The Limassol Tourism Board is a partner in the project ANDIKAT "Diving routes in marine protected
areas of the Eastern Mediterranean - Development of diving tourism network", aiming to upgrade
and further promote diving tourism. The project is co-funded by the European Union and national
resources of Greece and Cyprus (Interreg VA Greece – Cyprus Program 2014-2020).
In the context of the project, the Limassol Tourism Board has invited bloggers/journalists to visit
Limassol to promote diving and more specifically the two artificial reefs in Amathus and Dasoudi. A
few days ago, the company hosted a Greek Travel blogger ‘Evita Travels the World’. The blogger
had the opportunity to enjoy a tour of Limassol, try the local cuisine, experience snorkeling in the
abovementioned sea areas, and dive in the Dasoudi Artificial Reef, where she admired the
shipwrecks and was impressed by the rich marine life in the area.
The blogger has already started promoting Limassol as a diving destination via posts, articles and
audiovisual material and more specifically promoting the two artificial reefs that have been
created by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural
Development and Environment.
The €3.2 million ANDIKAT project aims to create diving routes in protected sea areas in Eastern
Mediterranean and to develop a network for diving tourism. The project has a three-year duration
and is expected to substantially upgrade the tourism product in the field of diving tourism.
To enhance dissemination among locals and visitors, the Limassol Tourism Board has also recently
acquired a dome with a capacity of 25 adults or 40 children for the screening of a 180⁰
documentary about the seabed, in order to create awareness and interest in diving.
The company continues its efforts to further upgrade the tourist product of the region and utilizes
state-of-the-art European programmes such as ANDIKAT to ensure that Limassol as a destination
remains at leading edge.