Getting to Cyprus By Boat
Cyprus is accessible by boat courtesy of two ports in Southern Cyprus - Limassol Port and Larnaka Port.
Limassol Port is by far the larger of the two ports, 90% of all passenger vessels arriving at and departing from Cyprus are handled here. The port is located on the western side of Limassol town, and accommodates deep-sea container vessels at its berths as well as passenger cruise ships and ferries.
The passenger terminal at Limassol Port is a modest 3,500 sq metres in size. It has all the normal facilities you would expect of a modern international passenger port. Duty free shops, banks, cafeteria, comfortable waiting lounges and a tourist information centre can be found on site.
Passenger ferry routes operating in and out of Limassol connect Cyprus to many other Eastern Mediterranean nations. Visitors to Cyprus can therefore access the island by boat from places such as Greece, Israel, Egypt and the Greek Islands.
For visitors who prefer to pilot their own vessels, Limassol has a marina too - St Raphael Marina. The marina accepts small boats, cruisers and yachts, but space is limited. It is therefore advisable to book well in advance of your arrival if you require a berth at St Raphael Marina.
Larnaka Port on the other hand is better set up to accept small self-piloted vessels. The port and marina are situated on the eastern side of Larnaka town and provide 227 berths for small boats of up to 30m LOA. For self-piloted vessels, Larnaka and its marina is the port of choice.