These Are the Best Camping Spots in Cyprus

Sunbeds on the beach
Sunbeds on the beach | © dimitrisvetsikas1969 / Pixabay
Photo of Maureen Murori
Writer30 March 2018

Camping in Cyprus is a great way to rest and recuperate as you interact with nature. With picturesque mountains, through to seaside camps, the island promises leisure, pleasure, and fun. If you’re planning a trip and want to know where the best spots are, check out our list of top picks.

Governor’s Beach Kalymnos Campsite

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Governor’s beach Kalymnos
Coastal path at the Governor’s Beach Kalymnos, Cyprus | © dimitrisvetsikas1969 / Pixabay
How would you like waking up to a cool sea breeze with sun rays gently warming you as you enjoy a lazy breakfast? Governor’s Beach Kalymnos is a perfect campsite with a capacity to hold more than 300 tents or caravans. It is open all year round. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about your dirty laundry or food. The campsite has coin-operated laundry machines and dryers. The restaurant, bar, toilets, and showers ensure that you have a great time as you interact with nature. Governor’s beach Kalymnos is located 20 km (12 miles) east of Limassol.

Kampi tou Kalogirou Campsite

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A camping site in Troodos Mountains, Cyprus | © dimitrisvetsikas1969 / Pixabay
If you fancy camping in the forest, this campsite run by the Forest Department is a great location. The site is located in Limassol District on the Platres – Prodomos road. It is surrounded by Trooditissa, Platres and Prodomos villages, and is situated at the centre of the Trodoos Mountains. Kampi tou Kalogirou Campsite makes for a great retreat with breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains in the backdrop. It doubles up as a picnic area with barbecue facilities, tables, benches, bathrooms and fresh running water. Be aware though that in the warmer months of summer, the camp can be crowded as villagers escape their homes to the cooler mountain-forest climate under the lush pines.

Stavros tis Psokas Campsite

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Dazzling pine forest in winter, Cyprus | © Aliosha Bielenberg / Flickr
For a beautiful camping experience in the stunning pine forest, pay a visit to the Stavros tis Psokas forest station. The facility is located right in the middle of Paphos Forest. It can get very cold in winter, so if you plan to visit at this time, be sure to pack warm clothes. The camp is accessible throughout the year. It has bathrooms, washing and simple cooking areas, and picnic tables.

Troodos Campsite

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Early morning view of the scenic Troodos, Cyprus | © dimitrisvetsikas1969 / Pixabay
Located at the Karvounas-Troodos road, a kilometre before Troodos square, the campsite is within the state forest land. You can take a walk around the Troodos National Forest Park, home to flora and fauna including 750 species of plants, and a protected park animal life. For a small fee per overnight stay, you can get access to barbecue sites, benches, tables, drinking water and washrooms. It is open from May until the end of October (depending on the weather).

Platania Campsite

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A road through the forest | © Evgeniy Isaev / Flickr
If you don’t want to venture deep into the forests or travel too far to find a quiet spot, Platania is the place for you. The advantage of this location is the fact that it caters for all family needs including children and people with disabilities. It is located 5km (3.5 miles) from Kakopetria on the Kakopetria – Troodos road. The site has washrooms, kitchen facilities, a kiosk, and picnic tables.

Polis Chrysochous Campsite

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Enjoy a refreshing orange slushie | © Glen Bowman / Flickr
How about engaging in water sports and sunbathing under an umbrella drinking freshly squeezed orange juice? For this and more, go to Polis Chrysochous Campsite in Paphos District. The sandy beach campsite surrounded by eucalyptus trees is nothing but a perfect location to unwind. It has clean washrooms, a bar and beach restaurant for those who want to avoid the hustle of bringing their cooking apparatus.

Feggari Campsite

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Escape to the beach in Paphos | © ace's photos / Flickr
Located 11km (7 miles) north of Paphos, Feggari campsite is close to the beautiful sandy Coral Bay Beach. Escape to the beach for some water sports for an active and fun island break away. The site is open throughout the year and has space for 47 tents or caravans. You can enjoy warm showers and meals at the site.

What to keep in mind

Visitors are encouraged to be considerate of nature, and of other guests’ comfort.

Extinguished fires and coals should be checked to avoid fire accidents. Some sites do not allow lighting fire at all, so be sure to check with them in advance.

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