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Picnic-Areas and Campsites in Cyprus
A Holiday in the Great Outdoors
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Dmitry Gridin
Author: Dmitry Gridin
Translation: Jordan Worsley
12.07.2022

Cypriots have a reputation for being a somewhat unorganised, freedom-loving and work-hating people. However, when it comes to down-time, everything is crisp, clear and cracking. The country is especially well-organised for leisure activities which require driving somewhere. This is primarily owing to the picnic areas and campsites. 

I have to admit, I’ve not seen such a level of organisation in any other country of the world (and I’ve seen around 50). Today, we’re going to talk about what a picnic area is, how they differ from campsites and where it’s best to go. 

Cypriots have a peculiar attitude towards the great outdoors. In theory, they love and preserve it here as though it’s their most precious jewel. It’s not so much shooting animals that’ll easily find you on the wrong side of some prison bars, but rather cutting down a tree. You even risk landing a fine for gathering brushwood. Generally, setting fires really hits a nerve with local law-enforcement organs. Fires cause a lot of trouble for the island, so police and firefighters are extremely unfriendly to holidaying “pyromaniacs”. Ending up in jail for making a campfire in an undesignated spot (any unorganised site is an undesignated spot) is a perfectly realistic prospect.

In the forest, almost every tree along the tourist trails is marked. Some of the young shoots have special fencing around them, providing protection from the sun’s relentless glare. In general, the glamorous front would convey Cyprus and the wild outdoors as brothers, the best of friends. But there’s also another side to the story. If you take the roads, instead of walking along the beautiful, decorated trails, you’ll see mountains of rubbish. Campfires are lit absolutely everywhere. Mouflon hunting is forbidden, but “you can if you keep it on the down-low”. On top of that, anyone who’s been to a forest in Cyprus has seen that the ground is littered with shotgun shells in such a quantity that you might think there’s been non-stop guerrilla warfare here for the past hundred years. Songbirds are caught in hunters’ snares in their thousands (they’re extremely popular here as a delicacy). In late autumn, the forest looks as though it’s been ploughed through by a combined harvester — this is due to hundreds of Cypriots tearing up every centimetre of earth with sticks, in search of their beloved “coccino” (a saffron milk cap), destroying the mushroom mycelia (roots) in the process. 

Ok. “Wild land is important, but what has it got to do with picnic areas?” — you might ask. I told you about the outdoors so you understand that taking down-time there is no simple feat. At the same time, in organised spots, it’s a piece of cake. There, you won’t encounter any rubbish or be forbidden to do anything, nor will there be any likelihood of ending up in jail. The campsites and picnic areas are a very apt attempt from the authorities to befriend man and nature, by playing “good” rather than “bad cop”. 

In many countries, a campsite is a picnic area and a picnic area is a campsite. The boundary between these concepts is rather muddled.  In Cyprus, everything is crystal clear. Picnic areas are almost always free to use and meant only for picnics. It’s forbidden to stay in them overnight. Campsites are always a paid service and are mainly intended for overnight stops.

All picnic areas are, essentially, equipped with roughly the same facilities. The “heart” of the area is a stone pedestal featuring a metal roof, as a rule of thumb, to protect it from the sun. Holidaymakers bring their grills to the campsite and place them on the pedestal. At the edge of the construct is a dip where unused coal is discarded, and animal carcasses are fried whole. Picnic areas aren’t usually equipped with their own grills. 

In addition, around the “altar of food”, there must, of course, be a large number of wooden tables and benches. Sometimes there are so many that you could have Octoberfest there. 

Almost all the picnic areas have children’s play areas. Usually, you can’t go too wild in them — there’s a sandpit and a couple of swings. Sometimes there will also be some form of ladder or other construction to entertain the little fidgets. 

Practically all the picnic areas are equipped with toilets and rubbish bins, as well as access to water. 

