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Melanda Beach (Avdimou)

At the western end of Avdimou bay, at a distance less than 4 km, just 20 minutes west to Limassol, there is a beautiful beach, which has become a favorite, relaxing and breezy spot. Families, groups of young people, good food lovers, people crazy with camping and water sports, and all those who are looking for an escape from their routine, by rejuvenating themselves inside the nature, have good reasons to choose this beach.

This small bay, surrounded by high, white cliffs and wild plants, is framed by a draft dock on the west end, which serves a few fishing boats, and a deserted, muslim memprial on the east end (Avdimou village was mostly Turkish Cypriot before 1974). Sand and colorful pebbles are found on the coast. The tavern watching over the beach, from its western end, is a favorite destination for Cypriot cuisine, fresh fish and seafood, and a chilled drink would be just perfect under the shade of the large tree covering its terrace.

Taking the exit to Avdimou, from the Limassol - Paphos motorway, you will cross through an agricultural area to get to the beach, as this is the main activity for the local economy and the estuaries of Avdimou river are found on the beach. The historical aspect of the beach revolves around 2 deserted buildings, the old memorial and a stone-built warehouse, which kept the products transported through a small dock that used to be located at the beach. Apart from these 2 buildings, the beach also has 2 restaurants, which serve Mediterranean cuisine, as well as sunbeds and umbrellas facilities.

The beach has many different images, according to the season, since the large piece of land right next to the coast is covered with either dry hay, with its golden colors under the sun, or with fresh, green grass and spring wild flowers.

The eastern part of the bay has become very popular among the water sport enthusiasts, who take advantage of the auspicious winds in the area (mostly during the afternoon), to practice kitesurfing, SUP and windsurfing. Some choose to camp at the beach, in order to enjoy their favorite activities to the maximum, as well as the beauty of the beach at sunrise and sunset. After all, there are those who choose these hours to practice yoga on the beach.

Dining

Melanda Beach Restaurant (contact number: 99 565 336)
Kyrenia Beach Restaurant (contact number: 99 679 451)

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Water sports

Griffes Kiteflex (contact number: 99 618 448)

Check out here more about the deserted buildings on the beach. 



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