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Cyprus tourist information - Famagusta region


For a truly memorable holiday – Cyprus is the place to be!  Cyprus is thronged with millions of holiday makers each year, yet it is still one of the safest places for a holiday in the Mediterranean and has a very low crime rating. 


The official languages are Greek and Turkish although English is widely spoken and understood on both sides. The national currency is Euros, however, many shops will take other currencies at the local exchange rate.


Cyprus has a typical Mediterranean climate, warm and dry with little rainfall, which makes Cyprus very popular as tourist destination. The island enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate with long, warm and dry summers from mid-May to mid-October. The winters are mild and sometimes rainy, lasting from December to February. Summers and winters in Cyprus are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.

 

Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa has plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities for every manor of person.  Your holiday can be as quiet or as busy as you wish.   Nissi Beach is the most popular beach in the Ayia Napa area and probably the most well known on the island of Cyprus. It is made up of 2 connecting beaches, one long and lively, the other smaller and quieter. The beaches have golden sands and the waters are clean and clear, and have been awarded the Blue Flag Status.  It is possible to walk out for up to a hundred meters without the water passing your waist and there are many sand bars in the shallows. A variety of water sports can be enjoyed here including pedalloes, parasailing, water skiing, crazy inflatables and numerous daily boat trips. Nissi Beach can be reached via the coastal path which runs from the harbor, or by road along Nissi Avenue. The Eastern end of the beach is fairly quiet and relaxing.

Shop till you drop along Nissi Avenue with around 2 km of shops, bars and restaurants. Designer clothing, diamonds or souvenir shops are in the plentiful, or why sit for an iced tea overlooking the busy fishing harbor.  This is also where the many coastal daily boat trips depart from 7 days a week.  A few minutes walk and in the opposite direction and you will find the monastery and the church.


Tucked away from the tourist areas is the main square is where most of the nightlife is situated. Top named DJ’s, foam parties, Beach parties, cocktails, shots and every type of music is banged out until sunrise. This area is extremely popular with the young and you will find more than 10 nightclubs and 50 bars. 
 

Becoming increasingly fashionable with adults are the trendy lounge bars which are now a growing business in the area for the more sophisticated.  
 

Why not visit Ayia Napa Waterworld,  Themed Waterpark which is the biggest waterpark in Europe. In the Greece-themed waterpark there are many thrill seeking water slides, lazy rivers, doughnuts, extensive relaxation areas for parents and playground areas the kids. It also has several catering outlets and a gift shop. Waterworld is open 7 days per week.

Ayia Napa attracts a large number of tourists, mostly British, Russian, Scandinavian and Lebanese

 

Protaras
Located on the south east coast of Cyprus you will find Protaras.  This lively resort is a popular holiday destination that boasts a fabulous selection of beaches and splendid year round weather. Family orientated and popular with couples, Protaras offers a variety of hotels, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities to please all manner of holidaymakers. You can choose from many different types of cuisine, Greek mezi, Italian, Indian, Chinese, English and many more. From plain food to fancy, everything is available and for a reasonable cost.


For the more adventurous, Protaras has a wide range of water sports from jet skis, bob cats, undersea walking, banana boats and many more.  For the younger people, try your hand at pottery making, crazy golf or simply having fun in one of the many childrens play areas.  All of the resorts have lots of shops, bars, restaurants.

 

Pernera
Situated on the northern outskirts of Protaras, is Pernera.  A small coastal resort popular with couples and families seeking a holiday destination away from the hustle and bustle of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Ideal for beach holidays, Pernera is less than 1km from three small sandy beaches that are quieter and less crowded than their shoreline counterparts in Protaras. The centre of Pernera has a selection of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and a small but active harbour from where boat trips can be taken. Regular bus services are also available from the centre of the resort, offering transport to the livelier areas such as Protaras and Paralimni.  There are many supermarkets dotted around for those who are in self catering accommodation.  Car hire is not essential here as everything you need is within walking distance.
 


Ayia Thekla

Located three kilometers west of the centre of Agia Napa, is Agia Thekla. This lovely peaceful resort offers an idyllic and tranquil location with amazing sea views. Ayia Thekla is a small beach named after a tiny old church situated nearby.  The beach is 300 metres long and 25 metres wide and covered with fine golden sand and calm seas.

Along the coastline you will also find the golden sandy beaches of Landa and Makronisoss and the famous Nissi Beach which is approximately 5 minutes drive along the coastal road.  Beach and water sports facilities are also available and it is accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle as well as on foot.


Local attractions include a small market which is open three times a week during the summer period (Saturday, Sunday and Wednesdays). Alternatively, visit the ancient shrine of Agia Thekla, a rock - hewn chamber in the coastal cliffs beneath the church which is dedicated to the 1st century saint.   A local bus runs daily to neighboring towns, Agia Napa, Protaras, Penera and Paralimni.  Agia Thekla is perfect for a relaxing holiday, yet is just around the corner from a hive of entertainment.

 

Kapparis
Kapparis is a ‘self contained’ village and offers all year round entertainment and accommodation. 

A large selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops is available.  Why not try the traditional local cuisine in one of the many Cypriot restaurants or treat the family to an Italian, Chinese or English meal.  The food is varied and of the highest standards and lowest prices.
Kapparis is also known for its gorgeous sandy beaches and sparkling Mediterranean blue seas. It hosts a couple of gorgeous beaches, Fireman's Beach and Malamos Beach. Both are perfect for families with young children, due to the water being shallow enough and the beach being very compact. Many water sports are available from inflatables to jet skis, or why not try your hand at snorkeling at one of the many coves in and around Kapparis.


Kapparis is perfectly situated, and is approx 45 mins by car from Larnaca Airport.  Local buses run daily to neighboring towns, Penera and Protaras are easily reached and are approx 10 mins by car.  You can also travel over the border and visit Northern Cyprus, this will take you approx 25 mins.  Northern Cyprus has many attractions, shops, markets, restaurants, castles, ruins etc.

 

Cape Greco
Cape Greco sits between Protaras and Ayia Napa, The cape’s idyllic clear waters are a perfect retreat for snorkelers or swimmers who want to avoid the busy beaches of nearby Protaras. The area offers many fabulous beaches Green Cove is only a 5 minute walk from the villa or why not take in the fabulous views of Konnos Bay.  Both of which offer an exotic and tranquil experiences.  There are only a few restaurants and shops in Cape Greco so a car would be advisable.
 

 

Frenaros

Experience true Cyprus life and stay amongst the locals. Frenaros is located at the south-east side of Cyprus and is a small village of about 4000 people. Whilst the village is more inland, it is only a 10 min drive to the coast line and the many fabulous beaches Eastern Cyprus has to offer. The villagers are very friendly people and the majority of which speak English. Frenaros and neighboring village Dherynia are both unspoilt and still full of Cypriot culture, tradition and history, with crumbling churches dating back to the 12 century. Here you will still find the older gentlemen sitting outside the coffee shops playing back gammon while the church bells sing out across the old stone square.