Kapparis Apartments & Villas
Kapparis is an idyllic peaceful location right on your doorstep offering a relaxing haven with many charming tavernas, bars, restaurants and shops. Certainly enough for the family and couples to do if you want to combine the local beach, pool, with a reasonably quiet and relaxing holiday.
There are around 10 different bars/tavernas on the strip – from the traditional to modern/trendy wine bar.
You will find many bars offering evening entertainment – singers, karaoke if that’s your thing, pub quizzes etc and you will always be able to find somewhere to watch live sport such as English Premier League football.
Our favourites bars are Mello, Divino's cocktail bar and The Pig & Whistle.
There are a number of restaurants on the strip – traditional greek, Italian and Chinese, Falioros and Just Italian are our favourites.
There are a wide range of shops on the strip
There are 2 reasonably sized local supermarkets which are handy for stocking up on the day to day essentials
A bakers where you can buy freshly baked bread every morning – they also sell a wide range of Cypriot sweets, cakes and puddings – absolutely gorgeous but not good for the post holiday waistline
An off licence – again handy for any last minute purchases for a night in relaxing on the terrace
Funland - a safe, entertaining playground area with inflatables that parents and kids can enjoy together.
A coffee shop
Hair Salon & Beauticians
Two car rental shops
The area around Kapapris including Protaras and AYIA Napa have the most beautiful clear turquoise seas in the Mediterranean. The southeast coast of Cyprus is considered to be the better location for beaches in the whole of Cyprus.
The nearest beach to the apartment is firemans beach – around a 10 minute walk from the apartment. It’s a fantastic sandy beach which is great for children as it is relatively shallow and protected by being in it’s own bay. You can hire sunbeds/parasols and there is a van selling ice cold drinks and food.
Situated four kilometres east of Agia Napa on the road between Cape Greco and Protaras, Konnos is the last beach delineating the boundaries between Agia Napa and Paralimni. One of the most picturesque beaches on the island, it is well sheltered from heavy winds and has practically no waves at all. It is 200 metres long by 35 metres wide and covered with fine golden sand. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants and convenience stores nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season.
Pernera beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean and safe waters. You will find all kinds of watersport facilities such as wind-surfing, water skiing, para sailing, canoe and paddle boats as well as speed boat rentals. The sandy coves around Pernera and Karas beaches are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving and safe for children due to the shallow waters.
Fig Tree Bay Protaras
A lovely beach of exceptional beauty. The deep blue colour of the sea water together with the evergreen inland make a fantastic picture. This spot is ideal for all kinds of sea sports. It is visited by thousands of people and the location is full of restaurants, cafes and other shops. It is 16km from Ayia Napa.
Located two kilometres west of Agia Napa and forming part of the larger Nissi Beach area, Nissi Bay Beach attracts thousands of tourists every year. Just across the bay is a small island that adds to the very beautiful landscape. Nissi means “island” in Greek. This 300 metres long and 40 metres wide beach is covered with fine golden sand. It is well sheltered from the wind and has calm waters. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants and convenience stores nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season. There is easy access to the beach by car, motorbike and bicycle and on foot.
A cluster of three bays stretching out to the west, the southwest and the southeast form the well-sheltered Makronissos Beach. The 350 metres long by 30 metres wide beach is covered with fine golden sand. Waves are moderate. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants and a convenience store nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season
Things to Do
Kapparis Mini Zoo
At one end of Kapparis there is a mini zoo with a viewpoint overlooking the ghost city of Famagusta and a small museum to the ‘Cyprus Problem’
At the other end of Kapparis just after the roundabout is the aquarium
The largest themed water park in Europe. If you book your tickets online you get a discount. The park is open from 10am-6pm daily. 18, Ayia Thekla Road, 5345 Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Tel: +357 237 24444. www.waterworldwaterpark.com
Note: highly recommended – very clean with great rides, food and facilities
Much smaller than the water park in Ayia Napa, but an alternative if you do not want to travel. This water park is in the heart of Protaras,.
Boat Trip along the coast
Daily trips from the fishing harbour. Experience the ghost city of Famagusta and the caves of Cape Greco. Swim in the crystal clear waters of Protaras and dive from the cliffs at Konnos Bay.
Fishing Boat Trips – Ayios Elias Trips from Golden Coast Harbour
You can have fun or compete with your friends at the only Karting track in Cyprus with international standards. Fun Go Karts and Racing Karts for all ages. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 12pm. www.kartingcenter.com.cy
Protaras Magic Dancing Light & Water Show
A magical show which is a spectacular combination of dancing waters, lasers, volcano eruptions, fire and smoke. You can sit and have dinner and drinks whilst watching the show. Venue includes: restaurant, cafeteria/bar, parking area, disabled facilities. Ideal for children and adults, the night show starts every night at 21:00.
There are facilities for horse riding at various centres and ranches all year round in Cyprus. Trekking and hacking for all levels of riders is on offer. Riding lessons are also available at the Riding Centres. For more information contact: www.cyef.org.cy – The Cyprus Equestrian Federation.
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, warm water temperatures (15 to 29 C or 64 to 82 F), great visibility (50-130 ft), and interesting marine life. Cyprus attracts diving and snorkelling enthusiasts from all over the world.
We recommend Just Scuba- 10 Pinias Street Pernera, . There website is http://www.justscuba.co.uk
Biking / Cycling
In the last few years Cyprus has taken off as a destination for cycling enthusiasts both as a place to enjoy the sport and as a means to explore the island.
The island has the perfect weather for cycling especially between the months of October and April when the temperature ranges between 15 degrees and 25 degress. Unlike other European or Mediterranean countries, the strong headwinds that are a bane to cyclists, here are rare.
The administrative capital Paralimni is a few minutes drive inland from White Rose Apartment and offers a more traditional view of Cyprus with beautiful historic squares and churches and lovely bakeries, cafes and restaurants.The square is a hive of activity with both trendy cafes and traditional Cypriot tavernas where the locals spend the warm afternoons socialising over Cypriot coffees.There are plenty of shops too, just don't forget that Wednesday is half day closing.
The Protaras strip has many Bars, restaurants and shops. There is plenty of entertainment for children and adults. This resort is very popular with families. There is also crazy golf, trampolining, a small water park, an aquarium and great sandy beaches including the Lovely Fig Tree Bay Beach.
At bit further along the coast is Cape Greko. This is a conservation area and is great for those wanting to find peace and quiet, you can take a walk along the cliff tops and take in the view or spot the local wildlife. It is great for hiking and also has mountain bike tracks. You can also go snorkelling and there are rocky coves. You will also find the gorgeous Konnos Bay beach. (It is quite a trip down to it but worth it)
If you go a bit further down the coast you will come to Ayia Napa. The Waterworld water park is located on the utskirts of Ayia Napa It is the biggest themed waterpark in Europe and has a variety of rides. It is very popular with holiday makers. Ayia Napa has bars in abundance and plenty of entertainment, also restaurants and nightclubs, with the bars open all night it is the party town. But it is not just for those wanting to party there is also Nissi beach and a marina where you can take a boat trip.
The Troodos Mountains, whose highest peak almost reaches 2000 metres and is covered in snow in the winter, is a cooler alternative in the summer to the heat of the coast. Here some fine walking is to be had along trails that go through scented forests of pine, past waterfalls and take in magnificent panoramic views across the island.
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