Local attractions

Cyprus

Cyprus is an island of a unique blend of past and future and has been described as:

"A unique island with historical, cultural and architectural past you won't find anywhere else in the world.  The island of aphrodite, love and happiness".

When it comes to culture there are many places to visit which maintain the Cyprus tradition. The island is only a 1½ hour drive long, and you can visit many places in one day.

You will have the opportunity to obtain Cypriot hospitality which is a friendly and cheerful one and you will feel the real enjoyment of your holiday. Cyprus is a beautiful Mediterranean island to be enjoyed by everyone.

Paralimni

Paralimni, where the apartment is located, is in beautiful countryside.

This is a paradise for relaxation, to boost your batteries, enjoy all kinds of activities as diving, golf, sun-bathing, wildlife, bird spotting, water sports, hiking or motor sports.

Protaras and Ayia Napa

Enjoy the beaches in Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, this beach is so beautiful it takes your breath away. Golden soft sands are gently lapped by the lovely crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. It is especially suited to families with children due to the shallow waters, however everyone has something to do here; whether it's relaxing in the sun or trying out the exhilarating water sports.

The world famous party capital of Ayia Napa is just 15km from the apartment.  Which we think is close enough to enjoy the nightlight if you want to, but just far enough away if you're looking to relax rather than party.

There are also many beaches to explore in and around Protaras and Ayia Napa:

  • Kapparis Beach
  • Armyropigado Beach
  • Scoutarospilioi Beach
  • Agia Triada Beach
  • Vrysoudia Beach
  • Minas Beach
  • Louma Beach (it has been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Pernera Beach (it has been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Potami Beach (it has been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Vrysis Beach (3 sections have been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Protaras Bay/Fig tree bay (it has been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Xistaria Beach
  • Vyzakia Beach
  • Loumbardi Beach (it has been awarded with a blue flag)
  • Nissi Beach
  • Glyfades Beach
  • Konnos Beach - with its floating yellow sunbeds (it has been awarded with a blue flag) 

Local events and celebrations

There are many local events and celebrations throughout the year. Here are just some of them:

  • Carnival Festival: 20th - 23rd February Street Carnival in all towns.
  • Kataklysmos: 24th May Sea side festival in all coastal resorts.

Koumandaria Festival: 21st July - 26th July

The villages of the Kourris Valley, one of Cyprus' better known wine producing areas, celebrate their most famous tipple with this festival. An amber coloured sweet dessert wine made in the Commandaria.

It is made from sun-dried grapes of the varieties Xynisteri and Mavro. It represents an ancient wine style documented in Cyprus back to 800 BC and has the distinction of being the world's oldest named wine still in production, with the name Commandaria dating back to the crusades in the 12th century.

Lemesos Wine Festival: 28th August - 6th September

Cyprus's wine capital Lemesos lives up to its reputation as a party town with a wine festival that it hosts every year.  Held at the Municipal Gardens, just across from the coastal promenade, this event has been a regular fixture since it was first launched in 1961.

The Wine Festival began as a tribute to the island's long winemaking tradition, growing in size and variety over the years. Inspired by the ancient festivals dedicated to the God of Wine Dionysos and the Goddess of Beauty and Love Aphrodite, it combines fun and merrymaking with ample wine and food and a variety of performances from local and international artistic groups. 

The Wine Festival offers an opportunity to sample different local wines from large and small wineries, and traditional Cypriot food.

Another popular crowd puller is a traditional wine press. There is a small entrance fee, but once inside all the wine is free. The Festival's trademark is the huge "Vraka Man" that towers over the entrance with the welcoming motto "Drink wine to be healthy".