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Paralimni

Paralimni is a main holiday area of the Ammochostos (Famagusta) region and incorporates the subdistrict of Protaras, which is a popular tourist resort.

Hundreds of windmills dot the landscape, and the area is famous for its beaches of crystal-clear waters and soft, powdery sands. The Natural Forest Park of Cape Gkreko – located southeast of Protaras – is especially beautiful with its coves, caves, rare flora and fauna and stunning views.

Other sights of interest include the Paralimni Folkloric Museum / Traditional House, which depicts daily life in olden times, and the fishing shelters of Saint Nicholas and Agia Triada chapels,

The area also has significant religious monuments, including the 13th century two-aisled church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which is decorated with unusual 18th century porcelain plates, and houses a small ecclesiastical museum. There are also a number of other interesting churches in the wider region.

An important religious festival is held to honour Agios Georgios annually on April 23 (Feast of Agios Georgios), where visitors are welcome to join in the traditional festivities, which include stalls, entertainment and local food and drink. There are also various other festivals in Protaras throughout the year, including the Flower Festival, the Festival of the Flood and the Summer Film Festival.

Courtesy of the CTO

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