaras Coastline

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
Fig Tree Bay

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
Green Bay

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.

Konnos Bay
Konnos Bay

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 Greko
Cape Greko

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.

Ayioi Anargiroi
Ayioi Anargiroi

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.

Lovers Bridge
Lovers Bridge

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".

Pirate's Cave & Virgin Mary Cave
Pirate's Cave & Virgin Mary Cave

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
Blue Lagoon

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.

Included/Excluded

  • Lunch & Drink Included
  • Additional snacks and drinks available for purchase
  • Tour Guiding
  • Music System
  • Upholstered Seats
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Area
  • Swimming Platform
  • Jumping Bridge
  • Life Jackets
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Noodle Floats
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • WC

Tour's Location

Golden Coast & Protaras Pier

FAQs

What time should we be there?
It is suggested to be there approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of your trip.
How many people will be on board?
The permit of the boat allows the accommodation of 35 passengers. However, for your comfort, the number is limited to 27 passengers.The full capacity of the boat is used only for private charters.
Is there an age restriction for the trip?
We have had passengers of all ages on board. However, this cruise is adult inclusive therefore it is not suitable for babies or young children under the age of 12. We would recommend another one of our cruises or a private charter if your group includes babies or young children.
Can I pay with card on board?
Absolutely, you can pay by either cash or card on board.

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Jane

19/08/2022

Excellent lazy cruise

We had a fab day on the Lazy Cruise - an entertaining insight into the different areas of the coastline of Protaras, plus some history and a few anecdotes along the way. The layout of the boat is very sociable, with different seating areas including options for sun and shade. The cruise is family run & the service is excellent. The small boat & limited number of passengers allows for personal touches too (like lunch delivered to each group individually) and to chat to other passengers which made for a really good day out. Definitely worth it!
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Bill

01/09/2021

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Fantastic day with Cpt Andreas and the lovely Anna. We have enjoyed days with them fir over 20 years now and we still love it. Seeing the turtle today made even more special.

Claire Smith

09/08/2021

Lazy day boat trip, fabulous!

We had a wonderful time on the lazy day boat trip. Andreas and Anna were fabulous hosts! Very welcoming and informative about the history of the area. 3 delightful swim stops and fun along the way! Not overbooked at all, so enjoyable for all! Freshly prepared sandwiches for lunch, drinks and watermelon. Perfect way to enjoy the beautiful coastline. Highly recommended by us! Thank you!!
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