Maria Kalyakina

17 June 2021

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Cyprus is the perfect destination for a family vacation. There is a pleasant climate, a lot of sun, beautiful sandy beaches with a gentle bottom and clear sea, well-developed infrastructure. Unhurried, relaxed Cypriots adore children, so it is pleasant and comfortable to relax with a child of any age in Cyprus.

  1. Which city to choose for a vacation with a toddler and teenager
  2. Entertainment: water parks, attractions and a ghost hotel
  • Rope “Sparti Park” near Limassol
  • Abandoned ghost hotel
  • Camel park near Larnaca
  • Water parks
  • Singing Fountain Show in Protaras
  • Lunapark Parko Paliatso in Ayia Napa
  • Ocean Aquarium in Protaras
  • The best beaches for children
    • In Limassol
    • In Larnaca
    • In Ayia Napa
    • In Protaras

    Which city to choose for a vacation with a child

    For families with young children, it is better to choose the southern and eastern parts of the island, where the major resort cities are concentrated: Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras. There is a developed infrastructure, a lot of entertainment for children, a large selection of hotels and apartments, clean beaches with easy access to the sea, many supermarkets and pharmacies where you can buy baby food and hygiene items for babies.

    Limassol is considered to be the most Russian city in Cyprus, Protaras is a quiet family resort, Ayia Napa is a noisy, partying “Cypriot Ibiza”, Larnaca is an old and cozy port city with beautiful beaches.

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    You can relax with curious teenagers in respectable Paphos. There are few children’s entertainments and beaches with good entry into the sea, but there is a huge number of ancient sights included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And this is the only city in Cyprus that is mentioned in the school history course.

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    The most comfortable time to relax with kids is late spring and early autumn. In July and August in Cyprus, the heat, the scorching sun and crowds of tourists.

    Entertainment: water parks, attractions and a ghost hotel

    • Rope “Sparti Park” near Limassol

    In the foothills of Troodos, half an hour’s drive from Limassol, there is a large rope park, created based on the ancient camp of Sparta. In “Sparti Park” there are air trails of various difficulty levels for children and adults weighing no more than 110 kg, the fastest zipline in Europe (60 km / h), the simplest tracks for kids from 2 years old and the opportunity to shoot a bow with a trainer. The peculiarity of the park is the coniferous forest around and stunning views of the mountains.

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    • Abandoned ghost hotel

    In the alpine village of Prodromos, in the vicinity of Limassol, at an altitude of one and a half thousand meters above sea level, there is an abandoned hotel “Berengaria”. Built 90 years ago, it was the largest and most luxurious hotel on the island: with telephone, telegraph, hot and cold water in every room, a disco club and even a tennis court. In the middle of the last century, the hotel was megapopular: the elite from all over the world, including heads of state, rested here.

    But after the death of the owner of the hotel, everything went wrong: his three sons quarreled over disagreements over the management of the “Berengaria”, and then all died under strange circumstances on its territory. The hotel quickly fell into disrepair, lost its license and closed, and the locals began to believe that the spirits of their sons still live in the abandoned walls of the hotel.

    Despite the fact that Berengaria is surrounded by a fence and signs about the danger of collapse, hundreds of travelers come here and even conduct individual excursions. Especially teenagers and young people like it here.

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    • Camel park near Larnaca

    Little fauna lovers will appreciate the Camel Park near Larnaca. Here you can ride not only camels, but also ponies and donkeys. And also watch ostriches, deer, llamas, alpacas, lemurs and other exotic animals. You can spend the whole day in the park: there is a small pool with sun loungers, a playground, a cafe and a restaurant, a pond with turtles and a poultry yard with peacocks. A ticket for an adult costs 6 euros, for a child – 4 euros. Donkey and camel rides are charged separately.

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    • Water parks

    There are 3 large water parks on the island: in Ayia Napa, Limassol and Paphos. The oldest and most awarded (more than 20 international awards) is WaterWorld in Ayia Napa. It is dedicated to ancient Greek myths: all around there are columns, white and blue colors, statues.

    Fasouri Watermania near Limassol is newer, made in Polynesian style. There is a huge number of attractions, some of the slides – 30 pieces. Aphrodite in Paphos is smaller than the previous ones, but there are unusual slides, for example, a family slide, with which you can go down in a company on mattresses.

    All water parks are open from April to October, ticket prices for an adult start at 30 euros, for children from 3 years old – from 20 euros.

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    All Cypriot water parks are open-air, so it is better to plan a visit to them in the second half of the rest, when the skin is already slightly tanned. But protective clothing still does not hurt: the sun in July and August in Cyprus is very active.

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    • Singing fountain show in Protaras

    Even if you’ve seen the singing fountains elsewhere a hundred times already, go to a show in Protaras. The Cypriots made a real performance out of this, more like a theater: spectators sit at tables, waiters serve drinks and snacks, and a laser show about the history of the island unfolds on the stage and a volcano erupts with fiery lava. Very entertaining. It is better to arrive early in order to take comfortable seats.

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    • Luna Park Parko Paliatso in Ayia Napa

    A place of attraction for children of all ages, vacationing in the area of ​​Ayia Napa and Protaras, and the largest amusement park in Cyprus. Everything is standard here: rides for different ages, roller coasters, a fear room, a Ferris wheel, electric cars, trampolines, a shooting range, etc. km / h. Luna Park is open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm.

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    • Ocean Aquarium in Protaras

    The only oceanarium in Cyprus is quite small, but the fauna of the Mediterranean is well represented here. Kids love the huge alligator pike, the penguin house and the crocodile zone the most. Take a guidebook in Russian at the box office: all the signs in the aquarium are in English and Greek.

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    The best beaches for children

    Limassol

    All beaches of Limassol are suitable for families with children: everywhere is clean and comfortable, although not particularly picturesque. Highlights are Curium Beach with large decorative pebbles and the Kourion archaeological park nearby and Dasoudi Beach with pine and eucalyptus trees along the coastline and a children’s playground next to the beach restaurant.

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    Larnaca

    In the suburbs of Larnaca, next to the British military base Dhekelia, there is a well-equipped Cessac Beach. Even at the peak of the season, it is not too crowded here. Mostly the Cypriots and the British themselves have a rest. The beach has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a playground. The fine sand and gentle entry into the water will be especially appreciated by mothers of babies. There are no active beach activities, so schoolchildren may be bored.

    Finikoudes Beach is the most famous and most visited beach in Larnaca. It is noisy, fun and lots of entertainment. When they built the local embankment and planted date palms, they took the Promenade des Anglais in Nice as a model. Really similar.

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    Ayia Napa

    The visiting card of the resort is the famous Nissi Beach with azure water and white sand. The most partying beach of the island: after lunch, contests are held here, foam parties and discos are organized. The sea is shallow, the entrance is gentle. The kids will be comfortable, but in the evening it will be noisy because of the violently having fun of young people.

    Fans of a quiet beach holiday will find Agia Thekla Beach on the outskirts of the city more suitable. It is cozy and not crowded, shallow depth and clear water with many fish.

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    Protaras

    All the beaches of Protaras are great for families with children, but the signature ones are Fig Tree Bay, which is considered one of the best beaches in Cyprus and a model for organizing a comfortable holiday, and Green Bay with clear water and a unique underwater sculpture park, which divers love very much.

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    Recall that Cyprus is open to Russians and even canceled PCR tests for travelers vaccinated by Sputnik. If you are going to the island, we advise you to take a closer look at the author’s tours to Cyprus.

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