Cyprus accessible travel information and tips – featured photo by Altogether Travel
Transportation around the island can be arranged if prior notice is given to the relevant transport companies.
Airport shuttlefrom Larnaca or Paphos to any destination via C&A taxi.
Special buses are available with low gradient ramps, safety belts and air-conditioning, as well as special taxis that may carry a person seated on a wheelchair.
On this sunny Mediterrenean island you find many accessible beaches. Year round temperatures are really nice. Cyprus is also very family friendly.
FULLY ACCESSIBLE BEACHES
Cyprus is sunny all year round
25+ accessible beaches
The following 26 beaches have full access to the beach, as the wheelchair user is able to get from the beach into the sea moving on a wooden or plastic ramp.
There are also hygiene facilities and parking places for disabled persons.
On five of these beaches there is an innovative system (Seatrac) that enables disabled people to have full access to the sea.
It is an automatic system powered by photovoltaic energy, consisting of a seat fixed on a rail that drives the disabled person into the sea at an approximate depth of 60 cm.
FAMAGUSTA (7 beaches)
Ayia Napa: Lanta (Floating Wheelchair)
Pantachou (Floating Wheelchair)
Vathia Gonia (Seatrac)
Sotira – Ayia Napa: Agia Thekla (Floating Wheelchair)
Paralimni: Protaras /Fig Tree Beach (Floating Wheelchair)
Louma (Floating Wheelchair)
Vrysi C΄ / Yianna Mari (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair)
LARNACA (5 beaches)
Larnaka: Phinikoudes (Floating Wheelchair)
McKeznie (Floating Wheelchair)
Kastella (Floating Wheelchair)
Voroklini: Yiannathes (Floating Wheelchair)
Alaminos: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair)
LIMASSOL (5 beaches)
Lemesos: Akti Olympion A΄ (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair)
Parekklisia: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair)
Germasogeia : Dasoudi /CTO (Floating Wheelchair)
Agios Tychonas: Vouppa (Floating Wheelchair), Kastella (Floating Wheelchair)
PAPHOS (9 beaches)
Pafos: Vrysoudia Α / Sodap (Floating Wheelchair)
Municipal Baths (Chair lift και Floating Wheelchair)
Geroskipou: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair)
Peyia: Coral Bay (Floating Wheelchair)
Polis Chrysochous: Municipal Beach (Seatrac)
Dasoudi / Camping Site (Seatrac)
Neo Chorio: Latchi Α΄(Floating Wheelchair)
Latchi Β΄(Floating Wheelchair)
Xistarokampos (Floating Wheelchair)
Use this link to find accessibility information on 47 beaches and see the photo gallery
Visa – all information on applying for a visa to Cyprus you find on this website.
Language – the official languages are Greek and Turkish. In most tourist areas people know English.
Cyprus Culture and Traditions
At the crossroads of three continents – the island’s history
At the crossroads of three continents
Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean – as evidenced by the many fascinating cultural sights, museums, monuments and galleries.
Situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – the island’s unique geographic position has played an important part in its turbulent past since antiquity.
Its Prehistoric Age inhabitants were joined 3,500 years ago by the Mycenaean Greeks, who introduced and established their civilization, thus permanently instilling the island’s Greek roots.
Mosaic of different cultures
Many other cultures followed thereafter, including Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Romans, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and British, who all left behind visible remnants of their passage, and have thus created a mosaic of different cultures and periods.
Open air museum
As such, the island is an open-air museum of prehistoric settlements, classical Greek temples, Roman theaters and villas, Early Christian basilicas, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Crusader castles, Gothic cathedrals, Venetian fortifications, Muslim mosques, and British colonial-style buildings.
The old ways of life, customs and traditions are still beautifully preserved in the rural villages, and interesting elements of the island are captured in the many museums and galleries.
It is not surprising then that UNESCO includes a number of the island’s sights on its list of World Heritage Sites.
Whilst the preservation of historical sites and riches is of the upmost priority for the island, these efforts are in stark contrast with the unfortunate reality that a large part of its cultural heritage remains under Turkish occupation since July 1974, and has been subjected to severe damage.
But when visiting Cyprus, you will never have to look far to find a piece of its history and culture, whether you want to discover more about the traditions of the island, or immerse yourself in its captivating past.
Food and Traditions
On this sunny island the wining and dining is interwoven in every (social) event. Read all about the Cypriotic way of life here.
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