Famagusta (Ammochostos)- The Golden beaches
its superb golden sandy beaches, this area has become a big
draw for sunseekers. But this part of the island traditionally
remains the market garden of Cyprus, with the well-known
Cyprus potato being the prominent crop.
Agia Napa, once a small fishing village, boasts a superb
Venetian period decorated monastery with a central octagonal
fountain. It lends character and substance to a village that's
better known to holidaymakers fot its colourful shops,
tavernas, discos and bars. A small Marina Life Museum presents
exhibits of past and present marine fauna. The focal point of
the resort is the small harbour, where the tavernas specialise
in fresh fish harvested by colourful fishing vessels.
Life in the south eastern corner mostly revolves around the
sea, and water sports of all
kinds are readily enjoyed- from scuba diving to paragliding.
Protaras has built up a deserving reputation for its windmills
and glorious beaches. The small, white-washed town of
Paralimni, slightly inland, has a number of open-air, unspoilt
tavernas known for their delicious local cusuine.
Cape Greko, on the very tip, has its own share of beaches and
coves. With its contrasting rugged countryside, the dramatic
fiery glow of sunsets from this spot have to be seen to be
Small churches dating from the 13th and 16th centuries are
found in sotira and in nearby villages. The skilful craft of
basket-making still carries on at Liopetri. The fishing
shelter at Potamos Liopetriou, just east of the village of
Xylofagou, is a photogenic inlet where fishermen mend their
nets by day, before setting sail in the evening to farm the