What to do and see in Paralimni, Cyprus: The Best Places and Tips

March 30, 2018 Karren Gelb

Paralimni (Greek: Παραλίμνι) is a town situated in the southeast of Cyprus, slightly inland, within the Famagusta District. Since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, it has increased in size and status, due to the migration of many refugees fleeing from the north. Many of the people who work in the tourist industry of Protaras and Ayia Napa live in Paralimni, which is now the temporary administrative centre of the Famagusta District and the biggest municipality of the Greek Cypriot-controlled area of the district.
Restaurants in Paralimni

1. Cyprus Diving Centre

Protaras, Pernera 5306, Cyprus
Excellent
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5 based on 81 reviews

Cyprus Diving Centre

The Cyprus Diving Centre is a diving centre based in Pernera Cyprus offering a wide range of services and also PADI Courses. We are dedicated to providing our visitors with the best tuition possible in a safe, relaxed and controlled environment. We fully understand the needs and requirements of individual divers and that is why we are happy to tailor make courses and diving activities to suit you.

Reviewed By Glen L

I have been coming to Cyprus for the last 3 years and have dived with rich every year..rich and all the staff at Cyprus diving centre are above excellent in their handling of both new and qualified divers and they even offer snorkling lessons as well..I would definitely recommend them for all your diving and snorkling needs..

2. Church of Profitis Elias

Akefalou St., Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Church of Profitis Elias

Reviewed By scarface9769 - Rugby, United Kingdom

This little church is built up a little hill above bars an restaurants it is a amazing little church and when you go inside and see all the murals and pictures with brass everywhere. And the tree outside is full of ribbons tied to it which is supposed to bring you look.

3. Zenobia Wreck

Larnaca 7081, Cyprus
Excellent
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4.5 based on 298 reviews

Zenobia Wreck

Reviewed By Niamh M - London, United Kingdom

Dived the Zenobia Wreck with Cyprus Diving Adventures who were fab! The Zenobia was our first wreck dive and it will definitely not be our last. Visibility is amazing (about 25-30m) and the wreck is really quite breathtaking! Zenobia is an absolute must if you’re a diver!!

4. Fig Tree Bay

Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus +357 23 819300
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Fig Tree Bay

Reviewed By Duncan B - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This beach was voted 13 of the best 25 Beaches in the world. It wouldn't make my top 1000 list. Terrible place don't bother visiting there are plenty of much nicer places to swim in Cyprus.

5. Green Bay

Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Green Bay

Reviewed By Miniorange2014 - Devizes, United Kingdom

This beach was the closest to our apartment. Lovely clean sand (as is enjoyed throughout most of Protaras). Not quite as busy as Fig Tree Bay and there's loads of fish in the bay. My husband hired a mask and snorkel and saw the resident turtle.

6. Makronissos Beach

Makronisou 17, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus 23816300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Makronissos Beach

Reviewed By Sanja K - Novi Sad, Serbia

Apart from Nissi,for me this was the nicest beach.They are similar,except that here you don't have to walk too much in water to get to the deeper part,and shower is free(at Nissi you pay 1 euro)
The thing i did't like is the beach ''restaurant''.There aren't many thing to choose(hamburgers,sandwiches) and it's really bad.So i recommend bringing a snack or walking around to get some better food.

7. Ghost Town Famagusta

Famagusta | mr John Mob: 0035799622139, Famagusta, Cyprus 0035799622139
Excellent
54%
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28%
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4 based on 697 reviews

Ghost Town Famagusta

Reviewed By Linda W - Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

As the Turkish military do not allow anyone inside Varosha (the Ghost Town), one can only view it from outside the baricades. However, it is an interesting, if grim, reminder of what happened back in 1974. Includes at least one bombed tower block hotel, many bomb-damaged houses, and overgrown streets.

8. Landa Beach

Between Nisis Bay and Makronissos Beach, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus
Excellent
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4.5 based on 436 reviews

Landa Beach

Reviewed By KentishLady_12 - Kent

We really liked this beach. There were plenty of beds and room to move, unlike Nissi Beach which was a nightmare.

9. Profitis Elias - Konnos Nature Trail

Profitis Ilias Chapel - Konnos Beach, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
Excellent
69%
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24%
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Profitis Elias - Konnos Nature Trail

Reviewed By castle1_10 - Leeds, United Kingdom

A nice walk along the twisting track from Knosses bay kiosk to the small church on the headland or vice - versa, our re-visit wandering along the flower lined pathway with only the local lizards scurrying along for company,
still around 30-40 leisurely stroll in the morning sun.
Gem of a location here
second review here Ive attached several photographs

10. Ayia Thekla Chapel

Between Ayia Napa and Sotira village, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus +357 23 824444
Excellent
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Ayia Thekla Chapel

Reviewed By DrunkenWeasel

The church here offers a lovely view and is quite lovely set on the rocks. Under the church is a cave which i have not been into for a good number of years and i am not sure if it is is still accessible where the Greek Orthodox Christians would hold mass in secret when Cyprus was under Turkish rule.

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