As for campsites, they usually have everything there is in picnic areas with the addition of a shower. Also, you can always rent a spot to put up a tent, or pay for a ready-installed tent. On top of that, there’s always the option of a motor home or even a caravan (for an additional fee, naturally). There are restaurants and dining halls present on many campsites. You may find there’s no picnic area on the campsite itself, but there will be one located adjacent to it, across the road. 

In Cyprus, there are two fundamental attractions for tourists preferring a holiday in the outdoors. These are the mountains and beaches, both of which are viable options from mid spring through mid autumn. During winter, there’s already snowfall and temperatures dropping below zero in the mountains, so few people wish for a picnic in such conditions. The beaches aren’t too cosy either, with raw breezes and water temperatures close to 19 degrees. 

So, let’s run through the districts and look at what we have here. We won’t go into detail about all the picnic areas, as on one hand, there are tonnes of them (more than forty), and on the other, the majority of them are similar to each other (in terms of organisation and their natural terrain), like twin brothers. Therefore, we’re going to choose only the very best and most interesting for each district. 

As for campsites, there are few of them, so we’ll speak about each one.

Пикник-зоны и кемпинги на Кипре

Nicosia District

The city of Nicosia and its vicinity have no outlet to the seafront, but “Nicosia district” is rather big, featuring a little strip of sea. In the non-occupied North of the island. There is less sea in Nicosia district than in others, but the stretch of water here is special — the sand is different, the water temperature is different, the beaches are different. Also, this part of Cyprus is rather far from the tourist attractions, which is why it’s maintained its authentic way of life and deserted beaches. Nicosia district is far luckier on the mountain front, with a multitude of different and very striking options.

 

Picnic Areas:

Kambos tou Livadiou Picnic Area

Location

Kambos tou Livadiou Picnic Area features a number of advantages over others. Firstly, it’s one of the most alpine picnic spots in the country, meaning it’s the best play to have a barbecue in the cool breeze. There’s also the added bonus of the marvellous mountain air infused with the scent of conifers. 

One more advantage — for some reason, few people come here. I sincerely don’t understand why, as it’s a gorgeous spot with a convenient approach road. Maybe it’s because the area fails to compete with others located nearby. Although, personally, this is one of the top 3 on the island. 

Another unique trait of Kambos tou Livadiou Picnic Area — there are tall, thick green meadows nearby. You won’t find such a landscape anywhere else in Cyprus. In summer, the merciless sun turns all the green into yellow, and all the yellow into dust. That’s why, if thick grass does grow somewhere, it’s only on river floodplains. But on all the floodplains where you can grow something, something is grown. And Kambos tou Livadiou Picnic Area is the only place with an expanse of thick green meadows nearby. For me, it's a feast for the eyes. You constantly see stones, thorns and faded grass on the island. But here, shazam, and there’s a meadow. It’s a sight for sore eyes.

Platania Picnic Site

Location

It’s simply a gigantic picnic area. A small flat plain pressed between mountain slopes, where you can get as much shade as you like. 

In contrast to others, it’s a very atmospheric spot, with big, tall trees, both conifer and oak. There’s so much space that you get lost in it. On the flip side, there are few people here. Even in summer, when Cypriots remain on the island for the holidays, the area won’t be packed out. That being said, there’s a bustling main road nearby. The site also stands adjacent to a base for forest wardens, featuring a small restaurant. You can call by, if you wish, but if you’ve come for a barbecue, then it’s likely the restaurant will serve no purpose at all. 

Platania Picnic Site and its vicinity are considered one of the main centres for mushroom-picking in Cyprus. In autumn, edible mushrooms grow right next to the tables and benches. Many pick them here but I would advise against it due to the nearby main road. 

Platania Picnic Site has no access to any bodies of water. 

Athalassa Picnic Site

Location

The only picnic spot in our review within the city limits. Athalassa is a huge forest park boasting an area comparable to one tenth of the whole of Nicosia, with a comparatively small piece of the great outdoors. The huge park features a lake, children’s play areas, walking trails and outdoor gyms. The picnic area is set aside a little from all this infrastructure, located at the eastern end of Athalassa in a grove of eucalyptuses. 

