Famagusta District

...welcome to the district's BEST sights!


Ayia Napa Monastery

This imposing medieval monastery, dedicated to “Our Lady of the Forests”!

Stands in the middle of Agia Napa surrounded by a high wall enclosure. The church was built in 16th century, and is partially underground and carved into a rock.
There is a guest house to the east of the church, which belongs to the World Council of Churches.

An ancient sycamore tree believed to be over 600 years old, grows in front of the south gate.

Opening Hours:
Winter: 09:30 - 15:00.
Summer: 09:30 - 21:00.

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Cavo Greco National Forest Park

The most beautiful places for hiking and diving!

The Cavo Greco area is very popular for divers and the cyclists. Specialist cycling paths also exist in the area both for lovers of this sport and as a means to explore. You can also take a boat trip along the coast anchoring near these a caves that nature has carved out of the ten-metre limestone cliffs and adorned in such a way as to merit the name 'the Palaces'.

Below you will find the most beautiful places for hiking in Cavo Greco National Forest Park.

  • Agioi Anargiroi Trail, Cavo Greco
  • Kavos Trail, Cavo Greco
  • Agioi Anargiroi – Sea Caves, Cavo Greco
  • Konnoi, Agioi Anargiroi, Cavo Greco
  • Konnoi, Cyclope Cave, Cavo Greco
  • Konnoi, Profitis Elias, Cavo Greco

 

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Thalassa Museum

A place you must visit!

The museum is a three story building made by marble, onyx, wood, metal and offers unique experiences appealing to all our senses with its ‘bird eye view’. It incorporates seven levels and the paleontological, geological, archaeological, marine life exhibits are presented in underground showcases, where the visitors are able to walk and view the objects from the top, in modern showcases, exhibits freely placed in the museum whereas other they are hanging from the roof.

Summer Season 01 June - 30 September

  • Monday: 09:00 to 13:00
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 09: 00-17: 00
  • Sunday: 15:00 - 19:00

Winter Season 01 October - 31 May

  • Monday: 09: 00-13: 00
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 09: 00-17: 00
  • Sunday: Closed
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Ayia Thekla Church

The "apple of the Era" between Ayia Napa and Sotira

Ayia Thekla Church is situated on the coast between Ayia Napa and Sotira.
The church is built next to the remains of the old original church which is thought to date back to the 4th Century.

Location: between Ayia Napa and Sotira.

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Ayia Napa Sculpture Park

A unique blend of international art and local nature

The Sculpture Park is a very important cultural work for the Municipality of Agia Napa, is the new point of reference and ornament the city, the first of its kind in Free Famagusta, was initiated in 2015.

Once per year artists from every part of the world contribute with their inimitable touch to the expansion of the park.

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Liopetri River

Α destination you must discover!

The community of Liopetri has a lot to boast about, not only for the great number of seasonal barns but also due to its great location. It became famous due to it's natural flowing river which has created fjord. It's located east of Agia Napa.

The river with it's fishing boats is unique. Whatever time of day you visit, morning, noon or night, you will be thrilled watching the beautiful landscape unfolding in front of you!

Liopetri river is popular for fishing and camping for both locals and tourists.

 

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Ayioi Anargyroi (Protaras)

Enjoy the rich surrounding the church

Ayioi Anargiroi church is in Cape Greco Area and is worth visiting as it offers a tranquil place to pray in peace. You can also enjoy the rich surrounding the church along this coast.

 

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Rock Bridge At Cape Greco (Protaras)

Feel the magic of nature!

Here you will see the biggest natural bridge in Cyprus. It is one of the most romantic and inspiring locations in the area.

Location: Protaras District | Next to Agioi Anargyroi Church - Road to Cape Greco.

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Sotira

Discover the most exotic beach destination!

Sotira is a large village within the region of Ammochostos, in the geographical area of Kokkinochoria, at about 10 km south of Ammochostos town. It is built at an altidute of 75 metres above the sea level. The place is full of plains with a slope towards the beach. Most of the residents are engaged with stockraising as well as with other kinds of occupations.

