Family Activities

Cyprus is renouned for its friendliness towards families and kids, as family life is an important part of the culture here. This is great for tourists – there’s plenty to do and you will always be accommodated well in local eateries too.

Eco Tour Adventures

 

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Eco Tour Adventures offer a selection of tours which are a fantastic, insightful and easy way for you to discover some of the hidden treasures of the island.  They are our favourite tour company and Andreas, the owner, offers guests all of his local knowledge; he knows all the historical sites, off-the-beaten-track hot spots, wineries and hidden restaurants.  Various car seats are available for kids as well.

If you are staying at Aphrodite Hills then EcoTour Adventures can offer a pick-up service from your holiday home, making it the easiest way to get out there and see some more of the Cyprus that we love.

There are two main tours available: Troodos Mountains EcoTour Adventure and Akamas Coastal EcoTour Adventure  (see details below), however Andreas also offers customised private tours which are tailored to your interests; call Andreas for a chat to discuss what he can offer.

AKAMAS – with EcoTour Adventures:

Another of our favourite destinations in Cyprus is the Akamas Peninsula National Park (230 square kilometres of pure beauty, and one of only 22 areas of endemism in Europe).

‘Roads’ here are not tarmacked, so book a trip with EcoTour Adventures to get the best insight and knowledge of the area.  Each tour is an individual adventure so the route and stops may vary according to weather conditions/times/distances.Here is a typical example of a tour that gives you a good feel for the day:

Once collected you will drive to Akamas via the Paphos coast – first stop will be a short walk up Akavas Gorge – onto Lara Beach for a swim and a look into the turtle conservation area – drive through villages to a hand picked restaurant for lunch – visit the mythological Baths of Aphrodite, and stop off at a secluded beach for a swim in crystal clear waters (weather permitting). If enough time on the way back, stop for a short break at a typical Cypriot coffee shop.

The Akamas tour is just one of the tours that EcoTour Adventures provides: you can also book tours to Troodos Mountains and private tours which are tailored to your interests – they know all the historical sites, off-the-beaten-track hot spots, small family run wineries, hidden waterfalls and so much more. EcoTour Adventures take pride in showing their guests the ‘authentic Cyprus’. Various car seats for kids are available.

8509 Discount: Free coffee/soft drink per person on a private tour

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Fasouri Watermania – Limassol

Tel: 25 714 235                                                                                                                      Website
If you are young, or still aspire to be, Fasouri Waterpark is for you.  It boasts speed slides, a lazy river, wave pool, kiddies pool and a big, inflatable dome to keep you wet and weary all day long..will you brave the kamikaze?!

There is also a good choice of eateries, where you can indulge in mini-donuts, crepes and icecreams (or a smoothie for the health-conscious!).

Fasouri is our preferred waterpark on the island because it is safe, clean, renovated annually and well manned with qualified lifeguards.

Shuttle bus from Aphrodite Hills Resort is available: times and details coming soon.

Directions: Take the A6 motorway to Limassol, getting off before the 1st flyover at the 1st roundabout (signposted port). Head towards the port, turn right at traffic lights, follow signs for waterpark.  Googlemap image.

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Watersports & Boat Hire – Latchi

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Head over to Latchi and hire out some watersports near the island’s beautiful Akamas peninsula – jet skis, inflatables, watersport lessons, parasailing and boat hire. Hiring a boat as a family from Latchi is one of our most recommended day trips – you can truly get away from it all and have amazing fun at sea and swimming in the aptly named Blue Lagoon never disappoints. Tom and his team at Latchi Watersports Centre have all the equipment you could wish for – the kids will have a blast, and we’re sure the adults will too!

* Read our full, personal, review of Latchi Watersports here *

8509 Discount: 15%

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Scuba Diving – Family Activities

Tel: 97 661 046                                                                                                                       Website

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Did you know that kids can start scuba diving from the age of 8?  Scuba diving as a family can be a lovely way of bonding, nothing can beat sharing the experience of exploring the underwater world together!

Free local pick up service is available with Steve from Cyprus Diving Adventures, who is all about ‘safety-first’, especially when it comes to your little ones.  Learning to scuba dive in Cyprus is also especially fun because you learn in the warm, clear, safe sea waters meaning tdiscounthat the kids will also get to discover some of the local sea life too!

8509 Discount:                                                                                         1) Family, group and package discounts: enquire for full details.             2) Daily Diving, try dives and Training Courses: 10%

Steve FaceRead our interview with ‘Scuba Steve’ here.

 

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Sparti Platres Adventure Park

Tel: 99 100 003

New to Cyprus in 2015 is the Sparti Platres Adventure Park which is located in the pretty village of Pano Platres in the Troodos mountains – a great stop-spot if you are exploring the area, but also well worth the drive for a specific visit.

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The park features various courses with ropes and zip lines between the pine trees.  Take your little monkey for some outdoor adventure – kids as young as 4 can enjoy the park (right through to adults), and safety is good too – using a French safety system.

For more information, read out Blog Post on Sparti Platres Adventure Park here.

Cyprus Land – Limassol

Tel: 25 310 629

Cyprus Land is situated in the heart of Limassol and is an area of 5,0000 square meters dedicated to Cyprus’ history, culture and traditions – going back to the Middle Ages. Within this fun exhibition park there is: a blacksmith’s shop and arms room, a pony stable, game yard in the form of a medieval fortress for kids, a craft village as well as folk dancing and shows of Knights clashing swords.