Naturally, the main pro of this area is that it’s close and conveniently positioned (a motorway leads to here). 

Getting to a body of water will be a trek. 

 

Campsites:

Platania Camping Site

Location

Operates from May through September.

Cost: 3 euro for a tent spot. 

Situated at a height of 1100 metres above sea level, the camp is serviced with two complexes, both featuring toilets, shower cabins, hot water and a kitchen. There’s a dining room which acts as a kiosk, selling an assortment of food products. 

While the area is enveloped from three sides by a rather lively main road, this isn’t particularly perceptible thanks to the thick forestry, as well as the main road lying at a higher point than the camp.

The campsite isn’t small, able to accommodate up to 600 people. While you’re here, a sense of space and freedom emerges, instilling you with the urge to move around. However, it’s only a sensation. You’re actually encircled by wind-fallen trees, main roads, or mountains that you have to ascend. Going for a comfortable walk here without getting out of breath is not an option, so we’re enjoying the sense of space while not straying far from the tent. 

There’s no access to water but the forest is beautiful. Many chestnut trees grow here. They look like they’re edible. But they’re not when you taste them.

Larnaca District

When it comes to respite in the picnic areas and campsites, Larnaca district is not an interesting spot, neither in terms of the mountains, nor the sea. To be more precise, there’s plenty of sea here, and it’s long been acknowledged as the most beautiful on the island. White sand, the clearest turquoise water, palm trees. Naturally, all this luxury was left at the mercy of the hotels, not the campsites. Meanwhile, there is little in the way of tranquility and the great outdoors here. As for mountains, Larnaca district has mostly been landed with foothills (with the exception of a small plot of land in the village of Odou). While there are neither campsites nor picnic areas here, to say there’s nothing whatsoever in Larnaca district wouldn’t be the truth. 

Introducing the very best.

 

Picnic areas:

Kornos Picnic Area

Location

Forest Camping - in Larnaca terms, this is already far from a poor option. It’s not a particularly remarkable spot, but it is a nice one. Although it’s located near to a main road, you don’t feel it. People (mainly from Larnaca) arrive in their masses. Some tables have been equipped with metal roofing to save them from the sun. 

Rizodelia Picniс Area

Location

The area is located near Larnaca, in the so-called Rizodelia forest. In fact, it’s simply a stretch of clay ground with a sparse scattering of flimsy young pines, similar to the “Limassol Forest Park” or the majority of parks in the Nicosia limits. It’ll do for Larnaca, but on the whole, it’s not the most interesting of spots. At the very least, anything is better than a wasteland next to your house. 

Oroklini Park and View Point

Location

If you search for picnic areas in the Larnaca district on Google maps, you’ll only be shown the two spots described above. What’s more, I’ve looked at reams of internet guides and various lists of picnic areas, none of which give mention of any other picnic areas. But there actually are others. Well, there’s one other that I know of for sure. Maybe there are more that I’ll get round to learning about.

In my view, Oroklini Park and view point is the most striking spot. As is the case with other similar recreational areas in Larnaca, the nature here isn’t all too “wowing”, but this spot reveals a fantastic view of Larnaca. 

Google states there’s a campsite in this area, but I’ve never once seen a single tent pegged there. However, there are tables with benches. 

I recommend this place without a doubt. It’s quiet, very beautiful and has a good breeze. There are usually few people here. Sometimes, there’s no-one at all. 

 

Campsites:

None to be seen. While I’ve encountered several mentions of campsites at Cape Greco next to Ayia Napa, I’ve never set eyes on anything like it in those spots, nor have I managed to find any essential information claiming there is a campsite.

That’s why, we’ll cross this one off.

Limassol District

This district has been landed with the least territory. While a large part of the beaches here have been left in the hands of the Brits, there’s plenty of wild lands and quiet spots on the coast. For Limassol district, the coast here is a beautiful and unique place through and through. But there’s only one seaside campsite here. People periodically set up tents and motor homes on Lady’s Mile beach, but that can all be referred to as “unorganised tourism”.

