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Postby kurupetos » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:14 pm

:D
According to the results, he said, ”Ayia Napa” beaches are ranked first, and “Protaras” beach third in Europe, and this basically ranks our island as top destination for its amazing beaches”.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/06 ... of-cyprus/
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Re: Still the best!

Postby kurupetos » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:25 am

Cyprus was the overall winner, judged to have the cleanest bathing water in Europe.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... leanliness
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Re: Still the best!

Postby loadsatime » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:42 pm

MIGHT have good beaches BUT wot abut the ROADS and the RUBBISH, they surely got to be top, the water may be clean, but the pathways to them and around them are like the old landfill so if the C. T. O. want to give a good impression to the rest of Europe it's about time they got a clear up strategy.
a friend came to us for a holiday, Cypriat born not been back here for 20 yrs said the roads were better BEFORE they had tarmac on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's how it seen the rest of the world. :? :? :shock: :shock:
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Re: Still the best!

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:13 pm

Erm... well ok CY beaches are good... but are they really that good?

Guess it depends on what you think makes a good beach. Personal pref is for isolated beaches with ozone filled air, near empty beaches without developments, without sun-beds from one end to the other, beaches that are protected against these sorts of developments, beaches where there's no car-parking nearby so you have to trek and climb down cliffs to get to them... and CY is sadly very, very lacking in these idyllic beaches.

... but on the subject of Ayia Napa... yeah... there are times (and have visited it many times) when Makronissos is a very relaxing place to be, a family friendly place, even though it has water the temp of bath-water... and sea-water should of course be of a reasonably refreshing temp imho.

Oh... and it would also help if smokers would follow best practise and not bury their dog-ends in the sand all over CY beaches... use an empty drinks can as an ash-tray for goodness sake.

... and stop bbq'ing in the middle of the day so others can enjoy fresh air, do it in the evening.
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Re: Still the best!

Postby Simon » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:55 pm

Like you said, it all depends what you consider a great beach.

I find deserted, empty beaches quite boring places to be. I prefer the all-action, fun-filled, energetic beaches of bustling tourist resorts, where you can also find fantastic water sports facilities (something which Cyprus is well known for). Obviously, the people who voted on the website above were mostly party-goers who find Ayia Napa a great place to be.

Notwithstanding this, Cyprus does have some of the deserted beaches you prefer in Akamas (and Karpasia, albeit in the occupied areas).
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Re: Still the best!

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:56 pm

Yes, not a great lover of water sports, but yes, lots on offer in Ag Napa and the kids do love them.

Been on the beaches on the Akamas ... lovely places... do so wish CY had equivalent bodies to GB National Trust, to buy up large tracts of places like this to protect them from development, don't think CY has ????
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Re: Still the best!

Postby Simon » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:32 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Yes, not a great lover of water sports, but yes, lots on offer in Ag Napa and the kids do love them.

Been on the beaches on the Akamas ... lovely places... do so wish CY had equivalent bodies to GB National Trust, to buy up large tracts of places like this to protect them from development, don't think CY has ????


I understand that Akamas (or part of it) cannot be built on? Could be wrong...
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Re: Still the best!

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Simon wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:Yes, not a great lover of water sports, but yes, lots on offer in Ag Napa and the kids do love them.

Been on the beaches on the Akamas ... lovely places... do so wish CY had equivalent bodies to GB National Trust, to buy up large tracts of places like this to protect them from development, don't think CY has ????


I understand that Akamas (or part of it) cannot be built on? Could be wrong...


Agreed and as we can imagine there's a lot of pressure on gov. for development.
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Re: Still the best!

Postby uricatoli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Yeah Yeah.. the best.. phhhh...
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Re: Still the best!

Postby kurupetos » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:39 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Erm... well ok CY beaches are good... but are they really that good?

Guess it depends on what you think makes a good beach. Personal pref is for isolated beaches with ozone filled air, near empty beaches without developments, without sun-beds from one end to the other, beaches that are protected against these sorts of developments, beaches where there's no car-parking nearby so you have to trek and climb down cliffs to get to them... and CY is sadly very, very lacking in these idyllic beaches.


You can find that sort of beaches in third world countries like Greece & Turkey. :lol:
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