Known historically as the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. The island itself is divided into several territories: the Republic of Cyprus, Northern Cyprus and the two British military bases of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. The island country is located south of the Anatolian Peninsula, giving it its amazing climate and pristine waters. Over the years, Cyprus has become one of the most popular destinations for a private yacht charter thanks to its natural beauty.
There are various factors that affect the price of a yacht charter such as the type of yacht, the seasonality and the size of the vessel. Below is a list of average prices according to boat type.
€6,000 per week
€14,630 per week
€5,999 per week
The climate in Cyprus is Mediterranean, with dry, hot summers and mild winters. The island is especially known for its intense sunshine. In summer, temperatures tend to rise above 30 degrees Celsius, whereas pleasant temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius are measured in autumn and into spring.
In the summer months, there is generally a light wind from the south in the morning, which shifts to the southwest during the day until it blows from the west in the afternoon. In winter, occasional strong winds or gales from the south or east.
You will find that many yachts on Scansail come with the option to charter with or without a skipper. While it is possible to sail without a skipper, there are many advantages to having one on board with you. For example, a professional skipper will take care of all the sailing, mooring and anchoring for you. This way, you can focus on relaxing on your holiday. Moreover, their familiarity with the regional waters means that you can count on enjoying a comfortable and safe experience as you navigate the waters.
Whether you are chartering a private yacht with friends and family or on a romantic getaway, Cyprus has something for everyone! If you don’t know where to start your journey, we have a few suggestions to help inspire your sailing holiday.
Of course, one of the most popular activities in Cyprus is laying out on the beaches and soaking in the Cypriot sun. Along the coast, you will find various types of beaches and shorelines, as the coasts are composed of both beach and rock. Each landscape is enchanting in its own way with unique features such as silky sands or staggering cliffs. Our recommendation is to go to Paphos, a pretty town on the west of the island that will amaze you with its artistic and cultural heritage.
Another popular suggestion is Aphrodite’s Beach. Legend has it, the goddess emerged from the waters of the sea and found shelter near the majestic rock that dominates the entire beach. The waters here have unique nuances, are calm and shallow, perfect for families who are looking for quiet places where they can leave their children free to play and enjoy nature. You can also visit the famous Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa. The crystal clear waters and white sands are perfect for sunbathing. The beach also has an abundance of sunbeds and facilities such as restaurants and bars so you can lounge and rest all day long. At night, you can head to the centre of Ayia Napa and dive into the buzzing nightlife.
Close to the town of Protaras is a real natural swimming pool, Konnos Bay. It is a sandy beach surrounded by a lush pine forest, with a long shallow stretch and azure waters. This beach succeeds in pleasing everyone, those who prefer to tan while relaxing in the sun and those who want to play on the shoreline or engage in water sports. If you are a fan of scuba diving, we highly recommend going off the shore near here in search of marine life. If you keep an eye out, you can find turtles, rays, squid and octopi!
If you want to disembark from your luxury yacht charter in Cyprus, we highly recommend visiting the towns. Of course, the capital, Nicosia, is the most urban area on the island. You can stop by here to take in the metropolitan atmosphere. However, we suggest you moor in Limassol Marina and wander around the city here for a more cultural experience. The city is still very urban like Nicosia, but with a lot of Medieval influence. Visit the Limassol Castle, the Cyprus Medieval Museum and the Archaeological Museum for a range of artefacts from previous centuries. You will find that no matter where you travel in Cyprus, there is also a mix of Greek, Turkish and Italian influence here from its rich history.
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