Birth place of the Ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.
Some 11,000 years ago, seafaring people from the Near East landed their boats on the island of Cyprus. The easternmost isle in the Mediterranean, Cyprus has long been a place where influences from East and West meet.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and it is situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa.
On this island once walked the Christ’s apostles. The splendor of the Byzantine Empire for many centuries encapsulated Cyprus. The island is an open-air museum, where one can visit prehistoric settlements, classical Greek temples, Roman theatres and villas, early Christian basilicas, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Crusader castles, Gothic Cathedrals, Venetian fortifications, Moslem mosques and British colonial-style buildings.
The same strategic location that made Cyprus a crucial starting point for Alexander’s expanding empire makes the island a desirable centre today.
FAMAGUSTA NAUTICAL CLUB
The most historic Club of the island of Cyprus founded in 1960 at the city of Famagusta. Located then, at the Jerry Island in Famagusta, and today at the shore front of Limassol, played an important role in the development of water sports in Cyprus. The Clubs history is marked with great athletic achievements, as well as with a rich social contribution in Cyprus.
In 2013 started and established the biggest Sailing Event, in IOANNIDEIA. An Event that since 2015 includes an International Optimist Regatta, Under the IODA Calendar, along with an International Offshore Regatta which this year was adopted by ORC as the ORC Challenge Trophy.
Taking under consideration that The Club is located in the center of Limassol shore drive, on the south coast of the Island, the venue is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, many convenient stores, and lots of side seeing. Within a radius of 5km one could tour the old harbor and city next to the newly build Limassol Marina to the West, as well as the ancient city of Amathounta, the Tourist area, the Sailing Center and the St. Raphael Marina to the East.
A sailors’ paradise in Eastern Mediterranean
Cyprus has the warmest climate and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24°C (75°F) during the day and 14°C (57°F) at night. Among all cities in the Mediterranean part of the European Union, Limassol has the warmest winters, in the period November–February, when the average temperature is 17–18°C (63–64°F) during the day and 8–9°C (46–48°F) at night. June and September, on the coast, the average temperature is usually around 30°C (86°F) during the day and around 20°C (68°F) at night. The average annual temperature of the sea around Cyprus is 21–22°C (70–72°F).
Winds are generally light to moderate and variable in direction. In broad lines Cyprus’s wind is characterized by two seasons: steady southwest sea breeze in the summer averaging 16 knots 5 to 6 days per week, and wind variable in strength, frequency and direction during the winter.
LARNACA / PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – THE CITY
With two major airports – one in Larnaca and one in Paphos – guests can easily have plenty of options to travel to Cyprus from all over the World.
A 67km drive from Larnaca International Airport to Limassol OR
A 67km drive from Paphos International Airport to Limassol
From Limassol, every other major city of Cyprus (Nicosia, Larnaca, Paphos, Ayia Napa) could be reached within an hour of driving. Public transportation (bus) covers the entire Limassol shore drive with frequent schedules. A 10km boardwalk, along with a bicycle lane, by the beach, also runs across the city. Public bicycles are available for rent.