Activities at Nissi beach


Nissi Beach is one of the best beaches in Cyprus and its added advantage is that it is surrounded by green hills. It is located 12 km away from the center of Larnaka, which makes it easily accessible for visitors coming to Nissi Beach. Its white sand and blue-green waters make it ideal for relaxation. The beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas so that visitors can enjoy the beach anytime they want for as long as they want.

Where is Nissi Beach located?

A sandy beach next to a body of water

Nissi Beach is located 12 km away from Larnaka in Cyprus and it can be accessed by car or bus.

What is the history of Nissi beach?

A bird sitting on top of a grass covered field

Nissi beach is named after the chapel, which has been built in honor of Agios Nissiros. The legend says that an icon of the Saint rested on a palm tree and followed St. Helena to Cyprus where it stopped at this very place. A church was later built in its name by St. Helena’s son Emperor Constantinos the Great.

What is there to do at Nissi beach?

Nissi Beach doesn’t only offer sunbathing and beach activities, but also a wide variety of water sports that include windsurfing, jet skiing, sea- scooter, and parasailing. The calmness of the water makes it ideal for beginner swimmers as well as for those who wish to improve their swimming skills. In order to continue enjoying the beach, people can dine at one of the taverns and restaurants located next to Nissi Beach or simply enjoy a coffee break.

The sandy beach offers great opportunities for all types of sports and if you ever come across an evening and you would like to continue you can head to one of the bars and clubs in Larnaca.

What else is there apart from Nissi Beach?

Nissi Beach is surrounded by a number of sightseeing locations worth visiting. One such location is the Kathari Valley that is located 12 km away from Nissi beach and is surrounded by high cliffs with a small village located at their base.

The valley also includes the Agios Neophytos Monastery, which was built in the 6th century, where among others are found one of the oldest examples of mosaic art in Cyprus dating back to the 5th century.

What is there to see/do close by?

Close by are visited sites such as the Monastery of St. Neophytos, Kathari Valley 12 km away from Nissi Beach, and the monastery, which was built in the 6th century. In Kathari people can also visit a small village located at the base of high cliffs where you can find examples of 5th-century mosaics.

In addition to that, close to Nissi Beach is also to be found one of the oldest examples of mosaic art in Cyprus – in the Monastery of St. Neophytos which was built in the 6th century.

Who can visit Nissi Beach?

Nissi Beach is open to everyone who wishes to visit it throughout the year, although during high season it might be more crowded due to the heat that prevails during this time of the year.

How do I get to Nissi Beach?

You can easily access Nissi Beach via a number of buses and taxis.

What facilities does Nissi Beach offer?

At Nissi Beach, you can access sunbeds and umbrellas for those who wish to relax on the beach as well as a number of water sports such as windsurfing, jet skiing, sea- scooter, and parasailing that people would be able to practice.

What can I eat/drink at Nissi Beach?

At Nissi beach, you can enjoy a wide variety of snacks and drinks.

How much does it cost to go to Nissi beach?

The prices vary depending on the period of the year, however, people who wish to go for half day would pay 20 euro and people who wish to stay for the whole day would pay 30 euro.

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