Concerning the transportation network, the village is located at an advantageous position. At the north side it is connected with Deryneia village whereas at the northwest with Frenaros village, at the northeast with Paralimni, at the southwest with Liopetri village and finally, at the south side with Larnaka – Ayia Napa road.

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Church of Virgin Mary in Paralimni

The inhabitants best know the church with the name "Saint Anna", which was given, perhaps, when it was extended to its present form

The church of Panagia is located in the center of the Municipality of Paralimni. The original church, small in size but impressive and devoted, belongs to the 13th century. The inhabitants best know it with the name "Saint Anna", which was given, perhaps, when it was extended to its present form.

One-lane at its original stage, cruciform inside with a dome, is a stong evidence of the Orthodox Byzantine tradition, although it has received elements of Gothic architecture, reminiscent of the Frankish occupation of our island. 

The original church, built in the isodomous system with stones from the area, was internally hagiographized on all surfaces. These hagiographies have been totally destroyed and only traces of them show the old grandeur. A couple of hagiographies that are preserved - Archangel Michael on the north wall, Christ and the Hierarchs on the east - are certainly much younger and not of the original quality.

Instead of the hagiographies, today the church is decorated internally with new-era embedded colorful dishes, placed in formations.

The arch of the sanctuary is semi-cylindrical and has a monolithic window. Also, in the cylindrical drum of the dome, four single-sided windows illuminate inside the church.

The wood-carved iconostasis of the church is a good creation of the 17th century. There are two large portable icons that adorn it which belong in the 17th century, the Savior Christ and the Virgin Mary. The twelve figures of the Apostles, which also decorate the iconostasis, are of a younger age.

The crucifixion that crowned the top of the iconostasis, as well as the crucifixes at the base where also done in the 17th century. These depictt he hierarchs Athanasios, Cyril, James and Ermogenes below and above is the Annunciation of the Virgin.

When the capacity of the temple was considered insufficient to serve the growing population, it expanded. A southern aisle was added, as well as an all-around arch on the western side. So part of the church enclosure, which was used as a cemetery, was found in the church.

Nowadays, several valuable examples of Orthodox ecclesiastical and cult tradition (icons, gospels, moons, ecclesiastical books, sacred vessels, candles, candlesticks, candelabra, etc.) are kept in the church and function as a small Christian museum.

For more information, see on the website: http://www.agiosgeorgiosparalimniou.org.cy/naoi/agiaanna.html 

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Profitis Elias (Protaras)

The enlightened church at night is enchanting!

Situated on the hill near Protaras center with 156 steps to climb up to the hill top.
The church offers stunning views of Protaras and its surroundings. The interior of the church is quite breathtaking and unique.

 

 

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Three Churches Square

It is open to the public and now also serves as a museum

In Paralimni you can find the largest church square in Cyprus with three churches in the center of the Town.

Two of the churches are dedicated to St. George and the other one to St. Anna which is the oldest one of the three.

 

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Saint George Church

You can admire the famous church of Ayia Napa with a walk in the harbor!

Located in the heart of Ayia Napa's Harbour also known as Limanaki Square

This is one of the top tourist attractions in the Famagusta Area so be sure to stop by and to admire the famous church that Ayia Napa was once known for.

 

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Deryneia Folkloric Museum

The interior and exterior spaces of the Museum of Folk Art as well as the exhibition of various household and agricultural tools are installed in cooperation with the Cyprus Handicraft Service

It shows how functional a Cypriot traditional home could be. The museum includes exhibition areas / rooms depicting traditional professions like "Carpenter", "Shoemaker", "Tailor", " Blacksmith", " Builder", "Barber", "Sculptor", "Fisherman "" Gardening room "etc.
In the semi-outdoor exhibition areas traditional objects are exhibited, like: a cart, a scythe, a flail and other tools, boat, grindstones, stone troughs, etc.
The museum has a kiosk, as well as a  recreation area and attracts several visitors and students. Also civil weddings and cultural events are held on the grounds of the Outdoor Folk Art Museum of Traditional Crafts.

Museum Hours:
Summer:

Monday - Saturday excluding holidays
9:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00

Winter:
Monday - Saturday excluding holidays
9:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00

Admission:
€ 2 / Person
Groups € 1 / Person

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