As for mountains, Limassol received the “short straw”— the southern slopes of the Troodos, rich with rivers, waterfalls, viewpoints and more. The highest point on the island— the summit of Mount Olympus — lies in the jurisdiction of Limassol district.  

 

Picnic areas:

Trooditissa Picnic Area

Location

While Trooditissa is actually a monastery (also a river), there’s a picnic area several metres from it. That said, you’ll see neither monks nor pilgrims there, but mainly common Cypriots arriving from Limassol to relax. 

Trooditissa Picnic Area has two main delights:

Firstly, there’s a river flowing directly through the picnic area which doesn’t dry up, even in summer. It’s thin, narrow and very shallow at spots where tables and benches are located. However, if you head a little upriver, you can find some small, naturally-forming swimming pools. With a little acrobatic skill, you can even plunge in to them headfirst. 

Secondly, Trooditissa Picnic Area can boast one of the best panoramic views on the island, or better yet, one of the best views I have ever seen. At 1300 meters above sea level, it’s not too high. But thanks to the picnic area being at the high end of the valley, leading off into the distant sea, the view here stretches out for tens of kilometres. The valley itself is also impressive — gorgeous mountains, a number of picturesque hamlets, and the Chantara waterfall thrashing somewhere below (it can’t be seen from the picnic area). 

On the whole, 1300 metres above sea level is not quite enough to guarantee cool air. Especially in August. But thanks to the river and dense canopy of trees protecting almost the entire picnic area from the sun, it doesn’t get too hot or stuffy here. 

There’s stably a large number of holidaymakers at the picnic area. Thanks to the mountainous landscape, the sounds of music and the shouts of crowds echo around for kilometres. Plus, there’s a bungee jumping base nearby, only several metres away. Therefore, if you want a quiet, tranquil retreat, you’d be better off going elsewhere.

Limassol Forest Picnic Site

Location

A highly popular site. The main reason for this popularity is that it’s the closest point of forestry to Limassol where you can organise a barbecue. To be fair, there’s one site in the city limits (Limassol forest park), but it’s dull and dreary there. 

Limassol Forest Picnic Site is only 20 km from the city, at a height of 600 metres above sea level. 

Human chaos reigns here: all around there’s music, children running and shouting; you’ll hear “somebody has fallen and is crying” without fail. There are no bodies of water nearby. Despite the abundance of shade from the trees, this place is rather stuffy. It’s very popular amongst Limassol’s Russian speaking residents (and their Greek relatives). 

Beauty-wise, I can’t say this is an especially scenic spot. It’s simply a forest. So why write about it then? Firstly, it’s easy to get to from the city. Secondly, Limassol Forest Picnic Site is one of the most popular picnic areas in Limassol district.

By the way, when I say “close”, take that with a pinch of salt. Yes, 20 km isn’t far, but Trooditissa picnic area is located 30 km away. This means only an extra 10-15 minute journey, which is far from a dealbreaker for picnickers. In Trooditissa, you’ve got the cool breeze, the river, the views and the high mountainside, whereas here, there’s heat, forest and nothing more.

Mesa Potamos (Argolachania) Picnic Site

Location

The area is located practically at the very heart of the Troodos, a hot tourist attraction. However, it’s a lonely heart. Main roads brimming with vehicles run several kilometres to the left and right. That said, on the road to Mesa Potamos Picnic Site, you’ll be lucky to see at least one car coming your way. The road to the picnic area passes through the forest. On the way, there are no villages, nor any large tourist attractions, except for the Monastery of St John the Forerunner of Mesa Potamos. But people visit it nowhere near as often as Kikkos monastery. The spots here are quiet and deserted. After coronavirus, rumour has it the number of people here has now picked up, and you’ll sometimes find the place full to the brim. I honestly haven’t been lately, but when I last went there, I didn’t encounter a single person at the Mesa Potamos Picnic Site during my entire visit. Basically, if you go, write to our editing team and fill them in on the latest news — how many people are there. 

