Top ChoiceBeach in Protaras

Fig Tree Bay

The most popular, and best, of Protaras' sandy strips, Fig Tree Bay lies at the southern end of the Protaras seaside promenade. It has a small sand island just off the coast, which is great for snorkelling, with...

National Park in Ammochostos Region

Cape Greco

This national park has sweeping views of the sea and coast, and is excellent for leisurely day hikes and cycling. Although much of the park is accessible by road, there are also 14km of nature trails rimmed by...

Beach in Ammochostos Region

Konnos Beach

This little swath of sheltered sand, bordered by a high cliff behind, is one of the nicest beaches in the area. There's an excellent cafe-bar on the hill bordering the sand where you can lunch with great views of...

Museum in Paralimni

Traditional House

Although small, this local folk museum is well worth a stop if you're passing through Paralimni – if only for the exceptional enthusiasm of host Andreas, who guides visitors through the rooms, explaining the uses...

Church in Paralimni

Agios Georgios

Paralimni's town square is dominated by two churches both, dedicated to St George. The older church (tucked behind the modern church) was built in the 19th century and is home to a large, beautiful fresco of St...

Beach in Pernera

Louma Beach

A small, curving strip of beach that drops away gently and is protected by an artificial bay. The sand is fine and the water clear. Sunbathing comes with a rather picturesque view of the blue-and-white, domed...

Church in Protaras

Agios Elias

Rebuilt in 1980, this church is situated on a rocky peak just off the Protaras–Pernera road. A long set of stairs leads to the top, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Protaras and the bay. Follow the signs...

Beach in Pernera


Tiny Pernera beach is a curvy sliver of good, soft sand with shallow waters and a beach restaurant. It’s highly popular with families.

Beach in Pernera

Agia Triada

This cute little beach with low water levels and coarse sand is an excellent boat-launching site.

Beach in Pernera


An isolated cove encircled by a cliff, with hard-packed sand and rocks. Ideal for snorkelling.

Museum in Deryneia

Famagusta Cultural Centre

This centre is a sober reminder of the island’s ongoing separation. It has an audio-visual presentation about Famagusta, but the real reason to visit is for the panoramic views (binoculars provided) across the...

Beach in Protaras

Protaras Beach

The patches of golden sand that stretch north from Fig Tree Bay up to the pier are collectively known as Protaras Beach, Vrisi Beach or Sunshine Beach (just to confuse things). Water-sports kiosks and cafes are...

Water Show in Protaras

Magic Dancing Waters

If a bit of jazz-hands dazzle helps get your young kids to bed easier, this one-hour show where water seems to dance and spin, followed by a dramatic erupting volcano experience, should wear them out. It's all...

Museum in Deryneia

Folk Art Museum

This little museum displays agricultural implements and other ethnographic exhibits of typical rural life.