The Ammochostos region has many luxurious resorts which offer modern conveniences, complete with ocean views. In this area you’ll find three wonderful beaches, Nissi Beach and Makronissos beach in Agia Napa, and Fig Tree Bay in Paralimni.
With its superb beaches and multi-star hotels, the Ammochostos region draws discerning sun seekers from all over the globe.
But this part of the island remains the agricultural heart of Cyprus, where traditional windmills stand with modern aqueducts to irrigate the fertile red soil.
Agia Napa, once a small fishing village, is as lively a resort as any in the Mediterranean. But historic sites such as a 16th-century Venetian monastery lend character to a town that’s best known for its colorful shops, taverns and discos. Another focal point is the crescent harbor, crowded with bright fishing boats. The day’s catch is tonight’s dinner at the popular restaurants nearby.
Life in this southeastern corner of Cyprus revolves around the sea, with water sports of all kinds readily available - from scuba diving to water-skiing to paragliding.
Explore the rugged coast toward Cape Greko, with its string of calm sandy coves, and stay for the indescribably beautiful sunset. Or head north, toward the basket-making community of Liopetri, stopping at Sotira to take in the pretty village churches that date to the 15th and 16th centuries.
East to Protaras, more glorious beaches spread out under the sun, while just inland the white-washed town of Paralimni boasts open-air taverns known for their succulent grilled fish. Only a few miles from the most contemporary of resort scenes, you’ll feel eons away.