What’s good at the Mesa Potamos Picnic Site? There’s also a river here flowing past the tables. What’s more, after around 200 metres, it even turns into a small waterfall. It’s perfectly possible to reach it without breaking a leg. 

The second point — the spot is equidistant from the main roads and villages. All around, you’re surrounded by only forest. 

As for the cons — the picnic area is located on a slope, and to get from the lowest table to the highest, you have to complete an “ascent”. Added to that, you need to keep both eyes on the kids so they don’t get carried away and fall anywhere. 

 

Camping:

Troodos Camping Site

Location

Operates from April through September.

Cost: 5 euro for a tent spot. 

Located at 1600 metres above sea level, this is the highest alpine campsite in Cyprus.

If necessary, it can accommodate up to 65 guests. The territory features a toilet, showers, drinking water, a barbecue area and tables for serving food. There is also a restaurant. 

It’s a good spot. Thanks to it being so high, you have the unique opportunity here to sit yourself down under a canopy of black pines (they simply don’t grow any lower). Troodos village has a number of coffee shops and is in walking distance. The Troodos Camping Site premises is clean and well-kept. According to reviews from people who’ve visited, the level of organisation is very high here. 

The camping premises doesn’t permit stays with dogs or any other household pets.

Kampi tou Kalogyrou Camping Site

Location

Operates from April through October.

Cost: 2 euro per day for a tent. 

An average-sized campsite, aesthetically similar to Platania, only it’s smaller, without any oak trees. Kampi tou Kalogyrou Camping Site features a toilet, showers, drinking water, a barbecue area and tables for serving food. 

It’s located on a flat expanse, pressed between a mountain from one side and a steep precipice from the other. While it seems like the flatland forest stretches afar, go a hundred metres in any direction, and no trace of the level ground will remain. 

Along one side of the main road, you’ll find a campsite, on the other — a picnic area. There is no access to bodies of water. It’s positioned at a height of 1500 metres above sea level, and features several pedestrian routes leading to spots with a panoramic view. 

Governor's (Kalymnos) Beach Camping Site

Location

Open all year round. 

Cost: 2,5 euro per person, plus another 3,40 for the tent. 

An average sized campsite, with a capacity of up to 360 people. The following services are available: toilets, a shower, drinking water, wooden tables and benches for serving food, a barbecue area, a children’s play area, a car stop and a mini market. 

The main virtue of the Governor’s Beach Camping Site is that it’s located near Limassol. Naturally, camping in the Polis is far better and more comfortable, but getting there from Limassol (or, heaven forbid, Larnaca or Nicosia) will wear you out. Whereas, with this spot, just 20 km and you’re there. 

In my personal view, the sea here is so-so. Yes, there are a few cliffs here, but getting into the water is hard work and the cliffs aren’t all too impressive. On top of that, Governor’s Beach Camping Site is located on the edge of a populated area. I believe that campsites are for being out alone in the wide outdoors, or with a small number of witnesses. But here, there’s a developed territory all around: not an interesting compromise between a hotel and a budget option.

A rather alluring trait — close to 25 percent of the “holidaymakers” are actually people who reside here constantly, paying an annual rent fee. 

Adventure Mountain Park

Location

Operates all year round. 

Cost: 6 euro per person per night. 

Adventure Mountain Park isn’t marked in any guides or on any lists of campsites. It’s a small, private area in the forest. In fact, as is apparent from the name, it isn’t the only campsite here, nor the main one. Adventure Mountain Park offers different services: paintball, rock climbing, archery, orienteering, a restaurant and so on. But the private premises also features an isolated campsite.  Prices at Adventure Mountain Park are a little higher than in other campsites, but this isn’t critical. On the bright side, you have the opportunity to use the infrastructure and entertain yourself with the additional activities. All the moving about happens below, on an open territory, while the campsite is positioned on а slope above. Therefore, don’t worry, paintballers and rock climbers won’t be pestering you during your commune with nature. The forest here is gorgeous, like something from a fairytale. 

