Paralimni nr Protaras24 hr Bakeries

Just a few minutes drive away from Crystal View Apartments you will reach the nearest town Paralimni with three large supermarkets (Carrefour, Orphanides and Kokkinos) and 24 hour bakeries with some of the most delicious cakes and baked goods to tempt you.  With some rather charming Restaurants and Cafes dotted around the main square as well as along the main street you will find plenty of places to eat or to shop if you are self catering.


Boutiques

Boutiques

Paralimini is a very up and coming town and if you follow the main 1st April Street towards Dherinia you will discover some delightful specialist shops, fashionable dress boutiques and elegant shoe shops springing up along the way and also a very smart and fashionable “stone grill restaurant” there is also a Marks & Spencers in Paralimni and many of the local inhabitants of the smaller villages come to Paralimni to shop rather than going to Nicosia.

Paralimni is a great base to stay.  You are just minutes away by car from many quiet and secluded sandy bays and beaches as well as being only a few minutes away from Kapparas and the seaside resort of Protaras.  It is also the perfect base if you want to explore both the North and South of Cyprus and you can see the “Farmagusta Ghost Town” (which has now become a tourist attraction in it’s own right) in the distance.  You will also be able to take a boat trip that will include views of the “Farmagusta Ghost Town” from the Sea.

You can go Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Swimming, Sit on a Sofa and be pulled along at speed behind a boat or have a Banana Ride.  You can hire a pedelo with water slide to take out or go jet skiing or water skiing or just enjoy lying on the beach and Sunbathing.  Snorkelling is enjoyed by many people of all ages including the more mature or novice snorkelers and the many gentle clear waters of the bays make this very popular.  Also popular are the Glass bottom boat trips or hiring a boat for the afternoon.

You can Hire a car or quad bikes or open framed cars, 4×4 off road vehicles, Motor Bikes, Motor Scooters and Bicycles.

Find Out Why Visiting Cyprus Should Include a visit to Paralimni

Paralimni Cyprus A Must Visit For Cyprus Holiday Makers

Author: kevinor

On the East coast of Cyprus near to the border with the ghost town of Famagusta is the bustling little town of Paralimni. In fact it isn’t that little anymore because it is growing on the back of the ongoing Cyprus development boom. New shop units are springing up along the main highway and investment in holiday property continues to grow. Although the town center is about three miles from the coast the outskirts have seen some substantial development in the last few years especially in the form of luxury apartments. As the Cyprus developers have pushed land prices up on the coast places like Paralimni have benefited from more investment themselves. If buyers are clever they will find some great value apartments between Kapparis and Paralimni within walking distance of the beach which could generate some lucrative rental income.Despite the amount of new development in progress on the outskirts Paralimni town centre retains it’s charm. There is a beautiful town square dominated by the church and a newer plaza across the road complete with an ornate fountain. The newer square is bordered by some trendy cafe bars and traditional taverns too where you can relax with the locals watching life go by. If its retail therapy you are after there are plenty of boutiques, shoe shops and even a Marks and Spencers. The towns streets are quaint and there is an air of timelessness about the place which is enhanced by the pavement cafe’s where the locals spend the warm Cyprus afternoons drinking coffee and playing backgammon. The one way traffic slowly winds through the narrow streets mixing with the shoppers who use the roads too because the cafe bars spill out onto any available space on the pavement.
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Behind the main square is Paralimni town hall which has become a popular venue for Cyprus weddings amongst other things. Next door is an open place used for concerts and dramas in the summer. The shopping closes for a few hours in the afternoon and Wednesdays are half day closing so unless its just coffee you want save that day for the beach. The town has more than enough parking but the locals still prefer to dump their cars just about anywhere so you may need to squeeze through some tight gaps. There are some great restaurants in Paralimni including one that claims to have been there almost as long as the town itself. For the junk food addicts there’s a KFC and a branch of Pizza Hut too. Eating in the town tends to work out cheaper than on the holiday resorts and you get to try out some genuine Cypriot cooking.

Beyound the town center is the main road that leads to Agia Napa and the coastal motorway and back the other way into the smaller town of Derinya. This stretch is known as April 1st Avenue and it is thronged with countless shops, bars and businesses of all kinds. There are some trendy houswares shops along this stretch and two of Paralimni’s main supermarkets too. The road stretches for about 3 miles and makes up the main commercial area of the town. This is the area where most of the new development is taking place including business premises and several small shopping centers too. Everything from cars to shoes can be purchased on April 1st Avenue so it is worth at least a brief visit. Watch out for the traffic though because it appears that trafficators are an option in Cyprus and its O.K. to just pull out and go especially when driving around Paralimni town.

Kevin Moore lives half the year in Cyprus writing regular articles about all things Cyprus including holidays and Cyprus property purchase. To learn more visit his web site here Paralimni Cyprus

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Kapparis

Kapparis is a much smaller resort but still boasts excellent Restaurants, bars and Tavernas and also mini markets most of which are open all year round.  Here you will find Ayia Triada by a sandy beach and fishing shelter.

Protaras

This is an excellent Resort with Beautiful Sandy Beaches and Many Superb Restaurants, Cafes, Shops, Night Clubs and Pubs.  Most of the beaches offer Umberellas and Sun Beds for hire although there is usually plenty of space to just place your towel or beach mat and save yourself a few Euros.  If you do find that the beaches are a little busier in the Summer months then just drive along the coast a little to the quieter beaches nearer to Kapparis and Parlimni.

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is about 15 minutes drive away by car and Nissi Beach is well worth a visit to view the Crystal Clear Turquoise blue sea and the “Young Beautiful People” and fantastic water activities on offer.

You will find many “fake” designer goods on sale here at a fraction of the cost of the real thing and these seem to be very popular and apparently difficult to tell from the real thing.

The Water Park is also well worth a visit and offers some fantastic Water Fun for all.

Cape Greco has some fantastic views and just a little further along you will find a tiny little white church which is very popular for weddings going by all the coloured confetti, rice and streamers we saw.  There are some steps leading down to a cave just by this church and a bit further along a picnic area offering barbeque facilities for you to enjoy a family barbeque.  The landscape around here is almost Lunar in appearance with some interesting rock formations and offers an excellent off road experience for quad bikes and 4 x 4’s.  You can manage in a Saloon car too but it looks far more fun to use an open framed vehicle.

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