Standing tall and proud on the left of Ayia Napa Harbour is the biggest, most stunning, luxurious yacht on the quay, and we were invited by my very good friend Mike for their Sunset Cruise. We recently made it on board and I must say, my first impressions were, wow! This boat is definitely the most luxurious yacht on the harbour!
This is a wonderful mini boat trip that'll let you take in the wonders of the underwater world of the Med and the awesome caves along a stunning coastline, with Captain Yioryis, who is just soooo passionate about the sea !!!
It's a picturesque setting, with the restaurant literally on the riverbank, overlooking the fishing shelter, on the estuary of the Liopetri River aka 'Potamos', with stunning views stretching all the way to Cape Greko. Inside, traditional, comfortable seating, fresh fish fridges, old photos on walls, and outside on the terrace with decking, where their two fishing boats are docked, seating for around 150 diners, lined with umbrellas for a little shade, and with the sea just a few metres away. you couldn't find a more perfect setting to eat fish! btw, Haris and Margaritas' grandfather Nicolas opened this delightful beachside location in Potamos 50 years ago, so all the local fishermen could enjoy their days' catch, and btw, they still do.
As we get closer to Blue Lagoon, it's everyone to the front of the boat coz it's time to spot the real live mermaids, normally we find them basking in the sun on the rocks at the gorgeous Blue Lagoon and guess what? if you shout out loud enough, they'll dive in and you'll have the chance to swim with them in the beautiful crystal clear, safe waters of the lagoon ...
I loved this story ... and had to go along to see the real live mermaids ... and we found them ...
Captain Andreas takes you along the coast for a 2 Hour 30 minute mini cruise, first as far as you can go to the UN line to see the Ghost City of Famagusta, where you'll learn about the history of what happened and why it's still empty after over 40 years, and it's told in 3 languages, English, Russian and French, brilliant !
... he is undoubtedly one of the friendliest guys I've ever met and with over 31 years in Car Rentals in Cyprus he is arguably one of the most experienced ... So expect nothing but pure professionalism to a tee ...
Their speciality is their ability to calm students who are a little nervous about the idea of being underwater. They understand that some people worry a bit about putting on a mask and breathing underwater for the first time and Dan has this amazing knack to calm you down and talk you through it, with the added reassurance that he'll be right next to you and even hold your hand when you take the plunge for the first time. The comments from their first-time students speak for themselves !!!
... become a Shepherd for a while taking the herd out to graze, then going on an amazing nature walk, Archery, Kayaking, Horse Riding plus much much more, it's a fun day out for both kids and grown ups !
... Continuing the cruise towards Lover's Bridge, pulling in so close to Sharks Mouth Cave and The Pirates Caves, you have to push them off the rocks ... and then on towards the sea caves where you'll have a chance to jump in and explore the caves or just have a refreshing dip in the beautiful Blue Lagoon during the 45 minute swim stop ... oh, mind you don't lose your Captain to the Aphrodite I Cruises here 😉