Nearby (several metres away) is a tourist trail leading to the summit of Madari, which reveals some breath-taking (the best on the island) panoramic views of Cyprus. 

Пикник-зоны и кемпинги на Кипре

Район Пафос

Paphos got lucky, perhaps more than anywhere else. Sea-wise, there’s a whole national park peninsula here, along with a bunch of splendid spots and a natural landscape that has felt the touch of man, but not severely (they’ve fun their finger over it a little). Besides the opulence, Paphos district can also boast the gorgeous sandy beaches in the non-occupied northern part of the island. Getting round to the mountains is up to you. Head to Akamas if you want. The mountains there are low but very picturesque. There’s also the gigantic Paphos forest at your disposal, spanning over the mountains for tens of kilometres, and a small but delicious piece of Troodos. 

 

Picnic areas:

Prodromos Picnic Area

Location

In my subjective view, this picnic area is the best on the island. Judge for yourself: in direct proximity to the tables, there’s a whole reservoir! Then again, you can’t go swimming there, or it’s hard work, or I didn’t feel like it — I can’t remember the exact reason, but I’ve never seen any swimmers there and the desire to “be the first” never arose. However, the reservoir brings cool air, adding a “+10 to the beauty” of the landscape, and a soothing feeling. The reservoir isn’t too big— roughly the size of a football stadium. We’ll be honest, this is no lake in Switzerland. But if you have a few cans of beer, catch it from the right angle and throw in the sunset — it’s simply impossible to take your eyes off it. The reservoir also looks stunning in your periphery. 

In addition, there’s a small, flat stretch of forestry where you can go for a walk. A large part of the mountain routes are either designated forest trails or genuine missions for geared-up tourists, unafraid of fracturing their leg on the hillside. Meanwhile, finding somewhere to simply go for an effortless walk in the forest— such places in Cyprus are few and far between. The forest is more valued nearer to Prodromos. As for the other exquisite sights— there are the old and grand pines in the picnic area. It also reveals a decent view of Troodos’s northern slopes. 

When you drive past Olympus to Prodromos Picnic Area, it seems that the slope is long and steep, and you’re somewhere around 1100-1200 metres high. However, this is an illusion. At 1600 metres above sea level, the picnic area is rather high up. And thanks to the northern inclines, it’s not that much hotter here than in Kambos tou Livadiou Picnic Area.

The only con I can see to this area: apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks it’s the best spot, as there are often lots of people here, especially in a coronavirus summer. People go on holiday, but few now have the opportunity to do it abroad, and so they make do with eating barbecues in the wide outdoors.  

There are sometimes so many people here that finding a free bench or sitting spot is far from simple.

Mavralis Picnic Site

Location

Essentially, this is simply a spot with a green grove, a warm sea (it’s the warmest in these areas), tables and a barbecue area. Nothing supernatural it would seem. But try finding a second place like this in Cyprus. You won’t. To be fair, at a push, there’s a similar spot near the hills of Aphrodite. However, to get from the picnic area to the inconvenient beach, you need to go down and down, whereas here, there you have it— the sea. 

That’s why, despite the unpretentious, yet excellent set of traits, many call this spot the best place for a picnic in the country. And I’d say I agree, as in its time, the whole coast of unoccupied Cyprus (with a few rare exceptions) has set foot or driven here. There are also some praiseworthy mountain areas, but they're for another time.

Picnic Site in Peyia

Location

Located on a hillside, Peyia is a scenic suburb of Paphos. As expected, the main thing the picnic area can boast is marvellous views of the sea and Paphos below. Besides, there’s quite a lot of trees and the place itself is an eye-catcher. Yet again, it’s not far to get to Paphos. 

 

Camping:

Polis Chrysochous Camping Site

Location

Operates from March through October. 

Cost: from 4 euro per person per space. Tents, electricity and so on are provided for an additional fee.

