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Postby Richard1987 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:54 pm

Hi,

I am traveling in may to cyprus with my wife. we stay in Larnaca and we want to make a one day excursion to akamas - blue lagoon etc.
Does anyone now how to do this ? is there a boat from larnaca or a bus tour ?
Do I manage in a day to get there and back ?
Are there any sites ?
I did search a lot and I can only find boat tours from paphos or latsi.

Thank you already for the help ..

BR,
Richard
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Sotos » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:12 pm

I doubt that there is a boat tour from Larnaca to Akamas since it is quite far and boats are slow. You would spend most of the day going there and back. I don't think a bus can enter Akamas. What you need are "safari" tours that use Jeeps that can drive inside Akamas. Or boats from Paphos district that will take you around Akamas, but not deep inside. Search for "Akamas Safari" and you should find several results. You can use a different bus service to go from Larnaca to Paphos.
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:55 pm

Sotos wrote:... You can use a different bus service to go from Larnaca to Paphos.


I think in the summer there are direct buses between Larnaka and Paphos, but it looks like in the winter you would have to make that journey via Limassol.

Larnaka – Limassol
http://www.intercity-buses.com/?wp=rout ... FBF65C80F2
Limassol - Paphos

http://www.intercity-buses.com/?wp=rout ... B92B23B057

The day return ticket on both buses is 7 euro, so that would cost 14 euro per person. Unfortunately, the journey from Larnaka to Limassol is said to take around an hour and a half, and that from Limassol to Paphos about an hour and a quarter, so, if you add on the time you will need to wait in Limassol, the travelling time will take a large chunk out of your day.

There is also a company called Travel & Express that operates intercity shared taxi services ( http://www.travelexpress.com.cy/Home/Doortodoor ) which will pick you up anywhere in Larnaca and drop you anywhere in Paphos. I entered a journey for tomorrow morning on the following page: http://www.travelexpress.com.cy/Home/Fares and it gave the price of 19.50 euro (per person obviously, and one way).
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Cap » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:08 pm

Or alternatively hire a 4x4 vehicle for a day or two, drive to Paphos and from there head on into Akamas.
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:11 pm

Richard1987 wrote:Hi,

I am traveling in may to cyprus with my wife. we stay in Larnaca and we want to make a one day excursion to akamas - blue lagoon etc.
Does anyone now how to do this ? is there a boat from larnaca or a bus tour ?
Do I manage in a day to get there and back ?
Are there any sites ?
I did search a lot and I can only find boat tours from paphos or latsi.

Thank you already for the help ..

BR,
Richard


Hi Richard - best way to reach the Blue Lagoon is by boat. There are a few organised boat trips leaving from Latsi (glass-bottomed boats or others). They usually leave early to mid-morning. So you would have to leave Larnaca (by bus/car) for Latsi very early to get there in time for the boat trips. Alternatively, you could hire a boat once you are at Latsi and drive round the coast to it yourself and that means you are not tied to getting there at a specific time.
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:20 pm

Oh and May is a great time for trekking and the Akamas is amazing for walks. You could trek to the Gorge which is on the Paphos side of Akamas. Also, Lara Bay is worth a visit if you are into turtles.

Generally, if you are into walking, mountain biking or swimming, then you need to spend at least a week, anywhere near Polis. You could go towards Pomos, then.

But, be prepared for the prices to be much higher in restaurants in Polis or Latsi.
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Richard1987 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:32 am

Hi All,

Thank you all for the information. But I am only 5 days on Cyprus from witch I only have 3 full days, so basically it will be hard to do so in one day :-(, I mean due to the bus from one city to the other it is mostly time that is in the way and taxies are just to expensive. ) ( I saw they charge 127 euros one way from larnaca to Latsi.)
I did find one other link that offers a complete tour including pickup and drop off in larnaca .. But they have a USA number so I do not know if it is a real tour or just a scam .
http://www.limassoltours.com/offer/1318 ... pUAqfkrJaQ

Best Regards.
Richard.

P.S.

In case i really do not manage to go so far, is there anything closer to Larnaca that is also nice clear blue . I already know that I need to visit the rock of Aphrodite.
Is it easy for tourist to go a day to the north part ?

Should I go there ?
Or are there better places closer to Larnaca to see ?

It is my 1 year anniversary so i am searching to show my wife something really stunning and mesmerizing
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:31 am

If you want to go to the north, if you cross on foot, you just have to show your passport at the check point. If it is an EU passport, there will be no problem. If you drive across, there is compulsory insurance, which I think is 20 euro for one day. The main pedestrian crossing point is on Ledra Street, close to the bus station where the intercity buses from Larnaka terminate.
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:40 am

Richard1987 wrote:Hi All,

Thank you all for the information. But I am only 5 days on Cyprus from witch I only have 3 full days, so basically it will be hard to do so in one day :-(, I mean due to the bus from one city to the other it is mostly time that is in the way and taxies are just to expensive. ) ( I saw they charge 127 euros one way from larnaca to Latsi.)
I did find one other link that offers a complete tour including pickup and drop off in larnaca .. But they have a USA number so I do not know if it is a real tour or just a scam .
http://www.limassoltours.com/offer/1318 ... pUAqfkrJaQ

Best Regards.
Richard.

P.S.

In case i really do not manage to go so far, is there anything closer to Larnaca that is also nice clear blue . I already know that I need to visit the rock of Aphrodite.
Is it easy for tourist to go a day to the north part ?

Should I go there ?
Or are there better places closer to Larnaca to see ?

It is my 1 year anniversary so i am searching to show my wife something really stunning and mesmerizing


Once you are in Cyprus, you will see tours advertised that you can join. You shouldn't need to book anything online and so far in advance for visiting in May as it won't be the busiest period.

There are clear blue water bays around the Protaras area if you want to stay local to Larnaca. Romantic little isolated churches on the rocks. Research this area some more if you don't want to spend a whole day on the bus. Then when you visit again, book to stay on the west coast. :D

[But, I would suggest to you that no matter what others say, it is best to avoid the Turkish Occupied Areas in the north of Cyprus as Turkey is heavily in collusion with ISIS and this area is illegally controlled by Turkey. You are quite young (1987 ?) so you shouldn't get mixed up with this unfolding saga by treating the occupied area as some kind of normality - people will pay in the future for their exploitations - so stay away from these criminals in the illegally occupied north. Thank you. ]
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Re: Larnaca-Akamas

Postby Richard1987 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:54 am

Thank you for the relpy`s.

If I type protaras in to google maps then I get to see ayia napa - ( is this not north ) ? cause if you say not to go there and I still need to cross a boarder to get their it will be difficult of course :-) .
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