Sports and outdoor activities in Cyprus

With thousands of years of history, Cyprus is the largest and busiest island in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Republic of Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2008.

Cyprus is connected to aviation with most of the capitals of European countries and people here enjoy a life of the best quality among European countries considering their billions. Crime, quality of education, economy and lifestyle. With its favorable geographical location and stunning scenery, the sports in Cyprus are always evolving and attracting many participants every year.

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With great weather and diverse terrain and beaches, the island of Cyprus is the perfect place to take part in aerial adventure sports like flying, parachuting from an airplane or a cliff. Thanks to the position between Africa and Europe, Cyprus has been visited by about 250 million birds during the major migration years.

Popular places for rock climbing or artificial mountains include Eagle Rock and Chassamboulia rock in Paphos and Cave Greko near Agia Napa.

For hiking, there are many marked trails in the Troodos Mountains. A section of Europe’s E4 Long Route passes through 539 km of the island and has 322 km of good walking divided into 72 natural trails.

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Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Cyprus, both with professionalism and amateurism. Cycling is a year-round activity, but the best conditions are in the spring and fall. Mountain and road bikes can be rented in all major towns and resorts.

Football is strongly encouraged throughout the island. The Cyprus Football Association manages a full tournament of four teams with fourteen clubs in each group, and has three tournaments in the year. Although these are small fishes, Cypriot clubs have made it into the Champions League three times in recent years. In 2012, Lefkosia’s Apoel became the first team to reach the quarterfinals.