The golden sandy beaches of the free ( unoccupied ) district of Ammochostos gently border the eastern corner of the island. The popular resorts of Agia Napa and Paralimni have long been regarded as a true paradise for anyone who loves the sea and water sports. The enchanting scenery includes the small fishing port of Agia Napa, a medieval monastery in the heart of the village, mills and small churches in the surrounding villages that are scattered throughout the Paralimni and Protaras areas. This region is the main potato producer on the island.
Places of interest :
This small town is the administrative center of the district. The church with its vaults is decorated with unique porcelain plates from the 18th century. It houses a small ecclesiastical museum.
Former fishing village that is now a large tourist complex. The charming medieval monastery dedicated to "Our Lady of the Woods" remains in the middle of the town surrounded by a high wall.
The town is made up of three interesting churches, and from there you can see the "ghost town" of Ammochostos. It was once the most popular Cypriot resort, but it became uninhabited in 1974 and all its inhabitants are now refugees.
You will find 5 Byzantine churches of considerable importance for their architectural style and construction.
Here you can also find a large church. Liopetri still stands out for its traditional basketwork crafts.
You should also not miss the small towns of Frenos and Potamos Liopetriou .