If there is one thing more enjoyable than looking at the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from your North Cyprus holiday villa, it must be sailing on it! A variety of companies offer boat tours from Kyrenia harbour, from short hops along the coast to full day excursions.
If you rent a villa in centre Kyrenia, you can be within walking distance to Kyrenia Harbour and the boat tours!
A boat trip around the North Cyprus coast is a great day out for all the family. Sail out from Kyrenia harbour past the impressive Kyrenia Castle, and out around the coast. Your English-speaking guide will point out places of interest, such as St Hilarion Castle, before dropping anchor so you can snorkel in the warm Mediterranean waters. Enjoy a drink before lunch is served, either on board or at a secluded cove or beach. Check what is on offer when you book your boat tour at Kyrenia harbour, so you can bring a packed lunch and bottled water from your rented holiday villa if it is not included in the price.
If you have taken a coastal villa holiday in Turkey before, you will have seen these pretty wooden boats all along the Turkish coast. Some boat tour companies in North Cyprus offer trips on a gullet that offer wonderful views of the mountains from the water, with swimming, water sports and a generous buffet lunch included. An average boat tour will depart at around 10.30am and return you back to the harbour by 4.30pm.
Sailing into a North Cyprus sunset is perhaps the most romantic moment of your North Cyprus villa holiday, and several companies offer a sunset cruise with dinner. For those who can't live without a spice in their life, Sail Cyprus even offer a Sunset Curry Cruise!
All you need to bring from your North Cyprus holiday villa is your swimwear, a towel and some high factor sunscreen, waterproof type if you want to swim. You should also bring a hat and sunglasses as the midday sun can be very strong. Also, bring a camera for those amazing views of the mountains, and a pair of binoculars if you want a closer look!
Most companies provide mask, fins and snorkels, but you are always welcome to bring you own from your holiday villa. Northern Cyprus snorkeling is great fun and you may see sea urchins, flatfish, jellyfish, shrimp, octopus and maybe even a turtle swimming with you in a secluded bay. If you are prone to sunburn, always wear an old t shirt when you snorkel, to prevent your back being burnt, and apply plenty of waterproof sunscreen to the backs of your legs which are exposed to the sun when you float!
For a romantic holiday villa with views of the sunset, look no further than our selection of lovely North Cyprus villas for rent at Amy Villas.