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The CTO makes 47 beaches accessible to people with special needs (Full list)

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), as part of its efforts to upgrade Cyprus’ beaches, announced on Tuesday that today 47 beaches were now accessible to people with special access needs, including 26 fully accessible and 21 partially accessible beaches.

The following 26 beaches have full access to the beach, as the wheelchair user is able to get from the beach into the sea moving on a wooden or plastic ramp. There are also hygiene facilities and parking places for disabled persons.

On five of these beaches there is an innovative system (Seatrac) that enables disabled people to have full  access to the sea. It is an automatic system  powered by photovoltaic energy, consisting of a  seat fixed on a rail  that drives the disabled person into the sea  at an approximate depth of 60cm.

Moreover, many beaches have Floating Wheelchairs that can be easily moved on the sand and  float in the water thanks to their floating armrests and wheels.  Seatracs and Floating Wheelchairs are available for use by the public free of charge and relevant information may be obtained by the lifeguards on the beaches.

FAMAGUSTA  (7 beaches)

Ayia Napa:  Lanta (Floating Wheelchair),

Pantachou (Floating Wheelchair),

Vathia Gonia (Seatrac) .

Sotira – Ayia Napa: Agia Thekla (Floating Wheelchair).

Paralimni:  Protaras /Fig Tree Beach (Floating Wheelchair),

Louma (Floating Wheelchair),

Vrysi C΄ / Yianna Mari (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair).

LARNACA (5 beaches)

Larnaka: Phinikoudes (Floating Wheelchair),

McKeznie (Floating Wheelchair),

Kastella (Floating Wheelchair).

Voroklini: Yiannathes (Floating Wheelchair).

Alaminos: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair).

LIMASSOL (5 beaches)

Lemesos: Akti Olympion A΄ (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair).

Parekklisia: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair).

Germasogeia : Dasoudi /CTO (Floating Wheelchair).

Agios Tychonas: Vouppa (Floating Wheelchair), Kastella (Floating Wheelchair).

PAPHOS  (9 beaches)

Pafos: Vrysoudia Α / Sodap   (Floating Wheelchair),

Municipal Baths (Chair lift και Floating Wheelchair ).

Geroskipou: Municipal Beach  (Floating Wheelchair ) .

Peyia: Coral Bay (Floating Wheelchair ).

Polis Chrysochous: Municipal Beach (Seatrac),

Dasoudi / Camping Site (Seatrac).

Neo Chorio: Latchi  Α΄(Floating Wheelchair ),

Latchi Β΄(Floating Wheelchair ),

Xistarokampos (Floating Wheelchair ).

The following 21 beaches are partially accessible, meaning that they have available ramps or pathways leading to some point on the beach but the access is not extended into the sea.  On these beaches there are available hygiene facilities and  parking places for disabled persons.

FAMAGUSTA (7 beaches)

Ayia Napa: Νissi, Makronissos.

Paralimni :  Pernera, Vrysi A, Vrysi B, Agia Triada, Mouzoura

LARNAcA (1 beach)

Pyla: Pyla Beach / CTO .

LIMASSOL (11 beaches)

Pentakomo: Governor’s Beach.

Pyrgos: Aoratoi, Panagies.

Ayios Tychonas: Afrodite,  Onisilos, Santa Barbara.

Ayios Athanasios: Miami.

Lemesos: Akti Olympion Β΄.

Pissouri: Pissouri beach , Mounti.

Episkopi: Kourion.

PAPHOS: (2 beaches)

Paphos: Faros Beach, Pachyammos.

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