The Famagusta area, (also known as Ammochostos), is situated on the far southeastern tip of Cyprus and is probably the most famous touristic destination on the island.
The highly popular resorts of Agia Napa and Protaras cater to the needs of visitors of all ages, offering sandy beaches, a wide variety of dining and entertainment options and a lively nightlife. Accommodation ranges from large luxury hotels and apartment complexes to private apartment and villa rentals.
Ayia Napa and Protaras were awarded a total of 22 Blue Flags (an exclusive international eco-label award) with some of these beaches often included in the best beaches in Europe lists.
The region has a lot to offer. Many musical concerts, theatre events and cultural festivals are organized, especially during the summer months. The breathtaking peninsula of Cape Greco, a stone’s throw from either resort, has numerous walking and cycling trails across limestone cliffs, rock formations and sea caves. Further afield, the charming Kokkinochoria villages, offer a peek at the rural life on the island.
Paralimni, the area’s main town and commercial centre, lies just 3km inland, which offers a wealth of shops, trendy cafe bars and traditional tavernas.
The development of two marinas in the area is set to further increase the popularity of Famagusta and upgrade and enrich the tourist product of the area.
Paralimni Marina, which is situated on the outskirts of Protaras is set to be one of the most unique integrated mixed-use waterfront developments on the island. Work has already started on the Marina, and upon completion, it is set to have 300 spots for docking vessels, high-end residences, a selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, a seaside park and walkways leading directly to the Protaras beaches.
Construction is also well under way on the Ayia Napa Marina, which will have 450 moorings for vessels from 6m up to 60m mega yachts. Residential properties, detached villas and modern apartments on two high rise buildings will all enjoy unobstructed views of the Mediterranean sea. The marina will provide a vibrant area with a selection of dining, entertainment and spa facilities. Sports grounds, swimming pools, water features, walkways, plazas, a heliport, a yacht club and a crew lounge will also feature at the site, providing boaters with the best possible facilities and amenities both on land and on the water.
A vibrant nightlife, golden sandy beaches and an extensive breadth of amenities is what makes many say Famagusta is paradise on earth.