Polis Chrysochous Camping Site is the largest campsite in the country, able to house up to 700 people. Of its many conveniences, it features a toilet, shower, plug sockets, parking, a bar, a grilling area, wooden tables and benches, and a beach volleyball court. 

The campsite is located in a eucalyptus forest. 

The beaches around the Polis are some of the cosiest on the island. I don’t know why, but the seawater in this district is always warmer than the average water temperature across the island. You can also get high waves here. Then again, for some, waves are a plus; for others, a minus. Personally, I’m a fan. 

Yes, the campsite is big, but a fair few Cypriots who’ve been deprived of a holiday abroad come here. I recently went to run some errands at the bank and the banker (a Cypriot) lamented that he’d never taken his daughter to Polis Chrysochous Camping Site, but they’d decided to go that weekend. He arrived there, horrified by the crowds, saying he wouldn’t go there again before September. 

Basically, it’s a rather noisy place (although it was once spoken of differently). According to reviews from holidaymakers, it’s full of children and dogs. You can fairly often encounter folk smoking cannabis. 

The bar on the campsite premises doesn’t come cheap. You’ll have to cough up 6 euro for a tiny salad.  

Sometime ago, there was an earthquake in the district, and part of the infrastructure was destroyed. Some say the volleyball court is temporarily out of service. We hope it’s already been restored.

Stavros tis Psokas Camping Site

Location

Operates from March through October. 

Costs from 2 euro per day. 

A comparatively small campsite (fitting up to 150 people). In Cypriot terms, it’s located in the middle of nowhere: Paphos forest. It’s 45 kilometres to the nearest large city, Paphos, and more than 100 from Limassol. 

Evidently, due to the area being located in the sticks, there’s a little bit of a mix up with the coordinates. If you throw «Stavros tis Psokas Camping Site» into google maps, it’ll indicate a different place. It’s relatively near (around 10 km), but still a different place. You can find the correct coordinates to the campsite in the link above. 

Stavros tis Psokas Camping Site is equipped with toilets, showers, barbecue areas, and also has two small kitchens. There’s a cafe-restaurant nearby. 

At a comparatively low height of 900 metres above sea level, it’s not very cool here. 

The main pro of this spot is the wild land and absence of people. The road leading to Stavros tis Psokas Camping Site is usually empty and deserted, since wherever you go, there’s always quicker and better back-up motorways. The mountain road is endlessly winding. Aside from forest and mountain, there’s nothing else here — no sights at all. No marvellous views. There are no populated areas nearby either. 

Thanks to this, the natural landscape here is almost untouched. There’s also a mouflon nature reserve close to Stavros tis Psokas.

Feggari Camping Site

Exact location unknown. Approximate location: here.

Работает круглый год.

Стоимость: неизвестна.

Operates all year round.

Cost: unknown.

I’ll admit, I’ve never set eyes on this campsite, but I fairly often encounter mention of it on various sites. That’s why I decided to include Feggari Camping Site in our list. 

As is often the case in the Cypriot section of the internet, all the links on websites to geolocations are dodgy, but I think it’s possible to find the campsite if you go to Coral Bay and ask the locals about it. 

What do we know about Feggari Camping Site? It’s rather small, large enough for only 50 people. It’s located near the epicentre of tourism (Coral Bay is a small branch of Ayia Napa. It’s on a lesser scale, but the level of drunken stupor and high spirits isn’t the slightest touch lower. The campsite premises offers its guests the following: toilets, showers, hot water, a barbecue area, a mini kitchen, electricity, a bar, restaurant and even WiFi. 

Пикник-зоны и кемпинги на Кипре

You can find a lot of reviews for campsites and picnic areas on the internet, but we’ve made our own. In it, we’ve tried to add as much important information as possible for those getting ready to take some downtime in the outdoors. We’ve also included several sites where it’s hard to find any information about them. We hope our review was interesting and came in handy. 

Wishing you a splendid holiday!