May 29, 2009

Quote of the Post: "Who says there is no way to reach the apex, ask - climbers." - Quote about Climbing - Sachin Gupta

If you came across this site, while searching "Adventure in Cyprus" or "Rock Climbing in Cyprus" or looking for some challenge in Cyprus, there you are. Comparatively my previous adventure - UnderSea Walk, it is quite different, exciting and rocking.

All you need to make your enthusiastic adventure safe, relax and fun-loving:
-First and very important is safety measures and follow your instructor
-Rock-Climbing Shoes
-Comfortable clothing for climbing
-Snacks, Juice , and some liquid (Not alcoholic :-)
-Camera for some unforgettable cliffhanger snapshots
-Rock Sticking gloves (Preferable Waterproof and windproof)
-Head Lamp (Optional - Required only if you are climbing during night or in the very less light)
-First aid kit
-While climbing, don't divert too much from your climbing track, because in-case of imbalance or abrupt slip, you will swing too much and will hurt yourself.
-Rest Rock-climbing stuff will be provided by the Vertigo adventure team.

The place where we rock, was just 1 hr drive from Limassol, You have to go towards Paphos , then take the exit to Kouklia, then follow straight road-signs to Nikoklia, you will find a restourant on the road-side itself and the rocks nearby it.

If you want to rock as well, then contact - Vertigo Adventure Team
Tel: 99191336, 99833990 (Hope the numbers will be working)
The team is really experienced and helping in all the way. They offer some promotional events at time to time. I like the quote about climbing on their site:
"You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing" Really true said.

We find different locations for climbing in Cyprus with different rating systems (French system) for routes given by the organisers.
Agios Iraklidios (4 to 7a+)
Diarizos, Pafos (5a to 7a+)
Drousia, Pafos (6a+ to 6b+)
Inia-Gerakopetra, Pafos (4 to 7a+)
Now, Want to Rock on rock or Crazy for crag.

May 12, 2009

Quote of the Post: "Camping is the art of campers which connects to the nature as tight-bounded and offers natural home." - Quote about Camping - Sachin Kumar Gupta

If you came across this site by searching "Camping in Cyprus", "Camping in Polis" or something similar, then go ahead. Summer has been started. Its another great time in Cyprus. After a long period we finally executed our Camping script. We coded the script very quickly (Friday during lunch) and executed the next day, and the outcome was successfull and pleasant. The site is the best kept secret of cyprus - Polis Chrysochous camping site.

What things to bring with you for the Polis camping site to enjoy it to the fullest:
1. The first and formost thing is Camping tents or canvas.
2. Barbeque Stand and Stuff, Koyla(Coal or charcoal), and dry sticks.
3. Small music system; If you are a dance freak. Antakshari(Singing songs) is always on top of Indian checklist during such events.
4. Swimming stuff, Sun screen, and other, as the beach is on the next door.
5. Cooking and Drinking stuff as some snacks, beverage, fruits, and food to cook.
6. Night Lamps, Torch or some light for night. We preferred the mashaals. To give proper camping look - as we got these from Carrefour mall, the biggest advantage was 0.50 Euros per mashaal(Torch), and one bottle of mashaal oil.
7. Blanket and quilt, during the night as It gets bit cold. Bring the string to dry the wet clothes.
8. Folding Chairs and table and other personal stuff.
9. Playing Cards ;If your group is intrested in it. Our group is always ready to shuffle. :-)
10.Beach Vollyball, as the beach vollyball court is nearby. or Badminton net and stuff.
Last but not the least, Put all the rubbish into the nearby dustbin. (Go greener, and let the place clean for the others. Although people do the place clean by default here)

About Polis Camping Site:
The Polis camping site is near the sea, in a eucalyptus grove. You will get all the necessary services here as toilet, showers, small restaurant at the beach side; the tranquil and soothing environment. You will forget all your work and busy life after coming to the site and will enjoy the calm and peaceful environment for mental relaxation and recreation. You will be charged 2.5 Euros per person, and 3 Euros per car to enjoy the camping site. We enjoyed and relaxed here out of the city in the quiet and fresh atmosphere.

Polis is in one of the most beautiful areas of Cyprus, near romantic sites, close to the place where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, used to meet her beloved Adonis, near the Akamas Peninsula with its famous Baths of Aphrodite. Polis offers plenty of natural and combine beauty of sea, mountain and plain. Polis is just 45 min drive from Pafos International Airport, 2 hrs from Larnaka airport and approx 2 hrs from Limassol.

Camping sites in Cyprus: Cyprus has six licensed camping sites. I found Polis the most popular and attracting one. Out of these, five camping sites are on the beach and one is in the Troodos mountains.
Polis Camping Site - Polis, Pafos district (Mar-Oct) (+357 26321526)
Kalymnos - Governor's Beach Camping - Limassol (all year)(+357 25632878)
Forest Beach Camping - Larnaka (Jun-Oct) (+357 23823502)
Feggari - Coral Bay Peyia, Pafos (all year)(+357 26621534)
Geroskipou Zenon Gardens Camping - Pafos (Apr-Oct) (+357 26942277)
Troodos Hill Resort camping - Troodos Mountains (Apr-Oct, weather permitting)
If any of these number is not working, Please check for the latest from CTO (Cyprus Tourism Organisation) Limassol (+357 25362756).

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