Top things to do

Top Choice Beach 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 lot…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Pernera

La Cultura del Gusto

This fashionable and highly popular restaurant is known for its steaks and a menu that's more innovative than others in the area. Dishes such as monkfish served with a spicy mango sauce and organic Black Angus rib-e…
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 inter…
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 th…
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 an…
Cypriot in Ammochostos Region

Mousikos Tavern

This stone-cut house built in the 1930s, and its large outdoor courtyard, gets chock-a-block with diners on summer evenings. The meze (minimum two people) is what you're here for, and as well as the usual parade of …
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 Geor…
International in Pernera

Blue Spice

A vast menu that covers all the bases, from jacket potatoes to grilled seafood platters and kebabs, along with one of the best vegetarian dish selections we've seen in all our Cypriot travels. There's also a pool; i…
Cypriot in Protaras

Nicolas Tavern

Well-priced, consistently good Cypriot favourites, with friendly service to boot. Kleftiko (oven-baked lamb) is the speciality, but Nicolas is also good for afelia (pork cooked in red wine) and tava (lamb and beef c…
Cafe in Ammochostos Region

Konnos Bay Bar

A great place to chill out after walking in Cape Greco National Park or following a long day at the beach. This cafe-bar has snaffled prime position on the hill above Konnos Beach, shaded by pine trees and overlooki…