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Where to find best beaches of Europe?

Cyprus is well known for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters. Each city has its own beauty and displays a small piece of paradise! The island is filled with hundreds of beaches for you to experience. These are a few reasons why Cyprus is such an amazing place to visit!!! 

According to Trip Advisor, a very popular tourist guide website, Cyprus beaches ranked number 1 and number 3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches of Europe. The first place went to Ayia Napa while the third place to Protaras.

Nissi Beach is the most popular beach in the Ayia Napa area and probably the most well known on the island of Cyprus. It is made up of 2 connecting beaches, one long and lively, the other smaller and quieter. The beaches have golden sands and the waters are clean and clear. Nissi means small island in Greek and there is indeed a small island which during the summer can be reached by walking through the shallow water.

Nissi is definitely the beach to visit to see and be seen with lots of posing and preening going on. During the peak months you can expect loud music, lots of bling, plenty of makeup and very little clothing in the area around the Nissi bay beach bar.

Fig Tree Bay is a sandy beach in the resort of Protaras, Cyprus. TripAdvisor declared it to be the third best beach in Europe!

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As with all beaches in Cyprus, access to the public is free, whilst bed and umbrella hire is chargeable.

In contrast to other local beaches, such as Nissi, Fig Tree Bay has become a popular destination for families. Water sports such as water-skiing, windsurfing, and parasailing are available.

In 2010, during structural improvements to the beach, an ancient Greek tomb was unearthed. The beach was mentioned in a song titled “Fig Tree Bay” – the first song on the 1972 Wind of Change album by Peter Frampton.

Top Ten Beach Destinations in Europe:

  1. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  2. Skiathos, Greece
  3. Protaras, Cyprus
  4. Mykonos, Greece,
  5. Oludeniz, Turkey
  6. St. Ives, England, UK
  7. Alcudia, Balearic Islands, Spain
  8. San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
  9. Calvia, Balearic Islands, Spain
  10. Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy.

The best bathing waters in Europe? Cyprus. The European Union’s annual bathing water report listed Cyprus as having the most ‘excellent’ beaches for swimming among all the member states. According to the report, some 99.1 % of bathing water sites in Cyprus had been found to have ‘excellent water quality’ in 2015. According to the report, more than 90 % of bathing sites in eight Member States had excellent water quality in 2015: Luxembourg (all 11 reported bathing water sites), Cyprus (99.1 % of bathing water sites), Malta (97.7 %), Greece (97.2 %), Croatia (94.2 %), Italy (90.6 %), Germany (90.3 %) and Austria (90.2 %).

The report was published as another Cyprus beach, Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, was awarded a coveted Blue Flag. This is Cyprus’ 59th Blue Flag for one of its beaches.

The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards. To date, some 4,154 beaches and marinas in 49 countries have been awarded Blue Flags.

Sources: In-CyprusLove Cyprus, Love Cyprus

However, remember that Cyprus is not only sea, sun and souvla. In order to discover more out of Cyprus, contact us for your private excursion or make your own trip based on our recommendation, as we call is “Trips Tips”.

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