For any Queries regarding Municipal Issues you can contact the Paralimni Municipality (Town Hall) which is situated behind the Bus Station in the Center of Paralimni.
T: +357 23819300
Φ: +357 23825023
Paralimni Sewerage Board
The Sewerage Board of Paralimni (to pay Bills or to make Inquiries) can be found in a Building opposite the Paralimni Municipality.
T: +357 23811200
Φ: +357 23811201
Fig Tree Bay is a beautiful sandy beach in Protaras, just down the Road from Paralimni. The Water is crystal clear and there is golden sand. This beach is considered a very popular place and it was also declared by Trip-advisor the third best beach in Europe in 2011. In addition, Figtree Bay has been given the blue flag award. The beach stretches for about 500m and it was given its name from the fig trees which are found near the coast. A point of interest for visitors is a small islet which can be reached by swimming through the shallow waters.
Kapparis Doggy Beach
“Glyky Nero A” (which translates to “Sweet Water”) located near the Buffer Zone, is the place for four legged companions to cool off their paws and enjoy the small sandy beach defying the couple of rocks in the water.
It is one of the last beaches before the occupied area in Kapparis, and for some it may even be considered a fun adventure to get there. Following the off-road trail (dirt road) and experiencing the raw beauty of the surroundings, climbing down the wave carved rocks and sinking feet and paws in the gold sand. A day of fun in the water for everyone regardless of if they have a tail, or a tail bone.
Head straight on the road from Protaras towards Kapparis, pass Zorbas Bakery on your right, pass Amore Hotel on your left and head straight until next bigger crossroad. Head straight and in few meters you should see a sign on the street light on your right directing you to turn towards the sea (street in between residential house and yellow apartment building). Follow the road until it becomes off-road. Continue straight until you reach the sea. Now with the new dirt road connecting all the beaches built in 2018, you can reach dog beach from MADD beach or Scouts beach – just continue straight to the left until you reach it.
Cape Greco / Cavo Greco
Explore the multitude of intriguing nature trails lined with pine trees and a diverse botanical splendor whilst pausing to take in the spectacular views from the sea cliffs looking down to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Many benches are spread out along these trails to take a break from the walk and admire the surroundings in stillness. One of these nature trails forms part of the European Long Distance Trail E4, running from Cyprus to Gibraltar. Then there’s the Aphrodite nature trail which stretches 2 km along the North-East coast of Cape Greko which doubles up as a Cultural Route due to the mythical birth place of Aphrodite. A lovely monument to visit is the tiny white washed church of Agoi Anargyroi with steps that lead down to the sea where there is a place where Holy water runs. Another trail leads to the ‘Cyclops’ cave where there is a picnic site close by. Specially made cycling paths are strewn throughout. Cyprus has the ideal climate for cycling all year round with low annual rainfall and light winds. Thirty foot high limestone cliffs have caves which have been hewn by Mother Nature. Taking a boat trip along the coast you will see that they are really striking, which is why they have been aptly named the ‘Palaces’. Cape Greko has warm sea temperatures ranging from 16oC to 28oC and visibility reaching up to 40 metres. For this reason, and not to mention the wonderful scenery and the marine life, this area is very popular with divers.
The wetland that gives the town its name – Paralimni translates to ‘By-the-lake’ – sits right behind (west of) the Famagusta area tourist town of Paralimni, with the villages of Dherynia and Sotira to the north and SW of the lake, respectively. It is a small seasonal wetland increasingly surrounded and hemmed in by development.
Paralimni lake is one of only eight remaining sizeable natural wetlands on Cyprus. (The others, just for completeness, are the Larnaca and Akrotiri salt lakes, Akrotiri marsh, Oroklini lake, the Famagusta coastal wetlands, the close-to-extinction Ayia Eirini wetland near Morphou and Galatia Lake, Karpasia). Paralimni Lake is not big – at around 350 hectares total area – and hardly ever holds water year-round. In fact, situated as it is in the dry south-east corner of Cyprus, there are drought years where the shallow pan of Paralimni lake hardly gathers any water at all. But it is very important for wildlife. In the Mediterranean, wetland seasonality is no real barrier for wildlife; it is rather the ‘norm’ that ecosystems have evolved to ‘work’ with.