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Cyprus has a strong maritime connection going back thousands of years. Due to the perfect location of the island, with easy access to three continents, and of course being an island, sailing has always been part of the Cypriot life. Whether for business or leisure, the sea is the lifeblood of Cyprus and, over the centuries, maritime knowledge has been passed down through the generations, making Cypriot sailors some of the best, and most experienced, in the entire world.
To this day, shipping remains a very strong part of the Cypriot economy. This ‘blue economy’ provides a great deal of employment and contributes significantly to the island’s financial situation. It is an industry that is constantly growing and expanding and so it’s perhaps no surprise that there are many high-quality marina facilities around the island.
- Limassol Marina
Dubbed ‘the Monte Carlo of Cyprus’, Limassol Marina is incredibly impressive, attracting both yacht owners and tourists. This landmark marina offers docking for up to 650 yachts from 8 to 115 metres making it the first Cyprus marina with a capability of accommodating super yachts. With a wide range of bars and restaurants, Limassol Marina is a lively and salubrious area.
- Larnaca Marina
Located in Larnaca Bay, this official entry point to Cyprus offers mooring for 450 vessels. It’s wise to note that the Larnaca Marina is 1.5m at some points so entry for vessels over 2 metres deep should enter with caution using a depth meter. This marina offers a wide range of amenities from water and electricity to access to showers and laundry facilities.
- Ayia Napa Marina
Currently under construction, this impressive new marina is expected to be completed in 2021. The planned development will give vessels access to high-end facilities and there will also be several luxury accommodation areas overlooking the marina.
- Latchi Harbour and Marina
Latchi used to be a small fishing port, but over recent years it has increased in popularity and become a main stopping point. The marina offers all the services for vessels you’d expect of a small harbour and there are some amazing fish restaurants here too.
- Paphos Marina
Another marina under construction, the Paphos Marina is set to be a large development with capacity for 1000 vessels on 45,000 square metre site that will include housing, parking and restaurants.
- St. Raphael Marina
On the east side of Limassol is St. Raphael Marina. This beautiful marina provides docking for 273 vessels up to 30 metres long and 4 metres deep. Electricity, wireless and television services are available as well as management and technical services.
- Zygi Marina
Zygi Marina can be found in the Larnaca district. It’s a small marina mainly used by small to medium sized fishing boats. It offers basic services for vessels and the area is very pleasant with a beach and restaurants close by.
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